Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Death Defying Acts released on DVD

Death Defying Acts didn’t get much of a theatrical release (only two theaters), but it’s getting a second shot at life on home entertainment as it is released today on DVD.

The DVD includes commentary by director Gillian Armstrong and producer Marian MacGowan, a Making Of documentary, and the trailer.

The DVD art now sports the subtitle: Houdini’s Secret. Guess the marketing department behind this film decided maybe they should trade on the power of Houdini's name after-all.

Death Defying Acts stars Guy Pearce as Houdini and Catherine Zeta-Jones as a Scottish psychic. While it is an entirely fictionalized episode in Houdini’s life, it’s a decent movie with excellent production design and performances.

1 comment:

  1. Finally, I've seen this one - very enjoyable and as always CZJ is a joy to watch. I did think Guy Pearce was a little young to be playing HH at that time in his life but hey ... it's fiction. What do you want? Its funny how film makers even in the straight ahead bios can never resist ramping up the drama around Houdini's demise (as if it wasn't sad or dramatic enough in actuality). But it was a good story nonetheless.