Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The

Dilettante detective Philo Vance cracks six murders cases in this six murder mystery collection.


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Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (6)

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100%

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Pros

  • Classic style (7)
  • Entertaining (7)

Cons

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  • Entertainment (8)
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    • Movie buff (9), Collector (6)
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4.0

Skip first film enjoy next 5 films

By Thomas

from St. Louis, MO

About Me Movie Buff

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The:

    Mystery fans will enjoy at least 4 or 5 of these 6 early film who dunnits with some lesser known actors giving good performances with fun plots.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    " FOUR FOR ONE AND ONE FOR FOUR "

    By J.Gabin

    from Pasadena, CA

    About Me Movie Buff

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          Comments about Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The:

          Disc1:
          The Bishop Murder case: M.G.M presentation with B. Rathbone

          The print comes with speckles, marks, a few bad frames and some major issue with the audio track( very windy) but decent contrast, relatively sharp 'image', and quite good black.
          Low print.
          Still we can enjoy' the plot'

          The Kennel Murder case: Warner Bros presentation with W. Powell

          The print is (too dark at the beginning) quite damaged,really 'average image',black levels were 'fair' from time to time,sharp also, and but the audio track is quite good. It's uneven in spots, with some softness and scratches, and a few bad frames.
          It was a great disappointment.

          Disc 2:
          The Dragon Murder case: First National Pictures presentation with W. William

          The print comes with speckles, marks, a few bad frames and with a quite good audio track. Decent contrast, sharp 'image', and quite good black.
          Watchable print.

          The Casino Murder case: M.G.M presentation with P. Lukas

          The print is not so bad, still there are lots of white specks, a few bad frames,with some softness, and scratches.
          The audio track is clear and 'almost clean'.
          However quite good contrast, relatively sharp, and good black.
          Watchable print.

          Disc 3:
          The Garden Murder case: M.G.M presentation with E. Lowe

          The print look like in "poor shape": it's uneven in spots, with some softness and scratches and a few bad frames, but decent contrast, acceptable sharpness. The audio track is quite clean and clear.
          Average but watchable print.

          Calling Philo Vance: Warner Bros presentation with J. Stephenson

          The print is quite good with little damage, white spots, some softness and scratches , few bad frames.
          The audio track is quite good:clear and clean.
          Watchable print.

          RECOMMENDED

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          For "gentleman" detective buffs only.

          By Traven

          from Upstate NY

          About Me Classic Detectives Buff, Collector, Movie Buff

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          Pros

          • Classic
          • Entertaining
          • Raritys

          Cons

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            • Entertainment

            Comments about Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The:

            What a delight to have fine quality versions of these films after years of poor quality bootlegs and all-nighters watching scratched and patched 16 mm versions at film festivals.

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            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Philo Vance

            By Big D

            from Anderson SC

            About Me Audiophile, Collector, Movie Buff

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            Pros

            • Classic
            • Entertaining

            Cons

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              • Entertainment

              Comments about Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The:

              I love old movies, especially mysteries. I bought it for the Basil Rathbone movie but have really enjoyed the rest of them. Even though the movies were nnot remastered they were very watchable considering their age.

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              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Warner programmers at their finest!

              By mowkwurst

              from Medford, Oregon

              About Me Collector, Movie Buff

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              • Entertaining

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                Comments about Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The:

                I really like these mystery programmers from the greatest studio of all time: Warner Bros. Of course, William Powell is my favorate Philo with Warren William a close second. What the hey. I've got all of these on home burnt DVDs, but I want the nice labels and cool packaging and NO TCM "bug" every 20 minutes or so. Call me a perfectionist. I am. Only wish the Warner Archives could get permission to release the 3 Powell Paramount Philo Vances...and the 1 William Philo. Are you listening Universal? Make another deal with Warner/TCM so we can enjoy these "B" movie gems as well. Kudos Warner Archives. I love your discs!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great to see these in good video shape

                By H T Classics

                from Paradise, CA

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                Pros

                • Classic

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                  • Entertainment

                  Comments about Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The:

                  It is like seeing these for the first time - so clear and the best prints available. Most of these have been in public domain at one time or another - so to see them in pristine shape just adds to the fun. Not all are classics -but still good entertainment.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Philo Vance Played by...Take Your Pick!

                  By Mike B

                  from Stafford VA

                  About Me Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

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                  • Classic
                  • Entertaining

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                    • Entertainment

                    Comments about Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The:

                    Classic 30s actors interpreting a classic literary detective-Great Stuff! IMHO William Powell was the best!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    excellent, Thank You.

                    By movie buff

                    from Elk Grove, CA

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Pros

                    • Classic

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment

                      Comments about Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The:

                      If you like Detective Mysteries, this is for you.

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                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great!

                      By Fan 30-40

                      from Glendale, AZ.

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                      Pros

                      • Action-packed
                      • Classic
                      • Engaging
                      • Entertaining

                      Cons

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                        • Entertainment

                        Comments about Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The:

                        If you like old mysteries, you should like this one.
                        One of my favorites is, " The Kennel Murder Case" with William Powell.
                        The story in the "Casino Murder Case" is good, but I did not care for Paul Lukas as Philo Vance.
                        Still 5 stars for the collection.

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                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Real classics....

                        By Prof. Emeritus

                        from New York

                        About Me Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff

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                        Pros

                        • Classic
                        • Engaging
                        • Entertaining
                        • Funny
                        • True Retro Whodunnits
                        • Vintage Like Good Wines

                        Cons

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                          • Absolutely Inoffensive
                          • Entertainment
                          • Everyone

                          Comments about Philo Vance Murder Case Collection, The:

                          Entertainment and cinema/mystery history - vintage is good for the mind!

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