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Have no fear: Unknown but irresistible films from Britain, France
Have no fear: Unknown but irresistible films from Britain, France

Though one of the pleasures of DVDs is the appearance in home format of films you know you love, it also can be exciting to come across films that sound as fascinating as they are unfamiliar. Two multi-disc packages fit that format this week. First is “Three Wicked Melodramas From Gainsborough Pictures,” released as part of Criterion’s Eclipse Series. This trio of films — “The Man in Grey,” “Madonna of the Seven Moons” and “The Wicked Lady,” with stars such as James Mason, Margaret Lockwood, Stewart Granger and Phyllis Calvert — are all zesty costume melodramas that thrilled audiences in wartime and postwar Britain. Even...

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