Time Life is releasing The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored, a 13-disc set with 26 hours of footage on September 28.
Before I get to the contents included in the collection, Solzy at the Movies is proud to debut an exclusive clip, “Hit on the Nose,” from the never-before-released Last Stand-Up Sitting Down. It comes from one of Richard Pryor’s final performances.
When they started to honor comedians with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Richard Pryor became the first recipient in 1998. In 2017, Rolling Stone would rank him as the #1 best stand-up comic of all-time. Most recently, I am Richard Pryor premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2019 before later airing on Comedy Central. There will never be another comedian like Richard Pryor ever again.
Here’s what’s included in the collection:
- All four of Richard’s full-length concert films – Live & Smokin, Live in Concert, Live on the Sunset Strip, and Here and Now
- Richard’s 1977 NBC TV Special and all four controversial episodes of The Richard Pryor Show, featuring Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Tim Reid, Marsha Warfield, and more!
- Richard’s most memorable TV appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, The Dick Cavett Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
- The feature film, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, written, produced, and directed by Pryor
- Never-before-released footage from Richard’s infamous first film, Uncle Tom’s Fairy Tales, lost since 1968
- Exclusive footage of Richard’s final performances and a tribute event at The Comedy Store
- Two acclaimed documentary films – Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic and I Am Richard Pryor
- Extras including deleted scenes, outtakes, and a no-holds-barred interview with Richard’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor
- Plus, a Collector’s Booklet with personal photos, diary entries, tour notes and more!
The collection is exclusively available from Time Life.