Criss Angel Mindfreak

Season 1 Episode 3

Wine Barrel Escape

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 27, 2005 on A&E
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Wine Barrel Escape
Criss pays homage to the Great Houdini by attempting a daring escape. Criss will also make a couple experience déjà vu.

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  • This episode was amazing but then again, what isnt in this show?

    This episode didnt only show his amazing mind tricks, but instead also a trick that he performed more physicaly in a way. I was even suprised that he could hold his breath under water for 2 complete minutes. To tell the truth, i can barely hold it for like 30 seconds! He always thinks out of the box, or in the case barrel (ya i know cheesy), wich always makes me think where does he come up with this stuff? This episode was really amazing and Criss Angel was really brave to put his life on the line for people to see him do that amazing trick.moreless
  • Absolutely Amazing! Criss' new trick will be to suspend himself 8-stories - about 80 feet - in the air in a wine barrel with his arms handcuffed aove the lid, while his body and head is immersed in water.moreless

    Wow! What great magician/illusionist doesn't try to re-create one of Houdini's tricks at least once in their life?

    This time its Criss Angel and Houdini's favored milk-can escape from 1908. Criss instead used a wine-barrel - barely fitting his bold frame - and suspended himself 80 feet in midair while submergered in water. It was a great trick because there was so much possible to happen. There was a 2 minute time limit and at the end the barrel would drop off. The first attempt was stopped as the water was too cold - shocking his muscles and causing them to tense up, making it hard for him to move. The second attempt wasn't too great either as the cuffs and rope attached to the wine barrel started cutting through Criss's wrists. By the final attempt, two hours had passed since the first and the crowd was ready to see Criss in action. He barely made the time limit as the barrel came crashing down, and amazed the crowd as he always does - yet again. A great trick and one to remember. Certainly alot better than the one Houdini attempted almost 100 years ago now.moreless
  • Another extremely dangerous stunt, as done by Criss Angel.

    Wow, Criss Angel can do many things, but his most amazing feat by far is keeping things fresh and new in his show. Because y'know, death defying stunts can get so tiresome.

    Aside from his main effort, he does some interesting side tricks. His tour van breaks down, and they take a bus back to the hotel. While on the bus Criss performs a unique card trick that will have a skeptic viewer saying: "How'd he do that?!"

    His main stunt is far more dangerous than an dirty windshield. It involves him being locked in a wine barrel, submerged in water, and handcuffed outside the barrel. He has 2 minutes to release himself and strap on to his lifeline before he plummets 8 stories to his death. He pulls it off with seemingly seconds to spare.

    Criss is, if nothing else, a showman. And he puts on one damn good show.moreless

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