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Méliès
the Magician

(1898-1997)

 

Contents: Un Homme de tête (1898), L’Homme orchestre (1900), Nouvelles luttes extravagantes (1900), Barbe-Bleue (1901), L’Homme á la tête en caoutchouc (1901), Le voyage dans la lune (1902), Le Cake-walk infernal (1902), Le Chaudron infernal (1903), Le Melomane (1903), Le Roi du maquillage (1903), Le Thaumaturge chinois (1904), Le Tripot clandestin (1905), Les Cartes vivantes (1905), Les Affiches en goguette (1905), Le Locataire diabolique (1909) and Méliès Magic Show (1997).

Georges Méliès is best known for his inventive and visually-striking short films that helped to establish the new technology of motion pictures as a worldwide entertainment industry.

coverArte Video
2002 DVD edition

Méliès the Magician (1898-190?), black & white, 130 minutes total, not rated,
including Un Homme de tête (1898), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, L’Homme orchestre (1900), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Nouvelles luttes extravagantes (1900), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Barbe-Bleue (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, L’Homme á la tête en caoutchouc (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Le voyage dans la lune (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Le Cake-walk infernal (1902), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Le Chaudron infernal (1903), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Le Melomane (1903), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Le Roi du maquillage (1903), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Le Thaumaturge chinois (1904), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Le Tripot clandestin (1905), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Les Cartes vivantes (1905), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Les Affiches en goguette (1905), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Le Locataire diabolique (1909), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, with Méliès Magic Show (1997), black & white, 55 minutes, not rated.

Arte Video, distributed by Facets Video, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, dual-layered?, Region 1 NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo? sound, English language intertitles?, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $29.95.
Release date: 15 January 2002.
Country of origin: USA
This collection of 15 films by pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès also contains a documentary on Méliès by Jacques Mény.

We have not seen this disc for review as yet. However, we have heard that a small logomark is superimposed on the lower left-hand corner throughout the program, and some or all of the films are tightly cropped.

 
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Other GEORGES MÉLIÈS films available on home video.

Other FRENCH FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

Other EARLY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.

Other SHORT DRAMA FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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