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***DISC ONE***
*MAN AT THE CARLTON TOWER - Lew Daney, chief suspect in a jewel robbery and an ensuing murder, vanishes leaving no trace. Hot on his trail are two men - an ex-policeman and Daney's ex-partner in crime...
Starring Maxine Audley, Lee Montague, Alfred Burke and Terence Alexander. Directed by Robert Tronson.

*CLUE OF THE SILVER KEY - The murder of wealthy money-lender Harvey Lane was perhaps no great loss to his business associates, but to Superintendent Meredith of Scotland Yard it was a case of murder.
Starring Bernard Lee, Lyndon Brook, Finlay Currie, Jennifer Daniel and Patrick Cargill. Directed by Gerard Glaister.

*ATTEMPT TO KILL - An attempt is made on the life of Frank Weyman. Two suspects emerge - one is his estranged wife and the other is his employee.
Starring Derek Farr, Tony Wright and Richard Pearson. Directed by Royston Morley.

***DISC TWO***
*MAN DETAINED - A burglary is discovered at the offices of a photographic company, and the owner seems anxious to hush up the theft. His secretary, however, believes something to be terribly wrong...
Starring Bernard Archard, Elvi Hale, Paul Stassino and Michael Coles. Directed by Robert Tronson.

*NEVER BACK LOSERS - An insurance investigator tackles a vicious gambling ring.
Starring Jack Hedley, Jacqueline Ellis, Patrick Magee and Derek Francis. Directed by Robert Tronson.

*THE SINISTER MAN - Superintendent Wills investigates the theft of some mysterious oriental tablets. When a body is dragged from the Thames, the victim's violent demise is attributed to someone with martial arts skills.
Starring John Bentley, Patrick Allen and Jacqueline Ellis. Directed by Clive Donner.

***DISC THREE***
*BACKFIRE! - Venetia Beauty Preparations is a symbol of success in the thriving cosmetics industry. Housed in a modern luxurious factory with a large staff, everything points to prosperity - or so it seems!
Starring Alfred Burke, Zena Marshall and Oliver Johnston. Directed by Paul Almond.

*SPECIAL FEATURE - THE WHITE TRAP - Paul Langley has racked up a number of unsuccessful escape attempts from prison, but now his wife is pregnant and frightened he makes one last effort to reach her.
Starring Lee Patterson, Conrad Phillips and Michael Goodliffe. Directed by Sidney Hayers.

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DVD Review: Network (The Edgar Wallace Anthology) - Region 0 - PAL

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Distribution

Network

Region 0 - PAL

Runtime (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.65:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio Dolby Digital Mono (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Network

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.65:1

Edition Details:
• Man at the Carlton Tower (54:56) - 5.53 mb/s; 11 chapters
• Clue of the Silver Key (57:36) - 5.53 mb/s; 11 chapters
• Attempt to Kill (54:50) - 5.53 mb/s; 11 chapters
• Man Detained (57:16) - 5.53 mb/s; 11 chapters
• Never Back Losers (59:14) - 5.54 mb/s; 11 chapters
• The Sinister Man (58:02) - 5.53 mb/s; 11 chapters
• Backfire! (57:20) - 6.98 mb/s; 11 chapters
• The White Trap (56:20) - 6.98 mb/s; 11 chapters
• Image Gallery (2:52)
• pdf files of promotional materials

DVD Release Date: July 30th, 2012
3 discs in a keep case

Chapters

 

 

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Bang! You're Dead

Assassin For Hire

Dead Lucky

Deadly Record

Do You Know This Voice

The Night Won't Talk

Offbeat

 

Horrors of the Black Museum

Noose For a Lady

Wrong Number

Cat Girl

Catacombs Death is a Woman

Home at Seven

 

The Long Dark Hall

The Teckman Mystery

Circle of Danger

The House in the Woods

The Terrornauts

Headline

The Man Who Finally Died

 

Crime on the Hill Manuela

Crossroads to Crime

Murder Without Crime

Silent Dust

The Brain Machine

Who Killed Teddy Bear

 

Edgar Wallace Mysteries Edgar Wallace Mysteries Vol. 1 Edgar Wallace Mysteries Vol. 2 Edgar Wallace Mysteries Vol. 3 Edgar Wallace Mysteries Vol. 4 Edgar Wallace Mysteries Vol. 5 Edgar Wallace Mysteries Vol. 6 Edgar Wallace Mysteries Vol. 7

 

 

Comments

Volume 2 of The Edgar Wallace Mystery series continues with 7 more films produced by Jack Greenwood and Merton Park Studios and an extra film THE WHITE TRAP produced by Julian Wintle and Leslie Parkyn for Independent Artists on 3 dual-layered discs. CLUE OF THE SILVER KEY is the second mystery in the series featuring Bernard Lee as Supt. Meredith and Stanley Morgan as Sgt. Anson. MAN DETAINED is a noirish story of a burglar being blamed on a killing he did not commit. BACKFIRE! features an arson that goes terribly wrong.

The StudioCanal logo starts off each film. The films are progressively transferred in theatrical aspect ratio of 1.65:1. The anamorphic transfers looks excellent, with strong contrast and very minimal damage on the prints. Some films suffer from poor soundtrack and this is where the optional English subtitles would have helped. The first pressing of this set had re-arranged reels in the third movie on the first disc, ATTEMPT TO KILL, but Network corrected this in future pressings and had a replacement program if your disc still suffers from it. More information is available on the Network page for this set. The extras on the third disc include an image gallery, pdf promotional materials and an extra feature - THE WHITE TRAP directed by Sidney Hayers from the original story by Peter Barnes (The Ruling Class). A 12-page booklet with notes on each film and insightful essays on the series by Kim Newman rounds off each volume. Discs are labeled as region 2, but are actually region free.

  - Gregory Meshman

 


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Man at the Carlton Tower

 

 


 Clue of the Silver Key

 

 


 Attempt to Kill

 

 


 Man Detained

 

 


 Never Back Losers

 

 


 The Sinister Man

 

 


  The White Trap

 

 


  Backfire!

 


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Distribution

Network

Region 0 - PAL

 



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