Many of these films are available now with English subs, because people have spent many arduous hours creating custom homemade subs. There are still many more that need subs. So far, of the ones I've seen, they have ranged from good to very good to stunning revelations. As a group, I hesitate somewhat to say, but they may be stronger than our domestic noir product. They definitely are more mature in concept and more withering in their view of human nature. Cultural puritanism, Joe Breen and the Hays Code stifled the film industry for years. This is why Double Indemnity now appears as a true cultural breakout film.