onsdag 3 februari 2010

ACTION MAN COLLECTION from VCI

US company VCI have released the 2-disc set ACTION MAN COLLECTION with these four films:

ACTION MAN (Le soleil des voyous, Jean Delannoy 1967)
Sophisticated crook (Robert Stack) talks ex-crook and now respectable business man (Jean Gabin) into one last caper! This highly planned and well executed crime goes off without a hitch until rival bad guys want a piece of the action and kidnap the wife of Gabin. Stack, in order to make things right and bring the couple back together makes the ultimate sacrifice! RT 100 min. Color 1967

BIG GAME (Robert Day, 1972)
A top scientist seeks out and hires top military mercenaries for protection. Our scientist has discovered the means by which he can control military personnel and direct them to do his bidding. What are the goals that inspire his motivations?

PEKING BLONDE (La blonde de Pékin, Nicolas Gessner 1967)
Based on the novel by James Hadley Chase, this cold war adventure pits beautiful femme fatales against the worst of the worst.

DAY OF THE WOLVES (Ferde Grofe Jr, 1973)
Six highly trained criminals invade a small town intent on cleaning the city out of money. Known only to each other as #'s 1 through 6, with beards, identical clothes, special gloves, and their own missions, they begin the mayhem only to find that the recently fired town sheriff is more than a match for anything they had planned for.

We're not sure about the quality of the films, but unfortunately all of them are supposed to be in 1.33:1 full screen aspect ratio - not confirmed, though...

2 kommentarer:

Bill sa...

I have the set, and all the films are letterboxed, Action Man at 2.35:1 and the rest around 1.85:1. I can't say if they're anamorphic (black bars on the menus suggest they are) but they all look good. Day of the Wolves is a nice upgrade from PD VHS transfers.

Magnus sa...

Thanks, I will order it!