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Chris Rock: Bring The Pain
     

Chris Rock: Bring The Pain

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Chris Rock brings the pain and a whole lot of laughs as well in this DVD release of his breakout HBO special. The hour-long performance looks and sounds superb, as Rock paces back and forth in front of a hugely appreciative audience. Chapter titles like "The Good Side of Crack" and "O.J., I Understand" make it easy to access key rants. The supplements are first-rate.

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Chris Rock brings the pain and a whole lot of laughs as well in this DVD release of his breakout HBO special. The hour-long performance looks and sounds superb, as Rock paces back and forth in front of a hugely appreciative audience. Chapter titles like "The Good Side of Crack" and "O.J., I Understand" make it easy to access key rants. The supplements are first-rate. A half-hour interview by author Nelson George sees Rock in a candid, humble mood. Rock's thoughts on the importance of Bring the Pain to his career are fascinating. A South Park-like animated short provides a couple of laughs. Two champagne-themed music videos complete the package: the gut-busing "No Sex" and the rap-video spoofing "Champagne."

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At the time of filming Bring the Pain, Chris Rock's first HBO comedy special, Rock was a comedian whose moment had seemingly passed. Best known for his residency at Saturday Night Live and a failed attempt to headline a movie, the mediocre CB4: The Movie, Rock saw the special as his one last shot at reigniting a stalled career. With its salty language, his brilliant delivery and a few controversial bits, Bring the Pain did just that, instantly launching Rock into the top ranks of young comedians. The classic comedy albums that flit across the screen at the start of the show hints at Rock's serious approach to comedy. That seriousness permeates a set that is delivered with an almost evangelical urgency, with Rock's high-pitched delivery and restless pacing giving the material a lift. From its opening riffs on Marion Barry (which draws a faintly heard boo from the Washington, D.C. audience) to Rock's infamous commentary on the culture war in black America, Bring the Pain is funny, trenchant and, at times, scandalous. Since then, Rock has moved on to greener pastures, but in interviews, he has always maintained that he remains a stand-up comic at heart. Bring the Pain stands as the definitive record of Rock in his element and at his best.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2002
UPC:
0600445040090
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
NR
Source:
Dreamworks
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
34,247

Special Features

Exclusive Chris Rock interview by award winning author Nelson George; No Sex music video; Champagne music video; Bad Phone Sex animated video courtesy of Home Box Office

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [1:16]
2. Marion Barry [2:19]
3. The Good Side of Crack [3:23]
4. Too Much Food/Pork [4:26]
5. Colin Powell [4:47]
6. Tossed Salad [2:41]
7. O.J., I Understand [10:30]
8. Niggas Vs. Black People [8:10]
9. Back To School [4:26]
10. Platonic Friend [5:27]
11. The Commitment Dilema [9:03]
12. End Credits [1:39]

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