Magic (Blu-ray)

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An imaginative, shy and eccentric young girl (jessica alba) with an incredible aptitude for math grows up to be a highly unusual math teacher and learns to fall in love along the way

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Studio MPI
SKU 216983326
UPC 030306182094
UPC 14 00030306182094
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Rating NR
Keywords
Demonic Possession
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A troubled nightclub performer is intimidated by his all-too-human dummy. The almost demonic puppet has an increasingly profound effect on the lives of the individuals with whom it comes into contact.
Plot Summary
Summary A screen adaptation of William Goldman's chilling novel of a ventriloquist's dummy that takes over his master's life.| Ventriloquist Corky Fats finally gets the chance to make it big when his agent offers him a lucrative television deal. But Corky turns him down. Choosing instead to return to his boyhood home in the Catskills. There he is reunited with his childhood sweetheart, and meets her jealous husband. But things take a wicked turn when Corky's demonic dummy gets into the act. Soon its hard to tell who's the puppet and who's pulling the strings.
Reviews
Variety "...[An] absorbing character study....An extraordinary performance by Anthony Hopkins....Attenborough, who is noted for his work with actors, again displays a flair for eliciting strong performances..." 11/01/1978
New York Times "[T]here is some first-rate scenery chewing going on, particularly from Burgess Meredith..." 03/21/2006 p.E4
Entertainment Weekly "[Hopkins'] dextrous timing and Richard Attenborough's crafty direction make us wonder if the sleight of hand is something more ghoulish..." -- Grade: B 04/28/2006 p.123
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film succeeds as a haunting character study thanks to Hopkins' uncompromising lead." 09/01/2006 p.119
Ultimate DVD 5 stars out of 5 -- "A gorgeously-shot film with Hopkins rising to a marvellous pitch of insanity by the end." 09/01/2006 p.211
Directors
Richard Attenborough
Actors
Anthony Hopkins
Cast & Crew
Ed Lauter - Star
Ann-Margret - Star
Anthony Hopkins - Star
Burgess Meredith - Star
William Goldman - Screenwriter
Richard Attenborough - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1978
UPC 00030306182094
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 107 minutes
Color Color
Features
Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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