Release Date: 2/20/2001 Original Release: 2000 Format: DVD Widescreen Length: 115 minutes Rating:R (MPAA) Rating Reason: for language and sexual humor UPC: 097363392446 Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
When four of the world's funniest black stand-up comics came together to celebrate their crownings as the "Kings of Comedy," acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee decided to film two of their most memorable shows. The result is THE ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY, a raucous concert film that takes its cue from classic performers such as Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. The host of the evening, Steve Harvey, spends most of his time criticizing modern music--namely hip-hop--for forgetting to include love in its songs, missing the days when black music was passionate and romantic. D.L. Hughley focuses on universal topics such as work, as well as taking his time to criticize certain unfortunate audience members. Cedric "The Entertainer" makes a series of clever points about the differences between white and black people in addition to using his large frame to dance and run around the stage to hilarious effect. Capping off the film is Bernie Mac, a frustrated 42-year-old who is sick of sex and believes that people should tell it like it is, no matter whom they might offend. As funny as each individual is, they also take the time to make poignant observations about race, relationships, and popular culture, giving the film a sincerity that is truly refreshing.
Region 1 Keep Case - Sensormatic Single Side - Dual Layer Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Letterbox - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Additional Release Material: Music Video: Big Tymers "#1 Stunna" Bonus Footage: Bonus Scenes Featurette: KINGS ON THE TOWN Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
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