26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2004
If i could give this 6 stars, I would. Hands down, this is the best Magic/Illusion DVD ever. It has all of David Copperfield's most incredible illusions. I've had the pleasure of seeing him live a few times, and nothing sums up his career better than this DVD. Not only does it feature his greatest illusions, it also has a ton of extras. It has audio commentary by the man himself, television trailers, facts on Copperfield, a tour of his museum, and much more. It all adds up to over 2 hours of bonus features. You can't beat that with a stick. Whether you are a fan of Copperfield or just love illusions and magic, this is the DVD for you.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on December 5, 2004
This is art of magic and illusion at its very best - unparalleled - creative, daring, heartwarming. The majority of this DVD presents 15 years of David's stunning grand illusion - disappearing Statue of Libery, vanishing a train, vanishing an airplane, walking through a Great Wall in China, levitating, flying, and much more ... even the viewers disappear and reappear. There is also some sleight-of-hand magic and a lot of extras - including a brief visit to David's Museum of Magic.
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.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2005
WOW! This 2-HOUR PLUS DVD showcases over 20years of the best magic the world has ever seen! Jam-packed with Special Features included a FEATURE LENGTH audio commentary by Copperfield Himself! Do not miss this!
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!
Track Listing: 1:Intro by Claudia Schiffer, 2:Orient Express vanish, 3:Fires of Passion (burning rope over burning spikes escape), 4:Graffitti Wall (Predicting Random-Drawn words/objects), 5:Cocoon (Metamorphosis), 6:MONTAGE #1: 15 Years of Magic, 7:David's History & Jet Airplane Vanish, 8:New Illusion/Preview, 9:Death Saw escape, 10:Brazilian Water Levitation, 11:[funny moment]/preview, 12:Statue of Liverty vanish, 13:MONTAGE #2: Slight of hand clips, 14:[trips on stair]/pt. 2, 15:MONTAGE #3: Romantic magic clips, 16:interactive flying (move your finger around the screen to experience the magic at home!), 17:[funny moment]/preview, 18:walking through the Great Wall of China, 19:Building Implosion escape, 20:Flying, 21:MONTAGE #4: Closing Credits, 22:Four Aces card trick, 23:Barclay House (haunted house illusion), 24:Snow
Also between each illusion, Claudia Schiffer interviews David leading up to the next illusion.
10 out of 10 stars! a MUST BUY! If you would like to collect or trade the original 20 years of TV specials on DVD contact me. Simply search Amazon users for "weareallone" to find me.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Full Length Commentary by David Copperfield, Television Trailers, "clone-on o'brien" Conan O'Brien spoof, Secret Artifacts From International Museum & Library of the Conjuring Arts, Biography and other Copperfacts, Awards and Honors, Languages, Dolby Digital Surround Sound.
In conclusion, enjoy Great Magic and an indepth look into the mind of Copperfield. The insightful feature length commentary makes this DVD a must have! A++ 100/100%
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 2004
This DVD will show you once and for all why DAVID COPPERFIELD is the Greatest Magician of Our Time! Combining every possible element of theatre, (i.e. Lighting, Choreography, Music, etc...), Mr. Copperfield has truly changed the way that our generation has embraced the Art of MAGIC! Allowing himself to change with the times, he has consistantly kept his Magic & Illusions Fresh & up to date with the ever changing entertainment industry! It is without any hesitation that I reccommend this DVD to Anyone who Loves Magic! Bravo Mr. Copperfield, BRAVO!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2004
David Copperfield is one of the best magicians in the world today. His showmanship and presentation skills are brilliant. He performs everything from close up to grand illusions.
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.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
A friend of mine bought this DVD thinking it was finally the famous George Cukor version of DAVID COPPERFIELD, and when he found out it was not (it's not even on DVD yet) he was, well, disappointed is a good word for it. But when I heard of his mistake, the only thing I could think of was, don't sent it back to Amazon, let me have it! For David Copperfield fans, we have long ago forgiven him for using such a stupid pseudonym, we don't even think any more about how he got his name. No one asks Siegfried and Roy if their real names are Siegfried and Roy, and yet David Copperfield gets flack about this constantly, not to mention dissed in the press for his relationship with Claudia Schiffer.
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! Watch him walk right through the "forbidden passage" of the Great Wall. Watch him make the Statue of Liberty disappear from its perch in New York harbor. You'll be rubbing your eyes wondering how in the world he did it. Magic at its best, or my name ain't Houdini.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 2, 2010
This DVD is always entertaining to watch. David Copperfield is more than just a good looking magician. He knows how to tease and entice his audience. He picks the right music for stimulation, the right costumes for dramatic flare, and of course, very good looking girls to work with while he performs his tricks on stage.
His stage shows are very colorful and artistic. Mystifying as well as dark and sensual. And is always entertaining to watch even through we know what's going to happen because we've already watched these performances several times by now. But, even though, this was just a collection of his past performances put together for a "made for TV" special, I really do believe that it is worthy of a high Definition re-mastering and made available as a Blu-Ray release. Who knows when we'll ever see a more entertaining magician in our lifetime. These episodes of dramatic, as well as sensual performances of magic should go down as a documented means of history as David Copperfield is probably the most celebrated magician since Houdini.
If you agree, let's hear your two cents worth.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Illusion features David Copperfield's "best of the best" illusions from his television specials. I really enjoyed the extra features from this DVD, including the spoofs and the tour of his "magic museum". Highly recommended if you're a magic/David Copperfield fan.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2004
For all fans: You must have this DVD!
For everyone that does not know who is the best magician of our time: You must have this DVD!
I enjoy every time I watch it. Just unbelivable! The worst thing about this DVD is that it's the only one of its kind. If they release anything new I would buy them all. You must too. Well - not the same as seeing him at live show but still the best.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2008
Congratulations to Mr. David Copperfield. This is an excellent DVD that traces his history and shows many of his unforgetable illusions on stage.
Don`t miss it.
It would be nice to have more DVD from his brilliant career. I'm sure many of his fans as I, remember the early TV programs and we would like to have all these souvenirs as a treasure in series or box-set od DVD's.