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  • Short film - Big Ass Jokes (First HBO Stand Up By Chris Rock)
Chris Rock - Never Scared
HBO/Warner Home Video . R4 . COLOR . 93 mins . MA15+ . PAL

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Chris Rockís humour is definitely an acquired taste. Getting his break on Saturday Night Live in the US and then making the crossover to feature films, Rock is like Eddie Murphy only a 100 times more aggressive and intense with his delivery. Filmed in 2004 in Washington DC, this is Rockís fourth TV special for HBO and it's open season as anything goes here. Chris lays into all things topical from Politics, Rap, Racism, Americaís involvement in Iraq, Relationships, and yup. You guessed itÖMichael Jackson!

This is definitely a disk for a beer night that will go down a treat with the boys, and possibly some broad minded ladies out there. The beauty of Rockís comedy is that isnít very physical, you could leave this playing in the background, without having to watch it.

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Shot for Cable TV the video quality is perfectly acceptable, presented in Fullscreen 1.33:1. After all itís not really that much of a stretch to capture a man walking around a stage with microphone, on tape!

Likewise the audio which is presented in Dolby Digital 5.0 captures all of Chris Rockís obscenities as clear as a bell. Fear not about the absence of the .1 LFE channel, no explosions here except for the F-Bomb that is frequently dropped! The surrounds are used to fill the soundstage with the noise of the audience effectively placing you in the middle of the auditorium.

As for extras, Big Ass Jokes (27:00) is Chris Rockís first HBO special recorded way back in 1993, a nice inclusion to see Chris when he was starting out.

Overall this is an absolute corker stand-up DVD of Chris Rock at the top of his game. Granted Rockís humour isnít for everyone but if youíre a fan run, donít walk, and grab this disk. Itís that good!


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  •   And I quote...
    "If youíre a fan of Chris Rock run, donít walk, and grab this DVD. Itís that good!"
    - Anthony Bethell
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          Sony SS-550HM
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          Sony SA-WM500M
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