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Robin Williams: Comic Genius Content Change?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by texboil, Jan 14, 2020 at 10:49 AM.

  1. texboil

    texboil Stunt Coordinator

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    I had been debating for a while about buying the Robin Williams Comic Genius box set from Time-Life but something odd made me pull the trigger:

    I noticed in the description on the Time-Life set that the Williams-hosted Saturday Night Live episodes that previously filled up disc two (of volume two) were replaced by Ellen DeGeneres talk show appearances.

    So I bought the set (from Amazon) and thankfully the disc had the SNL appearances that I preferred over the Ellen shows.

    So for some reason NBC pulled the licensing for those SNL episodes. Maybe in preparation for their new streaming service?

    Just in case anyone like me was on the fence about buying the set . . .
     
  2. Johnny Angell

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    So on a disc named “Robin Williams...” they deleted some of his content. Well that makes sense...NOT!
     
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    Glad it includes the Inside the Actors Studio interview with James Lipton. He was very funny in that and happy I recorded the original 2 hour Bravo broadcast on my dvd recorder.
     
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    I remember that interview. It was supposed to be just an hours, but when Robin gets going...
     
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    Sorry, but I will not be buying this set. I used to love Robin Williams (and Johnathan Winters), but later in life he became so over the top and so out of control, that I found I could only take him in very small batches. He seemed to be “always on” and incapable of ever being serious. There was no contrast between the person and the persona.
     
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    Which version are you talking about? There are 5 disc, 12, disc, and 22 disc versions of this title.
     
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    This would be on both of the 12 disc and 22 disc versions And I apologize for putting this in the blu ray forum by accident. These are definitely DVDs!
     

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