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Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (Season 1) - 2-DVD Set ( Philip Marlowe, Private Eye - Season One )

Powers Boothe , Kathryn Leigh Scott , Peter R. Hunt , Robert Iscove    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
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Netherlands released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The series chronicles the cases of private detective Philip Marlowe. Set in Los Angeles during the 1930s, storylines were adapted from Chandler's short stories. Philip Marlowe, Private Eye aired in two short runs beginning in April 1983 to June 1983. The second run began in April 1986 and ended its run in June 1986. Season 1 The Pencil (S1, Ep1 Apr. 16, 1983) The King in Yellow (S1, Ep2 Apr. 23, 1983) Finger Man (S1, Ep3 Apr. 30, 1983) Nevada Gas (S1, Ep4 May 7, 1983) Smart Aleck Kill (S1, Ep5 May 18, 1983) ...Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (Season 1) - 2-DVD Set ( Philip Marlowe, Private Eye - Season One )


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Value 2 Oct 2011
By Brando
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is the Dutch version (packaging)region free,couldnt get much info on it but ordered it and took a punt.. contains 5 episodes
Nevada gas,
The king in yellow,
The pencil,
Finger man,
Smart aleck kill.
All about 50 mins long. Very enjoyable and the price is great.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Packaging: The series comes in one standard Amaray DVD box with 3 disks. It contains NO booklet with extra information.

Menus: Nice jass-like sound, static menu screens, fly-by logo on menu change. Within each menu the same music snippet is being played which gets a bit annoying when you browse through the menus. You can choose to start each episode with the titles or start each episode directly with the story (skipping the titles).

Subtitles: Not available (what I regret, though with good knowledge of English even I as a German viewer get along with the stories very well)

Video: The picture quality is not the best but really OK (I've seen better and worse). Some noise is noticable on walls, the whole picture looks a little bit like a very good divX. You simply shouldn't expect a perfectly digitally remastered video what it isn't.

Audio: Stereo 2.0 and Surround 5.1 are available, where the 5.1-Sound mainly comes out of my front right speaker. The 2.0 sound is good, all dialogues are clear, no annoying noise.

Length: Each episode takes about 50 minutes.

Stories: The design, sets and costumes are beautifully done. Marlowe always wears a tie that is way too short (like Bogart did in Big Sleep), his waistband is always a bit too high, he looks a bit shabby. The 1940 cars are awesome. Marlowe's actor Powers Boothe has a low voice and a cynical undertone that fits perfectly to the Marlowe figure. The supporting actors are acting so damn well (as does Mr. Boothe) that you believe that this IS the society and world Chandler described.
You find four episodes on disks 1 and 2 and another three episodes on disk 3 (11 eps in total).

Summary: If you like Chandler, the 1940s and complicated private eye stories: BUY IT!!! (price per minute of video is unrivalled)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A rare treat 22 Mar 2006
Format:DVD
Congratulations to Goldhill for releasing this little shown version of the ultimate PI.
The episodes , eleven in total, are all adapted from original Chandler short stories (even though some originally featured a different detective).Powers Boothe gives the best interpretation of Marlowe since Mitchum and Garner and it's a shame he never got to play the part on the big screen.
The picture and sound quality are pretty good considering the age and lack of big budget, and that's on my non multi region player.
A must for any Chandler/PI fans.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Philip Marlowe Private Eye (Season 1) 15 Nov 2012
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Powers Boothe is and only will be the best Philip Marlow creation. I have been waiting for this Dvd for a lifetime. I must admit, when I saw the price, I thought, no way. Anyway, I am very happy I own this collection!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Marlow 31 Oct 2012
By Harry
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I am surprised that this series has not received more recognition that it has. It is highly rated on IMDB and Powers Boothe is the most convincing Marlow of all. Elliot Gould and Robert Mitchum were just a bit to polished, Bogart is nowhere near right. Boothe gets the slightly seedy gumshoe who spends all of his time hanging out with decidely dodgy people just right. Women worship him - and this is an 80s series so they are well turned out and generally the kind of girls a man could enjoy being worshipped by. 40s Los Angeles without glamour, gritty, and intricate. Well scripted, tight direction and good plots.

In this first series, the picture quality leaves more than a little to be desired, but it is acceptable, ditto the sound, but thenI will always sacrifice picture quality in favour of good drama.
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