Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema

Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema

Lobster Films

Geoges Méliès built the world's first movie studio in 1896 near Paris; from it cascaded fantastic magic films, dream films, historical reconstructions, imaginary journeys, melodramas, slapstick comedies -- even erotic films. This monumental fifteen hour collection on six DVDs gathers for the first time all the surviving films of Georges Méliès from his first, Card Party (1896) to his last, The Voyage of the Bouririchon Family (1913), bracketing about 200 others. Arranged in chronological order, this comprehensive collection makes widely available for the first time both the breadth and the depth of his work, disclosing a highly imaginative artist's discovery of the possibilities of cinema. Beautiful new music has been prepared by leading practitioners of silent film accompaniment. Georges Méliès can now be seen not only as a great pioneer but also as the most accomplished filmmaker in the world during the first years of cinema.

DVD features

DVD 1

  • Le Grand Méliès France 1953, 32'
  • Partie de cartes France 1896, 1'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Une nuit terrible France 1896, 1'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Escamotage d'une dame chez Robert-Houdin France 1896, 2'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Cauchemar France 1896, 1'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Le Château hanté (colored) France 1897, 1'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • La Prise de Tournavos France 1897, 1'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Entre Calais et Douvres France 1897, 1'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • L'Auberge ensorcelée France 1897, 2'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Après le bal France 1897, 2'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • Visite sous-marine du "Maine" France 1898, 1'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Panorama pris d'un train en marche France 1898, 1'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Le Magicien France 1898, 1'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Illusions fantasmagoriques France 1898, 1'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Guillaume Tell et le clown France 1898, 1'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • La Lune à un mètre France 1898, 3'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • Un Homme de tête France 1898, 1'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • La Tentation de Saint Antoine France 1898, 1'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • L'illusionniste fin-de-siècle France 1899, 1'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Diable au couvent France 1899, 3'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • La Danse du feu (colored) France 1899, 1'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • Le Portrait mystérieux France 1899, 1'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • L'Affaire Dreyfus France 1899, 11'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Cendrillon (colored) France 1899, 6'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • Le Chevalier mystère France 1900, 1'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Tom Whisky ou l'illusionniste toqué France 1900, 1'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • La Vengeance du gâte-sauce France 1900, 1'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Les Infortunes d'un explorateur ou les momies récalcitrantes France 1900, 1'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • L'Homme orchestre France 1900, 2'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • Jeanne d'Arc (colored) France 1900, 11'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • Le Rêve du Radjah ou La forêt enchantée France 1900, 3'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Sorcier, le prince et le bon génie France 1900, 2'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Le Livre magique France 1900, 3'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Spiritisme abracadabrant France 1900, 1'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • L'illusionniste double et la tête vivante France 1900, 2'
  • Music by Mont Alto
  • Rêve de Noël France 1900, 5'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • Nouvelles luttes extravagantes France 1900, 3'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Le Repas fantastique France 1900, 2'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Déshabillage impossible France 1900, 2'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Tonneau des Danaïdes France 1900, 2'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Savant et le chimpanzé France 1900, 1'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Le Réveil d'un monsieur pressé France 1900, 1'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • La Maison tranquille France 1901, 2'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • La Chrysalide et le papillon France 1901, 2'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Dislocation mystérieuse France 1901, 2'
  • Music by Mont Alto
  • L'antre des esprits France 1901, 3'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Chez la sorcière France 1901, 2'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Excelsior! France 1901, 2'
  • Music by Mont Alto
  • Barbe-bleue France 1901, 11'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Le Chapeau à surprise France 1901, 3'
  • Music by Mont Alto
  • L'Homme à la tête en caoutchouc France 1901, 3'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Diable géant ou Le miracle de la madone France 1901, 2'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Nain et géant France 1901, 1'
  • Music by Neal Kurz

DVD 2

  • Douche du colonel France 1902, 1'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • La Danseuse microscopique Whisky France 1902, 3'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • Le Voyage dans la Lune France 1902, 13'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • La Clownesse fantôme France 1902, 1'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Les Trésors de Satan France 1902, 3'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • L'homme-mouche (colored) France 1902, 2'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • L'Equilibre impossible France 1902, 2'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • Le Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les géants (colored) France 1902, 5'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Le Sacre d'Edouard VII France 1902, 4'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • La Guirlande merveilleuse France 1903, 4'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • Un Malheur n'arrive jamais seul France 1903, 3'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Le Cake-walk infernal France 1903, 6'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • La Boîte à malice France 1903, 2'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • Le Puits fantastique France 1903, 4'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • L'Auberge du bon repos France 1903, 5'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • La Statue animée France 1903, 3'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Le Sorcier France 1903, 4'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • L'oracle de Delphes France 1903, 2'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Portrait Spirite France 1903, 3'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Le Mélomane France 1903, 3'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • Le Monstre France 1903, 3'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Royaume des fées (colored) France 1903, 17'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Chaudron infernal (colored) France 1903, 2'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • Le Revenant France 1903, 3'
  • Music by Mont Alto
  • Le Tonnerre de Jupiter France 1903, 4'
  • Music by Mont Alto
  • Le Parapluie fantastique France 1903, 3'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • Tom Tight et Dum Dum France 1903, 3'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • Bob Kick, l'enfant terrible France 1903, 2'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Illusions funambulesques France 1903, 2'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • L'enchanteur Alcofribas France 1903, 4'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Jack et Jim France 1903, 3'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • La Lanterne magique France 1903, 5'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Le Rêve du maître de ballet France 1903, 3'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • Faust aux enfers France 1903, 7'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Bourreau turc France 1904, 3'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • Au clair de la lune ou Pierrot malheureux France 1904, 3'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Un Prêté pour un rendu France 1904, 2'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Le Coffre enchanté France 1904, 3'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • Le Roi du maquillage France 1904, 3'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • Le Rêve de l'horloger France 1904, 3'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • Les Transmutations imperceptibles France 1904, 2'
  • Music by Mont Alto
  • Un Miracle sous l'Inquisition France 1904, 3'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • Damnation du Docteur Faust France 1904, 5'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • Le Thaumaturge chinois France 1904, 4'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • Le Merveilleux éventail vivant France 1904, 4'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • Sorcellerie culinaire France 1904, 5'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • La Planche du diable France 1904, 2'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • La Sirène France 1904, 4'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie

DVD 3

  • Voyage à travers l'impossible (colored) France 1904, 21'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • La Cascade de feu France 1904, 3'
  • Music by Neal Kurz
  • Les Cartes vivantes France 1905, 3'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • Le Diable noir France 1905, 4'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • Le Phénix ou Le coffret de cristal France 1905, 2'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Menuet lilliputien France 1905, 1'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Palais des mille et une nuits (colored) France 1905, 21'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • Le Compositeur toqué France 1905, 5'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • La Chaise à porteurs enchantée France 1905, 4'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • Le Raid Paris - Monte-Carlo en deux heures France 1905, 11'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Un Feu d'artifice improvisé France 1905, 3'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • La Légende de Rip Van Winckle (colored) France 1905, 15'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • Le Tripot clandestin France 1906, 3'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • Une Chute de cinq étages France 1906, 3'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Jack le ramoneur France 1906, 10'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Maestro Do-Mi-Sol-Do France 1906, 4'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • La Cardeuse de matelas France 1906, 5'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Les Affiches en goguette France 1906, 4'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • Les Incendiaires France 1906, 8'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • L'anarchie chez Guignol France 1906, 1'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • L'hôtel des voyageurs de commerce ou Les suites d'une bonne cuite France 1906, 4'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Les Bulles de savon vivantes France 1906, 4'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • Les Quatre cents farces du diable (colored) France 1906, 17'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • L'alchimiste Parafaragaramus ou La cornue infernale France 1906, 4'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • La Fée Carabosse ou Le poignard fatal (colored) France 1906, 12'
  • Music by Eric Beheim

DVD 4

  • La Douche d'eau bouillante France 1907, 4'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Les Fromages automobiles France 1907, 4'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Le Tunnel sous la Manche ou le cauchemar anglo-français (colored) France 1907, 15'
  • Music by Eric Beheim
  • Eclipse de soleil en pleine lune France 1907, 10'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • Pauvre John ou Les aventures d'un buveur de whisky France 1907, 6'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • La Colle universelle France 1907, 5'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • Ali Barbouyou et Ali Bouf à l'huile France 1907, 2'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Le Tambourin fantastique France 1908, 6'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • La Cuisine de l'ogre France 1908, 5'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • Il y a un dieu pour les ivrognes France 1908, 4'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Les Torches humaines France 1908, 3'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • Le Génie du feu France 1908, 5'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Why That Actor Was Late France 1908, 6'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Le Rêve d'un fumeur d'opium France 1908, 5'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • La Photographie électrique à distance France 1908, 6'
  • Music by Alexander Rannie
  • La Prophétesse de Thèbes France 1908, 2'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • Salon de coiffure France 1908, 3'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Le Nouveau seigneur du village France 1908, 9'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • L'avare France 1908, 5'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • Le Conseil du Pipelet / un tour à la foire France 1908, 8'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Lully ou le violon brisé France 1908, 3'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • Les Patineurs France 1908, 7'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Amour et mélasse France 1908, 5'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • Les Mésaventures d'un photographe France 1908, 4'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Le Fakir de Singapour (colored) France 1908, 5'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • A Tricky Painter's Fate (colored) France 1908, 4'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • French interpreter policeman France 1908, 8'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Anaïc ou le balafré (colored) France 1908, 10'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • Pour l'étoile S.V.P. (colored) France 1908, 2'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • Conte de la grand-mère et rêve de l'enfant France 1908, 5'
  • Music by Mont Alto

DVD 5

  • Hallucinations pharmaceutiques ou Le truc du potard France 1908, 14'
  • Music by Joe Rinaudo
  • La Bonne bergère et la mauvaise princesse France 1908, 14'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • Unidentifiziertes Fragment France 1908, 2'
  • Music by Donald Sosin
  • Le Locataire diabolique (colored) France 1909, 7'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • Les Illusions fantaisistes (colored) France 1909, 5'
  • Music by Robert Israel
  • Les Hallucinations du Baron de Münchausen France 1911, 11'
  • Music by Brian Benison
  • A la conquête du pôle (colored) France 1912, 31'
  • Music by Mont Alto
  • Cendrillon ou la pantoufle merveilleuse (colored) France 1912, 24'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Le Chevalier des neiges France 1912, 16'
  • Music by Frederick Hodges
  • Le Voyage de la famille Bourrichon France 1913, 16'
  • Music by Eric Beheim

DVD 6 (Méliès Encore)

  • Défense d'afficher France 1896, 2'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Le Manoir du Diable France 1896, 4'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • L'hallucination de l'alchemiste (colored) France 1897, 3'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Sur le toits France 1897, 1'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Bombardement d'une maison France 1897, 1'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Combat naval en Grèce France 1897, 1'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • L'omnibus des toqués ou blancs et noirs France 1901, 1'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • L'oeuf du sorcier France 1902, 2'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • L'éruption volcanique à la Martinique France 1902, 1'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Les aventures de Robinson Crusoé France 1902, 2' (fragment)
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • La flamme merveilleuse France 1903, 2'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Un peu de feu s.v.p. France 1904, 1' (fragment)
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Les apparitions fugitives France 1904, 2'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Le juif errant France 1904, 3'
  • With a new musical accompaniment and spoken narration
  • Détresses et charité France 1904, 10'
  • With a new musical accompaniment and spoken narration
  • Le baquet de Mesmer (colored) France 1904, 3'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • L'île de Calypso France 1905, 4'
  • With a new musical accompaniment and spoken narration
  • Le dirigeable fantastique ou Le cauchemar d'un inventeur (colored) France 1907, 3'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Robert Macaire et Bertrand, les rois des cambrioleurs France 1906, 11'
  • With a new musical accompaniment and spoken narration
  • Deux cent milles sous les mers ou Le cauchemar du pêcheur France 1907, 10'
  • With a new musical accompaniment and spoken narration
  • Le mariage de Victoire France 1907, 9'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Satan en prison France 1907, 5'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • François I. et Triboulet France 1908, 5'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Hydrothérapie fantastique France 1909, 10'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Le papillon fantastique (colored) France 1909, 2' (fragment)
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Le vitrail diabolique (colored) France 1911, 8'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Bonus: Les roses magiques (colored) France 1906, 3'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • Bonus: Excursion dans la lune (colored) France 1908, 7'
  • With a new musical accompaniment
  • 36 pages booklet with essays by Norman McLaren and John Frazer

Edited by: Lobster Films

DVD authoring: Brian Peterson

DVD supervision: David Shepard, Eric Lange, Jeffery Masino

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Music score in stereo
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