Blu-ray, DVD: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 25, 2013
Price: DVD $22.97, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $24.97
Studio: Warner Home Video


The Incredible Burt WonderstoneSteve Carell (Date Night) and Steve Buscemi (The Big Lebowski) get their glitter on for comedy movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

Carell and Buscemi play superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton, respectively. After a street magician’s (Jim Carrey, Mr. Popper’s Penguins) stunts make their show look stale, they decide for ramp things up by staging their own daring stunt, in an effort to salvage their act and their friendship.

The PG-13 film also stars Olivia Wilde (Deadfall), James Gandolfini (Killing Them Softly), Alan Arkin (Stand Up Guys) and Jay Mohr (Hereafter) as the wonderfully names Rick the Implausible.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone was directed by Don Scardino, who’s known for helmer TV shows including 30 Rock, and written by Jonathan M. Goldstein (Horrible Bosses) and John Francis Daley, best known as Dr. Lance Sweets on TV’s Bones, but also a writer on Horrible Bosses.

Burt Wonderstone didn’t conjure up a hit in theaters, grossing $22.4 million. But reviews weren’t great. Wasington Post critic Ann Hornaday described the movie as, “A generic, fitfully funny mainstream comedy that doesn’t nearly get the best from its name-brand players but doesn’t qualify as a desecration, either.”

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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.