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|Philip Marlowe Private Eye|
Actor: Powers Boothe
Genres: Television, Mystery & Suspense
Whether he's hot on the trail of a ruthless kidnapper or entangled in the gruesome murder of a Hollywood hopeful, the zealous Philip Marlowe always gets his man. Set in the smog-shrouded streets of 1930's Los Angeles, Phil... more »
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Lida S. from HUDSON, FL
Reviewed on 7/25/2009...
These Philip Marlowes with Powers Boothe are absolutely superb. He IS Philip Marlowe. There was no expense spared with this production, with genuine antique cars, sets, etc. Granted, it doesn't have much comparison to real life, but nobody watches Marlowe for reality - you watch for the incredible character of Marlowe - his hard boiled integrity in a dirty business and the fantastic metaphors.
"She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud. I gave her a drink. She was a gal who'd take a drink, if she had to knock you down to get the bottle."
However, BE AWARE. There was a mistake in the packaging of this DVD. The episodes mentioned here are the season TWO episodes, not the season one. The season 1 episodes are The Pencil, Nevada Gas, The King in Yellow, etc. I think this is a season 2 compilation mistakenly called season one. So if you have season one already, you might just be doubling up. If you have neither, get it anyway. It's worth it.
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NORTON C. BROWNE | SEATTLE, WA USA | 08/30/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a rerelease of the Philip Marlowe collection labled as season 1 when it's really season "2". If you don't have the collection already, the sound and picture is as good and it takes up less shelf space but it's not the season 1. If you have the "Philip Marlowe collection" you'll just be doubling up."
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 08/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"PHILIP MARLOWE: PRIVATE EYE
(Powers Boothe, William Kearns, Kathryn Leigh Scott)
The six episodes in the PHILIP MARLOWE: PRIVATE EYE DVD set are adaptations of Raymond Chandler stories. Powers Boothe portrayed the hard-bitten detective on this second television go-round for Marlowe. This British/Canadian-produced series of eleven one-hour chapters aired from 1983 to '86. According to MILL CREEK's box cover art, these six episodes are from season #1, but they're actually the show's complete second (and last) season.
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Episodes below are listed sequentially. Included are original season #2 airdates and guest actors for all.
(.#6) Blackmailers Don't Shoot (S.2, 4/27/86) - Melody Anderson/Allan Royal/Peter Dvorsky/Robert Morelli/August Schellenberg/J. Winston Carroll/Cynthia Belliveau/Wayne Lam/Layne Coleman/Isabelle Mejias/Scott Kurchak
(.#7) Spanish Blood (S.2, 5/4/86) - Frank Pellegrino/John Vernin/Helen Shaver
(.#8) Pickup on Noon Street (S.2, 5/11/86) - Kate Trotter/Christopher Newton/Ken Pogue/Ardon Bess/Al Waxman/Eugene A. Clark/Robin Givens
(.#9) Guns at Cyrano's (S.2, 5/18/86) - Ken Pogue/Roxanne Hart/Frank Moore/Wayne Robson/Alar Aderna/Cec Linder/George Buza/Ian A. Wallace/Angelo Rizacos
(#10) Trouble is My Business (S.2, 5/25/86) - Jennifer Dale/Richard Donat/Paul Hecht/Ed McNamara/Donald Moore/Kate Reid/Angelo Rizacos/Booth Savage/Errol Slue
(#11) Red Wind (S.2, 6/3/86) - Frank Pellegrino/Sherry Flett/Maury Chaykin/Linda Griffiths"
Philip Marlowe, the Silent Version
T. Warner | Baltimore | 10/22/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I liked this show when it was on HBO, but the Mill Creek Entertainment DVD release is literally up the creek. The audio is horrible and the whole thing plays like a silent film. The audio is so low I turned my sound up to the maximum, and it was still like listening to whispering at Church on Sunday."