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Houdini: The Movie Star

DVD | Box Set

4.3 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

By the year 1919, Harry Houdini was known throughout the world as a master magician and escape artist. Having conquered the stage, he set out to rule the screen, appearing in a series of thrillers built upon his almost supernatural powers. Culled from film archives and private collections, this Kino DVD set includes all of Houdini s suriving films as an actor, rare footage of actual handcuff and straitjacket escapes, and a wealth of historical information. Includes: THE MASTER MYSTERY (1919, 238m, Color Tinted) TERROR ISLAND (1920, 55m, B&W) THE MAN FROM BEYOND (1922, 68m, Color Tinted) HALDANE OF THE SECRET SERVICE (1923, 84m, Color Tinted) THE GRIM GAME (Fragment, 1919, 5m, Color Tinted) - SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: Filmed records of Houdini escapes (ca. 1907-23) - Audio recording of Houdini speaking (1914) - Excerpts from the NY Censor Board files - Slippery Jim, a 1910 Houdini-inspired comedy - The illusion Metamorphosis performed by Houdini s brother Hardeen and others.

Special features

  • Filmed records of Houdini escapes
  • Audio recording of Houdini speaking
  • Excerpts from the NY Censor Board files
  • The illusion "Metamorphosis" performed by Houdini's brother Hardeen
  • Multiple Image Galleries
  • New film notes

Product details

  • Actors: Harry Houdini
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Black & White, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Kino Lorber films
  • DVD Release Date: April 8, 2008
  • Run Time: 450 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0012OSGJK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,543 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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