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    Have you noticed that there are 9 films released by Network that are a different version with the traditional Edgar Wallace opening titles and not the alternative non EW titles as shown on Channel 4 and ITV in the past.
    For example Game for Three Losers is by Edgar Lustgarten and was a breakaway production released in UK cinemas with a wonderful "hand of cards" opening sequence in which photographs of the 3 stars appeared as playing cards...this is now on the Network copy replaced with the normal EW opening sequence with fast Man of Mystery music. What is the origin of the Network copies...does anyone know?

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    Yes, the Network version of Never Mention Murder has the rotating bust but the version I recorded in the 80s had stills from the episode in the opening credits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dicky2006 View Post
    Have you noticed that there are 9 films released by Network that are a different version with the traditional Edgar Wallace opening titles and not the alternative non EW titles as shown on Channel 4 and ITV in the past.
    For example Game for Three Losers is by Edgar Lustgarten and was a breakaway production released in UK cinemas with a wonderful "hand of cards" opening sequence in which photographs of the 3 stars appeared as playing cards...this is now on the Network copy replaced with the normal EW opening sequence with fast Man of Mystery music. What is the origin of the Network copies...does anyone know?

    Could be the 'television' titles used in some places but not the UK such as Australia?
    A few editions from 1962 were sold to the US Mystery Theatre.These had a frozen bust and
    'Edgar Wallace Mystery Theater' titles but don't think they bought the later ones?

    I recall 'Dead man's chest' has always had shot of a said chest with the titles coming up beside it,
    do also recall the nice playing cards of 'game for three loosers' infact the best part of film IMHO

    These last titles were not actually Edgar Wallace adaptations IIRC so therefore that is probably why in the UK at least, they tried something different for them?

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