Sid Caesar: The Works

Released: September 4, 2018 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663184051
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Product Note: The exclusive bonus disc, Sid Caesar: Extra Portion, has SOLD OUT as of September 9, 2022.

Synopsis

Without Sid Caesar, comedy would have been a lot less funny.

In 1949, television was an infant technology. No one knew how long it would last ... or whether it would last at all. A 27-year-old Broadway star, along with a team of writers and performers who would become legendary, including Imogene Coca, Nanette Fabray, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, Neil Simon, and Woody Allen, revolutionized sketch comedy by telling stories rooted in the human condition. They redefined television sketch comedy, and paved the way for landmark comedy shows like Saturday Night Live.

Sid Caesar – The Works is a comprehensive collection of the best work of Caesar and his teams, beginning with Admiral Broadway Revue, through Your Show Of Shows and Caesar's Hour, and featuring many interviews and extras, including the 2014 Paley Center For Media Tribute with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Billy Crystal.

INCLUDING:

• The Feature Film Ten From Your Show Of Shows

• Celebrated Sketches From Your Show Of Shows, Caesar's Hour And Admiral Broadway Revue

• The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special

• Excerpts From Caesar's Writers

• The Chevy Show, Featuring Sid Caesar

• Mel Brooks: In The Beginning – The Caesar Years

• The Paley Center For Media 2014 Tribute, Featuring Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner And Billy Crystal

• The 1983 Episode Of Nightcap, With Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks And Carl Reiner

• And Much More!

Why We Love It

“A superb set, one of the best DVD releases of 2018, Sid Caesar: The Works is a DVD Talk Collectors Series title.” – Stuart Galbraith IV, DVD Talk

By far, the most complete DVD release to date of the historic comedian, chronicling his TV shows and his guest appearances throughout his career quite well. It could very well be the most golden of all of the releases featuring Sid Caesar on home video. If there was a release that was a fans’ dream come true, this new DVD set from Shout! Factory is definitely the one, even if the picture quality doesn’t measure up to current standards. Highly recommended!” – David Steigman, The Digital Bits

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