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Following History’s broadcast airing of the larger-than-life miniseries event on September 1 and 2, Houdini will be available on Digital HD the following day on September 3rd. Then, unveil even more of the secrets behind the greatest magician of all time in the extended version of Houdini on two-disc Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and two-disc DVD (plus Digital) October 7 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Boasting an all-star cast including Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Pianist, 2002) as The Great Harry Houdini, Kristen Connolly (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Evan Jones (Gangster Squad), the scripted four-hour event chronicles Houdini’s extraordinary life as he finds fame while defying death with his incredible stunts and illusions.
His ability to escape from handcuffs, strait-jackets and water tanks is legendary – breaking the shackles of his past proved more challenging. History’s Houdini follows the world-renowned master of escape’s »
- Melissa Thompson
"The new series will follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage...
"...battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era...
"Since my childhood, when I dreamed of being a great magician, »
- Michael Stevens
The History Channel has released the first trailer for its upcoming two-part miniseries Houdini, which stars Oscar-winner Adrien Brody (The Piano) as the legendary illusionist and escapologist Harry Houdini alongside Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) as his wife Bess. Take a look at the trailer after the official synopsis…
Before David Blaine and David Copperfield, there was one man whose name was synonymous with being the master of illusion and escape – Harry Houdini. ‘Houdini’ follows the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. The drama will chronicle the life of a man who can defy death through his stunts, his visions and his mastery of illusion.
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- Gary Collinson
This writer has more reason that most to be sceptical about the History Channel’s upcoming Houdini mini-series, having witnessed first-hand their bizarre (and naff) retelling of Bonnie and Clyde’s iconic story.
However, it must be said that their series based on entertainment legend Harry Houdini looks really rather good. Adrien Brody’s performance in particular appears very promising indeed. Here’s the clip…
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TV Trailer Rob Leane houdini 12 Aug 2014 - 05:34 Adrien Brody »
The Oscar winning actor will star as the famous magician in a new mini-series for the History Channel. Houdini will feature the magician’s poverty-ridden upbringing and his worldwide success as a master magician and escapologist.
Harry Houdini was world renowned for his death defying escapes such as being buried alive, escaping from a sealed milk can and the infamous ‘Water Torture’ illusion. He also spent much of his life trying to debunk psychics and mediums. On his death bed in 1926 he told his wife Bess that if there was life after death he would try to communicate with her. After his death his wife Bess spent the rest of her life performing yearly seances to see if her late husband would contact her, he never did.
- Lucinda Holt
The story of master magician Harry Houdini is such a remarkable and dramatic one that I’m surprised there are not more films and TV shows about him. Tony Curtis famously played the magician in the highly fictionalized 1953 film of his life, and now Adrien Brody is following that act by putting on the strait-jacket and climbing into the water-tank for Houdini, a new two-part miniseries from the History Channel.
Houdini purports to follow the life of the brilliant magician, elucidating both his personal experiences and his very public persona. This was a man who set out to disprove spiritualists, perform ever more remarkable feats of human endurance and skill, and interacted with the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Rasputin.
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
He was a man who could do the impossible. He thrilled the entire world as one of the greatest magicians and illusionists of all time. And no, we're not talking about Criss Angel. Harry Houdini continues to fascinate decades after his mysterious death, commonly thought to be caused by appendicitis, though rumors of foul play persist to this day. And none other than Adrien Brody will bring this signature turn of the century saga to life. The full length trailer for the History Channel miniseries "Houdini" has dropped, indicating the series will track Houdini's rise to international stardom. Uli Edel ("The Baader Meinhof Complex") directs a handsome production spanning four hours. It should be great to see Brody stretch into such a rich character. And yes, that's Kristin Connolly of "House Of Cards" fame as Houdini's wife. The series will air on September 1st and 2nd. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
"Everyone wants to escape something." A trailer for History Channel's magical miniseries Houdini has surfaced, and it has Adrien Brody trying to escape absolutely everything — including death. The Lionsgate/A&E Studios four-hour event also stars Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) as Bess, Harry Houdini's stage assistant and wife. Oscar nominee Uli Edel directed the project, which traces the arc of Houdini's life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame. Houdini airs Sept. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. on History. Watch the trick-filled trailer above: Email: Ashley.Lee@THR.com Twitter: @cashleelee
- Ashley Lee
The History Channel has released a full trailer for their new four-hour Houdini miniseries. The show will follow the life of the legendary magician from his beginnings in desperate poverty to the worldwide fame that he gained. The series stars Adrien Brody, and it looks like it's going to be pretty damn good.
Before David Blaine and David Copperfield, there was one man whose name was synonymous with being the master of illusion and escape - Harry Houdini. Houdini follows the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. The drama will chronicle the life of a man who can defy death through his stunts, his visions and his mastery of illusion.
- Joey Paur
Nearly 90 years after Harry Houdini’s death, the fascination for the legendary illusionist and escape artist still lingers, hence a two-part miniseries on History simply titled “Houdini,” for which a trailer recently appeared on the web.
Adrien Brody will star as the titular showman, along with “House of Cards'” Kristen Connolly as his wife Bess. It will focus on Houdini as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters important figures from his time.
Part 1 of “Houdini” will air on History Sept. 1, with the second part airing Sept. 2.
- Alex Stedman
Its live-plus-same-day showings topped all original competition on cable for the day along with several broadcast series including "The Quest," "Rookie Blue" and "Gang Related". The show also topped the entire day of men 18 to 49 across basic cable. [Source: The Live Feed]
- Garth Franklin
History's new four-hour scripted miniseries, Houdini, will trace the arc of Houdini's life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame. Houdini is scheduled to premiere on Monday, September 1st, 2014. Before David Blaine and David Copperfield, there was one man whose name was synonymous with being the master of illusion and escape - Harry Houdini. Houdini follows the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. The drama will chronicle the life of a man who can defy death through his stunts, his visions and his mastery of illusion. Houdini stars Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) as the ace magician and Kristen Connolly ( »
- Pietro Filipponi
Before we came to learn that the words “amazing” and “genius” were born to be applied to internet videos of cats wielding lightsabers, there was Harry Houdini, the world’s greatest showman, illusionist and escape artist. Born in 1874, Houdini (who was born Ehrich Weiss) captivated audiences all over the world with his act, daring death to take a swipe at him while he performed escapes like the Giant Milk Can Escape and the Upside Down Water Torture Cell.
Off the stage, Houdini nurtured a fascination with aviation, dabbled in the early days of film and proved himself to be both a media darling and an enemy to spiritualists until his death in 1926. All of this adds up to an incredibly interesting life that has been brought to the screen on numerous occasions over the years, most recently in the 1997 TV movie ...
- Jason Tabrys
Oscar-winner Adrien Brody is mesmerizing in the trailer for History's “Houdini” miniseries as the master illusionist and escape artist. Harry Houdini made magic cool, and his legend continues to wow and amaze audiences nearly 90 years after his death. Also read: Adrien Brody Set to Star in ‘Emperor’ History pulls back the curtain to reveal the life story of a man who grew up in poverty and captured the imagination of the world with his death-defying stunts and escapes. The trailer shows a man of passion and vision, driven to dazzle the world and elevate the art of illusion and magic to the. »
- Jason Hughes
Who even knows what’s going on with that adaptation of The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero over at Lionsgate/Summit anymore? At this point, the project has been around for years and even though it was reported that Johnny Depp was in talks to take the title role back in May, we haven’t heard a single thing about it since. If you’re bummed that that Houdini movie likely won’t hit theaters anytime soon, you’re in luck because the Houdini miniseries trailer is here. Hit the jump to check it out. The History Channel miniseries stars Adrien Brody as the title character and also features Kristen Connolly and Evan Jones. It will air over the course of two nights beginning on Monday, September 1st. No one likes a downer, but I’ve got to admit, I’m not impressed. There »
- Perri Nemiroff
Can the History Channel manage to get all the intricate events of Harry Houdini’s life into one two-part mini-series? We’ll see what happens, but this first full Houdini trailer shows Adrien Brody as the performer, escape artist and opponent of spiritualism; Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods) co-stars as Bess, the woman who was […]
- Russ Fischer
Photos from the upcoming eighth series finale showcase that the episode is set to recreate the iconic scenes from the second Doctor serial "The Invasion" a full 46 years after the original.
The famous photo of Cybermen marching down the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral is being redone with the latest version of the Cybermen. [Source: io9]
BBC America has unveiled an extended trailer for its new sci-fi series "Intruders" starring John Simm, Mira Sorvino, Robert Forester and James Frain. Almost David Lynch-ian in its flat out cryptic nature and obtuseness, it kind of looks like an "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" update.
The event miniseries follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar. »
- Garth Franklin
History has announced that the new scripted miniseries "Houdini" will have a two-night premiere on September 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt. "Houdini" is the story of a man who can defy death, but who really was the man behind the escapes? The event miniseries follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America.s first bonafide world-renowned superstar. »
What scares Erik Weisz—better known as escape artist extraordinaire Harry Houdini? A lot of things, according to this promo for History’s upcoming bio-miniseries: drowning, heights, crowds. Even so, it’s clear that the father of modern stage magic doesn’t let dread get the best of him: “Some fears you face head-on,” he says in the following exclusive video, thoughtfully waving a pair of handcuffs. “Some you take to your grave.”
- Hillary Busis
The History Channel has released the first promo teaser spot for their upcoming new miniseries Houdini, which is based on the life of the legendary magician. Adrien Brody plays the title role, and the spot shows the character in the middle of performing one of his classic suspenseful escape tricks.
The four hour long series will trace the arc of Houdini's life from his desperate poverty to worldwide fame. The network has created some incredibly well made historical series like this in the past, and I imagine this one will be just as awesome. I love magic and the history behind it, so this is something that I'm extremely exited about. One thing is for sure… Houdini has never looked so muscular.
Here's a synopsis that was provided:
- Joey Paur
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