- Directed by Alfred Vohrer
- Starring Horst Tappert, Karin Hübner, Hubert von Meyerinck, Stefan Behrens
- Written by Paul Hengge, Edgar Wallace
The Man with the Glass Eye (1969) -- Wonderful cult Edgar Wallace episode, the first to be filmed in colour. West German production directed by Alfred Vohrer. Presented wide screen with English audio. Merely a few months after "Der Gorilla von Soho", Horst Tappert returned as Inspector Perkins in "Der Mann mit dem Glasauge". The second movie is clearly better scripted than the first and much more exciting. Perkins is this time chasing a gang who trades drugs and girls between England and South America. Much to the dislike of his boss, Sir Arthur, Perkins suspects members of the high society to be involved. Sir Arthur (Hubert von Meyerinck) has a couple of rather silly scenes in the movie which in my opinion are not as convincing as those in several films of his predecessor Siegfried Schürenberg, or maybe the police chief with certain weaknesses simply became a formula that had been used too often. The versatile performance by Karin Hübner (mostly a theater and TV actress) as Yvonne must be mentioned, ranging from cold and calculating to crazy with love. All in all, "Der Mann mit dem Glasauge" is one of the better color movies of the Wallace series and probably Horst Tappert's best. All in all a fantastic cult offering from West Germany.
The Man with the Glass Eye DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 9/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.