The director’s cut of The Illusionists (85 minute version) is now available on VHX.tv for home use*. You can rent it for $4.99 or buy it (as a digital download) for $8.99.
*Schools and non-profits interested in The Illusionists must buy an educational license from the Media Education Foundation (see options on the right). The version available on VHX does not cover screenings in academic institutions, libraries, or any type of public screening; it is limited to private use at home.
School or Library
You can order The Illusionists via our educational distributor: the Media Education Foundation. You can choose from a wide variety of rental and purchase options: 1-week, 1-year, and 3-year streaming licenses and/or a physical DVD.
The full-length educational version of the film (52 minutes) and an abridged version (43 minutes — edited for language and content for younger viewers) are both included on the same DVD.
Praise for THE ILLUSIONISTS
“As someone who is very involved in the conversation around body image after screening the movie, I can honestly state that The Illusionists is a game changer is opening up the body image conversation up to a world wide audience.”
– Brian Cuban | Author of Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder
“The Illusionists teases apart complex ideas about power, consumerism and beauty, and leaves the viewer feeling enlightened and ready to make change. A valuable contribution to media literacy and body image education, this is an inspiring documentary with a unique global perspective!”
– Claire Mysko | COO and interim CEO at the National Eating Disorders Association
“The Illusionists builds upon Jean Kilbourne’s pioneering work and offers a brilliant — and much-needed — analysis of advertising at a global level. The media literacy that The Illusionists encourages should be taught along with the basics so that children around the world have a fighting chance against the corporate-inspired conformity of a soul-dead consumer culture.”
– Denise H. Sutton, PhD | Author of Globalizing Ideal Beauty: Women, Advertising, and the Power of Marketing