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|Mike Hammer Private Eye - The Complete Series|
Actors: Stacy Keach, Shane Conrad, Shannon Whirry, Kent Williams, Peter Jason
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Created by acclaimed detective noir author Mickey Spillane, private eye Mike Hammer (Stacy Keach) is a hard-boiled, two fisted detective who mixes it up with tough guys on a mission, clean and dirty cops on the beat and dr... more »
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Sharron N. from AZTEC, NM
Reviewed on 6/24/2010...
Glad to have those 3 episodes replaced. An interesting series to watch.
Barbara B. (GrannyGamer) from KEIZER, OR
Reviewed on 2/22/2008...
A 4 DVD box set featuring 26 full length episodes, the complete series that ran on television. Keach makes a great Mike Hammer, although it's a bit disconcerting that the action takes place in the present rather than in the 50s. Great music track!
Not close-captioned, but good show
J. Otto | Winder, GA USA | 08/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite the info above, this item is not close-captioned! So if that kind of thing is important to you, bear this in mind. As for the show itself, I find any Mike Hammer vehicle with Stacy Keach in the role worthwhile. True, the 80's version of the show had a better budget and (usually) bigger name guest stars. (When is that show coming out on DVD, by the way?)
But Keach is as good as ever as an older,wiser Hammer trying to deal with modern-day appliances such as cellphones, computers, etc., while still remaining the gumshoe we know and love. As soon as I hear that saxophone and Keach's voiceover, I'm hooked. You will be too. Highly recommended."
Bennet Pomerantz | Seabrook, Maryland | 12/31/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When CBS has the First incarnation of Stacy Keach as Mike Hammer, it was harder and gritter like the books. Then Keach got busted for drugs in England and they canceled Hammer.
I do not remember who revised Hammer. This time saddling with an assistant (played by Robert Conrad's son Shane) and a younger, perkier Velma (played by Shannon Whirry). Thes new adventures of Hammer seek weaker and died a quick death as a series in a season of 26 episodes
All twenty six episodes are here in this box set. One can only wish the first incarnation will be available soon--then you can see the real Mike Hammer as it was in the shows Hayday and glory
Bennet Pomerantz, AUDIOWORLD
Mickey Spillane's Best Character EVER
carl womack | north carolina | 07/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What I've always liked about Mike Hammer, is he's down to earth. I love CSI, and I've got perfect vision, but even I would have a hard time spotting the micro sized evidence CSI agents see with their naked eyes from across a room. Come on guys, I know it's just a show, but you've got to be a little realistic, yet that's just what they do. They walk into a crime scene and see a single hair all the way across the room in the carpet. I mean come on!!! Now back to Mike Hammer, He wins most of his fights, and loses a few (even some of the best fighters in the world have lost a few). He collects baseball cards, eats pizza hot or cold, and loves a good looking lady. He figures out his cases by deduction, logic, and luck, and he's often behind on the rent. The series has well timed action, but not overly done like many shows today, and it's not nearly as gory(CSI has gone too far even though it is a favorite program). There's drama, horror, comedy, and of course Spice. And no other actor has ever portrayed the part better than STACY KEACH (bring back the series America!!!)
I've watched these episodes so many times I feel I could quote them word for word. I love'em, and if you like "as real as it gets" detective stories, you'll love it too.