You can bring home one magical coming-of-age tale on DVD and Blu-ray this July. The Great Buck Howard will be released on DVD on July 21. We have no special features details as of yet, but the disc will be priced at $26.98 SRP and you can take a look at the cover art below. The film stars Colin Hanks, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Steve Zahn and Tom Hanks.
The Great Buck Howard
Colin Hanks, a recent graduate in journalism, is searching for a job when he comes across a Magician's Apprenticeship position in the local paper. He attends the interview for the position at a local diner, where he meets and is struck by the Great Buck Howard (John Malkovitch), a waning magician. Although skeptical of Buck and desperate for a job, he is convinced that helping Buck will be an exciting change from his ordinarily mundane life. From city to city, Buck always impresses the small town crowds, which is seemingly the motive for his continuing career. After learning the ropes, Colin continually runs through the motions of Buck's routine and alcoholic personality. After Colin tires of the repetition, Buck attempts an overwhelming magic spectacle to regain his long forgotten legacy. In the process, Colin finds the love of his life and proceeds to break Buck's golden rules. After the ensuing drama with Buck and his dad (Tom Hanks), Colin continues along his path with Buck, against his father's wishes. Buck then starts a Vegas magician life, which he soon scraps with an intentional faux pas in his routine. He has a revelation that he only wants to demonstrate his magic to the people who genuinely care about his routine. Meanwhile, while Buck remembers his calling, Colin discovers how to demonstrate his compassion towards his recently discovered soulmate. In turn, Buck relinquishes his dream of a glorious Vegas lifestyle and Colin foregoes his show biz lifestyle to live what he considers a better life with his soulmate.
- Commentary with director Sean McGinly and actor Colin Hanks
- Deleted scenes
- Making of featurette
- HDNet: Look at The Great Buck Howard featurette