Movie Ads of the Week: RICHARD PRYOR, LIVE IN CONCERT (1979)
The great standup comedy performance film RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE IN CONCERT was released in February of 1979 to immediate critical and box-office success.
Six months later the producers reworked the film by incorporating footage that was shot on a different night of Pryor performing the same material, and re-released this new version in August '79 under several titles including RICHARD PRYOR IS BACK LIVE IN CONCERT, ANOTHER PRYOR: RICHARD PRYOR LIVE IN CONCERT, and RICHARD PRYOR LIVE - PART TWO. The ad campaigns implied that this was a sequel, despite notices that warned "Most of the material in this film was in the first concert."
So how can you tell the two versions apart? As reported in the Vincent Canby review below, Pryor wears a wristwatch in the second film!