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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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Initial post: 13 Jan 2013 13:37:04 GMT
christine says:
Seems to be interesting, but what films are included? And are there any subtitles?
Thanks, Christine

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2013 18:11:55 GMT
Hi Christine.
OK, I guess I didn't make the list of titles distinct enough from the rest of the text, so I have added inverted commas to make it clearer.
I'm afraid i don't remember if there are subtitles.. certainly no other languages. There is no mwntion made on the box, so I guess not.

Posted on 12 Jul 2014 11:18:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jul 2014 11:24:18 BDT
Tha Fsta says:
The very same company also released SAPPHIRE on a single DVD in 2011.
I have not bought it because according to some Amazon customer reviews,
that DVD has the wrong aspect ratio.

How about this collection? Still wrong, or has the ratio been corrected?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jul 2014 13:00:18 BDT
sorry, no idea.. I just watched it as it was.. and that was some time ago..
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