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Magic [DVD] [1978]

  • SKU: 7715243
  • Release Date: 04/25/2006
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 14)

    Special Features


    • Fats & Friends featurette
    • An interview with Victor J. Kemper A.S.C.
    • An interview with Anthony Hopkins
    • Anthony Hopkins radio interview
    • Ann-Margret make-up test
    • Theatrical trailers
    • TV spots
    • Radio spots
    • Photo gallery

    Synopsis


    Magic
    Anthony Hopkins is a ventriloquist psychologically tormented by his dummy in the Richard Attenborough thriller Magic (a film with a story that may seem familiar to those who have seen the Michael Redgrave segment of Dead of Night, or the Cliff Robertson episode "The Dummy" from The Twilight Zone television series). William Goldman based his screenplay on his best-selling novel. Hopkins plays Corky, a seedy magician who is hooted off the stage in the low-rent clubs that will stoop to hire him. But when he comes across a dummy named Fats, his career is energized. Corky sees in Fats everything he lacks himself -- confidence, creativity, and verbal agility. With the help of his agent Ben Greene (Burgess Meredith), Corky rises to the top of the nightclub circuit. But with Corky's success comes an increased paranoia, and he turns down a TV contract, believing that it would mean taking a medical examination and that rumors of his mental instability might leak out. Corky takes off to a Catskills resort, run by Peggy Ann Snow (Ann-Margret), an old girlfriend now unhappily married to a volatile hick (Ed Lauter). While a frustrated Ben high tails it to the Catskills to find Corky, Corky discovers that he still has feelings for Peggy, but lands in the middle of a love triangle between the woman and her husband, where his schizophrenic personality manifests itself and additional murders occur. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Anthony Hopkins
      Anthony Hopkins - Corky/Voice of Fats
    • Ann-Margret
      Ann-Margret - Peggy Ann Snow
    • Burgess Meredith
      Burgess Meredith - Ben Greene
    • Ed Lauter
      Ed Lauter - Duke
    • Image coming soon
      E.J. Andre - Merlin



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Finally a Proper DVD Release of a horror classic !

      Posted
      drewsiph

      I could not have done this DVD better myself. Being one of the skeptics of this release, being one who has treasured the film, way back from an edited for tv broadcast to the full length Embassy Video on Beta (!) to a laserdisc to a really sorry but beautiful looking vhs of the edited for tv version. I have been probably this films biggest champion. My friend told me this DVD was coming out and passed for fear that this was just another rehashing of the "Clean" Edited version. Well I saw what great extra features were on it and I thought Ok. Give it a shot. I was worried because who has ever heard of Dark Sky films? I thought surely 20th Century Fox would have put the proper version. But from the main menu to the Fats and Friends Documentary to the fact that this is the full length 107 uncensored version, I have been in a surreal state of Bliss. Finally having a definitive version of this movie. Even all the posters and lobby cards I collected are here in the photo gallery! The conversation with the Ventriloquist supervisor for the film was excellent. Fats himself even makes a personal appearance in the discussion! Funny stuff guys. Ok go buy it, and yes I do feel that leaving the film's soundtrack in 2.0 was a good decision. If IT ain't broke don't fix it. Thank you Dark Sky films

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A creepty forgotten 70s horror gem!

      Posted
      Atreyu500
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      If marionettes, puppets or dummies creep you out, then you will love being thoroughly skeeved by MAGIC! Dark, twisty and disturbing, this is Anthony Hopkins before he was uber-famous, and he is amazing! A treat for Halloween movie fans who think they have seen it all!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic horror movie often overlooked!

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      Duece
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      Any fan of Anthony Hopkins this is a must see.Long before Hannibal Lector director Richard Attenborough gave us Magic with an all star cast the movie still holds up 40 years later.Great Blu Ray quality it's never looked better

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Creepy and Unsettling

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      Amanda
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      In an early performance from Anthony Hopkins, he plays an unstable character that has issues with a puppet. This one shows that the real terror can be in someone's head. Very underrated and good flick with a solid cast!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Totally Magic!

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      jacheart
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      One of the best performances by Anthony Hopkins and every bit as convincing as his role in the Elephant Man, and as terrifying as Silence of the Lambs. This is also somewhat of a rare find.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

      Posted
      Christ
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      This is a delightful classic with the GREAT Anthony Hopkins. Love ventriloquism and a good thriller? Then this is the movie for you!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Unexpected Treat

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      Shawn
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      A very interesting role for Anthony Hopkins that is criminally under seen!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Puppet Master

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      Jaws1975
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      Good movie to watch for chills. Anthony Hopkins nails it. Good cast. Good story. It's just plain creepy! Especially Fats!....Scary looking puppet.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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