Manufacturer: Universal Music Group
Brand: Universal Music
When Dick Cavett joined the late-night talk show parade in 1969, his intelligent wit pumped a much-needed breath of fresh air into the format. The show offered guests a forum for controversial opinions and didn’t shy away from an occasional debate about women’s liberation or the war in Vietnam. The Dick Cavett Show also became the late-night home of rock ’n’ roll, with a guest list that reads like a who’s who of the era’s top performers. The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons features 9 episodes from 1969 to 1974 featuring Janis Joplin, David Bowie, George Harrison, Sly And The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder and many more. Highlights include 3 episodes with Janis Joplin and "The Woodstock Show," taped the day after the festival with Jefferson Airplane, Joni Mitchell, David Crosby and Stephen Stills. The shows also feature Cavett's interviews with many of the fascinating personalities of the day from Gloria Swanson to Debbie Reynolds to Raquel Welch. Also included is the featurette Cavett Meets The Rolling Stones, featuring live performance footage from the Stones and a revealing backstage interview with Mick Jagger. Adding insight and perspective to the set are episode introductions and a brand new interview with Dick Cavett. Over 25 Historic Performances on 3 DVDs including: Chelsea Morning – Joni Mitchell Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane with David Crosby Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) – Sly And The Family Stone Young Americans – David Bowie To Love Somebody – Janis Joplin Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) – Janis Joplin Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder Bangla Desh – George Harrison Still Crazy After All These Years – Paul Simon Bridge Over Troubled Water – Paul Simon with The Jessy Dixon Singers While it's a stretch calling Paul Simon or Stevie Wonder "rock," this triple DVD set presents nine entire, commercial-free episodes where Dick Cavett welcomed music superstars to his stage. From 1969-'74 his was the only talk show to invite these acts to...
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge - The Complete Series
Manufacturer: BBC Video
Brand: Warner Manufacturing
Knowing Me Knowing You..with Alan Partridge: The Complete Series (DVD)Alan Partridge is the hilariously unprofessional host of the cheesiest talk show imaginable. Self-absorbed and further handicapped with an ABBA fixation, Alan confronts an endless parade of C-list celebrities week after week with mounting frustration and antagonism. For anyone whoever lost the remote control during an inane talk show, Knowing Me Knowing You delivers the "Scen We'd Like to See." This two-disc DVD set includes all 6 episodes of the series, as well as Christmas Special "Knowing Me Knowing Yule."]]> Ah-ha! In 1995, Alan Partridge made the transition from radio to TV with Knowing Me, Knowing You, a talk show so wholly misunderstood that one TV critic described it as "moribund." By way of rebuttal, just consider Alan's parade of fantastic guests, including a hypnotist who persuades Alan that he's an owl; an American pop diva with whom Alan shares a memorable Abba duet that happens to be in all the wrong keys for him; raunchy male dance-act Hot Pants; Cirque des Clowns, whose extreme violence upsets Alan; and, most exciting of all, Roger Moore (via mobile phone from a traffic jam on the Chiswick roundabout). Steve Coogan's creation fell on hard times later, but here he's reveling in his primetime exposure with no thought of becoming "clinically sad" or gorging on Toblerone bars. Co-writers Armando Iannucci and Patrick Marber lovingly re-create everything that's fake and contrived about the whole chat-show genre: the shameless plugging, the recalcitrant celebs, the novelty acts and, most of all, the insufferably smug host oblivious to his own tediousness. Coogan's regular guests are ably played by some faces familiar from The Day Today: Rebecca Front, Doon MacKichan, David Schneider and Patrick Marber himself. Other game guest stars are John Thomson (as a naval officer also called Alan Partridge) and Minnie Driver (as a transsexual agony aunt), not forgetting Steve Brown as disconcertingly gay music director Glen Ponder. The high-wat...
In the realm of domestic science, Brini Maxwell is a goddess! Introduced on the Style Network after taking Manhattan by storm, Ms. Maxwell has made a career out of solving domestic conundrums in her inimitable and fabulous '60s-inspired style.Each half-hour show is chock-full of home and fashion tips, making for a total of over five hours of entertaining - and useful! - Brini-wisdom. You'll learn everything from what to pack for a trip to how to get smudges off your linoleum (hint: A dab of lighter fluid does the trick!).So what are you waiting for? Take this 2-disc DVD collection for a whirl!When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Manufacturer: Universal Music Group
Brand: UNI DIST CORP (MUSIC)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s two visits to The Dick Cavett Show stand out from their numerous television appearances as their most relaxed, in-depth interviews. Clearly they enjoyed being with Cavett. They even cast him in one of their films. The September 11, 1971, show is notable as the first American television interview John gave after the breakup of The Beatles. So comfortable were the Lennons that after the show was over they continued talking with Cavett. The additional portions of that first interview were shown as part of The Dick Cavett Show on September 24, 1971. During that visit they’d discussed coming back and giving a live performance. True to their word, for their appearance on Cavett’s show on May 11, 1972, they returned with Elephants Memory and each sang one song. 3 complete episodes of the legendary late-night talk show featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s most candid interviews as well as rare live performances With New Episode Introductions and the Bonus Featurette Cavett And The Lennons Three complete episodes: *September 11, 1971 – John & Yoko are Cavett’s only guests. They show clips from their experimental films Fly and Erection as well as promotional films for the songs "Imagine" and "Mrs. Lennon." *September 24, 1971 – Cavett introduces the three additional segments from John & Yoko's appearance on September 11, 1971 and also welcomes Stan Freberg and Robert Citron. *May 12, 1972 – John & Yoko perform live with the band Elephant’s Memory in their second visit with Cavett. John sings "Woman Is The Nigger Of The World" and Yoko sings "We’re All Water." Actress Shirley MacLaine is also on hand. John Lennon devotees (and, to a lesser extent, Beatles fans in general) should be delighted with The Dick Cavett Show - John Lennon & Yoko Ono, which collects (on two discs) his three appearances on the TV talk show in 1971 and '72. It won't be because of the music; there's very little of that, and what there is, frankly, is not great. Of much more interest is the opportuni...
Da Ali G Show: The Complete Second Season (DVD)The Emmy nominated, BAFTA Award-winning Ali G is back! British comedic genius, Sacha Baron Cohen, slips into the skins of his devilish alter egos, Ali G, Borat and Bruno to create loads of hilarious riffs at the expense of American culture in the second season of the international phenomenon called "riotous", by The Dallas Morning News and "deliciously wicked," by the Boston Globe.]]> If there's such a thing as surreality TV, then Sacha Baron Cohen is da man, and Da Ali G Show is da bomb. Better known as his alter egos Ali G (the "wanskta" journalist), Borat (the clueless correspondent from Kazakhstan), and Bruno (the gay Austrian fashionista), Cohen is consistently hilarious in these six episodes (on two discs) from the 2003 season of his HBO show. With his cracked Cockney-Rasta patois ("does you 'tink… ") and constant malapropisms (confusing "incest" with "incense" and "bi-lingual" with "bi-sexual"; calling MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky "Norman"), Ali G is the star. But so is the odd and, well, surreal assortment of folks he interviews in his relentless, "Candid Camera"-goes-hip-hop assault on the idiots and idiosyncrasies of American culture and politics. Some are at least partly complicit; Pat Buchanan, of all people, plays right along with the shtick, as does Immigration and Naturalization Service chief James Ziegler. Others are merely confused, like the doc who grows increasingly frustrated by Ali's inability to differentiate between "veteran" and "veterinarian," newsman Sam Donaldson, or former LAPD chief Daryl Gates. But as absurd as Da Ali G Show gets, this isn't Jackass, and Cohen is no dummy. Along with all the goofing are some shrewd questions about abortion, teaching religion in schools, Iraq, and homeland security, to name a few ("How come there ain't no security on trains?" Ali G asks Ziegler, who laughs off the question… and then came the Madrid and London subway bombings). With a generous helping of extras (including Ali's commencement s...
Manufacturer: BBC Home Entertainment
Brand: Warner Manufacturing
Part scripted comedy, part improvisation, part genuine interview, The Kumars at No. 42 is like nothing you've ever seen. The Kumars - a "typical" Indian family living in the north of London - have hit upon a unique method of "Keeping Up with the Joneses"; they have bulldozed their backyard and erected a state-of-the-art TV studio, where they host their very own talk show. The son, Sanjeev, pops the questions while his mother (Madhuri), father (Ashwin) and mischievous granny (Sushila) interrupt from a nearby sofa with wildly inappropriate and irrelevant questions. DVD Features:Audio Commentary:Writers' CommentaryDeleted ScenesFeaturette:Tour of Number 42Photo gallery
The Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Collection
The Stars. The Stories. The Moments. An unprecedented six-disc collection celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The Oprah Winfrey Show, one-on-one with Oprah Winfrey herself. See exclusive never-before-seen footage, never-before-heard thoughts and personal revelations, as Oprah takes a candid, open and look back at all the most memorable moments of 20 years of history-making television. Get the inside story on Oprah's all-time favorite guests, surprises, celebrities and the people that have touched Oprah's heart forever. Share Oprah's personal perspective on the stories that made headlines, the interviews she'll never forget and more! Plus, go on a personal tour of Oprah's home, watch never-before-seen footage from the beginning years of The Oprah Winfrey Show and take an exclusive look behind the scenes of a day in the life of The Oprah Winfrey Show! Twenty extraordinary years...from Oprah to you. Oprah Winfrey will donate 100% of Harpo's profits from the sale of this DVD Collection to Oprah's Angel Network. Behold the power of Oprah. Whether you hate her, worship her, or liked her better when she was overweight, no one can deny the influence Oprah Winfrey has had on television and pop culture at large. Now the two decades of moments have been condensed into a six-disc collection, to benefit her Oprah's Angel Network®. The set kicks off with Oprah's humble beginnings, her most tear-jerking guests, and episodes to equip others, such as defense strategies against attackers, sex offenders, and kidnappers. Each disc has a different set of montages: following her weight gain/loss/gain/loss; her Book Club® ; her serious interviews (Nelson Mandela, John F. Kennedy Jr.); home makeovers; and some of her now-regrettable "firsts" attempts, such as filming a music video and wearing a Tina Turner wig. Each disc also contains highlights of Oprah's celebrity interviews, from "friends" like John Travolta, Maria Shriver, and Julia Roberts, to a couch-jumping Tom Cruise (yes, it’s on there), and the interview with Elizabeth Ta...
Oprah Winfrey 20th Anniversary Collection 6 disc over 17 hours
The Stars. The Stories. The Moments. An unprecedented six-disc collection celebrating the 20th Anniversary of THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW one-on-one with Oprah Winfrey herself. See exclusive never-before-seen footage, never-before-heard thoughts and personal revelations, as Oprah takes a candid, open and intimate look back at all the most memorable moments of 20 years of history-making television. Get the inside story on Oprah's all-time favorite guests, surprises, celebrities and the people that have touched Oprah's heart forever. Share Oprah's personal perspective on the stories that made headlines, the interviews she'll never forget and more. Plus, go on a personal tour of Oprah's home, watch never-before-seen footage from the beginning years of THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, and take an exclusive look behind the scenes of A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW. Twenty extraordinary years…from Oprah to you. Oprah Winfrey will donate 100% of Harpo's profits from the sale of this DVD Collection to Oprah's Angel Network®.
The Merv Griffin Show - 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time
Manufacturer: Alpha Home Entertainment
As host of his eponymous talk show for nearly a quarter of a century, Merv Griffin said his audience saw him as "every mother's favorite son-in-law." Merv was the man who brought glamour and laughter into America's homes, but didn't shy away from spotlighting serious cultural leaders, controversial figures of the day, or mostly unknowns like Jerry Seinfeld and Tom Cruise. The three-discs of this initial set are filled with almost nine hours of remarkable interviews, including four United States Presidents (Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan); Hollywood royalty like John Wayne, Ingrid Bergman and Orson Welles; and titled royalty like Princess Grace. Culled from the 5,500 shows and 25,000 guests that appeared on the award-winning, critically acclaimed talk-show during its historic broadcast run, The Merv Griffin Show: 40 Of The Most Interesting People Of All Time. Merv Griffin was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005 Daytime Emmys, adding another Emmy to the sixteen he already owns; he also was the sole honoree at the 2005 Museum of Television and Radio Gala, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York attended by more than a thousand industry leaders and celebrities. Provocative, intimate and always entertaining, The Merv Griffin Show: 40 Of The Most Interesting People Of All Time hearkens back to an era when the art of conversation was truly an art! A goldmine of archived interviews with some of the most entertaining and influential people in 20th-century America, The Merv Griffin Show: 40 of the Most Interesting People of Our Time is both a pleasure and an educational resource. Using material gathered from a quarter-century of The Merv Griffin Show (1962 to 1986), this three-disc boxed set captures a number of newsworthy figures in very relaxed circumstances, open and funny, speaking freely about their careers or views on world affairs. Griffin, often kidded by Johnny Carson (whose brother, Dick Carson, directed Griffin's program) for producing what The Tonight Show host ...
It's called "The Golden Age of Porn," and late-night cable's MIDNIGHT BLUE was there for every sticky, succulent moment! In these full-length segments from the late '70s, the legendary ladies of adult cinema reveal all like never before:Marilyn Chambers: The Ivory Snow Girl turned erotic superstar shares her thoughts on sex and showbiz, then delivers an uncensored interracial surprise.Georgina Spelvin: "The only real actress in porn" recreates her most controversial scene from THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES before a 42nd Street grindhouse audience.Annie Sprinkle: The uninhibited starlet demonstrates the pleasures - and dangers - of female masturbation with everyday household objects.Veri Knotty: This infamous cult actress performs "the most shocking act in adult films" live on stage at New York's notorious Melody Burlesque.Seka: Porn's Platinum Goddess discusses the art of loving women, the joy of facials and the challenges of working with John Holmes....plus XXX legends Jennifer Welles, Helen Madigan, and Bambi (DEBBIE DOES DALLAS) Woods, studs Marc (Mr. 10 1/2") Stevens and Jamie Gillis, director Carter Stevens, and original commercials for NYC's long-gone swingers clubs, adult theaters, "leisure spas" and more! Blue Underground fires off another retro rocket from the dinosaur days of cable TV with a second round of Midnight Blue, a compilation of interviews and shenanigans from the eponymous (and infamous) '80s-era cable access show. Hosted by Screw publisher Al Goldstein, Midnight Blue invited mainstream and adult celebrities alike to discuss their lives and lusts with uncensored abandon. The focus on this disc is XXX stars from the '70s and '80s, including Marilyn Chambers, Georgina Spelvin, and Annie Sprinkle, each of whom discuss their sex lives on and off the set in unsparing detail, with Goldstein offering a mix of slobbery compliments and frank questions. Viewers are also treated to footage of stars like Seka and Veri Knotty performing their stage acts (Ms. Knotty's routine is not for the faint-hearted), and G...