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The Falcon Mystery Movie Collection, Volume 1 (3 Discs) (2007)

George Sanders , Tom Conway  |  NR |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: George Sanders, Tom Conway
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Archive
  • DVD Release Date: December 6, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005XB8SWI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,581 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Miscreants beware! The Falcon is on the hunt! Suave, sophisticated, hard-boiled and high-minded, amateur sleuths Gay and Tom Lawrence AKA The Falcon were a perfect fit for the acerbic styling of siblings George Sanders and Tom Conway. Follow the saga from the start with this 3-disc, 7 film collection.

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109 of 114 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Two Falcons for the price of one December 13, 2011
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I pre-ordered this the moment I saw it offered,and,for the most part,was quite happy with this release.
Being a grumpy you know what,though,I must complain about the drawbacks.
Warner archives is charging full DVD prices for no frills DVD-R releases that have absolutely no extras and can't even bother to put a Falcon themed menu on the discs,either.
A static shot of the Warner Bros. lot is on all these archive discs.
The retail price of $44.99 is outrageous for DVD-R and I wouldn't have touched it if not for the much more reasonable Amazon price.
The discs are also not burned very well.
Disc one and two are dual layer (disc 3 has only one film,so I assume it is a DVD 5)and have scratches and also show signs of being burned at multiple speeds,which can sometimes cause playback problems.
Is there even any quality control on these archive discs,or do they crank them out as fast as humanly possible?
Three of the seven films have 'sticking' problems when played back-one slight,the other two quite bad.
I am debating whether returning it will solve the problem,or just give me more badly burned discs.
The picture quality and sound are pretty good but I don't think these were remastered like many of the archive releases are.
The films are all good fun,but slightly repetitive.
Both the Lawrence brothers(George Sanders is Gay Lawrence and Tom Conway is his brother Tom Lawrence)are quite the ladies' man(or is that men)and are constantly paying too much attention to all beautiful woman who cross their paths.
They seem to always have a steady girlfriend/fiance who goes nuts over these attentions for comedic effect.
It can get a little old to an enlightened 21st century guy (I'm actually just jealous)but these are a product of their time.
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
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I've seen these movies many times and love them all. But I must very reluctantly agree with other reviewers these are mediocre prints of very, very good 40's detective movies. From WB yet! I was hoping for some outstanding cleaned up and stabilized discs. No such luck. Not much more to say. Oh yes...keep your packaging material there was only one disc in the box (yes they shorted me a disc, I can't believe the sloppiness, as I said...from WB yet!!). Well I won't be buying any more that look and feel like this rendition. I wonder if they outsourced the manufacture and the OEM just doesn't care?
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64 of 70 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DVD-R junk! February 29, 2012
I was initially excited to see this (and the companion release, the Saint films with George Sanders) - they really are great fun from a bygone era of clever and classy, low-key mystery movies - but I groaned out loud when I saw that they were not just DVD-R junk, but dual-layer DVD-R junk at that. Warner should know that the many true fans already have DVD-R's (made from TV broadcasts) of all of these films, and based on the one Warner Archive DVD-R I've seen, homemade DVD-R's are hands-down better than the ones Warner is trying to sell - for one thing, it's been my experience that homemade DVD-R's will play on any device, while Warner's DVD-R's seem to play only in dedicated DVD players of the type one hooks up to a television. Truly, Warner - like Sony, Sears Craftsman, etc., amazes me with their moronic quest for brand dilution by making junk rather than quality products befitting their good name. I know something of the DVD business, and I assure you that they are saving pretty close to nothing by making DVD-R's rather than properly pressed DVD'S, yet nevertheless they choose to cheapen their name by doing so! Indeed, as far as I'm concerned, the entire Warner Archive series is a massive marketing failure: scores of films that I would buy in an instant if they were proper DVDs offered at a reasonable price, yet don't buy because they are slip-shod DVD-R's offered at what seem to me high prices considering the product. This is my stand, Warner: offer proper, pressed DVD's and I'll gladly buy; continue to offer DVD-R's and I won't.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freezing Problems April 26, 2012
By Ricky
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The Falcon Volume One is a great set. These films remain a great example of what RKO could do when they tried. The prints themselves are from 35mm transfers, in fact they are the same prints used on TCM. I recorded the series off of TCM a few years back, and compared them to the Warners version. They are the same prints. So we have the same collection used for TV broadcast. A quick note on the freezing issues some folks are having. I played all three discs without any issues. However, these are dual layer discs which can be very sensitive sometimes. Before you return the dics as being defective you should try two things. First, get a DVD player cleaning disc. The one offered by Maxell is good. If the laser head becomes dirty or worn it will not read the signal and can cause freezing or skipping. Second, try playing them on another DVD player. If you still have issues than the disc may be defective.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AWFUL QUALITY!!! July 29, 2012
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I HAVE BEEN WAITING A VERY LONG TIME TO FIND THESE MOVIES ON DVD. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. THEY WOULD NOT EITHER PLAY, OR HALF WAY THROUGH THE MOVIE THEY WOULD STOP AND THAT WAS THAT. IF WB WOULD IMPROVE HOW THESE DVD'S ARE FORMATTED, I WILL PURCHASE AGAIN. I WILL BE WATCHING THE REVIEWS IN ANTICIPATION OF THAT EVENT.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery Movies
My wife and I enjoy old mystery movies and this fits the bill.
Published 4 days ago by William D. Starr
4.0 out of 5 stars ... viewed this CD But all of the movies were great and I really...
Did not realize George Sanders did so few Falcon movies until I viewed this CD But all of the movies were great and I really enjoyed them.
Published 8 days ago by Virginia Bates
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Great movies, I love these shows. I would recommend them to anyone who enjoys old movies.
Published 9 days ago by Rickey L.Henry Sr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great set of movies!
Fantastic collection of good films!
Published 16 days ago by Joseph Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A wonderful Falcon showing with George Sanders.
Published 1 month ago by D. nielsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fine
Published 1 month ago by Frank gruchy
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy with my Falcon
I was really worried because of the few negative reviews regarding the quality of the films but I was pleased when I saw them. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy for lovers of 30s/40s mystery movies
I had never seen a "Falcon" movie so decided to take a chance and purchase this set. Very glad I did and after watching the first few movies in this set I ordered the 2nd set as... Read more
Published 4 months ago by D. LENGYEL
5.0 out of 5 stars Love "gray" movies
When my daughter was small she always asked me why I liked "gray" movies? She did not know that "black and white:" was the real term for them. Read more
Published 5 months ago by sara gibbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Old Ones
This is a very nice collection. Sound is perfect. They appear to have been re-mastered. These are lighthearted suspense movies with many stars to be in them. Great fun!
Published 6 months ago by J. F. Nesmith
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