DVD- American Experience: Houdini

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Wrapped in chains and encased in a crate, magician Harry Houdini was dropped into New York's icy East River.

Horrified onlookers watched him emerge, unharmed, less than 60 second later.

Easily the world's most famous escape artist, Houdini mesmerized audiences with astonishing acts of magic like the Water Torture Cell.

A circus performer turned gifted artist, Houdini confronted humanity's greatest fears: entrapment, pain, and death.


  • Directors: Produced by Nancy Porter, Beth Tierney
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: PBS (Direct)
  • DVD Release Date: October 4, 2011
  • Run Time: 60 minutes