David Copperfield - Illusion
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The best-known illusions are all here (e.g., disappearance of the Statue of Liberty, walking through the Great Wall of China, the imploding building, the vanishing airplane), along with glimpses of artifacts (further detailed in the bonus features) from Copperfield's extensive, one-of-a-kind museum of magic tricks, automatons, and precious historical documents. And while Copperfield's commentary track necessarily avoids any explanation of how his illusions work, he gives generous credit to other illusionists who contributed their copyrighted work to these shows while explaining the logistical circumstances surrounding each illusion. He's also self-deprecating despite an obviously healthy ego, and the clip from Late Night with Conan O'Brien--in which a faux Copperfield performs ridiculous non-tricks on the streets of Manhattan--is a real hoot. Of course, any cynic could dismiss Copperfield's work as the product of precision engineering and rigorous rehearsal, but one simple fact remains: Not a single one of his marvelously staged illusions fails to delight and astonish. It's no mistake that the song "Young at Heart" is prominently featured; Copperfield invites us to embrace a childlike sense of wonder, making us partners in the act of defying everyday reality. Simply put, it's pure magic. --Jeff Shannon
- "Clone-on O'Brien" spoof
- Selected secret artifacts from the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts
- Biography and other Copperfacts
- Television trailers
- Awards and honors
Top Customer Reviews
Among his many brilliant ideas and hard work, I was delighted that he has also initiated a "Project Magic" - intended to teach simple magic tricks and help develop dexterity in people who are disabled as adjunct to their treatments not only to help with their therapy, but also to help enhance their self-esteem.
David Copperfield has appeared in 18 televised specials since 1977. He has done one every year until 1995, with his 18th one in 2001. He has vanished a jet airplane and the Statue of Liberty, and walked throught the Great Wall of China. He's escaped being chained underwater, escaped from alcatraz, has survived a tornado of fire and going over niagara falls! In "Illusion", experience the best of the best! Funny, astonishing, entertaining, and awe-inspiring!
David has never released any of his 20 year magic history on any video or DVD. This is the first official release. Hopefully his first 18 1-hour specials will be realeased in a box-set soon! There are some TV specials found on e-bay from Singapore but in poor quality VCD. However this "Illusion" DVD has crystal-clear audio an video!
Copperfield uses no camera tricks, and does all illusions filmed live in front of a live audience (up to 10,000 spectators!). Copperfield today still goes strong, performing over 550 times a year in his worldwide tours! Up to 3 times every day! You will see here exactly what you would if you were watching live at one of his shows!Read more ›
If I'm in a bad mood, I will watch Copperfield perform and I feel so much better. I cant recommend this enough. Its the best magic DVD out there. Buy it, you wont regret it.
Some say that their engagement was just for show, and when Tom Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes recently, some commentators cast back to the famous Schiffer-Copperfield liaison which was widely thought of to be a contract. On this DVD you can see that the love that they shared was no "ILLUSION." There's a lot of Claudia here and I hope that her fans all have a copy of this magic disk, which truly has the best of both worlds, eye-popping stunts, and eye-popping high fashion beauty. They both dress in stylish outfits that the late Gianni Versace made especially for them! Copperfield has special cutaway clothes that allow him to make the dangerous escapes a la Houdini. DC fans know that if anyone in the world had access to any of the magician's secrets, it was Versace, but he was often called in for the planning and the surprises. Since his tragic death, Donatella has sometimes worked with DC, but not often, the two just don't care for each other.
You will find so much commentary on this disk you wonder how he can keep his secrets to himself. But he does!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely Terrific!!!!!!......And, the only DVD he's ever done, I believe. If you like magic, you've got to have this one!! jonPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good and entertaining with interesting background on David Copperfield. The only problem is that it is an older cd and much of what is shown has been seen before many times. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lynn Hogan
Great DVD. Worth the price. David Copperfield is one of the greatest magician and this DVD show some of his greatest acts.Published 6 months ago by Adam Eng
Copperfield gives you your monies worth . He is a great magician and a talented entertainer . Good for the whole family young and old .Published 11 months ago by hempy
Dvd was in bad shape. There was alot of scatch marks. Wanted to return it but throw out instead. It was that bad.Published on November 22, 2013 by Edward Eng
The master illusionist David Copperfield is portrayed at his best in this very entertaining DVD, where you will be kept guessing throughout.Published on September 9, 2013 by davell1942