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Houdini: The Movie Star (1919)

Cast: Harry Houdini
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Studio: Kino
Genre: Action, Classics, Drama, Science Fiction , Suspense/Thriller, Classic Sci-Fi, Robots & Cyborgs, Classic Action/Adventure, Classic Drama, Silent, Adventure, Classic Sci Fi/Fantasy, Silent Action/Adventure
Subtitles: English

Synopsis
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.

Disc 1: THE MASTER MYSTERY (1919, 238m, Color Tinted)

Disc 2: TERROR ISLAND (1920, 55m, B&W) THE MAN FROM BEYOND (1922, 68m, Color Tinted)

Disc 3: THE GRIM GAME (Fragment, 1919, 5m, Color Tinted) HALDANE OF THE SECRET SERVICE (1923, 84m, 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.

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