September 25, 2018
Time Life, in conjunction with the Trustees of the Robin Williams Trust, is celebrating the career of the late Robin Williams with the DVD collection “Robin Williams: Comic Genius,” featuring 22 DVDs and 50-plus hours of content.
Available now at RobinWilliams.com, the collection of Williams’ comedy highlights arrives in the wake of HBO’s acclaimed documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind and Dave Itzkoff’s biography Robin, a New York Times best-seller.
Celebrating the actor’s memorable 40-year career, from his turn as loveable alien Mork and his HBO stand-up specials to his numerous appearances on late night, the 22-disc collection includes:
- All five HBO stand-up specials together for the very first time, including Off the Wall(1978), An Evening with Robin Williams(1983), An Evening at the MET (1986), Live on Broadway (2002) and Weapons of Self Destruction (2009);
- Never-before-released concert specials, including Williams’ full MGM Grand Garden stand-up from 2007 and the Montreal stop on his last tour, as well as a conversation on stage between Williams and comedian David Steinberg;
- Talk show and late night TV appearances on “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” ‘The Graham Norton Show,” “Saturday Night Live” and other shows;
- Never-before-seen clips, including early stand-up, raw footage from HBO’s promo shoots and a toast to Richard Pryor by Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire;
- New interviews with close friends and family including Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Jay Leno, Eric Idle, David Steinberg, Lewis Black and Zak Williams;
- 11 episodes of “Mork & Mindy,” including the two-part pilot;
- James Lipton’s Emmy Award-nominated, 90-minute interview with Williams on “Inside the Actors Studio,” plus deleted scenes;
- A comprehensive collection of Williams’ USO shows around the world;
- Original and newly created bonus features including behind-the-scenes footage, local highlights from tour stops and promos as well as the featurettes The Early Years, San Francisco: Where It All Started, Comic Genius and TV’s Best Guest;
- The 2018 HBO documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind;
- “Robin Williams: Uncensored,” a 24-page memory book featuring archival photos from award-winning photographer Arthur Grace, reminiscences from friends and colleagues, Williams’ personal tour notes and more.