“There’ll never be anybody as important as Richard Pryor.”
– Howie Mandel
THIS SEPTEMBER, EXPERIENCE GREATNESS WITH
A REMARKABLE DVD COLLECTION BRINGING TOGETHER THE
VERY BEST OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL COMEDIAN OF ALL TIME
-- NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE!
THE ULTIMATE RICHARD PRYOR COLLECTION: UNCENSORED
Street Date: September 28, 2021
DVD SRP: $99.95
Capturing the Full Scope of Pryor’s Groundbreaking, Rule-Bashing Career,
This 13-Disc Set, Packed with More Than 26 Hours of Raw, Uncensored Pryor – from His Unforgettable Stand-up to His Fan-Favorite TV Appearances and Shows – Along with Never-Before-Released Footage, Acclaimed Documentaries and a No-Holds-Barred Interview with Pryor’s Widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor,
Will Be Available Exclusively at TimeLife.com/RichardPryor
Fairfax, VA (September 13, 2021) -- Richard Pryor was born to tell it like it is. From Peoria, Illinois poverty to Hollywood affluence. From abandonment by his mother to adoration from millions. From school class clown to one of the top entertainers of the ‘70s and ‘80s. From tragedy to triumph and back again, Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was a legendary stand-up and multi-talented entertainer who reached a broad audience with his keen observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential comedians of all time.
This September, get ready to experience greatness when Time Life releases THE ULTIMATE RICHARD PRYOR COLLECTION: UNCENSORED. Featuring all of Pryor’s most memorable stand-up and television performances together in one collection for the very first time, the 13-disc collector’s set contains more than 26 incredible hours of comedy. The groundbreaking stand-up, the mesmerizing TV appearances, the NBC show that was too hot for TV, and so much more.
Raw, sometimes shocking and always thrilling, Pryor -- a once-in-a-generation innovator -- pushed the envelope and was almost single-handly responsible for the comedy evolution that continues to this day. He won an Emmy®, five Grammys®, was the recipient of the very first Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (1998) and in 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him #1 on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. There has simply never been a comedian like him: totally genius and outrageously funny, and that’s on full display in this superlative set, which features:
All four of Richard’s full-length concert films – Live & Smokin, Live in Concert, Live on the Sunset Strip, and Here and Now
Richard’s 1977 NBC TV Special and all four controversial episodes of The Richard Pryor Show, featuring Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Tim Reid, Marsha Warfield, and more!
Richard’s most memorable TV appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, The Dick Cavett Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The feature film, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, written, produced, and directed by Pryor
Never-before-released footage from Richard's infamous first film, Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales, lost since 1968
Exclusive footage of Richard's final performances and a tribute event at The Comedy Store
Two acclaimed documentary films – Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic and I Am Richard Pryor
Extras including deleted scenes, outtakes, and a no-holds-barred interview with Richard’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor
Plus, a Collector's Booklet with personal photos, diary entries, tour notes and more!
Pryor’s comedy will live on forever in our hearts, our minds and now in THE ULTIMATE RICHARD PRYOR COLLECTION: UNCENSORED, available exclusively from Time Life at TimeLife.com/RichardPryor.
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Interesting news. Pryor was definitely iconic & his stand-up routines are side-splittingly funny Live on the Sunset Strip was especially memorable.
I wish this set included more of his feature films. But, there may have been licensing/copyright issues preventing their inclusion. He definitely elevated any film he was in. I especially liked his cameo in Car Wash - hilarious, even though it wasn't a large role.
Bummer that I already have quite a bit of this.
Enough not to justify the purchase.
Oh well, some of the inclusions that I don't have look enticing though.
Eddie Murphy's standup was greatly inspired by him.
If you look at Pryor's Richard Pryor Live (1978?), and Live On The Sunset Strip (amongst others perhaps as well) you can spot similarities in a few of Eddie's skit choices in Raw, and Delirious, including Eddie's inclusion of commenting on a white fan approaching the stage to take a photo of him, for an obvious one, and also the wacky Uncle bit.
There were other similarities as well, but I haven't seen Eddie's videos in quite some time, so I can't pull them off the top of my head so easily.
Overall, to me, Pryor's standup was probably funnier and more original than a lot of Eddie's, as he came before Eddie, though I do own and love the two standup videos of Eddie's that I mentioned above, earlier.
I think, the sad thing for Richard was that Eddie, for the most part, got offered better movie roles right from the start, and also as time went on.