Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Crime Story - Season Two|
Actors: Dennis Farina, Anthony John Denison, Bill Smitrovich, John Santucci, Steve Ryan
Directors: Bill Duke, Colin Bucksey, David Jackson, David Soul, Eugene Corr
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
It was hailed for its realism, condemned for its violence and ended with a climax that shocked millions. Though it lasted only two seasons, fans and critics still consider CRIME STORY to be one of the most uncompromising ... more »
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Glad to see it on DVD but a Disappointing Transfer
Beagleboy | 04/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I had read a few reviews here regarding the DVD versions of Crime Story, including some that commented on the poor visual quality of these transfers, but still purchased these anyway for the content, hoping those reviewers were real nitpickers. Sadly, I have to agree. While not dark and muddy as one reviewer described, they are strangely flat, lacking the contrast and brilliance one expects on a DVD. In addition, there is an annoying pattern to the image, much like if it were being viewed through a very sheer cloth, or projected onto a cloth screen. Not graininess, but definitely a faint weave-like pattern. The sound is also a bit muddy. The content is still why I bought these, but the quality is definitely not anywhere near what you'd expect. In fact, the first two seasons of Superman from the 1950's put the quality of these DVD transfers to shame. I haven't run across the song substitutions yet that have been mentioned, and my memory might not be good enough to notice those. The Del Shannon rework of Runaway is still intact at the start of each episode."
4 Stars for Season 2, 0 for Anchor Bay
Bella Alma | Chicago, IL USA | 11/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved Crime Story when it originally aired, and in reruns. However, I have to admit that Season 2 was not as good as Season 1. Season 2 did have some bright moments - final scene not included - but it lost focus in too many episodes to warrant 5 stars like Season 1.
My main problem is that I just can't get over the AWFUL job that Anchor Bay did in releasing this wonderful show on DVD. I am sitting here shocked that there are no chapter selections on the DVD!!! This is unbelievable to me. It is archaic. I am really at a lost. Also, the menu graphic is beyond cheap. I remember that Anchor Bay massacred Night of the Living Dead a few years ago, but I thought that it would redeem itself with Crime Story, boy was I wrong. This is a travesty. Fans of the series deserved better. Yes, I am happy that it is finally on DVD, yet in my glee I am not blind to the fact that Anchor Bay did a shotty job here and consequently missed a great opportunity to truly pay homage to this wonderful series that was light years ahead of its time - then and now."
Glad to have found this
Gil | Md | 02/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
When "Crime Story" starring Dennis Farina and Anthony Dennison came out in 1986, I was instantly hooked, and could not wait until the next episode. Once the show ended, I was disappointed and caught re-runs when I could.
Now, after searching for hard to find and expensive VHS sets, I opted instead for the DVD sets which have both seasons. This show was, IMO definitely a precursor to "The Sopranos" and other great crime shows and Dramas that have since won legions of followers. If you were/are an ardent fan of the series or any other crime/mobster films, these DVD sets are a must have for your collection."
Crime Story Rocks!
C. A. Weaver | Alabama, USA | 03/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The season two DVDs are great. The upgraded video quality captures every nuance of the fantastic lighting and set design of Crime Story. The ability to pause the DVD and capture the various expressions and body language of the rat with an artist's soul, Frank Holman, is worth every penny.
If you've never heard of Crime Story, buy season one and two and you will be hooked!"