Criss Angelís Mindfreak Halloween (Umbrella Entertainment/Region Four/4/PAL DVD)
C+††† †Sound: C+ ††††Extras: B- †† †Main Program:
PLEASE NOTE: This DVD can only be operated on
machines capable of playing back DVDs that can handle Region 4 PAL format
software and can be ordered from our friends at Umbrella Entertainment at the
website address provided at the end of the review.
Angel has recently emerged as one of the great illusionists of our time, his
work is often criticized or scrutinized, but most people are still baffled by
his work. Often the biggest critique is that his work is fake, or that
his show is produced in such a way to turn his illusions into mere
gimmicks. If this were true or if this is true, he must be able to pay
off people pretty well to keep the secrets hidden. Regardless, people
need to realize that the art of magic in this case is that of illusion, or
visual deception. The fact that he causes much controversy only
demonstrates that as a craftsman he has honed his skill to the point of
disbelief for many, even if they canít figure out how he does it!
his shows and we already covered his first season of Mindfreak here in its U.S. NTSC release:
Entertainment has issued a Region 4 PAL formatted DVD release of his Halloween
Special, so for those who have region-free players you can obtain this DVD and
enjoy for this Halloween. The feature runs 45-minutes and is a good
selection of small tricks mixed with a more show-like presentation as he hosts
this special and that all leads up to the final illusion. There are also
two episodes here from Season One: Up Close and Uncut.
is presented in its full-frame television aspect ratio with 2.0 Dolby Stereo
sound and both are decent considering they are fairly less produced and more of
handheld camera type of production anyway. Picture and sound are not
superb, but decent enough to work for this type of performance.
see more from our Season Three
coverage at this link:
As noted above, you can order this PAL DVD import
exclusively from Umbrella at:
-†† Nate Goss