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Houdini the Movie StarMost people associate Harry Houdini with magic and escapes, as they should.  But in the 1920’s, he *also* starred in several movies. The Master Mystery, Terror Island, The Man from Beyond, Haldane of the Secret Service, and The Grim Game. Now available on this three DVD set, along with specials including recordings of Houdini performing escapes, an audio recording of Houdini, and Houdini’s brother Theo (aka. Hardeen) performing Houdini’s Metamorphosis illusion

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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.

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.


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