Review: Double Crossed: 10 Classic Spy Thrillers

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Double Crossed: 10 Classic Spy Thrillers

Mill Creek Entertainment
Street: 04.21

Mill Creek Entertainment is a DVD distribution studio that specializes in bundling movies of packs of 10, 20 and sometimes even 100. Their newest installment is in the spy genre with the Double Crossed pack. Spanning five decades from the late ’30s to the late ’70s, this bundle contains 10 classic spy thrillers: Mr. Moto’s Last Warning, British Intelligence, The Black Dragons, Submarine Alert, Sherlock Holmes and The Secret Weapon, The Adventures of Tartu, Blood on the Sun, The Green Glove, The Limping Man and Rouge Male. Many of Hollywood’s golden age-era actors and actresses star in this affordable DVD bundle, including James Cagney, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone and Peter O’Toole, just to name a few.  One of my favorites from this pack was the made-for-TV movie Rogue Male, starring O’Toole as a man who is caught and tortured by the Gestapo in war-torn Nazi Germany after a failed assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler.  It was good, campy fun, much like the rest of the movies in this pack. What’s best about the bundle is the price, coming in at around $10 and sometimes even cheaper if you look in the right places. Not bad for over 13 hours of old-school entertainment. – Kenny Tadrzynski