At any rate, there will be at least a sixteenth volume of this series (yes, that's XVI...) and it will bundle the following titles:
THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET (1942)
CHICAGO DEADLINE (1949)
IRON MAN (1951)
So Kino continues to mine the remaining Universal/Paramount backlog, with some well-known names (Alan Ladd, Jeff Chandler, Rock Hudson, Evelyn Keyes) on hand in the grouping to entice folks to buy the set. MARIE ROGET is a "B" noir-horror hybrid based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, with Patric Knowles getting a rare leading role as a proto-Holmes with an assistant (Lloyd Corrigan) measurably more ditzy than Dr. Watson. It also has a briefer-than-expected appearance from Maria Montez.
Anyone out there paying close enough attention to tell us how many more Universal-Paramount films are still awaiting a DVD release? It gets trickier to manage such a list given that some films are being brought out in non-US editions--such as the two Lupino thrillers, JENNIFER and BEWARE MY LOVELY, which appear in that new Imprint box set. Another Paramount title that's yet to get a full US release, THE GREAT GATSBY, will get an Imprint release next month (which will include a commentary from Jason Ney); one wonders if it eventually wind up in a Kino box set. Stay tuned!
Volume XVI in THE DARK SIDE OF CINEMA does not yet have an official release date. We'll update you when we have more info...