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Arsenal Stadium Mystery [DVD] [1938] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Ian McLean    DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Ian McLean
  • Format: Black & White, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Vci Video
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Aug 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0080G8HRE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 157,797 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The good old days 23 Aug 2008
It isn't difficult to see what drew me to 'The Arsenal Stadium Mystery', being a soccer supporter who yearns for the era before Jimmy Hill abolished the maximum wage allowing money and power to make end of season outcomes predictable as well as being a fan of classic movies. However I have to say this film is much better than I thought it would be and I would wholeheartedly recommend it.

The movie is basically divided into two parts; it is a very British detective story bookended by fascinating insights into the "beautiful game" (as Pele would later call it) in Britain just before World War Two broke out. In fact the featured match presented as a charity game between Arsenal and the Trojans (a fictional outfit around which the story operates) was actually a First Division match beween Arsenal and Brentford, the last match played by the countrys' most successful side of the 1930s' before the league was postponed until peace had been restored around the world. The visitors wore special white shirts to commemorate the occasion and at the beginning of the film we are presented with the team line ups.

The film contains many hallmarks of the national game as it was in 1939. We witness team talks, a match commentary, the wise cracking supporter who irritates the referee (some aspects don't change), and Highbury Stadium, complete with its' legendary Clock End. The stands are very similar in structure to how they were when Arsenal finally moved out of the ground and into Ashburton Grove in 2006. It's a shame seeing so many clubs in the new millenium moving into state of the art arenas that lack the character of older stadiums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forever gunner 10 April 2010
Leslie Banks plays the Inspector role superbly in this murder mystery set immedeiately prior to World War II. Any true Arsenal supporter will delight in seeing many of the star players of the time feature in this movie which includes the manager Geaorge Allison who plays a significant role.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Marvellous Memory Of Highbury 4 Mar 2011
By Wingate
As an Arsenal seasonticket holder i have always enjoyed watching this film.From seeing the famous team of the 1930s,interior reconstructions of the marble halls,exterior views of match days.Plus of course the booming voice of George Allison"Mr Arsenal" himself and Tom whittaker.This film is all the more poigniant now since the last game was played in 2006.The stadium now just a block of flats,albeit a very distinguished one.Leslie banks turns in an absoloutely hilarious performance far removed from his normal grave one such as the noted Count Zaroff.So from whatever angle you look at it this is a hugely enjoyable film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very entertaining film 23 Nov 2013
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Even though this is set at the Arsenal Stadium (being a Spurs supporter I let this pass and just enjoyed the film). A thoroughly entertaining mystery film that never loses pace throughout. An added bonus is the football game which only adds to the enjoyment as the players are the actual teams.
A good old fashioned mystery and well worth watching
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4.0 out of 5 stars An often delightfully eccentric curio 31 Aug 2010
It's easy to see The Arsenal Stadium Mystery as a major influence on the much better remembered Green For Danger. Like the later film it has a fairly ingenious murder in an unusual location, but the thing that makes it rise above the norm is the delightful eccentricity of the Scotland Yard detective in the case. In this case it's Leslie Banks' clearly gay Inspector Slade, choosing different hats for different suspects, at times more concerned with getting his chorus line of dancing policemen in tutus into shape for opening night of the Policemen's Ball: he's so confident of a result he doesn't even bother to go to the crucial match replay that will expose the murderer of one of an amateur team of footballers, merely sending one of his hats to his subordinate because he's got more important things to do. Now very much a historical curio, offering the chance to see Arsenal's last match before the beginning of World War Two commentated by Gaumont British newsreel narrator E.V.H. Emmett (you probably know the voice even if you don't know the name), with the impending war announcing its presence with the odd newspaper poster proclaiming `We warn Hitler's English friends!', it's terrific fun.
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