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Brian Regan
The Epitome Of Hyperbole

review by Zach B.

 

 

Not Rated

Running Time: 42 minutes

Starring: Brian Regan

 

Studio: Paramount

Retail Price: $19.99

Features: The Encore, The Backstage Story

Specs: 1.33:1 Full Screen, English Dolby Stereo, English Closed Captions

Released: September 9th, 2008

 

 

"Brian Regan: The Epitome of Hyperbole" is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. Other than a large amount of edge halos and noise, this is a pretty nice transfer. Regan's fleshtone hits the mark, and his very blue stage is well saturated (plus his purple shirt, too). The transfer looks clean otherwise, and is sharp overall.

 

I was surprised to find that this special was mixed in Dolby Digital 5.1 (in English, of course). Don't get too excited though, as this is a stand-up performance after all. Subwoofer use is non-existent, and the rears basically are used for the audience - which sorta puts you there with them as Regan performs. Regan, on the other hand, comes through the front - and his words are all very clear and quite crisp. The track's fidelity is impressively high, too. 

There's also an English Stereo track, and English closed captions through your TV are also included.

 

Not too much. Regan gives a 3 and a half minute Encore, and there's also the 13 minute featurette The Backstage Story. The piece has Regan prepping before showtime. We see him checking out his digs for the evening, and also sits down to discuss his performance technique and the importance of how shows are shot. Also adding insight are executive producers on the project (which includes his manager), and Regan's director. Basically, Regan is quite involved in how his shows come together. Well done. 

 

Fans of comic Brian Regan will certainly want to check out this special. The sparse bonuses are satisfying for a special like this, and the presentation is pretty top-notch. A must buy for Regan fans, and worth a look for all other stand-up fans.