DVD Info: Charlie Chan volume five announced.

Fox Home Entertainment has announced they will be releasing volume five of the Charlie Chan collection on Sept 16th.

“Truth, like oil, will in time rise to surface.” Law-breakers beware for the venerable Charlie Chan is back on the case in seven new perilous, globe-trotting adventures coming to DVD in The Charlie Chan Collection – Volume Five on September 16 from Fox Home Entertainment. 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 (“Adventures of Superman”), Charlie Chan In Rio, Charlie Chan In Panama, Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise and Castle In The Desert, as well as the retrospective featurette The Era of Chan. The Charlie Chan Collection

SPR will be $49.98 U.S.

The Charlie Chan Collection – Volume Five is presented in English Mono sound, as well as Spanish and French subtitles, in the original full screen format. All titles included in the collection feature original theatrical trailers as well as still and advertising galleries. Also included is The Era of Chan, a 30 minute documentary 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.

Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum
When a convicted murderer, brought to justice by Charlie Chan himself, escapes into the night, the resourceful Chan tracks the killer to a mysterious Wax Museum, whose proprietor specializes in giving new faces to those who want to escape their past.

Murder Over New York
While Charlie Chan and his Number Two Son, Jimmy, are on vacation in the Big Apple, they find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation. As more bodies fall, Chan must find a way to bring the evildoers to justice before more lives are lost!

Dead Men Tell
In this seafaring thrill-ride that “will be relished by Chan fans” (Variety), the unflappable sleuth teams up with Number Two Son, Jimmy, to solve a mystery that takes place aboard a ship bound for a treasure hunt.

Charlie Chan In Rio
Adventure and intrigue travel south of the Equator, as the incomparable international sleuth Charlie Chan–with a little help from Number Two Son, Jimmy Chan– must crack the mystery of a beautiful nightclub singer who turns up dead after announcing her plans to elope with a wealthy American playboy.

Charlie Chan In Panama
Ingenious crime solver Charlie Chan is busily working undercover in the volatile wartime region of Panama — rife with spies and conspirators — when he uncovers a sinister plot to blow up the Panama Canal and destroy the U.S. naval fleet!

Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise
When a trusted colleague requests assistance in investigating a murder on a high-society pleasure cruise, unflappable sleuth Charlie Chan is all too happy to help. But when his friend also turns up dead, Chan must take matters into his own hands!

Castle In The Desert
Wise and inscrutable Charlie Chan is summoned to a mysterious, secluded castle deep in California’s Mojave Desert, to investigate a brutal murder that may have been committed by a descendant of the infamous Borgia family.