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Brilliant But Cancelled - EZ Streets
Brilliant But Cancelled - EZ Streets
Actors: Ken Olin, Joe Pantoliano, Jason Gedrick, Sarah Trigger, Richard Portnow
Directors: Ken Olin, Anita W. Addison, Donna Deitch, George Bloomfield, James Quinn
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2006     3hr 2min

See the shows that were cancelled before their time as the Brilliant But Cancelled(r) collection presents EZ Streets. Critics deemed this gritty urban crime drama as "simply too good for TV," and The New York Times hailed ...  more »

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Actors: Ken Olin, Joe Pantoliano, Jason Gedrick, Sarah Trigger, Richard Portnow
Directors: Ken Olin, Anita W. Addison, Donna Deitch, George Bloomfield, James Quinn
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/23/2006
Original Release Date: 10/27/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 10/27/1996
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 3hr 2min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

5 stars without hesitation if it were the complete series, b
David Pearlman | Arlington, MA United States | 05/18/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"EZ Streets is one of the very best TV shows most people have never seen. Great writing, great casting, great story, great scoring, great critical raves. Great god, what must the network have been thinking to have cancelled it after barely putting it on in the first place. Well EZ Streets creator Paul Haggis finally found the acclaim this show should have won him from the masses when he wrote the screenplay for "Million Dollar Baby" and then wrote and directed this year's "Crash". That's not much recompense to those of us who loved THIS show, though.

So why just three stars? Because this isn't the entire series. This is just 5 episodes. It's not even clear WHICH 5 episodes. This not "Volume 1" or anything, so I'm guessing this is all you're gonna get, and that's just not enough. Especially since there were only 8 episodes aired (one the two hour pilot) AND (are you listening boys and girls?) a 9th episode ("Neither Have I Wings to Fly") which was NEVER AIRED in the US...No love for those of us who loved this show in it's much too brief time?
Great show, but something is missing on this dvd
Mr. Pibb | Michigan | 04/07/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This was a great show that CBS messed with and then cancelled way too early. It was on in October, and it was off. It was on in March, and it was off. It was on in April, etc. CBS didn't even show the last episode, instead replacing it with an episode of Walker Texas Ranger at the last minute. At first I was glad to see it coming out on dvd and ordered it right away. Much to my chagrin though, I then saw that it only had 3 or 4 episodes instead of the whole 10. Bravo, come on, release the entire series. Don't cancel the Brilliant but Cancelled series by only releasing a few episodes.
Excited, and then disappointed, Mr.Pibb in Michigan"
Long Islander | Bohemia, NY | 05/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I really, really liked this series, and wouldn't even watch CBS for quite a while afterwards because they kept on cancelling great shows (every show that was any good, they cancelled). I was really excited to see it came out on DVD, pre-ordered it, and was looking forward to seeing the series again, especially the unaired episode. I guess they knew if they mentioned that is was only a handful of episodes, not as many people would buy it.

For those interested in purchasing it, the episodes included are:

EZ Streets Pilot
Every Dog has its Day
One Acquainted with the Night

The case lists the running time as 3 hours, 2 minutes (way too little for a show this good!)

This is the last time I will pre-order from the "Brilliant but Cancelled" series, unless, of course, they are up front about how little they are really offering. I guess the only way it's safe to buy anything from their series is to wait and see what's missing - which will evidently only be available from reviews that people make after they buy it and are disappointed.
Brilliant show but wait for all the episodes
robert black | glendale, ca United States | 05/10/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"i absolutely loved this show and often list it among my favorites of all time. that being said, i'll stick with my video copies until a complete set of all the episodes is available on dvd"