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Great British Movies: Film Noir - Volume 2 [DVD]


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  • Directors: Roy Boulting, Peter Graham Scott, John Pomeroy, John Gilling
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Strawberry Media
  • DVD Release Date: 5 May 2014
  • Run Time: 270 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00IC4T7V4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,941 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Contains: Deadly Nightshade, The Big Chance, Dublin Nightmare, High Treason

This fine collection of British Film Noir hidden gems includes films that were all made in the 1950 s. The films all demonstrate the mood, darkness and espionage of the first decade after the 2nd World War.

The world is in turmoil in the years following WW2. Cold war tensions are high and the threat of nuclear war is a real possibility. Espionage and counter espionage plots abound. In High Treason (1951), directed by Roy Boulting, a ship is blown up in the Port of London and Special Branch discover a communist plot to sabotage power stations. Will the authorities foil the saboteurs before they can put their deadly plan into action? In Deadly Nightshade (1953) Robert Matthews is an apparently innocent artist enjoying his holiday in Cornwall however all is not as it seems in a case of mistaken identity with tragic consequences? The Big Chance (1957) is a fast paced thriller starring screen siren Adrienne Corri. Bill Anderson (William Russell) has a mundane job as a clerk in a travel agency His chance to escape his monotonous existence when a client changes his travel plans at the last minute. Will Bill eventually escape the monotony of his existence or will he realise he is not cut out for life on the run?

Dublin Nightmare (1958) sees a dissident republican return to Dublin to aid the Republican cause by taking part in the armed robbery of a security van in the North. The robbery is a success but when the movement discover a traitor will they be able to extract their revenge before he escapes?

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hedgehog on 23 July 2014
Excellent collection of British post War Noir. A collection of hidden gems and my personal favourite is the film 'Deadly Nightshade', which is set in the small coastal town on Looe in Cornwall where a case of mistaken identity has tragic consequences. You won't be disappointed!
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This is the 2nd in the set of British "noir" My wife, especially, loves them. A great (and great value) way to pass a rainy afternoon in front of the television. Very pleased with the purchase.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brian Paxton on 3 Sep 2014
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Most disappointing boxed set purchased from Amazon, one disc didn't work and another had poor sound quality.
The most disappointing thing was though that they were not what I call Film Noir, more like trashy B grade films
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