Friday, July 17, 2015

An Honest Liar on DVD and Netflix

An Honest Liar, the acclaimed documentary about the life and work of James "The Amazing" Randi, is now available for streaming on Netflix and well as on DVD and Blu-Ray. Among the DVD extras is a deleted scene, "The Fonz and the Milk Can," from Randi's 1978 appearance on the popular TV show Happy Days.

AN HONEST LIAR is the award-winning, critically acclaimed feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. The film brings to life Randi's intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver - or the deceived. With Penn & Teller, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, Alice Cooper and more! A New York Times "Critics Pick", the film is rated 97% by Rotten Tomatoes. DVD includes bonus scenes and commentaries by the directors and James Randi.

You can buy An Honest Liar on DVD and Blu-Ray via Amazon or the official website.

Randi himself is currently hosting TAM 13 (The Amaz!ng Meeting). The annual gathering of advocates for science-based skepticism and critical thinking runs July 16-19 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.



  1. I didn't like it. He was knowingly deceiving the US and everyone else with his boyfriend while acting like he was Mr. Wonderful innocent trying to debunk others when he should have been "debunked." with his and his boyfriend deceiving customs and everyone in the USA/ Guess he wasn't a honest liar after all.

  2. Sorry. Isn't it a well know fact that he lied and deceived the US Government for 25 years making him worse then those he claims are fakes?

    1. I actually didn't know anything about the last part of the story.

  3. The government lies to us on a regular basis. What goes around comes around. At least Randi is an honest liar and one of my heroes to boot.