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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. THE MASTER MYSTERY (1919, 238 Min., Color Tinted) TERROR ISLAND (1920, 55 Min., B&W) THE MAN FROM BEYOND (1922, 68 Min., Color Tinted) HALDANE OF THE SECRET SERVICE (1923, 84 Min., Color Tinted) THE GRIM GAME (Fragment, 1919, 5 Min., Color Tinted) DVD 1: THE?MASTER?MYSTERY U.S. 1919 Color Tinted 238 Min. Directed by Burton L. King Produced by B.A. Rolfe Screenplay by Arthur B. Reeve and Charles Logue Featuring Harry Houdini Marguerite Marsh, Jack Burns, Ruth Stonehouse, Charles Graham Music by Stuart Oderman Produced for video by Bret Wood Licensed by Douris UK?Ltd. THE?MASTER?MYSTERY is continued on DVD 2 of this collection. SPECIAL?FEATURES An examination of scenes deleted by the New York Censor Board Image gallery Detailed film notes DVD 2: TERROR?ISLAND U.S. 1920 B&W 55 Min. A Paramount-Artcraft Release Directed by James Cruze Written by Arthur B. Reeve & John Grey Photographed by William Marshall Featuring Harry Houdini, Lila Lee Jack Brammall, Eugene Pallette Music composed and performed by Clark Wilson Preserved by the Library of Congress THE?MAN?FROM?BEYOND U.S. 1922 Color Tinted 68 Min. Houdini Picture Corporation Directed by Burton L. King Written & Produced by Harry Houdini Featuring Harry Houdini Nita Naldi, Jane Connelly Music composed and performed by Jon C. Mirsalis Preserved by the Library of Congress This DVD contains the conclusion of THE?MASTER MYSTERY Episodes 14 - 15, continued from DVD 1 SPECIAL FEATURES Correspondence with the NY Censor Board Image gallery Detailed film notes DVD 3: THE?GRIM?GAME?(fragment) U.S. 1919 Color Tinted 5 Min. Directed by Irving Willat Written by Arthur B. Reeve and John Grey Featuring Harry Houdini, Ann Forrest Music composed and performed by Ben Model Licensed by the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department Music © 2008 Kino International Corp. HALDANE?OF?THE? SECRET?SERVICE U.S. 1923 Color Tinted 84 Min. Houdini Pictures Corporation Written & Directed by Harry Houdini Featuring Harry Houdini Gladys Leslie, William Humphrey Music composed and performed by Ben Model Licensed by Cinema Arts Music © 2007 Kino International Corp. Produced for video by Bret Wood HARRY HOUDINI ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE from the Collection of George Eastman House Motion Picture Department. Additional footage courtesy of the Larson-Casselton Collection SPECIAL?FEATURES 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 Detailed film notes

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