For my birthday (which was last month) I treated myself to a box o' Charlie Chan films I found reasonably priced online at - gak! - Amazon. I didn't order them until a few days ago because I had to think long and hard about actually doing so. No spur of the moment spending around here, these days. Ha!
But I justified it by telling myself I couldn't pass up the opportunity. The price was just TOO good. Besides I am well and truly deserving of a belated Birthday treat. How's that? Works for me.
So, long story short: the package arrived today:
CHARLIE CHAN Volume 5 - Starring Sidney Toler
Seven, count 'em, 7(!) of my favorite Charlie Chan films in one convenient little box o' dvds collection.
CHARLIE CHAN'S MURDER CRUISE
CHARLIE CHAN IN PANAMA
CHARLIE CHAN in MURDER OVER NEW YORK
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM
CHARLIE CHAN in DEAD MEN DON'T TELL
CHARLIE CHAN IN RIO
CHARLIE CHAN in CASTLE IN THE DESERT
The only favorites missing are: CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA and CHARLIE CHAN ON TREASURE ISLAND. But other than those two, my Charlie Chan obsession is satisfied. I am one very happy movie maven.
This is the collection.
Note: On double-checking, it looks like there might be a chance I've never seen CHARLIE CHAN in DEAD MEN DON'T TELL. How is this possible I ask you?
The truth is, I probably did see it, but so many years ago as makes no difference to my memory. The brief synopsis doesn't sound even remotely familiar. Well, I'll soon find out. Although my Netflix film arrived today as well and I want to write about that one for Tuesday's Overlooked Films. Obviously, this is another embarrassment of riches. Am I complaining? Nope.