If you want over 100 hours of classic crime dramas from the big screen and television, check out Oldies.Com who have these two box sets for sale.
“Danger, Death and Dames” and ”In The Shadows.”
Mill Creek Entertainment specialise in grouping lots of public domain titles in big batches of dvds. I like the illustrations and colors on these two covers ( though the one above is spoiled by giving the middle photo to an unknown figure – why didn’t they just choose another star).
50 films and 150 television episodes are delivered on 12 discs at a cost of $19.98 plus post. I expect the picture quality will in most cases be poor, but , still, you get a lot of viewing for a smallish charge.
Films include what you might expect from those which have languished in public domain ( though there are a few which have been rescued on other labels);
Titles include Gaslight (1940); Cause For Alarm; D.O.A; The Sleeping Tiger; The Man Who Cheated Himself; The Scar; Trapped; Woman On The Run; The Great Flamarian; Inner Sanctum; There Was A Crooked Man; The Capture.
Personally, I like the range of television programs – though 25 episodes of Dragnet seems a bit excessive. Other series featured:
The Lone Wolf; Michael Shayne; Racket Squad; Decoy; Burke’s Law; The Adventures of Ellery Queen; Alfred Hitchcock Presents; Lock Up; Martin Kane, Private Eye; The Court of Last Resort.
The ten films in the second set are:
He Walked by Night; Detour; Suddenly; Fear in the Night; Scarlet Street; Too Late For Tears; Please Murder Me; The Strange Love of Martha Ivers; Woman on the Run; Trapped.
Cost $5.98 plus post.
If you have experience of Oldies, I’d be glad to hear from you.
Other titles available from Oldies.com Some nice covers.