Forgotten Noir Collector's Set

Overview

This is a nicely put together triple-DVD package from VCI and Kit Parker Films -- the three discs, which are also available separately, fit well together as crime-related dramas, though they're not all necessarily examples of film noir. There are commentary tracks on Portland Expose and Loan Shark, and a two-part biography of about the production company Lippert Pictures and its founder, Robert L. Lippert, Sr., by Robert L. Lippert, Jr.. Each disc has a completely different menu design, and the one on the second ...
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Overview

This is a nicely put together triple-DVD package from VCI and Kit Parker Films -- the three discs, which are also available separately, fit well together as crime-related dramas, though they're not all necessarily examples of film noir. There are commentary tracks on Portland Expose and Loan Shark, and a two-part biography of about the production company Lippert Pictures and its founder, Robert L. Lippert, Sr., by Robert L. Lippert, Jr.. Each disc has a completely different menu design, and the one on the second DVD, Loan Shark/Arson Inc., is a lot easier to maneuver than the menu on Portland Expose/They Were So Young. Lindsley Parsons, Jr.'s commentary on Portland Expose is more informative than the one by Richard M. Roberts on Loan Shark, though Roberts is more entertaining. The tranfers are uniformly clean and surprisingly crisp, given the age of the movies involved and the low budgets on which they were shot -- only Shoot To Kill seems deficient in quality, with softness to its detail, but even it is eminently watchable on a technical level. Portland Expose and They Were So Young are letterboxed (1.85-to-1), while the other films in this collection are full-screen (1.33-to-1). Disc Three, containing Shadow Man/Shoot To Kill -- a pair of British crime pictures -- is unusual for offering the original UK version of Shadow Man, entitled Street of Shadows and running seven minutes longer than the US version. The bonus features, in addition to the commentary tracks and production company history, include original trailers, shooting scripts, bios on the stars and crew, and filmographies., all accessiible in clearly delineated blonus sections on each disc.
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Special Features

Vol. 1: Anamorphic widescreen enhanced for 16x9 monitors; Vol. 1: Original theatrical trailers; Vol. 1: Commentary by assistant director Lindsley Parsons Jr.; Vol. 1: Original advertising material; Vol. 1: Bios; Vol. 1: Photo gallery; Vol. 2: Original theatrical trailers; Vol. 2: "Inside Lippert" (Part 1: 1907-1949) as told by Robert L. Lippert Jr.; Vol. 2: "Loan Shark" audio commentary by Richard M. Roberts; Vol. 2: Bios; Vol. 2: Photo gallery; Vol. 2: Movie trivia; Vol. 3: Scene selection; Vol. 3: Bios; Vol. 3: Original advertising material gallery; Vol. 3: "Inside Lippert" (Part 2: 1950-1976) as told by Robert L. Lippert Jr.; Vol. 3: Shoot to Kill schedule & Luana Walters wardrobe plot; Vol. 3: Day player & stuntman contracts (Shoot to Kill); Vol. 3: Original script - sample pages with director's notes (Shoot to Kill); Original theatrical trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • UPC: 089859055027
  • Rating:

  • Source: Vci Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Special Edition / B&W / Full Frame
  • Time: 7:08:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,148

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Forgotten Noir, Vol. 1: Portland Expose/They Were So Young
1. Pinball Sales [6:58]
2. The Racquet [4:30]
3. Pressure [4:04]
4. Personal Inquiry [8:01]
5. Mob Justice [8:06]
6. Young Love [3:40]
7. Undercover [7:05]
8. Route Collection [7:06]
9. VIP [3:41]
10. Made [7:55]
11. Interrogation [4:35]
12. The Sting [6:16]
1. New Models [6:29]
2. Fashion Show [7:45]
3. Expectations [6:18]
4. Alone [6:32]
5. The Palace Hotel [9:24]
6. Jungle Trip [3:11]
7. Coltos [5:55]
8. Goose Chase [4:47]
9. On the Run [7:26]
10. Kidnapped [7:06]
11. Enslaved [5:16]
12. Tragic Rescue [7:26]
Disc #2 -- Forgotten Noir, Vol. 2: Loan Shark/Arson Inc.
1. Free Man [7:20]
2. Loan Shark Troubles [5:27]
3. Fatal Inquiry [8:09]
4. Fitting In [6:20]
5. "On the Hook" [7:15]
6. Propositioned [6:29]
7. Changing Jobs [6:36]
8. Moving Up [3:52]
9. Laundry & Loan [7:22]
10. Proving Loyalty [7:19]
11. Smelling a Rat [8:02]
12. The Boss [5:20]
1. Fireman [5:30]
2. Small Inquiry [5:55]
3. Frederick P Fender [5:13]
4. Being Followed [2:12]
5. Betting the Ponies [6:15]
6. Resignation [4:59]
7. Man for Hire [4:46]
8. Almost Caught [6:12]
9. Suspicion [3:33]
10. A Set Up [6:09]
11. At Gun Point [5:16]
12. Warehouse Fire [4:32]
Disc #3 -- Forgotten Noir, Vol. 3: Shadow Man/Shoot to Kill
1. Scene 1 [7:14]
2. Scene 2 [7:41]
3. Scene 3 [7:33]
4. Scene 4 [7:59]
5. Scene 5 [8:27]
6. Scene 6 [9:58]
7. Scene 7 [8:55]
8. Scene 8 [6:17]
9. Scene 9 [6:49]
10. Scene 10 [4:27]
11. Scene 11 [2:22]
12. Scene 12 [5:46]
1. Scene 1 [5:18]
2. Scene 2 [4:24]
3. Scene 3 [5:00]
4. Scene 4 [6:25]
5. Scene 5 [6:50]
6. Scene 6 [7:02]
7. Scene 7 [3:39]
8. Scene 8 [8:28]
9. Scene 9 [4:36]
10. Scene 10 [4:05]
11. Scene 11 [5:45]
12. Scene 12 [2:23]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Forgotten Noir, Vol. 1: Portland Expose/They Were So Young
   Portland Expose: Play
   Portland Expose: Scenes
   Extras
      Photo Gallery
      Bios: Lindsley Parsons, Jr.
      Bios: Scott Brady
      Bios: Raymond Burr
      Commentary: On
      Commentary: Off
      Trailers: Portland Expose
      Trailers: They Were So Young
      Trailers: Bad Blonde
      Trailers: Deadly Game
      Trailers: FBI Girl
   They Were So Young: Play
   They Were So Young: Scenes
Disc #2 -- Forgotten Noir, Vol. 2: Loan Shark/Arson Inc.
   Loan Shark: Play
   Loan Shark: Scenes
   Loan Shark: Extras
      Loan Shark Commentary: On
      Loan Shark Commentary: Off
      Photo Gallery
      Movie Trivia
      George Raft Bio
      Seymour Friendman Bio
      FBI Girl Trailer
      Deadly Game Trailer
   Arson Inc.: Play
   Arson Inc.: Scenes
   Arson Inc.: Extras
      "Inside Lippert" Part 1
      Photo Gallery
      Robert Lowery Bio
      Anne Gwynne Bio
      William Berke Bio
      Man From Cairo Trailer
      Portland Expose Trailer
Disc #3 -- Forgotten Noir, Vol. 3: Shadow Man/Shoot to Kill
   Shadow Man: Play
   Shadow Man: Scenes
   Shadow Man: Extras
      Photo Gallery
      Movie Trivia
      Cesar Romero Bio
      Inside Lippert Part 2
      Terror Street Trailer
      They Were So Young Trailer
      Unholy Four
      Motor Patrol
   Shoot to Kill: Play
   Shoot to Kill: Scenes
   Shoot to Kill: Extras
      Shooting Schedule
      Photo Gallery
      Luana Walters Wardrobe Plot
      Day Player and Stuntman Contracts
      Original Script
      Russel Wade Bio
      Luana Walters Bio
      William Berke Bio
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