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Tales Well Calculated to Keep You in... Suspense: The Lost Episodes - Collection 1

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Some of Hollywood's biggest stars and writers combined forces for this early-'50s TV smash. This set collects 30 episodes in all, not seen since their original live broadcasts more than half a century ago! You'll see legends such as Charlton Heston, Paul Newman, Boris Karloff, Rod Steiger, Anne Bancroft, Jack Lemmon, John Forsythe, Peter Lorre, and many more. First time ever on DVD for these programs! (13 hours)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Boris Karloff
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Original recording remastered, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Infinity Entertainment Group
  • DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
  • Run Time: 870 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000P1KPIQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,035 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Martin Grams, Jr. on May 23, 2007
This horror anthology TV series was broadcast on "live" television, meaning it was never filmed. The episodes are preserved courtesy of a method known as "kinescope" so don't expect superb prints. No one has superb prints. But . . . the picture and sound quality is as good as it gets and thank goodness someone put them out. This is the first of three box sets containing the SUSPENESE TV series, and they have NEVER been available on VHS or DVD before. I do recommend you buy the book on SUSPENSE (also available on Amazon) as a companion piece and enjoy!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By DodgyUSA on September 5, 2007
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I haven't bought this item yet, but for those of you who want to know WHAT is in this collection, here is the listing, thanks to B&N.

I am a collector of KARLOFF and I have knowledge of only six shows he did under "Suspense".

(The Signal Man, The Black Prophet, The Lonely Place, The Yellow Scarf, The Monkey's Paw, and A Night at an Inn)

So this will be a treat to see NIGHT AT THE INN.

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Disc #1 -- Suspense: The Lost Episodes Collection, Vol. 1

A Night at the Inn

Dead Ernest

Help Wanted

The Comic Strip Murder

Dr. Violet

The Murderer

Black Passage

The Man in the House

Disc #2 -- Suspense: The Lost Episodes Collection, Vol. 1

The Suicide Club

The Parcel

My Old Man's Badge

Photo Finish

Edge of Panic

The Brush - Off

Dead Fall

Double Entry

Disc #3 -- Suspense: The Lost Episodes Collection, Vol. 1

On a Country Road

Summer Storm

Wisteria Cottage

The Black Panther

Alibi Me

The Debt

The Crooked Frame

Remember Me?

Disc #4 -- Suspense: The Lost Episodes Collection, Vol. 1

Woman in Love

The Invisible Killer

Vacancy For Death

The Kiss - Off

Kiss Me Again Stranger

The Duel
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By mackjay on September 17, 2007
The stories in this series are surprisingly good. Unlike many early TV thrillers, these actually generate a good amount of suspense. So they are worth seeing for that reason. Another reason to watch them is the casts. It can be great fun spotting faces that will become well-known in later years: Lee Marvin, Eva Marie Saint, Barry Nelson, Anne Francis, Leslie Neilson and many others who were literally unknown in 1949-51. On the other hand, at least one episode features the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler. Some of the acting on these shows (all performed LIVE) is poor, and actors occasionally flub their lines (even when they only have one!). The productions are very low-budget too. But the writing, most of the acting, and the fascinating casts can add up to some pretty entertaining viewing. Some episodes contain the entire Auto-Lite commercial material (it goes on a long time, but you can fast-forward), and some episodes have it cut out. These programs exist only in kinescope (a filmed image of a TV monitor). They were probably not meant for posterity, but for showing on the West Coast, assuming they were produced in NYC. The quality of the kinescopes is variable, but some do look quite good, too bad the audio was not captured in better quality. Still, for those interested in early TV this is one of the best extant anthologies from those long-ago days.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "Gimpy" Peach Johnson on February 6, 2008
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I've long counted myself a fan of old-time radio dramas, and the Suspense radio program (1942-1962) has always been my favorite. For most of its run, the program was broadcast from Hollywood and borrowed top Hollywood actors each week to star in gripping 30-minute (and for a time 60-minute) dramas. In addition to the generally excellent writing and production values, part of the appeal of the radio program has always been hearing stars as diverse as Ronald Reagan, Fibber McGee and Molly, Frank Sinatra, Stan Freberg, Sterling Holloway (voice of Winnie-The-Pooh), and so many other Hollywood notables step outside their usual roles to play characters facing (usually) life-or-death situations. For years, I had heard and read about the Suspense TV show which aired from 1949-1954. The radio shows from that time period almost always put in a plug for the TV version at the end of each episode. Until now, though, fewer than a half-dozen episodes were known to exist, and they were in circulation among collectors in fuzzy, multi-generation VHS copies. I had those and was fascinated by the ability to "watch" my favorite radio show and through the snowy, faded, images on my screen, catch a glimpse of real "live" TV from very early in the medium's history.

I was astounded to learn of this DVD set shortly before its release. Kinescopes of some 90 TV episodes of Suspense had been discovered and were to be released on DVD!? It was such a "dream come true" that at first, I thought it must be some kind of late April Fool's Day joke. But now that I've watched most of Volume 1 (with Volume 2 waiting on my shelf), I know that it's no joke! The episodes really are here, complete with original Auto-Lite commercials (and closing CBS logo) intact.
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