Charlie Chan commences in September

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has just unveiled details about The Charlie Chan Collection: Volume Five , the final installment in the sleuth’s series, for release in September.

Starring Sidney Toler as the sage detective and filled with the clever crime-solver’s signature fortune cookie wisdom, each case is packed with a delightful blend of dangerous intrigue, criminal mischief and insightful aphorisms. A stalwart presence in the 30s and 40s, Charlie Chan’s mysteries transcend generations and establish the Chinese policeman as a cinematic icon. Including the final seven Charlie Chan films from 20th Century Fox, “The Charlie Chan Collection: Volume Five” contains some of Chan’s most scintillating cases including Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum, Murder Over New York, Dead Men Tell featuring the legendary George Reeves, Charlie Chan In Rio, Charlie Chan In Panama, Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise and Castle In The Desert.

The 4-disc DVD set also contains the retrospective Featurette “The Era of Chan,” celebrating the legacy of the Chan series at Fox. Focusing on the series’ final seven films and the talents behind them, this piece gives an overview of the series’ success and how the Chan character rose to the status of icon, influencing many screen detectives to come.

“The Charlie Chan Collection: Volume Five” arrives in stores on September 16 for $49.98.

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