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Houdini, the movie star [videorecording] / Douris UK Ltd
DVDs DVDs | Kino International | 2008
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD H DRAMA pt.1-3)
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Adult DVD-Feature Film DVD H DRAMA pt.1-3 CHECK SHELF


New York : Kino International, [2008]
3 videodiscs (450 min.) : sd., col. tinted and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
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Silent films with musical score.
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The master mystery: Harry Houdini, Marguerite Marsh, Jack Burns, Ruth Stonehouse, Charles Graham.
Terror Island: Harry Houdini, Lila Lee, Jack Brammall, Eugene Pallette.
The man from beyond: Harry Houdini, Nita Naldi, Jane Connelly.
The grim game: Harry Houdini, Ann Forrest.
Haldane of the Secret Service: Harry Houdini, Gladys Leslie, William Humphrey.
Portions of The master mystery no longer survive. This edition runs almost four hours, and bridges the missing passages with explanatory text.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
The master mystery: Quentin Locke infiltrates a corrupt patents company, only to run into the gleaming terror of its robot protector, the Automaton. In order to save the beautiful Eva Brent and find a cure for the dreaded Madagascar Madness, Locke suffers an inhuman array of tortures and physical restraints. He is chained, tied with barbared wire, padlocked in a crate and thrown in the water, tied beneath a descending elevator, strapped to an electric chair, and bound in an elaborate Oriental torture chamber.
Terror Island: A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves.
The man from beyond: Howard Hillary is a man frozen in the Arctic. He returns to civilization 100 years later to reclaim the love of his live, reincarnated in the body of a young woman.
Haldane of the Secret Service: Heath Haldane is an undercover operative assigned to infiltrate a band of counterfeiters within the dark alleys of New York's Chinatown.
The grim game: Cameras captured an unplanned incident: two planes colliding in mid-air. The footage was so spectacular that the script was revised to integrate it into the plot.
DVD 1: The master mystery / B.A. Rolfe presents ; Arthur B. Reeve and Charles A. Logue, authors ; Burton King, director ; produced by Octagon Films, Inc. ; released by B.A. Rolfe Productions ; [produced for video by Bret Wood] (1919 ; color tinted ; 238 min.) -- DVD 2: Terror Island / Realart Pictures presents ; by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey ; adapted for the screen by Walter Woods ; directed by James Cruze (1920 ; b&w ; 55 min.) -- The man from beyond / Houdini Picture Corporation ; [produced for video by Bret Wood ; written & produced by Harry Houdini ; directed by Burton L. King] (1922 ; color tinted ; 68 min.) -- The master mystery (Contains the conclusion of episodes 13-15, continued from DVD 1) -- DVD 3: The grim game / Licensed by the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department ; written by Arthur B. Reeve and John Grey ; directed by Irving Willat (fragment ; 1919 ; color tinted ; 5 min.) -- Haldane of the Secret Service / Houdini Picture Corporation ; licensed by Cinema Arts ; produced for video by Bret Wood ; written & directed by Harry Houdini (1923 ; color tinted ; 84 min.).
Special features: DVD 1: An examination of scenes deleted by the New York Censor Board; image gallery; new film notes ; DVD 2: Correspondence with the NY Censor Board; image gallery; new film notes ; DVD 3: Filmed records of Houdini escapes (1907-ca. 1923); the illusion "Metamorphosis," performed by Houdini's brother Hardeen; 1914 audio recording of Houdini introducing his "Water Torture Cell;" "Slippery Jim:" 1910 comedy short inspired by Houdini; image gallery; new film notes.
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