Bill Hicks - Totally details
|Studio:||CHANNEL 4 DVD|
Bill Hicks - Totally
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Sep 2002|
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Goat Boy Rides tonight.By kmcca5 from East Sussex , 24 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]"Totally Bill Hicks" was his last UK performance before at 11.20pm on Saturday 26th February he died from cancer in Little Rock, Arkansas. This DVD is fantastic testament to his precise, sharp and true comedy.
The documentary is good but kind of leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of geek fans like me, as Hicks receives platitudes from David Letterman (on whos show Hicks material was censored and eventually an entire slot axed) and Jay Leno (Someone Bill grew to despise as he also was to censor Hicks) both people that Bill was hurt by in his career and life. Sadly I dont believe the documentary does him justice and is a little dull in places.
The Stand up section of this DVD is where you will find the pleasure of a comedy God firing out jokes with supreme timing and amazing rhythm. It is not for the easily offended people out there but every line every story rings with an honesty and true belief in what Hicks is saying that I defy any comedy fan of reasonable intelligence to find him not only thought provoking but utterly hilarious. It is also funny how so much of it still rings true with a different George Bush and a new gulf war. Try this and Bill will not let you down. One of the true geniuses of our time, Rest in Peace Bill.
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dissapointingBy redheadvn (4 reviews) from Sidmouth , 02 Sep 2009Just a load of nobodies talking about bill hicks, not very much of his material. dont bother with this.
Brilliance sandwiched by mediocrityBy OperaDave (21 reviews) from West Yorkshire, England , 28 Jul 2009The early part of the Bill Hicks gig is wonderful comedy and, more than that, a biting insight into what The Matrix calls 'the world pulled over your eyes'. That's about 30 minutes of greatness in a 2 hour programme. Before the gig is a documentary about Bill - initially very dull but ultimately worthy. The latter part of the gig is less funny than Bill Hicks seems to think it was. His stories about drugs and his sex-obsessed goat just didn't work for me.
In summary, okay, but not great, and if time is pressing go to chapter 2 and watch until the humour wears off, then skip to the end.
hicks......By col77 (11 reviews) from Romford , 26 May 2009once again a genius hicks at his best....amazing dvd....hicks.sadly missed r.i.p
Bill Hicks - TotallyBy Timbojames (1 review) from Cardiff , 20 Feb 2009The titlle sums up this DVD for me - I laughed from start to finish !
TotallyBy Planty (5 reviews) from Stoke-on-Trent , 04 Jul 2008you know what you are getting with bill hicks. sometimes sicks, mostly politically driven comedy. fantastic dvd