"Is your wife a goer, eh? Know what I mean,
know what I mean, nudge nudge, say no more?"
It's just a one dollar secret*
'Mr. Rice's Secret' is released on DVD in the US and Canada today. Regular visitors to this news page will be familiar with this enchanting story, (03/06/01 NEWS: MR RICE: WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN WIN?) and if you weren't one of the 40 lucky winners of the video, you may want to pick up the DVD instead...or even aswell. Anyway, here's a brief synopsis for those of you that have just become aware of your surroundings...
It's What You Do In Life That Counts.
On a dare, twelve-year old, terminally ill Owen Walters (Bill Switzer) sneaks into church and videotapes Mr. Rice's (Bowie) funeral. Later, Owen and his friends break into Mr. Rice's house to watch the tape on his video machine. While in the house they discover a sealed envelope addressed to Owen, a letter from Mr. Rice, written in a secret code. Owen soon discovers that Mr. Rice has left him a medieval code ring, a treasure map and a series of clues. Clues that will lead him on a surreal treasure hunt to find a magical "Potion of Life" that may save his life.
When I showed David the above DVD version of the cover of 'Mr. Rice's Secret' he quipped: "I had no idea Eric Idle was also in it." Hey hey...such a wag!
*You'll most likely have to pay more than one dollar for the DVD actually.
Thanx to S King for the pointer.