Death defying acts [videorecording] : Houdini's secret / Film Finance Corporation Australia, BBC Films, the UK Film Council and Myriad Pictures present in association with the New South Wales Film and Television Office, a MacGowan Lupovitz Nasatir Films and Zephyr Films production of a film by Gillian Armstrong
DVDs | Distributed by Genius Products | 2008 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD D DRAMA)
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1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
In English, with optional subtitles in English (SDH) or Spanish.
Title from container.
Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan.
Producers, Chris Curling and Marian MacGowan ; writers, Tony Grisoni and Brian Ward ; director, Gillian Armstrong ; director of photography, Haris Zambarloukos ; editor, Nicholas Beauman ; music, Cezary Skubiszewski.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
MPAA rating: PG; for some sensuality, thematic material, language, violent content and smoking.
Mary McGarvie is a beautiful con artist who, with the help of her young daughter, fools audiences into believing she is psychic. The legendary magician Harry Houdini comes to town with a skeptic's challenge. He is going to give $10,000 to anyone who can correctly 'channel' his mother's dying words. Mary accepts the challenge. Houdini enters into a passionate affair with the charming clairvoyant even as he prepares for the most dangeros stunt of his career.
Special features: commentary by director Gillian Armstrong and producer Marian MacGowan; the making of Death defying acts; trailer.
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