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The House of Mystery DVD
The House of Mystery

The House of Mystery

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Flicker Alley and the Blackhawk Films Collection are proud to present The House of Mystery (La Maison du mystre) for the first time on DVD in this 3-disc DVD Edition. The 10-episode Films Albatros serial is a six-and-a-half-hour epic of stylish eleganceand narrative imagination.On DVD for the 1st time in this 3-Disc DVD Edition!Serial films, or cin romans were well-established in France before World War I,where they are most closely identified with writer-director Louis Feuillade. These melodramas for adult audiences were unlike American serials that were targeted primarily at youngsters. At Albatros, Russian migr producer Joseph Ermolieff produced three serials in 1921, all adapted from roman-feuilletons by the phenomenally successful Jules Mary, a specialist in the genre, who penned many a famous melodrama around the theme of the miscarriage of justice - a theme that must have had special appeal for the unjustly displaced technicians and artists of Ermolieff's Moscow and Yalta studios.The first two serials have not left a trace in the annals of film archives. But The House of Mystery (La Maison du mystre) , Ermolieff's third serial, (begun in the summer of 1921 and not completed until 1923) by Alexandre Volkoff (with fellow studio director Viatcheslav Tourjansky providing some important and uncredited second-unit work), is a triumph of the genre and a complete delight that not only survived, but also was restored in its original ten-episode format by the Cinematheque Francaise. Flicker Alley and the Blackhawk Films Collection are proud to present for the first time on DVD this six-and-a-half-hour epic of stylish elegance and narrative imagination, with optional English subtitles by Lenny Borger and a brand-new score by compos
Title: The House of Mystery
Genre: Mystery / Suspense, Drama-Classics (Silent Films)
Starring: Ivan Mosjoukine, Charles Vanel
Director: Alexandre Volkoff
Studio: Flicker Alley
Number of Discs: 3
Release Date: 4/7/2015
Original Year: 1923
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 617311678196
Item #: 1468964X

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