The Mad Magician

Edition no. 109

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Directed by: John Brahm

Made shortly after the box-office success of House of WaxThe Mad Magician returns Vincent Price to the world of three-dimensional horror. He plays Don Gallico, the creator of elaborate illusions for stage magicians, who seeks their fame… and will turn to murder to achieve it!

Directed by John Brahm (The Undying Monster), The Mad Magician is presented in two- and three-dimensions, and is accompanied by a pair of 3D comedy shorts by the Three Stooges.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: English 1.0 PCM Mono
Subtitles: English
Region: A/B/C
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50
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  • 2D and 3D presentations
  • Audio commentary with film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby (2020)
  • Three-Dimensional Magic (2020, 15 mins): appreciation of The Mad Magician and the 3D filmmaking boom of the 1950s by cinematographer Frank Passingham (Kubo and the Two Strings) and archivist Tom Vincent, presented in 3D and 2D
  • Super 8 versions (16 mins, sound; and 7 mins, silent): two cut-down home cinema presentations in anaglyphic 3D
  • Two short films starring the Three Stooges: Spooks! (1953) and Pardon My Backfire (1953), presented in 3D and 2D
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Kat Ellinger, a look at the career of producer Bryan Foy, an archival interview with director John Brahm by David Del Valle, a guide to the promotional campaign, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Jeff Billington on the Three Stooges’ 3D shorts, and film credits

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