This is the 10th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Lisa Hartman and then presented by David Copperfield himself, from a huge triangular platform floating on the Atlantic Ocean. For the first time he is also the executive producer, and this special is the first and only one titled with a natural number ("10") in place of the equivalent roman one ("X"). The shown platform has been built to allow Copperfield to perform the last illusion, named "Bermuda Triangle", as expressed in this special's title. The feat that Copperfield wants to perform is to enter just before the dawn in the parallel hidden dimension present inside the Bermuda Triangle and, more important, to be the first person ever to return alive, given that nothing that entered in this parallel dimension has ever been able to come back. This illusion is one of the few no more repeated, and also one of the few conceived and filmed for the TV audience only, since it was not possible to have a live audience. So, ...
no camera tricks
Did You Know?
The "Bermuda Triangle" illusion is the second longest illusion included in a Copperfield TV special: it reaches the length of 16:04 minutes, and is surpassed only by the "Escape From Alcatraz" escape, that holds the record for length of 17:25 minutes, more than any other one, and is included in The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz
(1987). The measured times also take into account the initial explanation. See more
In the "Death Saw" escape/illusion, after the separation of the two parts of the body of David Copperfield
the long take ends and there is a shot that shows his bust and frontally the timer that he observes. However his shirt is visibly longer, at least by 15 cm, and also stained with blood, while in the long take in which Copperfield reunites the two parts of his body, the shirt is exactly as it was until the end of the previous long take. That shot does not interfere in any way with the illusion performed in front of a live audience, but it could not have been filmed during the live show itself: it could have been added only during the post-production of the TV special. See more
Performed and produced by Steve Perry
Written by Steve Perry
and Randy Goodrum
Released in April 1984 as 4th song of the album "Street Talk"
(Used for "Floating Match") See more