Eddie Izzard: Definite Article

8.41 h 48 min13+
'Definite Article' marks that thrilling moment when a promising talent moves up several gears into major stardom"--Daily Telegraph, UK
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4.6 out of 5 stars

230 global ratings

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F. MitchellReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
Eddie Izzard should be mandatory
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Laugher is healthful and relieves stress, not to mention making you feel good.
Eddie Izzard is witty, intelligent, and just downright funny. He is unlike any other person I have heard called a "Stand Up Comic". I would call him more of a social satirist. He touches on history, culture, philosphy, religion, politics,----nothing is off limits. You HAVE to hear him doing the voices of God and Jesus. Normally I am touchy about people using Christianity for jokes but this is not only not offensive it is HILARIOUS.
I have everything available of his, on DVD. "Dressed to Kill" is the one that I have watched 12 times now. It is my "go to" DVD when the whole week has stunk and I need a litle escape.
Of course the British accent lends itself to additional laughter in the way he uses it. If you have any trouble with British accents put the closed captioning on---it will greatly improve your enjoyment.
I LOVE EDDIE-----makes me laugh just thinking of some of the things he says. GET HIS DVDs and treat yourself to a unique experience.
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Evil GeniusReviewed in the United States on December 8, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars
Eddie's best concert
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Yes, I know, everyone likes Dress to Kill. I believe that is because that is the concert most people saw first, and there is noting quite like that first taste of something special. Dress to Kill is a great concert, but Definite Article is Eddie at his best. His regular references are not getting familiar and he does not creep into what I call the "serious dead spot" that shows up in his later shows where he gets more political or engages in some social commentary which is interesting, but not as entertaining. Definite Article is the concert I show my friends who have never seen him before and they are hopelessly hooked. Now that all his shows are on DVD (except Live at the Ambassadors. Sexie is on PAL DVD and, yes, I have that one too.) watch these two shows back to back and you will see what I mean. It won't change your opinion, but you will see Eddie at his hottest (Definite Article) and as he hits his stride in America (Dress to Kill).

Some technical notes: The video quality is excellent compared to the VHS version and the commentary will make you just that much more of a fan. Enjoy!
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Bob HartungReviewed in the United States on November 11, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good however…
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The picture quality is not great. Also, the show is slightly different from when it was presented on HBO. That said, Eddie is amazing and very entertaining.
OneOpinionReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Izzard Material
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I'll admit, I've purchased, watched and loved five of his DVDs. In one week.

This DVD is very good - but I prefer Dress to Kill, Circle, and Glorious. It seems to be one of his earlier routines, but not as early as Unrepeatable. He keeps you laughing, as usual. I can see why one reviewer said it appeals to British audiences, but I think this is simply his earlier material - we understood the material/humor just fine.

If you're an Eddie fan and have Circle and Dress to Kill, then I'd recommend Glorious as your next purchase. If you're wondering if you should try an Eddie DVD, I'd recommend Dress to Kill or Circle. Once you're used to his style, any Eddie DVD is a good laugh.
4 people found this helpful
YummyTartReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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The DVD had no scratches and was fairly clean considering that it was used.
Adrian HallReviewed in the United States on February 15, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars
Once Again... We Worship The "Mad Skills" of a Brilliant Comedian!
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Izzard is the greatest comedian in the world! His performances are always employing his vast array of expressions, movements, and pitch. He has perfect comedic timing and I am shocked that he is not more famous than he already is! He's certainly better than any American comic I can think of.

He is so wonderfully talented and hilarious.

The best way to spend time.

I sometimes find myself going on Eddie withdrawal.


Eddie steals our hearts and laughter!

Go buy it now! ^.^
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David EReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2008
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good...but not his best
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I've bought "Dress to Kill" and "Glorious" in that order and I greatly enjoy them both. "Definite Article" is another good show from my favorite comedian and it has all the trappings of his previous work: cerebralism, silliness, and a nice alternate take on history. However, this time Eddie's material runs to the esoteric (more so than usual) and a new fan might find it a bit uninteresting. As a die-hard fan I found myself tuning out once or twice, too. The show can get repetitive, particularly when Eddie seems to make private jokes public. After a couple of doses, this DVD can stand on its own as well as any of the others. Just be forewarned that it'll take some getting used to. In short: This one is definitely for the fans (pun intended). Is that a pun? I can never tell.
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C. D. S. B.Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2007
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not so definite
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I am a great fan of Eddie Izzard, and have all his other DVD's. In spite of the glowing reviews I read on this one, I was somewhat disappointed in it, both technically and subjectively. There is no feature on the DVD to allow the viewer to listen in English and have English subtitles as well, which my husband and I both like since it is not always easy to catch every word Eddie says, and also I don't feel the material measures up to that of "Dress to Kill", which was my first exposure to Eddie and remains my favorite.
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