Houdini - The Movie Star (The Master Mystery / Terror Island / The Man From Beyond / Haldane Of The Secret Service) (3-DVD)

Starring: Harry Houdini Director: Harry Houdini & James Cruze
Houdini - The Movie Star (The Master Mystery /
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Item:  KV 5632D
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 7 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1919
  • Label: Kino Video
  • 3-Disc Set
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Additional Text: Detailed film notes
    • Image gallery

Disc 1:

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage: An examination of scenes deleted by the New York Censor Board

Disc 2:

  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Additional Text: Correspondence with the NY Censor Board

Disc 3:

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Additional Audio Material: Audio recording of Houdini introducing his "Water Torture Cell"
    • Shorts: SLIPPERY JIM (1910)
    • Bonus Footage:
      1. Filmed records of Houdini escapes (1907-ca. 1923)
      2. The Illusion "Metamorphosis" performed by Houdini's Brother Hardeen (1914)

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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 08/01/2008
"As much as HOUDINI THE MOVIE STAR is a portrait of the artist, it also valuably demonstrates how the ideas in the French pulp serials of Louis Feuillade came to roost in the American model."

Description by OLDIES.com:

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 surviving films as an actor, rare footage of actual handcuff and straitjacket escapes, and a wealth of historical information.

Product Description:

Exploring the lesser-known acting career of legendary magician Harry Houdini, this collection compiles four action movies from the 1910s and 1920s: THE MASTER MYSTERY, TERROR ISLAND, THE MAN FROM BEYOND, and HALDANE OF THE SECRET SERVICE. HOUDINI - THE MOVIE STAR also features exclusive footage of the master escapologist's greatest stunts and a five-minute segment from the 1919 feature THE GRIM GAME.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Compilation | Science-Fiction | Short

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 738329056322
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57/lbs (approx)
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