Penn & Teller - Off the Deep End
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The original bad boys of magic, Penn & Teller, take their unique combination of magic and comedy to the Bahamas! Teller, the silent straight man, performs the most dangerous tricks including escaping from a straight jacket amidst a school of hungry sharks, as the tall and talkative Penn explains the secrets behind their amazing feats of illusion and trickery such as sawing a glamorous mermaid in half and dolphin's slight-of-bottlenose. In their show-stopping finale, Penn & Teller make an entire 75-foot submarine disappear before your very eyes!
Deep beneath the surface of the sea, where even the smallest trick becomes profoundly more difficult, an Penn & Teller's talents more than meet the challenge, leaving their audiences (and at times, their assistants) gasping for breath.
- Magic from the Cutting Room Floor: "Turning Ocean Water Into Drinking Water" and "Moving Tan Lines"
- Expanded scene: Not-So-Classic Sleights of Hand Performed Underwater
- The Real Deal Behind the "Teller-In-the-Water-Wearing-a-Straight-Jacket-Amongst-Hungry-Sharks" and "Disappearing Submarine" Tricks
- Biographies and Selected Credits for Penn & Teller
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
Top Customer Reviews
The part I liked best was seeing just how well-trained a dolphin can be. The only part I didn't like was Aaron Carter singing the Penn & Teller theme song.
(Note: this was *not* an infomercial for the resort. Yes, they shot some tricks there, but they were also on other islands.)
Seriously (and shots of Atlantis notwithstanding), if you enjoy Penn & Teller you'll certainly enjoy seeing them subversively dressed in business suits in a tropical vacation climate, as they bother and bewilder the resort guests. Sometimes you've just got to go a fancy shmancy place like Atlantis, to do that.
Ok, so apart from the TV format which is annoying, the DVD is what you would expect from the duo: fun! Penn and Teller are entertaining and the DVD is family friendly, just a minor comment in here that male teenagers will appreciate but that reference will probably be over the heads of anyone younger. A special appearance by Aaron Carter 'singing' underwater unfortunately dates the experience.
So overall: an ok video to watch once, otherwise this is just 'meh'. Being a fan of Penn and Teller, this is somewhat disappointing. Sorry guys.
They debunk their tricks for the most part, but some of the tricks are still very good and hard to esxplain.
Very entertaining, although the format is "made for TV" so it has many breaks where commercials would be and a fair amount of repetition after the breaks.
Still it was fun to watch.
This is not an Atlantis infomercial or advertisement. They mention it once or twice, but its in passing comment just revealing where all is taking place.
The only problem I have with this DVD is the editing. Maybe its personal preference but I would have preferred if the lead-ups to the ad breaks were removed. A 30-45 second preview of what is coming up after the break just gets tiring and frustrating straight away; I bought the DVD, of course I'm going to watch it, so please stop showing me clips of footage from the main event tricks to entice me to stay tuned...
Also at the beginning, there is a really long intro into the show, that feels like its going on forever. I know I can fast forward through it, but it seems pointless.
Its merely DVD issues and if my two main gripes are regarding promo issues on the DVD, then obviously I dont have much to complain about; the show itself is immense and hilarious, an hour and a half long, with one or two impressive extras. If you're a Penn & Teller fan, you will love this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found it kind of boring. I only liked a couple of the magic tricks.Published 6 days ago by Cherie Jung, Publisher, Over My Dead Body!
I am into magic, since I was a semipro magician for about 15 years. As far as I know, Penn and Teller were the only magicians to do a show underwater. Read morePublished 7 months ago by john pratt
Vintage P & T! What more needs to be said? Their genius well produced. As always the reveals show more of the art involved than simply showing how things were done. Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by Steve Colarusso