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Film Noir Collection: 9 DVD Boxset £11.97 delivered @ Amazon
Film Noir Collection: 9 DVD Boxset £11.97 delivered @ Amazon

Film Noir Collection: 9 DVD Boxset £11.97 delivered @ Amazon

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9DVD Box Set - Contains The Following Films:
The Killers (1946)
Double Indemnity
The Big Steal
Crossfire
Out Of The Past
The Blue Dahlia
The Glass Key
This Gun For Hire
Farewell My Lovely

The Killers:
Taken from Ernest Hemingway's tale The Killers features Ava Gardner and Burt Lancaster, in his screen debut.

Double Indemnity:
One of the finest films the noir genre has to offer. Double Indemnity has a bona fide Hollywood cast: Fred MacMurray is the insurance salesman led astray by Barbara Stanwyck's definitive femme fatale, Edward G Robinson investigates them.

The Big Steal:
Robert Mitchum is reunited with Jane Greer After Out Of The Past, alongside noir stalwart William Bendix. Noir elements are blended with caper and heist, on the trail of a $300, 000 booty.

Crossfire:
The movie that supposedly set in Washington on to liberal Hollywood, ending with the anti-communist McCarthy witchunt, Noir stalwarts Gloria Graheme and Robert Mitchum star.

Out Of The Past:
Made a star of Robert Mitchum, playing a private eye mixed up with a dangerous woman and some even more dangerous gangsters.

The Blue Dahlia:
Raymond Chandler's one and only screenplay (nominated for an Oscar). Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake are the leads: He is the returning GI who may or may not have been framed for a murder, she is the femme fatale aiding him.

The Glass Key:
The masterful adaptation of Dasheil Hammett's tale of intrigue see Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake positively smouldering as a henchman and politician's daughter drawn to each other.

This Gun For Hire:
An early example of the noir genre and the first time pairing of Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd, here making his screen debut. Based on a Graham Green novel.

Murder, My Sweet:
This Raymond Chandler adaptation positively crackles. Dick Powell's turn as Chandler's definitive noir private eye, Philip Marlowe, is rated as being as good as Bogart's take on the detective. Directed by Edward Dmytrck (Crossfire).

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nice price

as stupid as this sounds, what is film noir?
always meant to find out

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wanny8888

as stupid as this sounds, what is film noir?always meant to find out



Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish … Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood's classic film noir period is generally regarded as stretching from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Depression.


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Quality classic collection - ordered thanks!

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful:
3.0 out of 5 stars Great selection of movies but..., 8 Oct 2010
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Movie Fan from Portugal
This review is from: Film Noir Collection [DVD] (DVD)
I recently ordered this boxset and was left with mixed feelings. There can be no doubt that OUT OF THE PAST, MURDER MY SWEET, THE KILLERS, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, CROSSFIRE and THIS GUN FOR HIRE are all masterpieces in their own right, and THE BIG STEAL comes close.

There are two downsides: 1. The quality of the copies. In most cases the transfer is poor; the actors' faces look contorted and seem to move in parts.

2. Unpardonably, THE BIG STEAL is colorised. I would recommend to any company thinking of colorising a film to include the original B&W version so the viewer can exercise the option to watch the version he/she prefers.

To have to watch a much beloved film reduced to fake colour was heart-breaking. Film noir colorised - nah, don't like it!


Picard123

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful:3.0 out of 5 stars … 24 of 25 people found the following review helpful:3.0 out of 5 stars Great selection of movies but..., 8 Oct 2010By Movie Fan from PortugalThis review is from: Film Noir Collection [DVD] (DVD)I recently ordered this boxset and was left with mixed feelings. There can be no doubt that OUT OF THE PAST, MURDER MY SWEET, THE KILLERS, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, CROSSFIRE and THIS GUN FOR HIRE are all masterpieces in their own right, and THE BIG STEAL comes close.There are two downsides: 1. The quality of the copies. In most cases the transfer is poor; the actors' faces look contorted and seem to move in parts.2. Unpardonably, THE BIG STEAL is colorised. I would recommend to any company thinking of colorising a film to include the original B&W version so the viewer can exercise the option to watch the version he/she prefers.To have to watch a much beloved film reduced to fake colour was heart-breaking. Film noir colorised - nah, don't like it!



That review just stopped me buying this :-(

Quality stuff. Farewell My Lovely (Murder, My Sweet) is a particular gem and Dick Powell is fantastic in it.

What to believe? Is the picture quality poor as some reviewers state or is it amazing and looking like it was filmed yesterday as others claim? That's the problem with Amazon reviews - opinions turn into hard facts, contradictions abound and factually incorrect statements are left up for everyone to read. Why don't Amazon ever remove reviews that are simply untrue? It can't help their sales can it?

A slippery slope. Freedom of speech?

Well worth it regardless of the faults - some great movies here.
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