Tin Collection: Hollywood Mystery Classics
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Lock the doors, close the windows and get ready for a collection of capers and whodunits that will leave you chilled, thrilled and clutching the edge of your seat. HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY CLASSICS is a 5-DVD collection of cliffhangers and mysteries that channels the days of black and white thrillers and classic crime dramas. Starring veterans of the silver screen like you’ve never seen them before, this collection features early works by Jack Nicholson and Francis Ford Coppola, as well as devilish turns by Hollywood good guys and gals like Rex Harrison and Ginger Rogers. So sit back, clutch those couch cushions and let HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY CLASSICS take you on a ride through intrigue like never before. Films: The Terror, The Trial, The Red House, The Night has Eyes, The Night Train to Munich, D.O.A., Cast a Dark Shadow, A Shriek in the Night, Death Sentence, Cause for Alarm
Top customer reviews
It's shame because the packaging is very attractive, the metal tin and the inner fold out case which holds the DVDs. Some of the DVDs have the wrong photos on them, e.g. Disc One has the photo that belongs on Disc Four, but we can live with that. And I guess you can use the tin to store cookies. :-)
What we can't live with, are black unwatchable prints. We want to see the film. As I said, there are clear prints out there, so we are not talking a rare gem which is the only print available. Medacy should have used good prints.
Don't waste your money. One star only for the packaging.
The 1 star is for the lovely tin box with the 3 D cobble stones.
But when I opened the box and saw to my delight that it contains a booklet, I started reading the booklet at first. However, the booklet has noting to do with the movies of this collection, it only has some filmographies of the actors, nothing about the 10 movies.
The misleading name of this box makes you think it's all classic film noir mysteries, but "Death Sentence" with Cloris Leachman and Nick Nolte has nothing to do with a classic mystery and I wonder how that movie ended up in this collection?
Regarding the bad sound and even worse film quality (most scenes are filmed at night and you cannot even make out who is in the room with whom which kills the suspense for me) I have to agree with the other reviewers. "Cause for Alarm" is available on TCM in pristine quality and and so is "D. O. A.".
"The Red House" doesn't seem to have a good quality copy. I've seen it on another commercial DVD from the public library which was as bad as this one.
On disc 4 is an old movie with Ginger Rogers (I love her movies) called "A Shriek in the Night", but she looks awful. Not the beautiful Ginger from the later Fred Astaire movies.
Don't waste your money, rather request it from your local library.
The Terror - Boris Karloff & Jack Nicholson
The Trial - Anthony Perkins
The Red House - Edward G Robinson
The Night Has Eyes - James Mason
Night Train to Munich - Rex Harrison
D.O.A. - Edmond O'Brien
Cast a Dark Shadow - Dirk Bogarde
A Shriek in the Night - Ginger Rogers
Death Sentence - Cloris Leachman & Nick Nolte
Cause for Alarm - Loretta Young