The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored – EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Richard Pryor portrait from the late 70's. Photo Courtesy of Kobal/Shutterstock

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.

The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored.
The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored. Courtesy of Time Life.

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 & SmokinLive in ConcertLive 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 ShowThe 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.

The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored.
The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored. Courtesy of Time Life.

The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored will be available on September 28, 2021.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.