Death Defying Acts, met with mixed reviews when it hit theaters and It seems then Harvey Wienstein and his brother Bob acquired the film, they had Houdini’s final performance location in mind, sending it straight to DVD after showing it for only one week in two theaters, to ‘fulfill contractual obligations’

Weinstein when talking about the film and their new distribution label, Third Rail Releasing, said…

We should have had Third Rail two years ago, because it’s a good way of differentiating between what we really believe in, and what has been for ancillary value,” Harvey said.

Amusingly, many subway systems routinely have signs posted warning commuters to not “touch the third rail” for fear of electrocution, which may or may not be an insight into how highly Bob and Harvey think of projects released on the label.