The Bitter Buddha

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Filmmaker Steven Feinartz presents this portrait of alternative comic Eddie Pepitone, who didn't find fame until middle-age, and whose personal struggles with addiction, insecurity, and family dysfunction made achieving his showbusiness goals an especially arduous prospect.
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Filmmaker Steven Feinartz presents this portrait of alternative comic Eddie Pepitone, who didn't find fame until middle-age, and whose personal struggles with addiction, insecurity, and family dysfunction made achieving his showbusiness goals an especially arduous prospect.
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Special Features

Commentary with the Long Shot Podcast; Including Sean Conroy; Paul Provenza; Eddie Pepitone; Director Steven Feinartz; The Roast of Eddie Pepitone at the Los Angeles Premiere; With performances by David Koechner; Henry Phillips; Dana Gould; Brody Stevens; Rick Overton; Eddie Pepitone; 30 minutes of Deleted Scenes and Archive Footage
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/23/2013
  • UPC: 091037595447
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Rating:

  • Source: Passion River
  • Presentation: Color
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,901

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Pepitone Participant
Patton Oswalt Participant
Marc Maron Participant
Sarah Silverman Participant
Zach Galifianakis Participant
Sean Conroy Participant
Andy Kindler Participant
Dana Gould Participant
Jen Kirkman Participant
Paul Provenza Participant
Paul F. Tompkins Participant
B.J. Novak Participant
Todd Barry Participant
Todd Glass Participant
Andrew Daly Participant
Jim Earl
Scott Aukerman Participant
James Adomian Participant
Technical Credits
Steven Feinartz Director, Editor, Producer
Neil Bagg Executive Producer
Matthew Braun Co-producer
Tyler Condon Co-producer
Kevin Crowley Associate Producer
Danny Garcia Cinematographer
Allen Mezquida Animator, Associate Producer
Christine O'Malley Executive Producer
Mikki Rosenberg Producer
Daniel Russell Editor
Brad Rutter Executive Producer
Alex Sax Cinematographer
Andrew Sit Score Composer
Daniel Smekhov Executive Producer
Jeremy Wein Co-producer
Spencer Willis Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bitter Buddha
1. Chapter 1 [5:54]
2. Chapter 2 [3:52]
3. Chapter 3 [3:41]
4. Chapter 4 [3:35]
5. Chapter 5 [4:49]
6. Chapter 6 [5:44]
7. Chapter 7 [2:36]
8. Chapter 8 [3:00]
9. Chapter 9 [9:11]
10. Chapter 10 [6:59]
11. Chapter 11 [6:52]
12. Chapter 12 [4:08]
13. Chapter 13 [3:03]
14. Chapter 14 [5:13]
15. Chapter 15 [5:33]
16. Chapter 16 [1:25]
17. Chapter 17 [:19]
18. Chapter 18 [:19]
19. Chapter 19 [:19]
20. Chapter 20 [:19]
21. Chapter 21 [:19]
22. Chapter 22 [:19]
23. Chapter 23 [:19]
24. Chapter 24 [:19]
25. Chapter 25 [:19]
26. Chapter 26 [:19]
27. Chapter 27 [:19]
28. Chapter 28 [:19]
29. Chapter 29 [:19]
30. Chapter 30 [:19]
31. Chapter 31 [:19]
32. Chapter 32 [:19]
33. Chapter 33 [:19]
34. Chapter 34 [:19]
35. Chapter 35 [:09]
36. Chapter 36 [:09]
37. Chapter 37 [:19]
38. Chapter 38 [:19]
39. Chapter 39 [:19]
40. Chapter 40 [:19]
41. Chapter 41 [:19]
42. Chapter 42 [:19]
43. Chapter 43 [:19]
44. Chapter 44 [:19]
45. Chapter 45 [:19]
46. Chapter 46 [:19]
47. Chapter 47 [:19]
48. Chapter 48 [:19]
49. Chapter 49 [:19]
50. Chapter 50 [:18]
51. Chapter 51 [:20]
52. Chapter 52 [:19]
53. Chapter 53 [:19]
54. Chapter 54 [:19]
55. Chapter 55 [:19]
56. Chapter 56 [:19]
57. Chapter 57 [:19]
58. Chapter 58 [:19]
59. Chapter 59 [:19]
60. Chapter 60 [:19]
61. Chapter 61 [:19]
62. Chapter 62 [:19]
63. Chapter 63 [:19]
64. Chapter 64 [:18]
65. Chapter 65 [:00]
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Disc #1 -- Bitter Buddha
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  • Posted August 12, 2013

    What are you to make of a title like ┬┐Bitter Buddha,┬┐ especially

    What are you to make of a title like “Bitter Buddha,” especially if you’ve never heard of Eddie Pepitone before? It’s as good a title as any, even if it is a bit ambiguous (is he supposed to be some kind of stand-up philosopher, or is it just a fat joke?). But nothing can ever really prepare you for your first time experiencing Eddie Pepitone.
    At an age by which most show business careers would be on the decline, Eddie has risen to the top of the LA alt-comedy scene. Of course, the road to comedy superstardom hasn’t been easy (and – seeing as you probably have never heard of him – he is obviously far from being a household name). Eddie has struggled with sobriety, family issues, and failures of all sorts. His backstory alone makes him an ideal subject for a biographical documentary, and Steven Feinartz’s direction does his subject justice. What sets the Bitter Buddha apart from most documentaries is that it is relentlessly funny.
    Don’t let the much bandied about term “comic’s comic” scare you off. Eddie Pepitone’s standup is very accessible. While the title stresses Eddie’s bitterness – and indeed, there’s plenty of rage to go around in this movie – his comedy is at various turns caustic, introspective, and downright playful. The interviews with more “mainstream” comics – Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianiakis, and Marc Maron – can be very funny as well, especially when they alternate between praising Eddie and heaping abuse upon him. The more traditional documentary segments are intercut with live standup footage and animated renditions of Pepitone’s anecdotes.
    The Bitter Buddha is a documentary that will appeal to standup fans and a standup movie that will appeal to documentary fans. If you haven’t heard of Eddie Pepitone already, grab a copy of this DVD ASAP – you won’t regret it.

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