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5 Film Noir Killer Classics (D.O.A./Detour/The Stranger/Scarlet Street/Killer Bait)
5 Film Noir Killer Classics
D.O.A./Detour/The Stranger/Scarlet Street/Killer Bait
Actors: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Edmond O'Brien
Directors: Orson Welles, Byron Haskin, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fritz Lang, Rudolph Maté
Genres: Classics, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2004     9hr 0min

Lights out! Questar presents five killer examples of film noir, the shadow-drenched genre of middle-class crime, anxiety, and desperation that blackened American movie screens in the 40?s and 50?s. Each of these thrillers ...  more »


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Actors: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Edmond O'Brien
Directors: Orson Welles, Byron Haskin, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fritz Lang, Rudolph Maté
Creators: André Mouézy-Éon, Anthony Veiller, Clarence Greene
Genres: Classics, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Silent Films, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Questar
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 04/06/2004
Original Release Date: 08/13/1949
Theatrical Release Date: 08/13/1949
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 9hr 0min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaDVD Credits: 6
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Not Exactly Crisp......
Michael C. Glancy | Clinton,OK United States | 06/28/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The liner notes say that these are "...crisp, archival prints". Well, not exactly. This set is pretty good, but not fantastic. The authoring leaves some pixellation and blotchiness in the darker scenes. Also, they have tinted some of the scenes grey. I guess that was to try and cover up some fading. "D.O.A." is pretty good, but a clearer version is the one put out by Image Entertainment. This set does contain the best and most complete version of "DETOUR" that i have seen, although it still needs more restoration (Criterion, can you hear me?). I think "THE STRANGER" looks OK, but ROAN GROUP puts out a better disc of it. Concerning "SCARLET STREET", it looks about as good as what anyone else is putting out. I guess no one has been able to find a nice, clean, fine grain print of this movie yet. The movie "KILLER BAIT" is also known as "TOO LATE FOR TEARS" and it looks better in this set than the "TEARS" disc that Image puts out. As for content, all of these movies are good ones."
T. A. Hansen | eagan, mn USA | 06/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When word gets around about the quality of this set it will sell out because this is an amazing bargain. You get five movies that, while not up to Criterion standards, are of very good quality. There is very little hiss and the images are mostly crisp. For example, The Stranger seemed perfect to me and D.O.A. was 98% crisp.You also get two documentaries, about an hour of trailers and a gallery of film posters. You can't go wrong with this set."
A bit of gold in black and white.
Robin Benson | 08/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A very worthwhile package for the money. All the movies are well-known and good examples of the genre, the copies are reasonable except, as another reviewer has mentioned, 'Scarlet Street' which has a rather soft focus. The packaging graphics have had some thought put into them, too. Disc six with the Extra Features is interesting and it includes the following:
1. A thirteen minute documentary (narrated by silver throated Ed Ragozzino) 'What is Film Noir', not a bad summing up of the style.
2. 'Femme Fatale - The Noir Dame', a seven minute wrap-up of the ladies, the commentary is snowing clichés after a few seconds though.
3. 'Film Noir Trailers', at seventy-eight minutes, this was one reason I bought the package though it has to be said it is rather wide ranging because it includes, for example, 'Citizen Kane' and 'Magnificent Ambersons', hardly noir!
4. 'The Posters of Film Noir', a good selection of thirty or so posters that the pause button was made for.

So, a good deal for the price.
OK Transfers, but the extras are nice
Steve-O | Milford, CT USA | 07/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The bonus disc has over 40 trailers for B&W Noirs and suspense films. In addition, some great film noir movie posters.Also, the box set is set up nice. Looks great. Not to shabby for a public domain movie release.All the transfers (except Scarlet Street) look fine. They're tinted blueish and yellow sometimes. Apparently, the films were pieced together from different sources. It's fairly seemless, though.Scarlet Street still looks horrible. What a shame. That's the best film in this boxed set. Worth the price."