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Topic: David De-val
Message: Posted by: Darkart (Dec 29, 2012 05:46AM)
Hi, Im still looking for film footage of David De-Vals escapes and TV appearences. I know the BBC have his York and Rochdale Escapes which he did in in the Hot-Line TV show in the 1980s but they wont release them, (Ive tried many times)
Message: Posted by: Ian McColl (Dec 29, 2012 05:50AM)
Either Mick Hanzlik or Chris Gower sent me my copy. York is the packing crate in the prison cell(?) Rochdale, was it the Hamburg eight from the women who own the local pub (?)

Ian McColl
Message: Posted by: Darkart (Dec 29, 2012 05:59AM)
Ian, Thanks don't have the packing crate one in the cell think that's the Rochdale one?, The Hamburg eight was the roller coaster escape which Mick Hanzlik uploaded.

Forgot to add that I can convert VHS tapes etc and return any items as well as cover postage costs. As I would like to feature his escapes on his tribute site.
as well as credit / Thank on the site.


Andy
Message: Posted by: james_unlimited (Dec 29, 2012 11:33AM)
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On 2012-12-29 06:46, Darkart wrote:
Hi, Im still looking for film footage of David De-Vals escapes and TV appearences. I know the BBC have his York and Rochdale Escapes which he did in in the Hot-Line TV show in the 1980s but they wont release them, (Ive tried many times)
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What did the BBC say to you? That they have them but you cant have them ?!
Message: Posted by: Darkart (Dec 29, 2012 12:32PM)
Hi, Yip they wont release any digital copys etc unless you actualy were in the shows or as part of the staff.

"If you've made a significant contribution to a BBC TV or radio programme (for example, if you were a performer or a member of the production team), you can request a contributor's copy of the show if it is held in the archives"

I also wrote to the producer of the show personaly asking and as yet no reply. So its only going to be if someone some where has it recorded on VHS? (I recon). Its not easy at all to deal with these big TV companys,It took me three months to secure the digital photos and licence rights from the USA allowing me to use the screen captures of David De-val from the Houdini DVD on the site, Yet here the BBC wont even compromise at its all very disappointing.

I don't want these escapes to be lost forever!

Andy
Message: Posted by: Ian McColl (Dec 29, 2012 01:36PM)
Hi I will start looking thru my vid collection as I would hate it to be lost as well, no need for postage or credit, the credit goes to whoever was kind enough to send it to me in the first place.

Ian
Message: Posted by: Darkart (Dec 29, 2012 01:52PM)
Ian, Thanks.
Keep Escapology Alive :)

Andy
Message: Posted by: Mick Hanzlik (Jan 1, 2013 01:05AM)
Ian, the woman who had the pub, brought the Hamburg 8's to Blackpool for the Roller Coaster escape. He also did a Cell Escape on live Saturday Moring TV as well, not sure if this was one of the ones mentioned, possibly Rochdale, but not sure. Riley might have som info, so over to you, Roy.....
Message: Posted by: Ian McColl (Jan 1, 2013 01:37AM)
Hi Mick, I cannot locate my copy, do you still have the master copy? I would like to see it all again.
You were so much younger then.

Ian
Message: Posted by: Mick Hanzlik (Jan 2, 2013 01:23AM)
My master copy is on an old computer Ian, so not so easy to locate, byt it's on Youtube by searching for David Deval. Also there is the York Cell Escape.

Her's the link to the Roller Coaster escape, when I had twice as much hair!

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=david+deval&oq=david+deval&gs_l=youtube.12...708.3583.0.5871.11.10.0.1.1.0.240.1151.1j2j3.6.0...0.0...1ac.1.ST4oa0eo0s8
Message: Posted by: Ian McColl (Jan 2, 2013 02:46AM)
Hi Mick, and what nice hair it used to be (LOL) The roller coaster is the only escape I can find. It seems you and your computer 'are our only hope.' (sounds like a scene from Star Wars)

Ian
Message: Posted by: Darkart (Jan 2, 2013 03:02AM)
Use the force :)
If its on an old hard drive I can most prob retrieve it if its possibe?
Message: Posted by: Mick Hanzlik (Jan 3, 2013 01:48AM)
No, it's just an old computer in a cupboard somewhere. I need to dig it out and hook it up. I'll have a go at the weekend
Message: Posted by: Riley (Jan 3, 2013 06:03AM)
Well, all is not lost. I have David's personal VHS tape, but it is presently
in my storage unit and would not be easy to get to it for some time :-(

The Roller Coaster escape is certainly on there, and other stuff too.
Message: Posted by: Darkart (Jan 3, 2013 10:35AM)
Great Riley! appreciate you & everyones help. So so glad this is there and can be featured. I know it may be a while before you can get it as you say, but if you need it transfered over etc or personaly collected Il be down your way in March :)

Andy
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jan 3, 2013 01:10PM)
Riley do you have the kit to convert VHS to digital? If not I can bring my bits with me to UKEA and if you bring the tape we can make a nice shiney DVD together ....... Oh er misses!
Message: Posted by: Riley (Jan 4, 2013 05:01AM)
Yes, I have the VHS to digital stuff - but it will be a long time (ie., not this year). It's in a 200 square feet
storage unit that is full of boxes.
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Jan 4, 2013 02:36PM)
Sounds like the next venu for UKEA then ;) we can help you look ....... You may want to search us on the way out!!!! ;)
Message: Posted by: JBD (Apr 13, 2020 12:32PM)
I have got David Devals 7th Key padlock. Is there anyone who has a scanned copy of the original instructions for this fantastic padlock.
Message: Posted by: allantaylor (Apr 14, 2020 04:06AM)
JBD - Drop me a message at info@de-val-magic.co.uk and Ill send you something over - cheers -Allan
Message: Posted by: JBD (Apr 16, 2020 06:51PM)
I would like to thank Allan for sorting out the David Deval Seventh Key manual. Also for continuing keeping the legacy and memory alive of David Deval. A genius of so many fantastic props!