Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Remington Steele - Season 3|
Actors: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, Jack Andreozzi, Sonny Averona
Directors: Burt Brinckerhoff, Christopher Hibler, Don Weis, Gabrielle Beaumont, Harry Harris
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Private investigators Laura Holt and Remington Steele are back, spanning the globe and uncovering murder, mystery, and intrigue wherever they go! From the exotic isle of Malta to the Emerald Isle of Ireland, and from the s... more »
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A Show For The Whole Family To Enjoy
Brian Perry | 02/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm so glad that the release dates between each season isn't taking forever.I have bought the first 2 seasons and passed them on to friends to watch.We have all enjoyed watching this great show with our kids and not having to fear them seing the kind of graphic violence and gore that so many shows feature today.I've just pre-ordered season 3 and I am really looking forward to enjoying it.I'm really hoping they will also release the further seasons of Hart to Hart in as timely a fashion.Hart to Hart and Remington Steele are two classic T.V. shows I remember fondly from my childhood.It's so great having something for the whole family to enjoy avaliable at last.Now if only they'd release Scarecrow and Mrs. King on DVD."
Steele the Best
Bobby Underwood | Manly NSW, Australia | 04/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mystery and film lovers were delighted when Remington Steele returned for a third season. This stylish show filled the void for those fond of the light mystery and romance Stanley Donen had brought to the big screen. Season three was fun in the extreme, offering lovers of sophistated television all the fun they could handle.
Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist were back in September of 1984 and so was the opening theme by Henry Mancini. The season opened with a bang on the French Riviera and before the season concluded the attractive stars would become involved in cases that would take them from Ireland to the Island of Malta.
Steele's references to classic films reached new heights when three huge stars from Hollywood's golden age appeared in "Cast in Steele." There was an episode where Laura had to travel to Ireland to help Steele recover his memory, and another which took place at a baseball camp. "Steele in the Chips" was a wildly fun episode involving the formula for a no-calorie chocolate chip cookie.
Guest stars like Lloyd Nolan, Geena Davis, Jean Smart, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Lamour, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (Stephanie's dad), and Michael Constantine, who appeared in two episodes, added flair to an already great show fans had grown to love.
"Remington Steele" was never about the guest stars, however, but rather Steele and Laura themselves. Brosnan was terrific as the debonair man of mystery with a somewhat shady past and Stephanie Zimbalist was truly wonderful as the founder of the detective agency that couldn't get off the ground until she invented Remington Steele. The anticipation of their romance kept viewers coming back each week just as much as the mysteries.
Brosnan and Zimbalist were a terrific screen couple in the tradition of all those ones we remember fondly. One could say they were our generations Nick and Nora Charles. There was a fun anticipation for viewers as week after week we watched the two become involved in a mystery while they danced around their growing affection for each other. And it was always fun as little tidbits of Steele's past were discovered by Laura.
Here are the cleverly titled episodes from season three: STEELE AT IT - LOFTY STEELE - MALTESE STEELE - SECOND BASE STEELE - BLUE BLOODED STEELE - STEELE YOUR HEART AWAY - A POCKETFUL OF STEELE - PUZZLED STEELE - CAST OF STEELE - BREATH OF STEELE - LET'S STEELE A PLOT - GOURMET STEELE - STRONGER THAN STEELE - HAVE I GOT A STEELE FOR YOU - SPRINGTIME FOR STEELE - STEELE IN THE FAMILY - DICED STEELE - NOW YOU STEELE IT, NOW YOU DON'T - ILLUSTRATED STEELE - STEELE IN THE CHIPS - STEELE TRYING - STEELE OF APPROVAL
There are only a handful of shows in the history of television so beloved by fans. "Remington Steele" was a reminder to us all just how enjoyable and entertaining it can be. You always felt good after watching an episode of "Remington Steele" and now you can do so at your leisure with the complete season from 1984. It was a very good year for TV."
Steele great after all these years
attagrrrl | Austin, TX USA | 04/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There should be separate star ratings for dvds--one rating for the show itself and one for the dvd special features. I can't bear to give the third season of Remington Steele any less than 5 stars, but the dvd special features have a lot to be desired.
The show itself is as delightful as ever. The witty banter and clever but light-hearted mysteries that characterized the series are all back in full force in the third season. And the writers continue to string us along with Laura and Mr. Steele's relationship, as Steele's attempts to entice Laura into a romantic vacation are constantly thwarted, often by Laura's own fear and skepticism. Although the pseudo love affair is a bit of a tease, the show continues to charm me as much as it did when I was an adolescent.
A few reviewers have mentioned that RS goes on location a lot in this season, which is usually a sign that a show is jumping the shark. However, that is not the case with this season. The on-location episodes are some of my favorites, especially the ones in Las Vegas and San Francisco. And the show continues to stay grounded in Los Angeles despite a fair amount of traveling. (As I recall, when the show finally did jump, the episodes were on location.)
My only complaints about the Season 3 dvds are related to the special features. The set includes three featurettes-"'Steele Trio' Revealing Character Profiles," "The Baking of Steele in the Chips," and "Steele Michael"-and three episode commentaries: Michael Gleason, Doris Roberts, and writer Jeff Melvoin on "Diced Steele"; Michael Gleason and writers John Wirth, Brad Kern, and Jeff Melvoin on "Now You Steele It, Now You Don't"; and Michael Gleason and Stephanie Zimbalist on "Steele in the Chips."
The problem is that none of the people interviewed or doing commentaries has seen the show for 20 years. This is certainly understandable, but why don't the producers of the dvds give them a few episodes to watch ahead of time to jog their memories so they will have more intelligent and interesting things to say? This lack of preparation is especially a problem on the episode commentaries because none of the people commenting have seen the episodes they're supposed to be talking about, and they can't follow the plot at the same time that they're talking. So it ends up with commentary that has almost nothing to do with anything going on on the screen. Also, Michael Gleason tends to tell the same stories over and over again, so if you have the Season 1 and Season 2 dvd sets, be prepared to hear anecdotes for the third, fourth, or fifth time. And the #1 sin of dvd commentaries-the repetitive praising of actors-gets committed over and over.
Not that the special features aren't worth watching. The featurettes are pretty interesting. It's nice that they were able to get all three of the actors for interviews. And the commentaries have a few interesting tidbits if you can stand to sit through all the rambling. One very nice treat is that we get to hear a lot more from Stephanie Zimbalist than in previous season sets, particularly in the commentary and mini-feature on the cookie episode, which she co-wrote with a longtime friend who later went on to be hired as a staff writer on the show. I have to admit that, despite my childhood crush on her, I never thought I would like SZ much in real life, but on the commentary she is quite charming and has a lot of interesting things to say. There is also another guy (can't remember which one) on the "Now You Steele It, Now You Don't" commentary who keeps trying to steer the conversation toward something relevant and occasionally succeeds.
I just wish they would put a little more thought into it if they're going to bother doing the extra features. It would also be nice if they addressed some of the issues and challenges they faced putting the dvds together. For example, all the music they had to cut. Also, I wonder why they chose to put the episodes on the dvd in the order they were aired instead of the order they were filmed. The current order removes all continuity from the development of Laura and Mr. Steele's relationship. I know the fact that I care about that makes me a big geek, but hey, geeks who sit around watching dvd commentaries are their audience, and they should be aware of that.
Possibly the best TV series ever made
D. R. Schryer | Poquoson, VA United States | 05/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thoroughly agree with the many reviewers who have praised this release and Remington Steele in general. I've been watching TV from its early days in the 1950s through the present and am convinced that Remington Steele was as good as general audience TV gets. No its not Shakespeare, but I don't think that most of us who watch TV really want weekly doses of Shakespeare. Remington Steele was a suberbly done combination of action, adventure, and romantic comedy with very good scripts and fine acting by attractive and appealing people. It was -- and still is -- consistently entertaining and no other series was better. I agree that the addition of Doris Roberts as Mildred Krebs made the second and third seasons (as well as later seasons not yet available on DVD) even better than the first season, and I thoroughly enjoyed the first season. If you are a fan of Remington Steele you've probably already bought the DVDs of the first two seasons and you'll love this third season too. If you've never seen Remington Steele or have forgotten how good this show was, please do yourself a favor and get this DVD set now. And, like so many other Remington Steele fans, I beg the studio to give us the remaining seasons on DVD as quickly as possible."