Hammer Film Noir Collector’s Set Volume 2 (British Crime, 1952-55) 4-Disc DVD, NEW/SEALED


In 1950, Hammer Films set up a deal with American producer Robert L. Lippert to produce low-budget crime dramas to be made in the UK. Lippert would send over a shop-worn Hollywood star or promising American newcomer to give the films box-office appeal in the states, supported by the usual fine casts of British character actors that make most British movies worth watching. This five-year arrangement produced over a dozen well-made little B-noirs that seemed to have fallen through the film history cracks….. until now.

TERROR STREET (aka 36 Hours, 1953) U.S. Air Force pilot Dan Duryea becomes a logical suspect after his English wife is shot and killed in her apartment. With only 36 hours to find the real murderer and clear himself before he must reporting for flight duty, Duryea doggedly sets out to learn the secret of Terror Street.

WINGS OF DANGER (aka Dead on Course, 1952) A former pilot suffering from blackouts discovers that a fellow flyer is suspected of being mixed up with a web of smugglers.  While searching for his missing buddy, he unwittingly becomes entangled in a morass of suspicion.

THE GLASS TOMB (aka The Glass Cage, 1955) A circus barker stages a sensational new act, the world’s longest fast undertaken by “Sapolio”, on view in a glass cage. But this act also results in several murders, a kidnapping, and a poisoning!

PAID TO KILL (aka Five Days, 1954) A man’s business deal fails and to provide for his “adoring” wife, he hires his best friend to kill him so his wife can collect on his insurance.  The business deal comes through at the last minute but he finds he can’t call off the murder.  His treacherous double-crossing wife has different ideas!

THE BLACK GLOVE (aka Face the Music, 1953) A famed trumpet player is suspected of murdering a blues singer. Using only two minor clues, he narrows the suspects down to four people, but only after surviving poison placed on the mouthpiece of his trumpet!

THE DEADLY GAME (aka Third Party Risk, 1954) Vacationing at a resort hotel in Spain, a man discovers he is the only one not mixed up one way or the other in murder, drugs and microfilm smuggling. But, the police are after him!

THE UNHOLY FOUR (aka The Stranger Came Home, 1954) Someone knocked out a man and left him for dead during a fishing trip in Portugal. That someone is either his fetching wife, or two business partners, all sporting guilty faces after his unexpected return. Two more murders and a frame-up befall the quartet before an inspector closes the case.

A RACE FOR LIFE (aka Mask Of Dust, 1954): An idol of auto-racing fans attempts a comeback after serving in the Air Force. When his former rival lies dying in the hospital he must decide whether to continue in the Grand Prix, or make peace with his adversary. Featuring race car greats Stirling Moss, Reg Parnell, John Cooper, Alan Brown, Geoffrey Taylor and Leslie Marr.



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CONDITION New/Sealed COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE USA REGION 0 (please ensure your machine will play the disc) LABEL VCI Entertainment NUMBER OF DISCS 4 RUNNING TIME 585 mins SPECIAL FEATURES The Glass Tomb commentary by Richard Roberts, commentaries on Terror Street, Dan Duryea and Steve Fisher by Alan K. Rode, audio interviews with producer Richard Gordon and Tom Weaver, trailers, bios LANGUAGE(S) English SUBTITLES None ASPECT RATIO 1.33:1 to 1.85:1 RATING Unrated

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 19.2 × 13.5 × 1 cm


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