Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 3 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. Unseen for decades and freshly transferred from the original film elements specifically for this release, all 47 films will be released over... seven volumes on DVD. This third volume includes top-notch performances from Barry Foster, Michael Gough, Bernard Lee, Jack Watling and Michael Goodliffe, and features scripts by Philip Mackie (The Naked Civil Servant), Robert Banks Stewart (Undermind, The Human Jungle) and Lukas Heller (The Dirty Dozen). Special Features: Breakout - A thriller made by Independant Artists Ltd during the same period as the Merton Park films Exclusive booklet by author and critic Kim Newman Image Gallery PDF Material [show more]

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Released
17 September 2012
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460 minutes 
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Third 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 Barry Foster, Michael Gough, Bernard Lee, Jack Watling and Michael Goodliffe. The episodes are: 'Candidate for Murder', 'Flat Two', 'The Share Out', 'Number Six', 'Time to Remember', 'Solo for Sparrow' and 'Playback'.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  The thrillers of Edgar Wallace, one of the twentieth century's most successful crime novelists, have been widely adapted for film and television - the most memorable series being The Edgar Wallace Mysteries, 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. Unseen for decades, these dramas have been freshly transferred from the original film elements specifically for this release. This third volume includes top-notch performances from Michael Caine, Barry Foster, Michael Gough, Bernard Lee, Jack Watling and Michael Goodliffe, and features scripts by Philip Mackie, Robert Banks Stewart and Lukas Heller.

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