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Weird Wide World, Volume 1: Rare Short Subjects from Around the Globe

A collection of bizarre, very exotic travelogues from the earliest days of cinema.
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DVD Features:

  • From The Samuel M. Sherman Archives
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 54 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

Description by OLDIES.com:

Bit Of Life In Java: The exotic volcanic tropical isle of Java is explored in documentary footage from the 1920s. The vast spectacular ruins of the Buddhist temple of Borobodur and the bizarrely festooned dancers portraying mythological sagas are featured.

Gateway To India: Bombay, the second largest city of India and one of the principal seaports of the Orient, is explored in this rare short subject.

Magicians Of India: The mystifying Fakirs of India perform their amazing tricks for the motion picture cameras. Highlights include a man who can lift a large stone with his eye and scenes of a snake charmer at work.

Report From Russia: With the world at war, the mighty Soviet Union mobilizes to stop the vast invading German legions in their tracks.

Songs Of The Danube: The music of Mozart, Schubert and Strauss pays tribute to the magical city of Vienna and the beautiful river Danube.

The Mystic East: The chauvinism of the 1930s is evident in the very title of this series: "Quaint People Who Live in Queer Places." The sights and sounds of Korea and Java are featured.

With Lawrence In Arabia: Very rare footage of Lawrence of Arabia leading his desert army.

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  • Sales Rank: 13,100
  • UPC: 089218659293
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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