Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 2 DVD

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One of the twentieth century s most successful crime novelists, Edgar Wallace s thrillers have been widely adapted for film and television the most memorable of which are the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series, made at Merton Park Studios during the first half of the 1960s. A noir-esque series, it updates some of the author's stories to more contemporary settings, blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. Long-awaited and much sought after, all 47 films will be released over seven volumes on DVD. As special features, they will also include the seven... separate Edgar Wallace thrillers made by Independent Artists Ltd between 1959 and 1961. This series includes top-notch performances from Michael Caine, Alfred Burke, Barry Foster, Hazel Court, Patrick Magee, Bernard Archard, Michael Gough, Jack Watling, Harry H. Corbett and Bernard Lee, including scripts by Robert Banks Stewart (Callan), Man in a Suitcase co-creator Richard Harris, Philip Mackie (The Naked Civil Servant), Lukas Heller (The Dirty Dozen) and Roger Marshall (The Sweeney). Noted directors include Sidney Hayers (The Avengers), Robert Tronson (Armchair Thriller) and Quentin Lawrence (Catweazle). A recording of the series memorable theme music, Man of Mystery, also spawned a Top Five UK hit for The Shadows. [show more]

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Released
30 July 2012
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Second collection of feature-length TV dramas based on the novels of the British crime writer, Edgar Wallace. Though most famous today for contributing to the screenplay of 'King Kong' (1933), Wallace was an extremely popular writer of mystery fiction during the early 20th century. A number of his stories were adapted for TV at Merton Park Studios in the early 1960s and often featured strong casts, with the actors to appear in this volume including Patrick Magee, Bernard Archard and Bernard Lee. The episodes are: 'The Man at the Carlton Tower', 'The Clue of the Silver Key', 'Attempt to Kill', 'Man Detained', 'Never Back Losers', 'The Sinister Man', 'Backfire!' and 'The White Trap'.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. One of the twentieth century's most successful crime novelists, Edgar Wallace's thrillers have been widely adapted for film and television the most memorable of which are the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series, made at Merton Park Studios during the first half of the 1960s. A noir-esque series, it updates some of the author s stories to more contemporary settings, blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. Long-awaited and much sought after, all 47 films will be released over seven volumes on DVD. As special features, they will also include the seven separate Edgar Wallace thrillers made by Independent Artists Ltd between 1959 and 1961. This series includes top-notch performances from Michael Caine, Alfred Burke, Barry Foster, Hazel Court, Patrick Magee, Bernard Archard, Michael Gough, Jack Watling, Harry H. Corbett and Bernard Lee, including scripts by Robert Banks Stewart (Callan), Man in a Suitcase co-creator Richard Harris, Philip Mackie (The Naked Civil Servant), Lukas Heller (The Dirty Dozen) and Roger Marshall (The Sweeney). Noted directors include Sidney Hayers (The Avengers), Robert Tronson (Armchair Thriller) and Quentin Lawrence (Catweazle). A recording of the series memorable theme music, Man of Mystery, also spawned a Top Five UK hit for The Shadows. Actors Bernard Lee, Bernard Archard, Maxine Audley, Lee Montague, Allan Cuthbertson, Jack Hedley, John Bentley, Elvi Hale, Alfred Burke, Zena Marshall, Michael Caine, Alfred Burke, Barry Foster & Hazel Court Certificate PG Year 1961 Screen 1.66:1 Languages English - Mono Subtitles None listed Duration 7 hours (approx)

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