It will surprise few to discover that star of stage and screen Jerry Lewis has sought to amuse others since he was five years old. Since that early age, audiences split their sides watching his wacky antics, whilst wannabe comics aspired to his prolific career, from his solo work to his double act with Dean Martin. Indeed, many of his famous fans share stories of affection and admiration for the now 86-year-old performer and filmmaker in Gregg Barson’s documentary. Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld are among those waxing lyrical about Lewis’ particular brand of genius, and his place in the annals of history. Including a cavalcade of hilarious clips from eight decades in the spotlight, Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis examines the icon and his influence, and is essential viewing for aficionados of the man and his legacy.
Since the early days, Jerry Lewis - in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel - had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker whose unquenchable curiosity led him to write, produce, stage and direct many of the films he appeared in, resulting in such adored classics as The Bellboy, The Ladies Man, The Errand Boy, and The Nutty Professor.
The Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis makes his long awaited return to the genre that he is given credit for inventing in “Herschell Gordon Lewis’ BloodMania”. “BloodMania” is a horror anthology consisting of four segments. Herschell has co-written one segment and will direct two. Each segment has its own unique style and feel, but all contain the signature gore that has come to be associated with Mr. Lewis’ work. The film is being released by Diabolique Films, the film division of the critically acclaimed Diabolique Magazine, an established leader in the horror print industry. “Herschell Gordon Lewis’ BloodMania” is Mr. Lewis’ gift to his many fans, and fans of the “Splatter” genre alike. Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, Kevin Littlelight and Melanie Reinboldt.
Comedy Central's jittery, apoplectic commentator on all things absurd in politics and culture is superb on this disc's collection of four half-hour cable specials and bonus features. Fans and newcomers get a chance to see how much the comic has grown since his delightful 1998 show, in which Black characteristically sputtered this bit of social-scientific criticism: "It's absolutely stupid that we've lost the ozone layer. We've got men, rockets, Saran Wrap--fix it!" Black attacks Bill Clinton for obscuring the meaning of infidelity ("If curling is an Olympic sport, oral sex is adultery!"), Y2K hype, flu shots, America's power elite, Ross Perot ("He's the kid in Deliverance all growed-up!"), and even delivers a "Taxes 101" college lecture ("What would help IRS forms? Verbs!"). Bonus features include Black's "Indecision 2000" inserts--caustic commentary about the last Republican and Democrat conventions--for Jon Stewart's show. Highly entertaining stuff.
Lewis Black hosts this comedic documentary about the US income tax system. Set at St John’s University, Lewis, as Professor Black, teaches a ‘Taxes 101’ course to students which highlights the utter stupidity of our tax system. Lessons are supplemented with interviews with a New York City accountant, Bob Dole, John McCain and Larry King.
Huey Lewis & the News celebrate two and a half decades of great rockin' with the release of Live at 25. Filmed in December 2004 at two highly anticipated shows at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, CA, the DVD features chart-topping hits and fan faves like "The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Power Of Love," and "If This Is It." Live at 25 captures Huey Lewis and the News at the peak of their club-rocking powers, delivering 19 songs that span the group's hugely successful career.
A documentary profiling Mark Lewis, the Canadian-born artist known for his experimental films.
Jerry Lewis biography
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of H. Spencer Lewis's initiation into the Rosicrucian Tradition, the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC presents this inspiring DVD about the life of H. Spencer Lewis and the mystical experiences that led him to seek out the Rosicrucians in France and then to establish the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC in America.
A missing cat witnesses fleeting moments of human life and death in a neighbourhood.
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt (also known as UFC Fight Night 110) is a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on 11 June 2017 at Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne is a Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts event held on February 19, 2017 in Scotiabank Centre Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Bonus content on the Stark Raving Black DVD.
Australian comedian Lewis Spears is infamous for his confident, dark and dangerous material. His live shows have been campaigned against by media professionals and earned him thousands of Death Threats from the easily offended. Luckily, they’ve also earned him thousands of ticket sales. After the worlds largest successful crowdfund for a comedy special, it's your turn to see what everyone's talking about. Recorded live from his hometown in Melbourne, 23 year old Lewis Spears proves why he is one of the fastest rising young stars in Australian comedy. If you can handle jokes about tsunamis. drugs and sex with amputee lesbians, watch this special. But before you do, Lewis asks just one question of his audience… “Did you guys hear about the accident that happened at Dreamworld?”
Robert Benayoun’s reverence for the uncrowned king of slapstick and unfettered silliness has maybe something to do with his own affinity to surrealism, which he joined in the forties and encouraged him to deal with the great masters of the absurd comedy like the Marx Brothers and Buster Keaton. In six episodes Benayoun, who worked for many years as a film critic in Paris, immerses himself in the various aspects of the personality and comedian. He was allowed to use the inexhaustible supply of unused or private films, since Lewis was known for not throwing away one inch of celluloid and hoarding it in his basement. In addition to the interviews, in which renowned colleagues of Mel Brooks from Scorsese to John Landis and Lewis himself speak, there are especially these rare and sometimes startling images, that give a new sharper view on Lewis as a filmmaker and as a person.
Readers and fans worldwide know the land of Narnia and the magical beings who dwell there. But few know the genius who created this beloved fantasy. Now meet C.S. Lewis, an extraordinary creative force, in this engaging true life story, filmed in Oxford, England where he lived, worked and imagined The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and the other tales that make up the beloved The Chronicles of Narnia.
My Redeemer Lives / Amazing Grace / I Now Live / You'll Be Back For Me / The Mother and The Bride / Little Jackie (featuring T-Bone) / You Didn't Have To Do It / Only Fools / Jesus Belongs In Your Heart / I'd Rather Have Jesus
Legends Of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis is a dynamic all-star collection of 13 riveting performances featuring some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz music! Tracklisting: 1. Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling - Take Five 2. Chris Botti - My Funny Valentine 3. Marcus Miller, George Duke, Lee Ritenour - The Panther 4. David Sanborn, Phil Woods - Senor Blues 5. Chick Corea - Armando's Rhumba 6. Robert Cray, Keb' Mo' - 12 Year Old Boy 7. Benny Golson - Killer Joe 8. Ivan Lins - The Island 9. Clark Terry - Mumbles 10. Jane Monheit, John Pizzarelli - They Can't Take That Away 11. Dave Valentin - Obsesion 12. Dave Brubeck, Billy Taylor - Take the 'A' Train 13. Ramsey Lewis - Dear Lord
Armed with history, humor and his trademark ranting, comedian Lewis Black takes a hilarious look at how to survive the "month-long festival of consumption" without losing your mind.