This is a good way to catch up on two rather forgotten Bronson films from the mid 70s when he was still heading mainline films from the big studios, as against the rubbish he later did with Cannon in the 80s.
Telefon is a solidly wriiten and directed thriller helmed by Don Seigal - just about his last decent picture alas. A good cast gives this film a good helping hand which is just as well as Bronson delays his arrival for 20 mins into the running time. Look out for a little cameo from the late great Sheree North who is only on screen for about 5 mins but has to hold the film for that period as the camera remains just on her for the whole time, barring a few cut-aways to Pleasance and some running workmen. Lee Remick's performance doesn't quite come off but this doesn't mess the film up. An oddly weak ending but at least they get to blow up a building by the look of things for real.
The DVD transfer is wide screen if a bit soft in places but baring the odd bit of film damage the print is OK.
St Ives is, in my opinion, a really good detective film which deserves to be better known - I cannot remember ever seeing this on TV although I saw it twice in the cinema. Well made with - again - good performances all the way thru. DVD transfer seems better here.
Not much in the way of extras but at least you get to see these two films at last. The dvd is a flipper with a film on each side as is meant to be region one, but my copy seems to be region free!