This documentary explores the lives of two of the most successful illusionists of all-time, Siegfried and Roy. The IMAX 3-D film uncovers how they rose from their tough childhoods of living in postwar Germany to become the most famous magician duo in the world.In September 1999, Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box premiered in Los Angeles to a VIP audience, followed by premieres in New York, Munich, Berlin, Tokyo, Montreal and Toronto. The IMAX 3-D film traces the tough years Siegfried & Roy experienced growing up. It tells the stories of Siegfried’s fascination with magic, Roy’s love of animals, and how they used these escapes to cope with a homeland and fathers traumatized by the war. And it recounts their chance meeting while both were working on a cruise ship, leading to a partnership that would make entertainment history.
“Their story tells you if you dream big enough and hard enough, anything can happen,” says director Brett Leonard. Siegfried & Roy’s rise from postwar Germany to the most successful live entertainers in the world seems to have been the perfect subject for only the eighth IMAX 3-D film ever produced.
Best movie of the year at the 1999 Maxi Awards.
LENGTH: 1 x 47 Minutes
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Yes
CLOSED CAPTIONS: No
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
PRODUCTION YEAR: 1999
RELEASE YEAR: 2006
SUPPLIER: K2 Communications
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide exclusive of USA