House of Games on DVD with a Ricky Jay Commentary

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House of Games on DVD with a Ricky Jay Commentary

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 7th, 2007, 6:40 pm

David Mamet's film House of Games has just come out in a new DVD edition from Criterion with an audio commentary by Mamet and Ricky Jay. DVD Beaver (an excellent site, by the way) had this to say, "The Criterion has some great extras - the Mamet/Ricky Jay commentary is a lot of fun. Not very serious and I suspect Jay was chosen as he is a sharp cookie and, even gently, sparring with the giant intellect of Mamet was a joy to listen to. Ricky Jay reflects on much of his knowledge as a magician and scholar of unusual performance art (Ricky Jay from films like Magnolia (narrator) and The Spanish Prisoner (1997) is actually famous for his astounding ability to throw playing cards, and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for throwing a playing card a hundred and ninety feet at ninety miles an hour. From ten paces he can throw a playing card into the flesh of a watermelon)."

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