R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective gets more that he bargains for when he encounters Philip Swan, a performer whose amazing illusions captive the world, but they are not really what everyone thinks.
When casting for the film began, Clive Barker picked Famke Janssen's photo out of the hundreds of initial submissions and declared, "This is Dorothea." She remained the only choice, although the filmmakers auditioned dozens of actresses for the part.
There are two worlds of magic. One is the glittering domain of the illusionist. The other is a secret place, where magic is a terrifying reality. Here, men have the power of demons. And Death itself is an illusion.
When D'amour throws Nix down the hole at the end, you can see that the hole is not rock but burlap walled.
The DVD version features the Director's Cut. In addition to the longer version, the DVD also has some additional deleted scenes in the supplemental features section. These are all in rough form (no soundtrack, no post-production):
$4,800,258 27 August 1995