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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-04 10:30 AM
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Bill Hicks Fans: DVD now available in US
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I've been searching for a DVD of a Hicks performance (any performance) for years...until this weekend, I have only been able to find European copies that are, unfortunately, incompatible with US DVD players. (Hicks has a much larger following in England than in his home country).

I got a Borders gift certificate for Christmas and out of curiosity I looked up Hicks at www.borders.com . This is what I found (and promptly ordered):

Bill Hicks Live - Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-Up Comedian



BILL HICKS - ON DVD AT LAST!
Bill Hicks Live is the first official DVD release from the legendary and beloved comedian.

Since Bill died in 1993, his work has reached a new audience and he has become a powerful cult figure. For these fans who never had the opportunity to see Bill in person, this DVD will be a revelation. The DVD captures Bill at his very best, with three of his legendary filmed performances:

"One Night Stand" from the Old Vic Theatre in Chicago (approx 30 minutes)

"Revelations" from the Dominion Theatre in London (approx 65 minutes)

"Relentless", Bills breakout performance at the Montreal Comedy Festival (approx 70 minutes)

The DVD focuses on his incredible live act, with Hicks hilariously assaulting the stage and the audience with a non-stop cornucopia of insights into our twisted world; the government, the military, the police, religion, smoking, pornography, drugs and of course, for those of you who are getting antsy, a couple of dick jokes.

As a bonus, the documentary "Just A Ride" surveys Bills remarkable career with insights from his peers; including Brett Butler, Eddie Izzard, Richard Jeni, Jay Leno, David Letterman and Thea Vidale. (approx 45 minutes)

Total running time: approx 3.5 hours of pure, unadulterated Hicks


This has apparently been available since October, but it fell below my radar somehow. I just thought I'd share this with other Hicks fans who might not be aware of it.
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