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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but NOT Noir..
A reasonable collection of old Brit Crime movies that is well worth the very reasonable price - as long as you dont expect TOO much- and certainly don't expect too much noir.
You should expect a lot - just look at the cast lists.. Laurence Olivier. Vivian Leigh, Dirk Bogard..But somehow they all fail to rise above 'enjoyable'
'Sapphire', which at the time would...
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1.0 out of 5 stars they are really like B grade program fillers from the
These are not really film Noir, they are really like B grade program fillers from the 50's
Published 3 months ago by Brian Paxton


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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but NOT Noir.., 28 Dec 2012
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A reasonable collection of old Brit Crime movies that is well worth the very reasonable price - as long as you dont expect TOO much- and certainly don't expect too much noir.
You should expect a lot - just look at the cast lists.. Laurence Olivier. Vivian Leigh, Dirk Bogard..But somehow they all fail to rise above 'enjoyable'
'Sapphire', which at the time would have been ground breaking and dangerous now comes over as preachy and even a little patronising.
'Turn the key softly' is social drama, not even really crime, but has tence moments that has you worried about the lead characters
'Hunted' magnificently avoids sickly sentimentality (just) despite having cute kiddie in danger
'21 days' is simular to 'Key' in making you sympathetic to the underdog struggling to escape a criminal mistake
'Too long at the fair' is the best, having genuine tension, but is more a thriller.
Go on, if you like old Brit B&W, treat yourself, it's a good buy, and I think you will enjoy it, but don't buy it as a noir collection, because it isn't
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great to see these movies from long time ago, 12 Oct 2014
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great to see these movies from long time ago. watching Sapphire I expected Barnaby and Jones to show up. The Brits certainly knew how to make movies.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh yes!, 16 Mar 2013
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For afternoons of those films that used to be on telly but your Mum wouldn't let you watch this is that collection. Sapphire, too long at the fair,turn the key softly and hunted were out favourites
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5.0 out of 5 stars Like the 2nd set of British "noir" these are great ..., 13 Dec 2014
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Like the 2nd set of British "noir" these are great classics, which depend on a storyline and the acting ability of the cast, not "special effects". Most entertaining and good value for money. Recommended.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars splendid entertainment, 29 Dec 2012
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There's a really excellent selection of films here....just the ticket for sitting back with your partner, turn the lights down low, have a glass of wine close at hand, relax and enjoy mysteries and thrills without all the 'over the top' gimmicks of modern entertainment......and very reasonably priced!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 341, 22 Nov 2014
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Not for everyones taste . But these films have a certain mystique and nostalgia excellent buy for me
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Oct 2014
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excellent
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5.0 out of 5 stars present for my dad, 21 Oct 2013
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who is 80 and he loved a lot of these films, he said he'd never seen a few of them which is amazing in itself as he's seen billions of films!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Film Noir, 11 Mar 2013
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M. J. Boreham (Kent.) - See all my reviews
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I thoroughly enjoyed these films, three of them in particular. This set is well worth getting if you work out the cost of buying the films individually.
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1.0 out of 5 stars they are really like B grade program fillers from the, 3 Sep 2014
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Brian Paxton (Newcastle, NSW Australia) - See all my reviews
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These are not really film Noir, they are really like B grade program fillers from the 50's
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