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***DISC ONE***
*CANDIDATE FOR MURDER - Kersten, a professional killer, is brought in from the Continent by a jealous husband, Donald Edwards, to kill his wife Helene.
Starring Michael Gough, Erika Remberg, Hans Borsody and John Justin. Directed by David Villiers.

*FLAT TWO - Two men visit the apartment of Emil Louba, a rich gambler, on the night of his death - each with a strong motive for murder!
Starring John Le Mesurier, Jack Watling, Bernard Archard and Barry Keegan. Directed by Alan Cooke.

*THE SHARE OUT - In return for clearing his once shady record, Mike Stafford agrees to help Scotland Yard smash a big blackmail racket that has already caused three brutal deaths.
Starring Bernard Lee, Alexander Knox, Moira Redmond and William Russell. Directed by Gerard Glaister.

***DISC TWO***
*NUMBER SIX - The crook Charles Valentine is aware that he is being followed by agent Number Six, but Six's identity is a closely guarded secret within Scotland Yard.
Starring Ivan Desny, Nadja Regin, Michael Goodliffe and Brian Bedford. Directed by Robert Tronson.

*TIME TO REMEMBER - When Jack Burgess, a small-time estate agent, gets persistent calls from a mysterious Mrs Jackson to buy an expensive property, he decides to learn more about the deal.
Starring Yvonne Monlaur, Robert Rietty, Harry H. Corbett and Ernest Clark. Directed by Charles Jarrott.

*SOLO FOR SPARROW - Kidnapping an old lady, a gang of thieves take from her the key of a jewellery shop. While two of them rob the shop's safe, what starts as a 20,000 jewellery theft soon turns to murder!
Starring Anthony Newlands, Glyn Houston, Michael Coles and Michael Caine. Directed by Gordon Flemyng.

***DISC THREE***
*PLAYBACK - A police officer in the dock awaits a life-changing verdict and reflects on the situation that brought him to be arrested.
Starring Margit Saad, Barry Foster, Nigel Green and Dinsdale Landen. Directed by Quentin Lawrence.

*SPECIAL FEATURE - BREAKOUT - John Arkwright is convicted of fraud but has no intention of serving his five-year sentence. His wife Rita sees Chandler who, for 1,500, agrees to get Arkwright out of Brentville prison.
Starring Lee Patterson, Hazel Court, William Lucas, Billie Whitelaw and John Paul. Directed by Peter Graham Scott.

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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:
• Candidate for Murder (58:40) - 5.53 mb/s; 10 chapters
• Flat Two (57:56) - 5.55 mb/s; 10 chapters
• The Share Out (59:02) - 5.54 mb/s; 11 chapters
• Number Six (56:22) - 5.56 mb/s; 10 chapters
• Time to Remember (56:38) - 5.54 mb/s; 11 chapters
• Solo for Sparrow (54:02) - 5.54 mb/s; 10 chapters
• Playback (59:28) - 6.98 mb/s; 11 chapters
• Breakout (59:22) - 7.1 mb/s; 10 chapters
• Image Gallery (2:16)
• pdf files of promotional materials

DVD Release Date: Sep 17th, 2012
3 discs in a keep case

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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 3 of The Edgar Wallace Mystery series continues with 7 more films produced by Jack Greenwood and Merton Park Studios and an extra film BREAKOUT produced by Julian Wintle and Leslie Parkyn for Independent Artists on 3 dual-layered discs. THE SHARE OUT is the third mystery in the series featuring Bernard Lee as Supt. Meredith and Stanley Morgan as Sgt. Anson. CANDIDATE FOR MURDER has a husband hiring a hitman to kill off his actress wife, but the hitman might be double-crossing his contractor. SOLO FOR SPARROW is a heist story with some twists that features an early role for Michael Caine. PLAYBACK is a Double Indemnity-like story told in flashbacks with a beat cop tricked by a femme fatale to kill off her husband.

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 extras on the third disc include an image gallery, pdf promotional materials and an extra feature - BREAKOUT directed by Peter Graham Scott from the screenplay 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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Candidate for Murder

 

 


 Flat Two

 

 


 The Share out

 

 


 Number Six

 

 


 Time To Remember

 

 


 Solo For Sparrow

 

 


  Breakout

 

 

 


  Playback

 


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Region 0 - PAL



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