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DVD005346

Georges Méliès: First Wizard Of Cinema (1896 - 1913)

Méliès, Georges

Flicker Alley, 2011

Description:
DVD - Region free.   viewing copy.   5 videodiscs of 5.
b/w.   fullscreen.   sound - stereo.  
Notes:
Silent with musical accompaniment. Includes: on Disc 1 (1896-1901): PLAYING CARDS (1896, 1 min); A TERRIBLE NIGHT (1896, 1 min); THE VANISHING LADY (1896, 1 min); A NIGHTMARE (1896, 1 min); THE HAUNTED CASTLE (1897, 1 min); THE SURRENDER OF TOURNAVOS (1897, 1 min); BETWEEN CALAIS AND DOVER (1897, 1 min); THE BEWITCH INN (1897, 2 min); AFTER THE BALL (1897, 1 min); DIVERS AT WORK ON THE WRECK OF THE “MAINE” (1898, 1 min); PANORAMA FROM TOP OF A MOVING TRAIN (1989, 1 min); THE MAGICIAN (1898, 1 min); THE FAMOUS BOX TRICK (1898, 1 min); ADVENTURES OF WILLIAM TELL (1898, 1 min); THE ASTRONOMER’S DREAM (1898, 1 min); THE FOUR TROUBLESOME HEADS (1898, 1 min); THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTHONY (1898, 1 min); THE CONJURER (1899, 1 min); THE DEVIL IN A CONVENT (1899, 3 min); THE PILLAR OF FIRE (1899, 1 min); THE MYSTERIOUS PORTRAIT (1899, 1 min); DREYFUS COURT MARTIAL - ARREST OF DREYFUS (1899, 1 min); DREYFUS: DEVIL’S ISLAND - WITHIN THE PALISADE (1899, 1 min); DREYFUS PUT IN IRONS (1899, 1 min); DREYFUS: SUICIDE OF COLONEL HENRY (1899, 1 min); LANDING OF DREYFUS AT QUIBERON (1899, 1 min); DREYFUS MEETS HIS WIFE AT RENNES (1899, 1 min); DREYFUS: THE ATTEMPT AGAINST THE LIFE OF MAITRE LABORI (1899, 1 min); DREYFUS: THE FIGHT OF REPORTERS (1899, 1 min); DREYFUS: THE COURT MARTIAL AT RENNES (1899, 2 min); CINDERELLA (1899, 6 min); THE MYSTERIOUS KNIGHT (1899, 2 min); ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION (1900, 1 min); THE COOK’S REVENGE (1900, 1 min); THE MISFORTUNES OF AN EXPLORER (Fragment) (1900, 16 seconds); THE ONE-MAN BAND (1900, 2 min); JOAN OF ARC (1900, 10 min); THE RAJAH’S DREAM (1900, 3 min); THE WIZARD, THE PRINCE AND THE GOOD FAIRY (1900, 2 min); THE MAGIC BOOK (1900, 3 min); UP-TO-DATE SPIRITUALISM (1900, 1 min); THE TRIPLE CONJURER AND THE LIVING HEAD (1900, 1 min); THE CHRISTMAS DREAM (1900, 4 min); FAT AND LEAN WRESTLING MATCH (1900, 2 min); A FANTASTICAL MEAL (1900, 2 min); GOING TO BED UNDER DIFFICULTIES (1900, 2 min); EIGHT GIRLS IN A BARREL (1900, 1 min); THE DOCTOR AND THE MONKEY (1900, 1 min); HOW HE MISSED HIS TRAIN (1900, 1 min); WHAT IS HOME WITHOUT THE BOARDER (1901, 1 min); THE BRAHMIN AND THE BUTTERFLY (1901, 2 min); EXTRAORDINARY ILLUSIONS (1901, 2 min); THE MAGICIAN’S CAVERN (1901, 3 min); THE BACHELOR’S PARADISE (1901, 2 min); EXCELSIOR! THE PRINCE OF MAGICIANS (1901, 2 min); BLUE BEARD (1901, 10 min); THE HAT WITH MANY SURPRISES (1901, 3 min); THE MAN WITH THE RUBBER HEAD (1901, 3 min); THE DEVIL AND THE STATUE (1901, 2 min); THE DWARF AND THE GIANT (1901, 1 min) on Disc 2 (1902-1904): THE COLONEL’S SHOWER BATH (1902, 1 min); THE DANCING MIDGET (1902, 3 min); A TRIP TO THE MOON (1902, 13 min); THE SHADOW-GIRL (1902, 1 min); THE TREASURES OF SATAN (1902, 3 min); THE HUMAN FLY (1902, 2 min); AN IMPOSSIBLE BALANCING FEAT (1902, 1 min); GULLIVER’S TRAVELS AMONG THE LILLIPUTIANS AND THE GIANTS (1902, 4 min); THE CORONATION OF EDWARD VII (1902, 4 min); THE MARVELLOUS WREATH (1903, 4 min); MISFORTUNE NEVER COMES ALONE (1903, 3 min); THE INFERNAL CAKEWALK (1903, 5 min); THE MYSTERIOUS BOX (1903, 2 min); THE ENCHANTED WELL (1903, 4 min); THE INN WHERE NO MAN RESTS (1903, 5 min); THE DRAWING LESSON (1903, 3 min); THE WITCH’S REVENGE (1903, 3 min); THE ORACLE OF DELPHI (1903, 2 min); SPIRITUALISTIC PHOTOGRAPHER (1903, 2 min); THE MELOMANIAC (1903, 3 min); THE MONSTER (1903, 2 min); THE KINGDOM OF FAIRIES (1903, 17 min); THE INFERNAL CAULDRON (1903, 2 min); APPARITIONS (1903, 3 min); JUPITER’S THUNDERBALLS (1903, 4 min); TEN LADIES IN AN UMBRELLA (1903, 3 min); JACK JAGGS AND DUM DUM (1903, 3 min); BOB KICK THE MISCHIEVOUS KID (1903, 2 min); EXTRAORDINARY ILLUSIONS (1903, 2 min); ALCOFRIBAS, THE MASTER MAGICIAN (1903, 4 min); COMICAL CONJURING (1903, 3 min); THE MAGIC LANTERN (1903, 5 min); THE BALLET MASTER’S DREAM (1903, 3 min); THE DAMNATION OF FAUST [Fragment](1903, 7 min); THE TERRIBLE TURKISH EXECUTIONER (1904, 2 min); A MOONLIGHT SERENADE (1904, 3 min); TIT FOR TAT (1904, 2 min); THE BEWITCHED TRUNK (1904, 3 min); UNTAMABLE WHiSKERS (1904, 3 min); THE CLOCKMAKER’S DREAM (1904, 3 min); THE IMPERCEPTIBLE TRANSMUTATIONS (1904, 2 min); A MIRACLE UNDER THE INQUISITION (1904, 2 min); FAUST AND MARGUERITE [Fragment] (1904, 5 min); TCHIN-CHAO, THE CHINESE CONJURER (1904, 4 min); THE WONDERFUL LIVING FAN (1904, 3 min); THE COOK IN TROUBLE (1904, 5 min); THE DEVILISH PLANK (1904, 2 min); THE MERMAID (1904, 4 min). On Disc 3 (1904-1906): THE IMPOSSIBLE VOYAGE (1904, 20 min); THE FIREFALL (1904, 3 min); THE LIVING PLAYING CARDS (1905, 3 min); THE BLACK IMP (1905, 4 min); THE MAGIC DICE [Fragment] (1905, 1 min); THE LILLIPUTIAN MINUET [Fragment] (1905, 1 min); THE PALACE OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS (1905, 21 min); A CRAZY COMPOSER (1905, 5 min); THE ENCHANTED SEDAN CHAIR (1905, 3 min); AN ADVENTUROUS AUTOMOBILE TRIP (1905, 10 min); UNEXPECTED FIREWORKS (1905, 3 min): RIP’S DREAM [Fragment] (1905, 14 min); THE SCHEMING GAMBLER’S PARADISE (1906, 3 min); A MIX-UP IN THE GALLERY (1906, 3 min); THE CHIMNEY SWEEP (1906, 10 min); THE LUNY MUSICIAN (1906, 4 min); THE TRAMP AND THE MATTRESS MAKERS (1906, 4 min); THE HILARIOUS POSTERS (1906, 3 min); A DESPERATE CRIME [Fragment] (1906, 7 min); PUNCH AND JUDY [Fragment] (1906, 26 seconds); A ROADSIDE INN (1906, 4 min); SOAP BUBBLES (1906, 4 min); THE MERRY FROLICS OF SATAN (1906, 17 min); THE MYSTERIOUS RETORT (1906, 3 min); THE WITCH (1906, 12 min). On Disc 4 (1907-1908): ROGUES’ TRICKS (1907, 4 min); THE SKIPPING CHEESES (1907, 4 min); TUNNELING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL (1907, 15 min); THE ECLIPSE, OR THE COURTSHIP OF THE SUN AND MOON (1907, 9 min); SIGHTSEEING THROUGH WHISKY (1907, 6 min); GOOD GLUE STICKS (1907, 5 min); DELIRIUM IN A STUDIO (1907, 2 min); THE KNIGHT OF BLACK ART (1908, 6 min); THE ECLIPSE, OR THE COURTSHIP OF THE SUN AND MOON (1907, 9 min); IN THE BOGIE MAN’S CAVE (1908, 5 min); THE GOOD LUCK OF A SOUSE (1908, 4 min); JUSTINIAN’S HUMAN TORCHES 548 A.D. (1908, 3 min); THE GENII OF FIRE (1908, 5 min); WHY THAT ACTOR WAS LATE (1908, 6 min); DREAM OF AN OPIUM FIEND (1908, 5 min); LONG DISTANCE WIRELESS PHOTOGRAPHY (1908, 6 min); THE PROPHETESS OF THEBES (Fragment)(1908, 2 min); IN THE BARBER SHOP (1908, 3 min); THE NEW LORD OF THE VILLAGE (1908, 9 min); THE MISER (1908, 5 min); SIDE SHOW WRESTLERS (1908, 8 min); THE BROKEN VIOLIN (Fragment) (1908, 3 min); THE WOES OF ROLLER SKATES (1908, 7 min); HIS FIRST JOB (1908, 5 min); THE MISCHANCES OF A PHOTOGRAPHER (1908, 3 min); AN INDIAN SORCERER (1908, 5 min); A TRICKY PAINTER’S FATE (1908, 4 min); FRENCH COPS LEARNING ENGLISH (1908, 7 min); NOT GUILTY (1908, 10 min); BUNCOED STAGE JOHNNIE (Fragment)(1908, 2 min); A GRANDMOTHER’S STORY (1908, 5 min). On Disc 5 (1908-1913): PHARMACEUTICAL HALLUCINATIONS (1908, 13 min); THE GOOD SHEPHERDESS AND THE EVIL PRINCESS (Fragment)(1908, 14 min); [Unidentified](Fragment)(1908, 2 min); THE DIABOLIC TENANT (1909, 7 min); WHIMSICAL ILLUSIONS (1909, 5 min); BARON MUNCHAUSEN’S DREAM (1911, 11 min); THE CONQUEST OF THE POLE (1912, 30 min); CINDERELLA (1912, 24 min); THE KNIGHT OF THE SNOW (1912, 16 min); THE VOYAGE OF THE BOURRICHON FAMILY (1913, 15 min). Supplemental features include: on Disc 1: LE GRAND MÉLIÈS (Georges Franju, 1953, 31 min); English narration (written by Méliès) on select films. Essay booklet available from checkout.

Titles

+ Playing Cards

+ Terrible Night, A

+ Vanishing Lady, The

+ Nightmare, A

+ Haunted Castle, The

+ Surrender Of Tournavos, The

+ Between Calais And Dover

+ Bewitch Inn, The

+ After The Ball

+ Divers At Work On The Wreck Of The “Maine”

+ Panorama From Top Of A Moving Train

+ Magician, The

+ Famous Box Trick, The

+ Adventures Of William Tell

+ Astronomer’s Dream, The

+ Four Troublesome Heads, The

+ Temptation Of Saint Anthony, The

+ Conjurer, The

+ Devil In A Convent, The

+ Pillar Of Fire, The

+ Mysterious Portrait, The

+ Dreyfus Court Martial - Arrest Of Dreyfus

+ Dreyfus: Devil’s Island - Within The Palisade

+ Dreyfus Put In Irons

+ Dreyfus: Suicide Of Colonel Henry

+ Landing Of Dreyfus At Quiberon

+ Dreyfus Meets His Wife At Rennes

+ Dreyfus: The Attempts Against The Life Of Maitre Labori

+ Dreyfus: The Fight Of Reporters

+ Dreyfus: The Court Martial At Rennes

+ Cinderella

+ Mysterious Knight, The

+ Addition And Subtraction

+ Cook’s Revenge, The

+ Misfortunes Of An Explorer, The [Fragment]

+ One-Man Band, The

+ Joan Of Arc

+ Rajah’s Dream, The

+ Wizard, The Prince And The Good Fairy, The

+ Magic Book, The

+ Up-To-Date Spiritualism

+ Triple Conjurer And The Living Head, The

+ Christmas Dream, The

+ Fat And Lean Wrestling Match

+ Fantastical Meal, A

+ Going To Bed Under Difficulties

+ Eight Girls In A Barrel

+ Grand Méliès, Le

+ Doctor And The Monkey, The

+ How He Missed His Train

+ What Is Home Without The Boarder

+ Brahmin And The Butterfly, The

+ Extraordinary Illusions

+ Magician’s Cavern, The

+ Bachelor’s Paradise, The

+ Excelsior! The Prince Of Magicians

+ Blue Beard

+ Hat With Many Surprises, The

+ Man With The Rubber Head, The

+ Devil And The Statue, The

+ Dwarf And The Giant, The

+ Colonel’s Shower Bath, The

+ Dancing Midget, The

+ Trip To The Moon, A

+ Shadow-Girl, The

+ Treasures Of Satan, The

+ Human Fly, The

+ Impossible Balancing Feat, An

+ Gulliver’s Travels Among The Lilliputians And The Giants

+ Coronation Of Edward VII

+ Marvellous Wreath, The

+ Misfortune Never Comes Alone

+ Infernal Cake Walk, The

+ Mysterious Box, The

+ Enchanted Well, The

+ Inn Where No Man Rests, The

+ Drawing Lesson, The

+ Witch’s Revenge, The

+ Oracle Of Delphi, The

+ Spiritualistic Photographer

+ Melomaniac, The

+ Monster, The

+ Kingdom Of Fairies, The

+ Infernal Caldron, The

+ Apparitions

+ Jupiter’s Thunderballs

+ Ten Ladies In An Umbrella

+ Jack Jaggs And Dum Dum

+ Bob Kick The Mischievous Kid

+ Extraordinary Illusions

+ Alcofrisbas, The Master Magician

+ Comical Conjuring

+ Magic Lantern, The

+ Ballet Master’s Dream, The

+ Damnation Of Faust, The [Fragment]

+ Terrible Turkish Executioner, The

+ Moonlight Serenade, A

+ Tit For Tat

+ Bewitched Trunk, The

+ Untamable Whiskers

+ Clockmaker’s Dream, The

+ Imperceptible Transmutations, The

+ Miracle Under The Inquisition, A

+ Faust And Marguerite [Fragment]

+ Tchin-Chao, The Chinese Conjurer

+ Wonderful Living Fan, The

+ Cook In Trouble, The

+ Devilish Plank, The

+ Mermaid, The

+ Impossible Voyage, The

+ Firefall, The

+ Living Playing Cards, The

+ Black Imp, The

+ Magic Dice, The [Fragment]

+ Lilliputian Minuet, The [Fragment]

+ Palace Of The Arabian Nights, The

+ Crazy Composer, A

+ Enchanted Sedan Chair

+ Adventurous Automobile Trip, An

+ Unexpected Fireworks

+ Rip’s Dream [Fragment]

+ Scheming Gamblers’ Paradise, The

+ Mix-Up In The Gallery, A

+ Chimney Sweep, The

+ Luny Musician, The

+ Tramp And The Mattress Makers, The

+ Hilarious Posters, The

+ Desperate Crime, A [Fragment]

+ Punch And Judy [Fragment]

+ Roadside Inn, A

+ Soap Bubbles

+ Merry Frolics Of Satan, The

+ Mysterious Retort, The

+ Witch, The

+ Rogues’ Tricks

+ Skipping Cheeses, The

+ Tunnelling The English Channel

+ Eclipse, Or The Courtship Of The Sun and Moon, The

+ Sightseeing Through Whisky

+ Good Glue Sticks

+ Delirium In A Studio [Fragment]

+ Knight Of Black Art, The

+ In The Bogie Man’s Cave

+ Good Luck Of A Souse, The [Fragment]

+ Justinian’s Human Torches 548 A.D.

+ Genii Of Fire, The

+ Why That Actor Was Late

+ Dream Of An Opium Fiend

+ Long Distance Wireless Photography

+ Prophetess Of Thebes, The [Fragment]

+ In The Barber Shop

+ New Lord Of The Village, The

+ Miser, The [Fragment]

+ Side Show Wrestlers

+ Broken Violin, The [Fragment]

+ Woes Of Roller Skates, The

+ His First Job

+ Mischances Of A Photographer, The

+ Indian Sorcerer, An

+ Indian Sorcerer, An

+ French Cops Learning English

+ Not Guilty

+ Buncoed Stage Johnnie [Fragment]

+ Grandmother’s Story, A

+ Pharmaceutical Hallucinations

+ Good Sheperdess And The Evil Princess, The [Fragment]

+ [Unidentified]

+ Diabolic Tenant, The

+ Whimsical Illusions

+ Baron Munchausen’s Dream

+ Conquest Of The Pole, The

+ Cinderella

+ Knight Of The Snow, The

+ Voyage Of The Bourrichon Family, The