Jan 302015
 

Richard Pryor was one of a kind who rarely compromised his standards, not giving a lick about offending others and also revolutionized stand-up comedy and has influenced so many over the years and till this day. The documentary itself is well done if not low key in its approach nicely weaving archival footage with new interviews (including the late Robin Williams) with a variety of comedians and show biz folks who knew and worked with Pryor.

 

 

Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
(2013)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Documentary
Magnolia | R – 83 min. – $29.98 | February 3, 2015

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Marina Zenovich
Writer(s): Marina Zenovich, Chris A. Peterson, P.G. Morgan
Cast: Various

DISC INFO:
Features:
Extended Interviews
Digital Copy: No
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: NA
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


THE MOVIE – 3.75/5

Mike Epps, Richard Pryor Jr. and others recount the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor—one of America’s most brilliant comic minds—in this documentary. Pryor remains an inspiration to many: a man who broke taboos, provoked change and propelled himself through life as a result of sheer force of personality.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5

Not much is included but we do get extended interviews with David Banks, Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Lee Pryor, David Steinberg and Lily Tomlin.


VIDEO – 3.75/5

Magnolia Home Entertainment distributes Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic onto Blu-ray presented with a 1080p high-definition transfer and a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio. The picture is pretty average with so-so quality when it comes to the archival footage but far better with newly recorded interviews which feature balanced color and decent detail levels.

AUDIO – 3.5/5

The DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track which I found serviceable if not unremarkable. The bulk, actually 99.9%, is completely dialogue driven between the new interviewees along with the archival footage of Richard Pryor’s stand-up “routine” (for the lack of a better word). It’s a fine lossless track which is satisfactory.



OVERALL – 3.5/5

Overall, Richard Pryor was one of a kind who rarely compromised his standards, not giving a lick about offending others and also revolutionized stand-up comedy and has influenced so many over the years and till this day. The documentary itself is well done if not low key in its approach nicely weaving archival footage with new interviews (including the late Robin Williams) with a variety of comedians and show biz folks who knew and worked with Pryor.

 

Published: 01/29/2015

 

 

 

 

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