Sunday, August 31, 2014

Journey's end


We are now just 24 hours away from HISTORY's Houdini miniseries starring Adrien Brody and Kristen Connolly. Part one airs tomorrow, September 1 at 9/8c. Part two airs on Tuesday, September 2. It will then be available as an HD download on September 3 and on DVD and Blu-ray October 7.

Reviews are already starting to appear and some already have the knives out. I've been lucky enough to see the entire miniseries, but I've chosen not to voice my opinion until after it airs. I want people to come to this as fresh as possible and have their own experience.

However, I will be posting "Fact Checks" of each night immediately after each episode airs. I think this is important so general viewers have a way to find out if what they just watched was fact or Hollywood fiction. I will then post my full review on Wednesday and share all the thoughts that I've been formulating for the past few weeks.

A major biopic like this is a pretty big event in the Houdini world, and one that only comes around once in a decade at best. So no matter what you think about HISTORY's Houdini, I think we can all agree that it's been a lot of fun getting here.

Below are a handful of significant posts (out of 85 total!) from our year long journey to this Labor Day and a whole new Houdini:

IT'S A WRAP! (12/14/13)

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for your efforts. Not sure when I will be able to watch it. The DVD and Bluray are region specific.
    Cheers

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    1. The PAL DVD comes out October 6 and can be pre-order on Amzaon.co.uk. Also, you might check whatever digital streaming services are available to you. They might offer it on Sept 3.

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    2. Narinder! I was just tipped off that it will air in the UK on Channel 4 next Sunday. Just posted.

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  2. Aah..... Must have added recently. Ordered. Thanks.

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    1. It was. I'm meaning to do a post about it, but I'm waiting on cover art and more details from Lionsgate.

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  3. I'll definitely be seeing this and the Unlocking documentary that will be airing earlier tomorrow. Will have to hit the supermarket tonight for some microwaveable popcorn...Anybody have a good brand to recommend?

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    1. I'm partial to Trader Joe's "Movie Theater" style popcorn. Bagged, but wonderful. Might need to go get some myself.

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  4. I can't help thinking Brody looks so much like Howard Stern especially as the wild man. I am hoping for the best.

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