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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries, Volumes 3 & 4 on DVD in September

6 September 2012

Bernard Lee, Barry Foster, Michael Gough, Hazel Court, Alfred Burke and Paul Daneman star in The Edgar Wallace Mysteries, Volumes 3 & 4. Based on one of the twentieth century's most successful crime novelists, Edgar Wallace's thrillers have been widely adapted for film and television – the most memorable of which is this series, made at Merton Park Studios during the first half of the 1960s.

With a noir-esque feel, The Edgar Wallace Mysteries updates some of the legendary writer's stories to more contemporary settings, blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. Unseen for decades and freshly transferred from the original film elements specifically for this release, all 47 films will be released over seven volumes courtesy of Network DVD.

Scripts are by both Philip Mackie (The Naked Civil Servant) and Robert Banks Stewart (The Human Jungle) and each volume benefits from a written introduction from Kim Newman.

The episodes on Volume 3 are:

  • Candidate for Murder
  • Flat Two
  • The Share Out
  • Number Six
  • Time to Remember
  • Solo for Sparrow
  • Playback

Extra features are:

  • Breakout – a thriller made by Independent Artists Ltd. during the same period as the Merton Park Films
  • Exclusive booklet by author and critic Kim Newman
  • Image Gallery
  • PDF material

The episodes on Volume 4 are:

  • Locker Sixty Nine
  • Death Trap
  • The Set Up
  • Incident at Midnight
  • The £20,000 Kiss
  • On the Run
  • Return to Sender

Extra features are:

  • House of Mystery – a thriller made by Independent Artists Ltd during the same period
    as the Merton Park Films
  • Exclusive booklet by author and critic Kim Newman
  • Image Gallery
  • PDF material

The Edgar Wallace Mysteries, Volumes 3 & 4 will be released on UK DVD on 17th September 2012 by Network DVD at the RRP of £29.99 each.