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The Hoax (R1) in October

Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Hoax on 16th October 2007 priced at $29.99 SRP. Director Lasse Hallström tells the unbelievable true story of the man who nearly pulled off the biggest media scam of the 20th century in The Hoax.

Based on Clifford Irving’s controversial autobiography by the same name, Richard Gere assumes the identity of Clifford Irving, a novelist-turned-literary-scam-artist who in the 1970s penned a bogus autobiography of reclusive playboy billionaire Howard Hughes. Screenwriter William Wheeler based his “Hoax” script on Irving's own tell-all tome by the same name. Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci and Julie Delpy also star.

Features include:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish subtitles
  • “Stranger than Fiction” - A “making of,” in-part, but with more conjecture on Clifford’s motivation
  • Deleted Scenes - Over 13 minutes worth with optional commentary by Director Lasse Hallström and Writer William Wheeler
  • “Mike Wallace: Reflections On A Con” - Mike Wallace on his encounters with Clifford during the1970’s 60 Minutes interview in which he swore the book was not a fake, and the follow-up interview done 27 years later.
  • Feature Audio Commentary - Watch the film from Director Lasse Hallström and Writer William Wheeler’s perspective or with commentary from Producers Leslie Holleran and Josh Maurer.
  • “Business as Pleasure” - Watch as the camera rolls while Richard Gere and Alfred Molina ad-lib the scene at Café des Artistes
  • “Nixon’s the One” - As an easter egg, a full-length Richard Nixon campaign song by Vic Caesar

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