Mystery, Suspense, Film Noir and Detective Movies on DVD: A Guide to the Best in Cinema Thrills
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Mystery, Suspense, Film Noir and Detective Movies on DVD: A Guide to the Best in Cinema Thrills

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Over 1,200 DVDs in the mystery, suspense and film noir categories were examined and rated for this illustrated guide. The book is divided into two main sections. In the first, 218 movies are given the glamour treatment with comprehensive details of players and crews, plus background information and reviews. In the second section, essential details on over 500 films are bri...more
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Published September 1st 2009 by
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Feb 12, 2010 John Howard rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Editor Ross Adams writes in the February 2010 issue of Dress Circle: the Film Enthusiasts’ Magazine: Just a fraction larger than Leonard Maltin’s Film Guide and a massive 1.3 inches thick, this book is a real pot-pourri of essential information: players, technical teams, music, release dates and more. During 2009, I purchased a number of classic movies on DVD, but the jackets contained only bare details. I was able to retrieve information by looking up the index of over 700 films in this book an...more
Written by John Howard Reid and self published through Lulu Books in 2009, this cinematic guide doesn’t waste time with an introduction, preface, or table of contents. It opens with the 1937 file “Accidents Will Happen.” According to the synopsis, the film is about “an insurance adjuster (Reagan) is hounded by his shrewish wife (Shelia Brornley) and a corrupt claims investigator (Lawler.)” Along with a detailed cast list and a production list is basic copyright and technical info on the film and...more
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