- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: July 8, 1996
Hilarious clips from his classic performances and a sobering interview with Pryor himself capture the genius and pathos of the revolutionary comic.
He spent his childhood in the bordello where his mother worked. His blazing stand-up style revolutionized comedy and made him a superstar. Richard Pryor's life has been a series of remarkable journeys from poverty to wealth, from fame to disgrace, from redemption to despair. BIOGRAPHY® captures the sweeping range, undeniable brilliance and ultimate tragedy of one of the most original talents ever to take the stage. See rare clips from his early performances on the "chitlin circuit" and follow his rise to superstardom in movies like Stir Crazy and Silver Streak. In a moving interview, Pryor talks about his long battle with cocaine addiction, and his new fight with debilitating illness. His daughter, Rain, offers an intimate view of the private man, and colleagues and friends talk about working with Pryor in the high and low points of his career. Go to the edge and back with a blazing talent that spun out of control in this riveting profile of Richard Pyor.