Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|British Cinema Renown Pictures Crime Noir Blackout Bond of Fear Home To Danger Meet Mr Callaghan No Trace Recoil|
Actors: Maxwell Reed, Dinah Sheridan, Patrick Doonan, Dermot Walsh, Jane Barrett
Director: Robert S. Baker;Henry Cass;Terence Fisher;Charles Saunders;John Giling
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Delve within the world of Hard-boiled deductions and who dunnits, with six movies that defined the world of British Cinema s Crime and Noir. Disc One: BLACKOUT (1950) In this tight little crime film directed by Robert S. B... more »
This was not my cup of tea
D. Steigman | USA | 07/06/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As a movie lover and with the 'Ill try anything once approach' I decided to get this. I have the Hammer Film Noir set and the early Alfred Hitchcock movies where the entire cast was British. I figured I would enjoy this set of movies and well I was really disappointed. I would rent these before making the purchase to be honest.
I think that a die hard British movie lover ( and a die hard classic gangster movie lover) will enjoy this, and someone who really liked the VCI Forgotten Noir series might like this as well. But for someone who is a casual fan or likes some but not all gangster movies, this might not be everyone's cup of tea
Since all the titles are shown on Amazon's own page, I wont get into every single thing but from an overall standpoint I found them to be really, really dull and uninteresting. I found the characters to be bland and the stories to be just blah to the point I was getting restless watching, sort of like sitting in a college lecture with a boring professor and you're looking at your watch waiting for the lecture to end.
These arent Hitchcock, these aren't even on par with the Hammer Noir and do not hold a candle to Warner's Gangster movies.
I am not going to say it's awful dont buy it, but I will say that this will captivate some, but not all. I suggest that if you really want to try them out you should rent them first if you are curious about seeing them.
Not everyone will agree with my assessment, but these movies will not meet everyone's tastes..
On a positive note the transfers I would say are very good - from an overall standpoint and VCI did a credible job with most likely some really obscure films"
BRITISH IS BEST!
R. Bromley | San Diego, CA USA | 08/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like British Movies from the 50's you'll love these. Overall excellent quality transfers. I enjoyed each and every one of these six movies. I especially liked "Bond of Fear". Not only was a typical English family from the time period portrayed but also a Series I Land Rover complete with trailer (Caravan). I enjoyed every minute of it. Great scenery along the way too! Hope there will be more of these type DVD's in the future. Order it from Amazon.com as soon as you have a chance. Great movies at a small price!"