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***DISC ONE***
*DOWNFALL - Sir Harold Crossley is a famous criminal lawyer with more than a touch of genius, but when his brilliant defence of murder suspect Martin Somers results in his acquittal, he meets his opposition.
Starring Maurice Denham, Nadja Regin, T.P. McKenna and Peter Barkworth. Directed by John Moxey.

*THE VERDICT - Joe Armstrong, a big-time racketeer, is deported back to Great Britain from America to find himself facing a murder rap for a killing he had committed twenty years before.
Starring Cec Linder, Nigel Davenport, Zena Marshall and Paul Stassino. Directed by David Eady.

*WE SHALL SEE - Alva Collins is the attractive wife of a captain in a civil airline. She is neurotic, vicious and unstable but only her brother knows that she is a hopeless psychopath whose condition can only deteriorate...
Starring Maurice Kaufmann, Faith Brook, Alec Mango and Hugh Paddick. Directed by Quentin Lawrence.

***DISC TWO***
*WHO WAS MADDOX? - Jack Heath, a young, wealthy and successful company director, along with his ex-model wife, return home late one night to find that their house has been broken into.
Starring Bernard Lee, Jack Watling, Suzanne Lloyd and Finlay Currie. Directed by Geoffrey Nethercott.

*FACE OF A STRANGER - Cell-mates Vince Howard and John Bell have served their sentence and now, with remission for good behaviour, they are due for release within a week. With only a few more days of his sentence to serve, John is found to be in possession of a knife...
Starring Jeremy Kemp, Bernard Archard, Rosemary Leach and Philip Locke. Directed by John Moxey.

*ACT OF MURDER - A home-swap couple fall victim to a scam and end up losing all their valuable antiques and furniture. That, however, is not the end of their troubles...
Starring John Carson, Anthony Bate, Justine Lord and Dandy Nichols. Directed by Alan Bridges.

***DISC THREE***
*NEVER MENTION MURDER - Philip Teasdale, an eminent heart surgeon, is having his attractive artist wife watched by a private detective - not for purposes of divorce, but for a particulary nasty form of revenge.
Starring Maxine Audley, Dudley Foster, Michael Coles and Pauline Yates. Directed by John Nelson Burton.

*SPECIAL FEATURE - THE MALPAS MYSTERY - Audrey Bedford finds herself involved in strange happenings on her release from prison. Her step-sister Dora, who at first is anxious to avoid her, suddenly becomes friendly and so does her boyfriend...
Starring Maureen Sawnson, Allan Cuthbertson, Geoffrey Keen and Sandra Dorne. 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:
• Downfall (56:16) - 5.53 mb/s; 11 chapters
• The Verdict (54:12) - 5.53 mb/s; 11 chapters
• We Shall See (58:46) - 5.53 mb/s; 11 chapters
• Who Was Maddox? (59:20) - 5.54 mb/s; 10 chapters
• Face of a Stranger (54:18) - 5.53 mb/s; 11 chapters
• Act of Murder (58:10) - 5.54 mb/s; 10 chapters
• Never Mention Murder (54:10) - 6.98 mb/s; 10 chapters
• The Malpas Mystery (57:04) - 7.0 mb/s; 10 chapters
• Image Gallery (2:04)
• pdf files of promotional materials

DVD Release Date: Oct 22nd,  2012
3 discs in a keep case

Chapters

 

 

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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 6 of The Edgar Wallace Mystery series continues with 7 more films produced by Jack Greenwood and Merton Park Studios and an extra film THE MALPAS MYSTERY produced by Julian Wintle and Leslie Parkyn for Independent Artists on 3 dual-layered discs. All films in this set have some kind of noir atmosphere, to larger or lesser degree; ACT OF MURDER is especially noir-heavy. WHO WAS MADDOX? is the last film in the series featuring Bernard Lee as Superintendent Meredith, now without Sgt. Anson.

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 - THE MALPAS MYSTERY directed by Sidney Hayers based on a novel by Edgar Wallace. 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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Downfall

 

 


 The Verdict

 

 


 We Shall See

 

 


 Who is Maddox?

 

 


 Face of a Stranger

 

 


 Act of Murder

 

 


 
Never Mention Murder

 

 


 
The Malpas Mystery

 


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Distribution

Network

Region 0 - PAL

 



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