Monday, July 7, 2008 at 06:31AM
Dodd Vickers in magician
From the press release promoting the upcoming release on August 26th of the most recent David Mamet film "Redbelt," we learn that the BluRay & DVD products will include as a bonus "The Magic of Cyril Takayama": A featurette on the Magician/Actor.  The movie also features a performance by actor and magician Ricky Jay as a fight promoter Synopsis: Redbelt is the story of Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a Jiu-Jitsu teacher who has avoided the prize fighting circuit, choosing instead to pursue an honorable life by operating a self-defense studio with a samurai's code. Terry and his wife Sonda (Alicia Braga) struggle to keep the business running to make ends meet. An accident on a dark, rainy night at the Academy between an off-duty officer (Max Martini) and a distraught lawyer (Emily Mortimer) puts in motion a series of events that will change Terry's life dramatically, introducing him to a world of promoters (Ricky Jay, Joe Mantegna) and movie star Chet Frank (Tim Allen). Faced with this, in order to pay off his debts and regain his honor, Terry must step into the ring for the first time in his life.
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