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|Banacek The Best Of|
Actor: George Peppard
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Arts Alliance America Release Date: 08/26/2008
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Great Program, Dumb Idea on Manufacturer's Part
Eric Pregosin | New Carrollton, Maryland United States | 06/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With the entire series on 2 affordable sets, this seems to be a ploy on the manufacturer's part to go el cheapo. There were only 16 episodes plus the pilot in the entire series. Picking 4 of the 17 as a "Best of collection" is dumb. You are better off buying the Season sets, or better still, buying the complete set coming out after this disc does."
Marta J. Smith | Greenview, CA USA | 05/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this DVD. It was a trip down memory lane. The only thing I regret about this is that I didn't spend a little more money and get the DVD with more episodes. I loved it!"
Roger Long | Port Clinton, OH USA | 02/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Each Banacek episode involves a crime puzzle (not a murder) that private investigator Thomas Banacek must solve, e.g., the disappearance of priceless art works in sealed crates, in a sealed truck between New York and Boston. The writer of each story cheats just a little by not giving the viewer quie all the facts that Banacek has in figuring out the solution, but that is par in most mysteries.
I do have one misgiving about the hero. He is quite the ladies man, understandably, and there is always a beautiful woman involved. So far, so good. But, in the ethos of the time when these TV films were made, Banacek is patronizing, even condescending toward women. A slight smirk on his face indicates that he does not take pretty women or their opinions seriously--and he is always right in doing so--or so the writers would have us believe. I found myself wincing just a bit sometimes.
Still, the tales are interesting, the acting generally good, and the atmosphere right. I do recommend these, with the reservations noted. Perfect, Banacek isn't, but the series is above average TV crime fare."