The Magician DVD - Bill Bixby - 1974 - Complete


Master stage magician Tony Blake, once wrongly imprisoned in South America, uses his wits and his magic skills to help others in need. Early in the series, he jetted around the country in his customized 707 (named the "Spirit" ) to help people wherever they were, complete with a white Corvette (license plate SPIRIT) loaded through a rear cargo ramp. Jerry Anderson acted as pilot of the Spirit and Tony's assistant. Tony was aided in his ventures by his close friend and confidante, columnist Max Pomeroy, and Max's son, Dennis.

He discovered a way to escape with his cellmate, which began his interest in escapology. The cellmate died and left him a fortune. The escape, presumably followed by exoneration of the false charges that had led to it, led to Blake's pursuit of a career in stage magic, which made him famous. He never forgot his imprisonment or the fact that he had not deserved it, and it motivated him to seek justice for others.

Some episodes featured Larry Anderson (who later hosted Truth or Consequences and created the JawDroppers video magic course) as Blake's assistant.

The show is noteworthy in that Bixby insisted on doing all of the magic himself, without any trick photography, although it was not possible for this to be the case in the TV-movie/pilot. He was instructed in these performances by the program's technical advisor, Mark Wilson, who was credited as "magic consultant."

Once the format changed to have the hero based in a magic club, Wilson could occasionally be seen on the stage there, as well. In addition to escapes, Bixby performed feats of sleight of hand, mentalism, and stage illusions. After the series' cancellation, Bixby went on to host a string of magic specials on NBC and a series in first-run syndication.

  • The Magician DVD Set includes custom artwork and episode guides so you can find your favorite episode at anytime
  • The DVDs are formatted region free so they will play on any DVD player, PC DVD-ROM, X-Box or PS2 Worldwide
  • The set contains the complete 21 episodes of the show, exactly the same as they were shown on TV back in the day!
  • Presented in English
 This DVD Set is brand new and sealed.

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 24 March, 2012.