Formerly known as 'Exhuming Mr Rice'...
the region 2 cover of 'Mr Rice's Secret'.
Now I'm older than movies...
The Nicholas Kendall directed 'Mr. Rice's Secret' is released on DVD via Odyssey Video in Europe, The Middle East and Japan today. Regular visitors to this news page will be quite familiar with this enchanting story in which David plays the 400-year-old Mr Rice, (03/06/01 NEWS: MR RICE: WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN WIN? and 09/25/01 NEWS: MR RICE'S SECRET OUT ON REGION 1 DVD TODAY) but here's a brief synopsis for those of you that aren't already familiar with the film:
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 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.
This version comes in a different sleeve to the region 1 DVD, and the DVD itself has an EPK that includes interviews with some of the cast and crew, including a couple of minutes with David, and some behind-the-scenes footage.