Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Jake and the Fatman Season One Vol 1|
Actors: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Barbara Parkins
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases in Los Angeles with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles
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Only HALF of the first season with a FULL season price tag.
J. McDonald | 04/07/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortunately, once again DVD consumers get only half the product while paying full price. In case you hadn't noticed, this is only HALF of the first season. List price is $36.98. If you were to purchase the complete first season at list price (assuming the second half even gets released) that would come to $73.96 for a single season. How does that grab you? Even with the Amazon pre-order discount you'll still end up paying over $50 for a single season, not to mention having to wait for the next volume!
Please note that my rating is a reflection of the HORRIBLE decision to release only half a season with a pathetic "rip-off" price tag.
This is a very entertaining late 80's, early 90's crime drama. It deserves to be released as a reasonably priced FULL SEASON. If a production company is going to offer only half season releases, they need to price them CORRECTLY ($17.99 to $19.99 per half season).
Should you decide to purchase this set, you'll be treated to episodes featuring some great guest stars, such as; Robert Culp (I Spy, Greatest American Hero), Dwight Schultz (The A-Team), Joe Regalbuto (Murphy Brown), Mark Goddard (Lost in Space), and many more. While season five is a long way off, I really enjoyed the addition of Melody Anderson to the cast (Flash Gordon - 1980).
Great to see this series arrive on DVD. A shame that consumers once again get the shaft!
Great show :->
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 04/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This used to be one of my all time favourite tv shows and I can't wait to see it again. Jake Styles was so 'smooth' as an investigator working for J.L McCabe who was the District Attorney. The show started off in LA and later down the track it moves to Hawaii.
McCabe was a cigar smoking 'tough' guy who had his dog follow him everywhere (or sit still and do nothing) and Jake was a 'suave' (back then) guy who almost always got the girl. Each episode was usually a new story and by todays standards, it's very old school but to me, that is some of the appeal. I loved the chemistry between McCabe and Jake - almost like a father and son relationship. There was also Derek Mitchell who always tried his best to impress McCabe, but never seemed to do so. He was a little goofy, especially in Jake's shadow.
It's definately worth checking out. It's much better than Riptide which Joe Penny (Jake) also starred in. I recommend it if you like the old style of getting the bad guys."
It's about time this came out on DVD!
V. Mendoza | Ontario, CA USA | 06/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I became hooked on this show during the 5th and final season so I am soooo thrilled that I can finally catch up on the other seasons. I am a huge Joe Penny fan, and this show was perfect for him. I'm kind of bummed out that only 1/2 a season will be on the DVD but it's a good start!"
E. M. | Los Angeles, California United States | 07/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Though, initially, I was a bit dismayed that only half of Season 1 was released, since I never expected to see the show again, let alone on DVD, I'm just THRILLED to own it, even half of a season! I've been a fan of the wonderfully talented Joe Penny for at least 23 years & this is my favorite of his many roles. Word is that this partial release is supposed to be to test the sales market, so if Viacom/Paramount/CBS feel that sales are good enough, they'll release the rest of Season 1 & the rest of the 5 years, which will be BLISS for us fans! I so enjoy the give-and-take between JL (McCabe) & Jake. True, I watched the show because of Joe Penny, but I was also a fan of the late William Conrad and enjoyed watching him as "Canon" years before he played JL McCabe. (I also loved him as the narrator of the Rocky & Bullwinkle show, plus his other voice-overs.)
Personally, I don't consider people who bought this DVD as stupid or mislead or "puppets of the industry." We're just fans, fans who hope that sales are good & we get the rest of Jake and the Fatman on DVD!"