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Mystery Classics: 50 Movie Pack (12DVD)
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Get An Instant Library Of Some Of The Greatest Mystery Classics Ever To Come Out Of Hollywood On Twelve Double-Sided Dvds. Never Has Such A Comprehensive Collection Of Great Classic Mystery Features Been Assembled In One Exciting Package - All For An Amazingly Low Price!
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These are not some obscure cheapies with unknown actors. They range from second features or 'B' films from the old double feature days in theaters, some of which were better than the first feature, to classic 'A' movies, such as "Suddenly" with Frank Sinatra, "Scarlet Street" with Edward G. Robinson (I watch anything he is in) and "He Walked By Night" with Richard Basehart, not to mention Glenn Ford, Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy, William Powell, and, well, the list goes on.
Then there are the great Bulldog Drummond films and the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes features. Rathbone was always THE Sherlock Holmes to me until the advent of Jeremy Brett but he still holds a place near the top.
My only complaint about this set is it has only one of the Topper films, but, how can I really complain? Thank you Treeline Films! Please bring on more of the same! On a scale of 1 to 10 I give this set a 20!
A great collection of some of the Best ever-made mysteries with all of my favorite movie stars, back when the movie actors were really great enough to start calling them 'stars!'
movie ; Detour is the best ( cheap ) movie ever made (for approx $20,000.00). Great Guy has James Cagney as a somewhat younger tough guy , on the right side of the law , and is for me more realistic than some later movies. Scarlett Street , Kansas City Confidential , The Stranger , Quicksand , Impact , and Suddenly are all note worthy classics and good movies. The rest of the titles are not as major , but still you will know of them ; six Bulldog Drummond , three Dick Tracy , two of The Shadow , three of Mr. Wong , eight of Sherlock Holmes, plus Nancy Drew ( better than it sounds ) , the well known Kennel Murder Case ( preceeds The Thin Man series but very similar ) , Topper Returns , They Made me a Crimminal and more. The packaging is typical of Mill Creek , double sided discs in paper sleeves in a plastic case that is only about thrice as deep as a single DVD case. Not a great fan of the double sided disc format , but it all works fine , and many subjects come in that format , even from major studios (Magmun P.I. for instance ).
The movies are all in Glorious Black & White. Why do I say that? Because , like reading a book , Black & White requires a little more imagination input form you the viewer.
More than worth the money ( at the current price it is a steal !! ) and very highly recommended to fans of the genre and those old enough to appreciate the material.
Oh , P. S. , the package includes a very handy little booklet that lists the movies in order of appearance , with a list of the stars , the production date , and a brief
This package is one of the great movie bargains ever. It contains 50, count em 50, black and white movies in the mystery genre from the decades of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. The collection represents a solid cross section of the genre from straight detective films such as Bull Dog Drummond to the dark, film noire of He Walks by Night and the incredible ruthless Detour. There is even a bit of humor with films such as Topper Returns and Nancy Drew, Reporter. One gets to watch many of the heroes of this era strut their stuff. There are samplings from Sherlock Holmes, (both Reginald Owen and Basil Rathbone), the Shadow, Dick Tracy and even The Mysterious Mr. Wong. The picture quality ranges from good to very good and the sound, while mono, is fine. If you like black and white films, this collection is for you. If you are 45 years old or older, these are the films you have not seen since those late shows as a kid. This would make a perfect gift for someone of this age group. The films come on 12 double sided DVD each of which has its own sturdy case. All twelve cases are contained in handy book like box which fits easily on a shelf, ready to be watched at a moments notice. This is a super collection at an excellent price. Well worth it.
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I haven't watched it everything but what I have seen wasn't that riveting. I'm still hoping for a gem or two to emerge...Published 2 months ago by bradd.
Dommage que le son des films des années 30 ne soient pas meilleurs, cela enlève beaucoup au plaisir d'écouter les films.Published 5 months ago by Gillian