Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 5

Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
On DVD: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Running Time: 
683 minutes

With rare exception (Agatha Christie’s Poirot and MST3K come to mind), once a movie collection gets to the fifth volume, it usually seems to start scraping the bottom of the barrel.  And that’s what it looks we have with Film Noir Classic Collection, Volume 5.  There are some good titles included, but nothing of the caliber you’ll find in earlier volumes.  Warner Brothers released this set three years after putting out volume 4 of the series, so you wonder what took them so long and why there’s a near dearth of special features with the all time they had on their hands.  You’ll find no audio commentary or essays from Film Noir experts about the films and their significance.  And that’s a shame, as you’d expect there to be more than just two trailers and some cleaned up prints.