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4.0 out of 5 stars Fine collection of noir gems
The films presented in this box set are perhaps not the most famous of noir, but they are worthy additions to anyone who loves the style. Three of the films are by Otto Preminger, and one by Jules Dassin, so quality is assured. Most of the films are typical noir, with themes of crime, drifters and dangerous women abundant.

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Published on 27 Jan 2010 by Alex Lehmann

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1.0 out of 5 stars NOT HAPPY REVIEW
Was NOT happy with this product when it turned up on my doorstep has it was missing a DVD from the collection,which i could not believe with me being a interested party in Film Noirs.
Published on 31 Aug 2011 by Ian Stokes


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109 of 112 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine collection of noir gems, 27 Jan 2010
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The films presented in this box set are perhaps not the most famous of noir, but they are worthy additions to anyone who loves the style. Three of the films are by Otto Preminger, and one by Jules Dassin, so quality is assured. Most of the films are typical noir, with themes of crime, drifters and dangerous women abundant.

My favourite in the collection is Dassin's Night and the City, which is a fantastic character study and perhaps one of the darkest in the collection, the story is truly gritty and explores the underbelly of 40s London to fantastic effect.

The weakest film in the collection is Whirlpool, it's not too bad, but lacks a bit of edge and isn't noir in the normal sense as many of the other films in the collection, and leans a bit too heavily on psychoanalysis. However, the other two Preminger films are excellent, especially Where The Sidewalk Ends, which explores Dana Andrews as a violent cop who doesn't do things by the book.

The image quality of these films is also really good, which is always a big plus as there are many collections with poor quality. There may not be many films in this box as some others, but the films are very worthwhile to watch and are well presented, a must for fans of classic noir.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film noir colection, 24 Mar 2011
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Although Linda Darnell is mentioned in the advertising for this box, she appears in only one of the films. Gene Tierney however appears in the other three. Where the Sidewalk Ends is an outstanding film with a terrific performance by Dana Andrews and wonderful direction by Preminger. Ben Hecht's script indulges his thoughts on psychoanalysis. This is also true in Whirlpool, a fun film with Gene Tierney in top form. Fallen Angel is very good but Night and the City is outstanding. It features an unforgettable performance by Richard Widmark as a hustler with big ideas which are doomed to fail. The direction is top class and makes this one of the greatest film noirs.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Night and the City proves the gem, 20 July 2011
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The two Dana Andrews films are decent, 'Where the Sidewalk Ends' perhaps more so. 'Whirlpool' is glossy but a little shallow. But 'Night and the City' proves to be a real undiscovered classic. For one, any film with Googie Withers is worth watching, her relationship with her Sidney Greenstreeet-alike husband is the high-point. Widmark is good, the film showcasing a different side to London than was seen at the time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Sofa Session, 28 Dec 2013
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I have watched all four of the films and I have loved them. It's great to get back to a time, when mobile phones were not an easy solution to getting to the bottom of a problem.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good if not great collection of Noir, 23 Jun 2013
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Fallen Angel is my favourite from this thoughtful collection of Noir classics. There are better boxsets out there, the 'Great British Noir' boxset I felt offered slightly better value for money with 5 films compared to 4 with this collection. That said these films represent a thoughtful collection and well worth an investment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DVD, 26 April 2013
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Although the movies are excellent, the DVD transfers are not the best. Buy the studio versions. They are much better. Five stars for the movies.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bought for my dad (again), 21 Oct 2013
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he blooming well loves old film noir and were a few here he hadn't seen before or for a good few decades
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this 4 films all worth every penny!, 28 Feb 2012
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all this four films are worth the money pay for them,good transfers and true classics Noir.the plots in each of them
are enough entertaining.the best for me are "Fallen Angel"perhaps you would fell in love with Stella(Linda Darnell)the pretty
waitress the same that i did.and "Night In The City" because in a way the protagonist of the film is London,along
with the other actors.do not hesitate,buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars classics, 13 Jan 2014
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Great selection of noir films loved each one ....its a shame you don't see more old black and white classics on TV.....but great that you can purchase them and still cosy up and watch them
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4.0 out of 5 stars Watch These For a Fascinating Evenings Entertainment., 19 Aug 2014
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All very enjoyable and a nice addition to my increasing collection of the best years of film.
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