Bill Cosby has always offered the kind of comedic observations that
were suitable for a whole family and not “dumbed” down in the
process. FOX has finally released his great “BILL COSBY, HIMSELF” on
dvd. Most of his standup routine focuses on being a parent, and
while parents will certainly can identify with his humor on a more
personal basis, even kids are certain to enjoy this, as this reviewer
certainly did during his adolescent years when it was only on VHS.
FOX has presented this release with options for either the 1.85:1
aspect ratio, with 16:9 enhancement or the full frame version.
Neither version is perfect, as there are numerous age-related
problems, however, the letterboxed version offers stronger color
values and is generally absent of grain.
FOX has included the original monaural mix and a stereo option.
Neither offers any sense of separation, however the stereo mix offers
better fidelity. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from
A theatrical trailer is included.