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Beginning in 2008, with the release of the award-winning Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema, Flicker Alley and Blackhawk Films® have featured and celebrated the extraordinary work of Georges Méliès in various Blu-ray, DVD, and digital editions. Now, thanks to the extensive restoration efforts of Lobster Films, viewers will be equally delighted by the clarity, creativity and compositions of this new HD collection. This set features music scores from seven talented musicians, and English narration tracks for select titles (noted below), along with a booklet that includes optional read-along narration to select shorts in the collection.
The Pillar of Fire (LA DANSE DU FEU, 1899)
Joan of Arc (JEANNE D'ARC, 1900) + narration
A Trip to the Moon (LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE, 1902) + narration
Robinson Crusoe (LES AVENTURES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE, 1902, 12 min) + narration
The Kingdom of Fairies (LE ROYAUME DES FÉES, 1903) + narration
The Infernal Cauldron (LE CHAUDRON INFERNAL, 1903)
The Impossible Voyage (VOYAGE À TRAVERS L'IMPOSSIBLE, 1904)
Rip's Dream (LA LÉGENDE DE RIP VAN WINCKLE, 1905) + narration
The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship (LE DIRIGEABLE FANTASTIQUE, 1905)
The Merry Frolics of Satan (LES QUAT'CENTS FARCES DU DIABLE, 1906)
The Witch (LA FÉE CARABOSSE ou LE POIGNARD FATAL, 1906)
A Diabolic Tenant (UN LOCATAIRE DIABOLIQUE, 1906)
Whimsical Illusions (LES ILLUSIONS FANTAISISTES, 1909)
Narration Tracks Featuring film historian Serge Bromberg, and adapted from George Méliès suggestions, these narrations are culled from Star Films distribution catalogues intended for the sale of these films to English-speaking territories.
Souvenir Booklet Featuring a new forward to the collection, along with rare images and the English-language narration text to several of the films.