Manufacturer: BBC Home Entertainment
Brand: BBC Video
Graham Norton: The Best of So Graham Norton (DVD)This brand-new DVD features the best bits from the multi-award winning talk show, with Elton John, Orlando Bloom, Cher, Dolly Parton, Chris Rock, Ozzy Osbourne, Kim Cattrall and more! And that's not to mention Graham's infamous web surfing, crank calling and jaw-dropping audience chats.]]> Part talk-show host, part comedian, and all-out extrovert, the very Irish and very gay Graham Norton is one of the few people who deserves all the adjectives that are thrown at him: "bawdy," "saucy," "outrageous," "extreme," and "hilarious" are a few of them. His BBC talk show, So Graham Norton, is something that you just couldn't find in America: a rampant exercise in audience titillation that wallows gloriously in bizarre human behavior. Okay, so it sounds like something hosted by Ricki Lake (who's been one of Norton's guests), but in reality it's more like an audience-interactive NC-17 Saturday Night Live, with occasional breaks for celebrity chit-chat. If you ever wanted to see Orlando Bloom, Gillian Anderson, Cher, Sophia Loren, or Dolly Parton (a Norton favorite) break the talk-show mold with bawdy sex talk, then your dreams have come true. And Norton's cringe-inducing yet compulsively watchable audience polls, which ask common folk to relate embarrassing, adult-oriented tales, reveal a European openness (and sense of humor) that just wouldn't fly here if tried in the U.S. Alas, for most American Norton fans, this DVD will be something of a letdown, as it takes bits and pieces from various shows and splices them together, instead of showcasing separate episodes. (One of Norton's strengths is his inspired pairings of A-list and B-list celebs in an entire episode.) Still, this greatest-hits style compilation will provide a wild-ride intro and satiate fans eager to revisit prime Norton moments--especially uncensored. A little unexpurgated Norton is better than none at all! --Mark Englehart
The Man Show simultaneously celebrated and lampooned the stereotypical loutish male perspective in a sexually charged, humorous light. The show consisted of a variety of pre-recorded comedy sketches and live in-studio events, usually requiring audience participation.
Manufacturer: MPI HOME VIDEO
Brand: MPI Media Group
The Merv Griffin Show is widely considered one of the premier talk shows in the history of television. Hosted by the charming and intelligent Merv Griffin, this ground-breaking show was known for in-depth interviews with celebrities and newsmakers, innovative stand-up comedy and stellar musical performances. Over the course of its run from 1962 - 1986, the show garnered 10 Emmy Awards and welcomed more than 25,000 guests. Produced by Reelin' In The Years Productions, this unprecedented 12-DVD retrospective celebrates the enduring legacy of The Merv Griffin Show and is packed with 44 classic episodes. Spanning 42 hours, this expansive set features interviews and performances with over 200 guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, music, sports, fashion, literature and art which have not been seen for decades. The Merv Griffin Show 1962 - 1986 is a cultural treasure trove providing insight into almost a quarter century of American thought, style and attitudes. Over its 42 hours, viewers will be entertained by the likes of Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, Whitney Houston, Jerry Seinfeld, the Everly Brothers, George Carlin, Willie Mays and Aretha Franklin; enlightened by Salvador Dali, Dr. Timothy Leary, Ray Bradbury, Andy Warhol and Maya Angelou; and inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem, Pres. Ronald Reagan, and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Among the film and TV legends interviewed by Griffin in this collection are John Wayne, Bette Davis, Gene Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Ingrid Bergman, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Warren Beatty, the cast of The Golden Girls, Dennis Hopper, Jayne Mansfield, George Clooney, Jane Fonda and the final interview with Orson Welles who died just a few hours after the show. The set also includes 7 hours of bonus interviews, musical performances, and comedy as well as a newly filmed interview with Jay Leno. An accompanying 52-page booklet, with extensive liner notes, rare photos and memorabilia and a foreword by Dick Cavett completes the package. The episodes have been ...
The Tonight Show Vault Series Collection Volume 1-5 starring Johnny Carson
Manufacturer: Carson Entertainment Group
INTRODUCING THE VAULT SERIES! A Never-Before-Released series of full shows from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. FULL SHOWS from THE TONIGHT SHOW starring JOHNNY CARSON - INCLUDING COMMERCIALS! The Vault Series - Volume 1 Show 1: 10/2/1972 - The 10th Anniversary Show with: Dean Martin, Ronald Reagan, Jack Benny, Joey Bishop, Don Rickles, George Burns, Jerry Lewis, Rowan and Martin, and More! Show 2: 9/19/72 A gem of a show Classic Johnny Carson with guests Bob Hope, Dom Deluise, John Denver and Peter Fonda. Bonus Material: 9/22/72 Features stuntwoman Peaches Jones. Watch as she performs some of her stunts on Johnny! Approximate Running Time: 164 minutes The Vault Series - Volume 2 Show 1: 10/23/74 Happy Birthday Johnny! Johnny invites a hilarious Buddy Hackett, 70 s pop star Lana Cantrell, Michael Preminger, & more! Show 2: 10/23/84 For this show we blast 10 years down the road for another birthday celebration. This night finds Johnny sharing his birthday with Paul McCartney, Mary Gross from Saturday Night Live & magician Jonathan Brown. Extended Bonus Clip: 10/23/87 This extended bonus segment has Johnny spending his birthday with David Letterman & Joe Piscopo. Now you can see more never-before-released footage from this time-honored show. Approximate Running Time: 168 minutes The Vault Series - Volume 3 Show 1: 12/05/75 Watch as Gallagher makes his hilarious Tonight Show debut, along with Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Brenner, and Burt Mustin. Show 2: 12/12/75 Get into the holiday spirit with classic Tonight Show guests including Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Charles Nelson Reilly, Carol Wayne and a side-splitting Tea Time with Art Fern. This show is a riot! Bonus Clip: 12/02/75 The always fabulous Lucille Ball joins Johnny to talk about life and her upcoming holiday special. Approximate Running Time: 176 minutes The Vault Series - Volume 4 Show 1:03/02/76 Join Johnny and his famous guests Charlton Heston and Michael Landon. Larry Adler, as well as Billy Crystal, a...
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...
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Vol. 2 (DVD)Watch Space Ghost's definitive interviews with real celebrities whose expressions reveal everything from awkward puzzlement to an obvious hangover. Brak, Zorak and Moltar are also there to help ease your suffering--and deliciously add to Space Ghost's.]]>
Breasts and brawls. Brawls and breasts. That pretty much sums up what this volume of the Jerry Springer home collection is all about. If you've ever wondered what's going on behind those black bars or beneath all those bleeps, this video lays it bare (and we mean that literally). As Jerry says in the beginning of the show, sometimes "the guests go too far." When that happens, chairs start flying, breasts expose themselves, and the bouncers need to get involved. This video is not for the faint of heart--especially when a particularly large woman ('nuff said there) begins covering herself with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries for the dining pleasure of the gentleman entranced with her overly voluptuous figure. You want more? Then make sure you catch the 10 bonus minutes of "extra hot footage"--meaning of course it's 10 minutes of all breasts all the time. Highlights on this video include clips from "My Sister Slept with My Three Husbands," "I Want a Sexy Job," and "My Dream Is to Pose Nude." And believe us, their dreams were fulfilled! --Jenny Brown
- Before there was Oprah or Dr. Phil or Ellen, or any of these people, there was Mike Douglas.- - Jay Leno, remembering Mike Douglas on The Tonight Show Legendary daytime talk show host Mike Douglas influenced many of today's biggest stars, including Barbara Walters, Jay Leno, Regis Philbin, and Rosie O'Donnell, among many others. He ruled daytime talk from 1961 to 1982, reaching as many as 15 million people with a single show and averaging an astounding seven million viewers a day. MOMENTS AND MEMORIES takes a look back at Douglas' tenure as talk-show-host extraordinaire. The program unlocks a plethora of amazing performances and interviews from the show's vaults, including Tiger Woods' first appearance on television and Marlon Brando's personal commentary on his role as The Godfather. Douglas' charming disposition drew in the viewers while also setting his high-profile guests at ease. Almost every major celebrity who hit it big in the 60s and 70s appeared on the show either as a guest or co-host. John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-hosted the program for a week in 1972, producing several poignant and memorable moments such as the duo's live performance of Imagine and their collaboration with Chuck Berry on the rock n roll classic Johnny B. Goode. A 2- year-old Tiger Woods also charmed the crowds like a seasoned performer, showcasing his early talent for golf while unknowingly matching wits with comedic heavyweight Bob Hope. Priceless moments like these captured the hearts and imaginations of viewers throughout the country. But it was Douglas' innate charm that endeared him to his fans. He frequently sang on the show, crooning out classic numbers like The Men in My Little Girl s Life. Douglas also kept the show light-hearted and entertaining, frequently choosing silly and outlandish stunts to make his audience laugh. Throughout the course of the program, Douglas wrestles with Andre the Giant, talks to a chimpanzee and clowns around with a variety of comedians. MIKE DOUGLAS MOMENTS AND MEMORIES gathers all these clip...