Any Chance of "Eddie Murphy: Delirious"?

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  1. Andrew Radke

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    My all-time favorite stand-up show of all time has got to be "Delirious" by Eddie Murphy. I've seen this more times than I can count and have worn the tape thin. lol. What I'm wondering if there's any possibility that this will make it to DVD. I would definitely be amongst the first to pick it up. Same goes for "Raw", which I enjoyed far less, but it was still pretty good in its own right.
     
  2. Carlo Medina

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    I think the last I heard (and this is unofficial) was that Eddie controlled the rights to both of those "movies" but that he doesn't release them because he's now a family man with kids. That's why his recent choices have been all pretty much family fare. Gone is the Old Eddie of Bev Hills Cop fame. [​IMG]
     
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    that would be sad news indeed. But then again, recently Best Defense was also released so there is hope yet

    [​IMG]
     
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    I do believe what Carlo stated is indeed the case, sadly.

    I too would love to have this on dvd. I find it ironic that Eddie Murphy came down hard on Bill Cosby in 'Raw', and now he's BECOME Bill Cosby! [​IMG]
     
  5. Andrew Radke

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    lol, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. It's really too bad. I mean, I'm not knocking him for wanting to do family-oriented stuff, but I don't think it's fair to the legions of fans to simply disregard his early work regardless. But as you said, if he owns the rights to both, then I guess the ball's in his court. It's a shame though.
     
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    You can always put that vhs on a shiney silver disc....I did !...problem solved...!
     
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    Ditto. It's on the shelf right here next to me.
     
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    I would buy both Delirious and Raw in a heartbeat. Classic comedy from a genius in his prime. Too bad that man doesn't exist anymore.
     
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    "Goony Goo Goo."
    --Eddie Murphy's Aunt Bunny
     
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    These two Murphy shows are among the best stand up films ever released. Shame it seems like we may never see them (or at least until Eddie needs the money.)
     
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    Yup, you guys heard right.

    Murphy took a lot of flack from the gay
    community for that standup act.

    Though we hounded Paramount to get this out,
    the ultimate decision rests with Murphy, and
    from what I hear, he doesn't want it out.

    You can't even find this on VHS anymore.

    What a shame.
     
  12. Gordon McMurphy

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    I don't think we'll be seeing either Delirious or Raw for a long, long time. Which is indeed a real shame. The various Mr T, Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor impersonations are worth the price alone:

    "You cannot say filth, florin' filth, florin filth in front of people!

    - "I didn't say no filth florin' filth. I'm offended that you called, f*ck you."

    "That is what I am talking about: Yooooooooou, cannot say... "f*ck" in front of people!"


    I haven't seen Delirious since about 1991. From what I remember, it was HILARIOUSLY outrageous. There's that great bit when a woman asks him to do Mr Rogers (from SNL) and some guy shouts, "Shut up, bitch!" and Eddie drops the mike and folds into laughter! Crazy.

    At least there are lots of Richard Pryor's concerts on DVD, plus the AMAZING CD boxed set - anyone else got that? It's a must for fans. The Richard Pryor Show is out soon too.
     
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    Very sad. Yet another Hollywood personality with all the control ashamed/unhappy with some of his best work.
     
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    I guess other people feel the same way about Murphy blocking the dvd releases .....Look on ebay [​IMG]
     
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    Was Raw or Delerious ever released on Laserdisc? I don't remember.
     
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    Yes. They both were on laserdisc.
     
  17. Eric Peterson

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    This is a true shame. I would gladly buy both of these releases in a second.

    I haven't had even the slightest urge to watch any Murphy movie since "Coming to America". I saw "Boomerang" once, but only because somebody else dragged me to it.

    Another one bites the dust![​IMG]
     
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    Well, in the case of Raw, Murphy does not own the rights to the film. It was just re-released on January 20th on VHS at a new price of $9.95.

    Delirious is a whole different matter. I'm not sure who owns it anymore. However, I don't think content is an issue, since most of the material from it is available on Murphy's Comedian CD, including all the homesexual jokes.

    Jeff
     
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    The Comedian album's been available since the early 80s though. It's possible that the record company holds the rights to it. I've read Murphy saying that he regrets a lot of the bigoted comments made in Delirious, so I'd suspect it's a content issue.
     
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    Very sad indeed. I have one of them literally memorized by heart and will 'jump' into one of the skits when the boys are around. Makes em' laugh everytime.

    "Gus!! Your wifes a bigfoot!!!"
    "What the hell does Goony Goo Goo mean anyway?"
    "I say 'Hey Franchese! Goony Goo Goo!' He says "What the F#$%!!' Get the hell out of here!!'"

    Classic Eddie. [​IMG] The ONLY Eddie that I find funny.

    CF
     

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