View Full Version : Dick Tracy releases
06-17-2005, 10:20 PM
There's lots releases of old Dick Tracy serials/films/... , almost as much as Streetfighter dvd releases :)
If someone is collecting them, could you point out which ones are the best?
06-18-2005, 02:58 AM
as of now, it seems like there are only the 4 dick tracy movies, well 5 if you count the Warren Beatty movie, and one serial (spider crime ring related i think). anyway, i bought a collection from DDD awhile back titled "Dick Tracy: Crimestopper." Not sure if they have it anymore, but you can check out my "DVD Collection" link to read more about it. Anyway the set has the 4 B&W films and that one serial. THe movies are in excellent shape and the serial is in pretty good shape. No extras unfortunately, but for the price, it was well worth it. I can't wait for more DT serials to get released.
06-18-2005, 11:47 AM
For the movies, the ROAN box set is the way to go, extras,even an episode of the old radio show. And if you check Troma's site, you may be able to pick it up in a supersale like I did for $2.99.
Out of the movies, my personal fave-obviously-DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME,starring Karloff(this can also be found for $1 at Wal Mart right now).
have not seen the serials yet. the one episode of the tv show I saw was very good-and violent! it can be found on those "greatest tv detective" cheapie compilations.
06-18-2005, 03:18 PM
VCI has the first Dick Tracy serial on DVD with commentary by Max Allan Collins(who wrote the strip after Chested Gould retired). VCI also did the other 3 Tracy serials, which as of yet have made it to DVD(I have the LDs of them and the transfers were good.)
06-19-2005, 11:06 AM
Thanks to all for your help. I'll pick up the Roan box set and the VCI release of the serial.
By the way, are both of these releases single-sided discs?
06-19-2005, 12:14 PM
the Roan set has two discs,with a movie on each side.
try Dollar Tree, for a $1 DVD of that tv detectives comp,with the Dick Tracy episode.
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