Mr. Wong on DVD !
James Caggiano | Albany, NY | 12/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great DVD Double Feature! Boris Karloff as Mr. Wong, the two films are "Mr. Wong Detective" and " The Fatal Hour " great old classics. Karloff plays a detective in this old series from the 30's . The quality is very good, and for old B movies they sound and look great. Marengo Films is the company and after visiting their web site they list on the back of the DVD, I'm going to buy a Bela Lugosi Double Feature that is for sale. Good Flicks....."
Surprisely Good Movies
Slade Simon | Scottsdale, AZ USA | 03/05/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I had never seen any of the Mr. Wong movies, but I like Boris Karloff so I thought I'd take a look at this DVD. In the first movie, Mr. Wong, Detective, people are being killed, but the method of the murders are not easily determined. In Fatal Hour, the death of a police officer is investigated. Both movies are well made and better than I expected. Mr. Wong is not presented as the typical Asian stereotype. Karloff's eyes are made to look Chinese, but that's it. Mr. Wong speaks perfect English and doesn't go around quoting fortune cookies - unlike Charlie Chan. Karloff doesn't change his voice or accent for the role. The reasons for not giving it 5 stars...The video company's intro is one and a half minutes long. (Actual time on my DVD player's display, not a guess) That's before you get to the main menu of the DVD. That is way too long to wait before being allowed to view the movie. All functions are locked out during that time. You can't skip to the menu or try to scan quickly through it. The film appears grainy. I'm going to take a guess and say a 16mm print was used."