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El gran houdini [DVD]

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Biografía de ficción del gran mago y artista del escape Harry Houdini, en la que se reconstruyen muchos de sus trucos más famosos


Detalles del producto

  • Actores: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke, Stefan Schnabel
  • Directores: George Marshall
  • Audio: Inglés
  • Subtítulos: Español
  • Región: Región 2 (Más información sobre Formatos de DVD.)
  • Número de discos: 1
  • Calificación española (ICAA): Apta para todos los públicos
  • Estudio: Paramount
  • Fecha de lanzamiento: 31 mar 2010
  • Valoración media de los clientes: 1.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas  Ver todas las opiniones (1 opinión de cliente)
  • ASIN: B003L6SCZU
  • Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº5.308 en Cine y Series TV (Ver el Top 100 en Cine y Series TV)

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Por Josep G. en 25 de septiembre de 2016
Formato: DVD Compra verificada
el dvd no he conseguido reproducirlo en diferentes reproductores , creo que es un producto falso y no debería estar en una empresa de prestigio como Amazon...
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Amazon.com: 4.4 de un máximo de 5 estrellas 129 opiniones
24 de 24 personas piensan que la opinión es útil
5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas "Houdini" finally materializes, on DVD! 13 de mayo de 2008
Por G. M. Schoditsch - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato: DVD Compra verificada
Finally this cinematic treasure comes to DVD. While sometimes not historically accurate, it does portray a young Ehrich Weiss and his passion for the art of escapism & illusion and his love for his wife Bess. Real life husband and wife couple, Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh are more than convincing as "The Great Houdini" and his stage assistant.

This delightful film will bring enjoyment to legions of fans of old like myself as well as a cursory enlightenment of Harry Houdini for newer generations.

Filmed in 1953, "Houdini" is presented in Technicolor with an Aspect Ratio of 1.37:1. A very family friendly movie, recommended without reservation.

09.30.10 Rest in Peace Mr. Tony Curtis; you will be missed...
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas A Long Time Coming 12 de abril de 2008
Por Robert A. Glover - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato: DVD
Remembering this movie as a child and finally it has made it to DVD. What took the studio so long? I am sure that I am not the only person asking that question? Although not true to the real life of Houdini the film is a fun and entertaining piece of work that at times will keep you fixed to the screen. Giving it a five star rating and suggesting that it be watched by all members of the family so that a new generation of people can enjoy its magic.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Enjoy it for the acting & theatrics, but not for its accuracy 20 de abril de 2008
Por calvinnme - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato: DVD
This film is a very enjoyable if not completely accurate rendition of Harry Houdini's life. Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, young and in love in real life, do a great job of playing Harry and Bess Houdini. An amateur magician himself, Curtis gives a great performance in the first really good role of his career. There will be many to come. What's accurate about this film? Most of the escapes shown in the film such as when Houdini allowed himself to be hung upside down outside of a tall building while confined in a strait jacket, his offering and succeeding to escape from any pair of handcuffs that his audiences could produce, and his decision to go through with being locked in a box submerged in water while he himself is bound in chains.

What's inaccurate in the film? It's more a matter of what is omitted. The film does mention Houdini's running battle with spiritualists. What it doesn't mention is Houdini's tiff with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle over the whole issue. The depth and length of this disagreement is considerable, though, and it's understandable that in a film not of documentary length that it had to be left out.

Sadly enough, the film has only a trailer as an extra feature.
A commentary track, an actual documentary, or even - if it was possible - to include the excellent 1976 made-for-TV film "The Great Houdini" with Paul Michael Glaser in the title role would have made for a better package. That 70's version of Houdini's life gives more details about what made the man tick, even if there is something about its atmosphere that transports one back to the days of disco. At any rate, when it comes to classics from Paramount, I'll take them any way I can get them.
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4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas George Pal's Magician Among the Spirits 17 de julio de 2004
Por Justin Playfair - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato: Cinta VHS Compra verificada
This romanticized look at the career of Harry Houdini played with charm by Tony Curtis is full of the mysterious "other worldly " effects that George Pal made his reputation on in productions to come. In several scenes, Curtis taps into the Spirit world to...escape from a straight jacket, find the hole to get out of the frozen Detroit river, and seek out an experienced peer to solve the "Man in a Bottle" trick. He also manages in the process to stigmatize Halloween forever as a "bad omen" and gives new meaning to a Mother complex greater than Richard Burton's in "Alexander the Great". Still, the movie is a marvelous dose of "entertainment" and the sets are superb, there is a great veteran supporting cast and the screenplay is well written. This was a VERY popular movie and Tony Curtis does a great job in the role, even though there is a lot of deviation from the real Harry. It needs a DVD polish and presentation of extras with trailers and perhaps some interviews. It would be interesting to hear from Tony Curtis about this film after all these years. Good family fun!
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4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Tony Curtis shines as the legendary magician... 11 de septiembre de 2011
Por trebe - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato: DVD
The life of Harry Houdini (1874-1926), at the time the most famous magician in the world, is given the Hollywood treatment in Houdini (1953), with Tony Curtis starring as the Great Houdini, the legendary illusionist and escape artist. Janet Leigh, married to Curtis at the time, appears as Houdini's wife Bess. Leigh looks stunning, and gives a very solid performance, as Houdini's partner for life, both on and off the stage.

The film hits some of the high points of the magician's colorful life, embellishing the truth for dramatic purposes. Curtis certainly shines in his portrayal, bringing a lot of flair and charm to the role. The early part of the movie recounts Houdini's humble beginnings in vaudeville, his romance and marriage to Bess, and the period where the couple lived with Houdini's mother (Angela Clarke), who remained a major influence in his life.

With Bess as his assistant, Harry focused on becoming an escape artist and illusionist, working to master the opening of locks, handcuffs, and eventually safes. Winning a prize provides the opportunity for the Houdini's to journey to England, where Harry gains more notoriety after escaping from a prison cell. Performing in Europe, Houdini's career takes off. While mostly based on some elements of truth, the film features a mysterious German magician named Johann Von Schweger, who Houdini unsuccessfully attempts to contact many times. After Von Schweger passes away, in another strange development, Von Schweger's assistant Otto (Torin Thatcher), becomes Houdini's loyal aide.

Returning to America, the magician works to establish himself as a performer. Tragedy strikes, when Houdini's mother passes away while he is in Detroit, attempting to escape from a crate dropped through a hole in the ice on a frozen river. The stunt nearly claims Houdini's life, but he claims that his mother's voice mysteriously guided him to safety. This event causes Houdini to stop performing, and explore the possibility of communicating with the spirits of the dead, and debunking fake mediums. Houdini eventually returns to performing, attempting more spectacular tricks. The dangerous pagoda water torture cell escape is eliminated from the act, until the audience demands that Houdini perform it.

Houdini the movie, is quite entertaining, and while not entirely accurate, gets a lot of things right while building up the mystique surrounding the famous magician. It's understandable that Houdini's death from appendicitis was dramatized, and it doesn't matter that Bess was actually a brunette, but the whole Von Schweger storyline is a curious element, as the filmmakers seem bent of playing up the supernatural angle. Rather than being the cause of his death, the water torture cell escape was a trick that Houdini successfully performed for many years. The makeup effects are nicely done, as the Houdini's both age gracefully through the course of the film. With some impressive set designs, and winning performances from Curtis and Leigh, Houdini rates a solid 4.5 stars. The film would earn a 5 star rating, if not for the various factual inconsistencies.


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