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***DISC ONE***
*THE MAIN CHANCE - Michael Blake has always had his eye on the main chance. A suave, ex-public school type, he seems oddly out of place in the company of small-time racketeers.
Starring Grégoire Aslan, Tracy Reed, Edward de Souza and Jack Smethurst. Directed by John Knight.

*GAME FOR THREE LOSERS - Robert Hilary is a public figure, a businessman and a politician. Happily married, Hilary still lets his desire for his new secretary get the better of him...
Starring Michael Gough, Mark Eden, Toby Robins and Allan Cuthbertson. Directed by Gerry O'Hara.

*CHANGE PARTNERS - Ben Arkwright, a co-director in the firm of Arkwright and Gallen, is having an affair with Anna, the strongly willed wife of Ricky Gallen, Ben's partner.
Starring Zena Walker, Kenneth Cope, Basil Henson and Anthony Dawson. Directed by Robert Lynn.

***DISC TWO***
*STRANGLER'S WEB - Police believed the murder of Norma Brent to be an open-and-shut case; her lover - a penniless scrap merchant - was discovered holding the ends of the strangulation cord over her lifeless body.
Starring Griffith Jones, John Stratton, Pauline Munro and Gerald Harper. Directed by John Moxey.

*DEAD MAN'S CHEST - It all began as a hoax, a stunt, a trick on the part of two cynical young journalists to spite society and thwart the Establishment. The idea was to expose the frailty of circumstantial evidence, and they planned to fake a murder. But the plan went disastrously wrong...
Starring John Thaw, Ann Firbank, John Meillon, Peter Bowles and John Abineri. Directed by Patrick Dromgoole.

*SPECIAL FEATURE - SEVEN KEYS - William Jefferson, an accountant serving a sentence for embezzlement, dies in a prison hospital just before the authorities can tell him of the death of his only son.
Starring Jeannie Carson, Alan Dobie, Delphi Lawrence, John Carson and Anthony Nicholls. Directed by Pat Jackson.

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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:
• The Main Chance (58:24) - 6.19 mb/s
• Game for Three Losers (53:46) - 6.31 mb/s
• Change Partners (1:00:36) - 5.50 mb/s
• Strangler's Web (52:24) - 6.25 mb/s
• Dead Man's Chest (56:42) - 6.38 mb/s
• Seven Keys (55:40) - 5.58 mb/s
• Image Gallery (3:15)
• pdf files of press meterials

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

Chapters 11

 

 

More Network DVDs DVDBeaver has reviewed:

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

The last volume in the set only has 2 dual-layered discs. It features 5 last films produced by Jack Greenwood and Merton Park Studios and an extra film SEVEN KEYS produced by Julian Wintle and Leslie Parkyn for Independent Artists.

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 - SEVEN KEYS directed by Pat Jackson. 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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Game For Three Losers

 


Change Partners

 

 


Strangler's Web

 

 


Dead Man's Chest

 

 


Seven Keys

 


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