The late Richard Pryor was probably the funniest man to ever live. He was a foul-mouthed motherf%&ker of a comedian, too. This forthcoming box set collects Pryor’s best stand-up performances in 7 audio CDs and 2 DVDs. Reason to get it: there are 2 whole hours of previously unreleased material that fans of this off-color funny man will love to hear.
Nobody can deny that beer and baseball go hand in glove but the tale of Chris Von der Ahe, a beer garden proprietor who founded the St. Louis Browns—now the Cardinals—to simply sell more beer is a classic. His team of drunks and their upstart American Assoc. league flipped the bird to the National League and brought fans of all classes back to the ballpark.
Robert “Believe It Or Not” Ripley had a fascination for the strange and unbelievable, for oddities and exotic freaks. At the dawn of the radio era, he began turning this fascination into an empire through showmanship, publishing, radio, & early TV spots that celebrated the world’s strangest phenomena. So just who was this weirdo, anyway? Read up & find out.
The old English legend of King Arthur and his court; of Camelot, Excalibur & Guenivere, has been told & re-told through the ages but this version from J.R.R. Tolkien takes the tale further. Written as an epic poem he began in the 1930s & later abandoned, it has now been edited—but not quite finished—by his son Christopher Tolkien.
We know you know that The Walking Dead is the greatest thriller series ever produced for TV. And of course you’ve already seen season 3. Probably watched all 16 episodes in one sitting like the rest of us. How about owning it on Blu-ray in this disturbing, limited-edition packaging?
Straight Flush tells the unbelievable, true tale of a group of University of Montana frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local dive bar into AbsolutePoker.com, a site that at its peak was earning a million dollars a day. But as the boys ran their scam & lived large in their jungle paradise of Costa Rica, the Feds were on to them.
Biographies of infamous mobsters are almost as plentiful as lame Kickstarter campaigns but luckily they’re much more interesting. Steve Flemmi is a Boston mobster famous for being Whitey Bulger’s sidekick. Flemmi is currently doing hard time for 10 murders. Unlike most of those little snitches, Flemmi kept his trap shut until 2003 when he pled guilty & shared his story with the Feds.
You have some idea of who Alfred Hitchcock is but do you know which of his movies were the best, which are the essentials? If you don’t here’s a quick study. This Limited Edition Blu-ray Essentials Collection includes 5 of the legendary directors greatest (creepiest) early films as well as hours of special features.
For about 5 minutes one summer back in the 80s, girls with huge mullets & rocker dudes who came to see the headliner stood in awe of a glammed-up group of b-grade hairfarmers called Ratt. Like their peers of the era, cocaine, groupies, and drunk driving were their main interests. Singer Stephen Pearcy brings the years of using and abusing into focus some two decades later in this new book. As you might imagine, it’s a touching tale.
During World War II, a search & rescue plan in the Arctic was lost in a blizzard and crashed. All 9 men on board survived the crash as well as 148 days lost in the vast, barren expanse of the Arctic ice. In this book by Best-selling author Michael Zuckoff (Lost In Shangri-La) readers are taken to the coldest place on earth and yet emerge with a survival story.