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The Rockford Files - Season Four
The Rockford Files - Season Four
Actors: James Garner, James Luisi
Directors: James Garner, Richard Crenna, James Coburn, Harry Falk, Bruce Kessler
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2007     17hr 56min

Open an exciting new file from one of the most celebrated TV detective shows as all 21 Season four episodes of The Rockford Files come to DVD! James Garner returns in his Primetime Emmy Award-winning role as Jim Rockford, ...  more »

     

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Actors: James Garner, James Luisi
Directors: James Garner, Richard Crenna, James Coburn, Harry Falk, Bruce Kessler
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Drama, Classic TV, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/15/2007
Original Release Date: 09/13/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 09/13/1974
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 17hr 56min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

From Tokyo Japan with Love.
Takeshi Okada | 02/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I who am a Japanese was Junior High School Student in Season One.
I Taped it in Tape in all Seasons.

Then, all the Stories of the U.S. and Japan were able to be Collected From Television.
Its Present own car of Mine is "PONTIAC Fireberd Esprit"1977' Gold-Collar.
I Imported it Than LA.
It is Attractive in Japan.

Real-Time Broadcast in Japan -
Season One Apr 5 - Sep 27 1975'
Season Two Jan 3 - Jun 19 1976'
Season Three Jan 1 - Jun 18 1977'
Season Four Jan 7 - Jun 24 1978'
Season Five Jan 6 - Jun 30 1979'
Season Six Apr 12 - Jun 28 1980'

All were Broadcast on Saturday.
It is 23:00-23:50 Although it was Changeful With the Season.

The Average Audience Rating was an Average of 9.8%of High Audience Rating
in Spite of Midnight Time Zone.In a Small Country Japan, it is Big %.

James Garner was Broadcast by TV CM of a U.S Instant Camera Even in a Performance and Japan in 1978.

Three Unforgettable Stories are Recommended.
["Trouble in Chapter"]
Bodyguard is Requested From Jim Rockford From Anh, a Woman Writer. But,
Anh is Attacked. However, the Incident Turned out to be the Play Plotted For her to Sell a Book.

["Forcod Retire Ment"]
Beth, a Female lawyer, was Related to the Uninhabited Submarine Development Project of the Person of Jienkusu. But,
it Gets to Know that a Doubtful man Called Lessing is Involved in this Plan, and Jim Rockford Explores his aim.
Jienkusu was Suddenly Killed in the Accident at Such Time.

["The Attractive Nuisance"]
Joseph Rockford, a Father, Opened the Drive-In with Old-man Binns.
In the Talk of and Former FBI RASARU, Binns Says that he is the Boss of the Mafia.
The Surprised Son's Jim Rockford Explores Binns's Secret Design. Binns Used Joseph Rockford for a Certain large Work.

Thank you, Jim.
"
Greatest 70s crime, tough guy show
R. C. Kopf | Seattle, WA United States | 03/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"the 70's get a bad rap. they brought us disco and sideburns but also spawned great movies & television. sanford & son, archie bunker, happy days, the jeffersons and, yes, the Rockford Files.

Man I loved this show. Garner is a guy's guy, no blown dry hair like CHIPS or Magnum PI. Just a tough guy doing his job as a PI. The slew of great characters (Angel sticks out) are a precursor the Law & Order franchise. And who could forget the cheesy theme song."
Beth, I hear you callin'!
William Smith | Fontana, CA United States | 03/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hard to digest the fact that this is coming out so close to the release of Season 3 (which I just reviewed!) Anyway, I have seen some of these eps on my local TV and the dvd set isn't out yet but I suspect the quality will be as top notch as the previous seasons. What I wanted to weigh in on is the brillance behind the show. How they continuously and yet CREDIBLY (very important) got Jim Rockford into trouble each week is nothing short of amazing... and when I hear Angel Martins quivering voice, no matter what is being said I HAVE to laugh. BRILLIANT! Throw in Becker and Joseph Rockford and you've got a bonafide hit... and of course I saved the "Beth" for last:) Gretchen Corbett my heart is still yours after all these years:)~

TV will never be better than the Rockford Files, and I have to commend Universal on releasing these seasons so quickly, with BEAUTIFUL artwork, and on single sided non-freezing discs... now can you redo the A-Team with similar quality control?? Charging people for discs that play 2 out of 6 episodes should be a crime even Beth couldn't bail you out of. Now, release Season 5 next month:)"
The Rockford Files - Season Four
Harry Brewer | S'port, La. | 12/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"You can't go wrong with Jim Rockford. Season four is another great installment that has all 21 episodes. Unfortunately, it's the last season that has Beth Davenport (Gretchen Corbett). The remaining cast is excellent: Rocky (Noah Beery, Jr.), Dennis Becker (Joe Santos) & the slimeball Angel (Stuart Margolin).

The set opens with "Beamer's Last Case" that guest stars James Whitmore, Jr. (Beamer). Beamer is just a mechanic's gopher who steals Rockford's identity.
"Second Chance" brings back Gandolph "Gandy" Fitch (Isaac Hayes). Gandy has fallen in love with a singer, Theda Best (Dionne Warwick) who has a shady past & a shady husband who's just been released from prison.
"The Dog & Pony Show" has Jim helping a former mental patient.
"Irving the Explainer" is one of the most unique episodes of The Rockford Files. It's directed by James Coburn who elicits some unusual nuances in the Rockford character. This episode is a matter of taste to many Rockford fans.
"The Mayor's Committee From Deer Lick Falls" is directed by Ivan Dixon (Hogan's Heroes). Jim gets involved with four businessmen who wish to commission him in murdering Lauren Ingeborg (Priscilla Barnes of Three's Company's latter days).
"Hotel of Fear" features Angel who has witnessed a murder by a hit man. It's hilarious watching him putting Lt. Chapman (James Luisi) through the hoops.
"Forced Retirement" has Larry Hagman as guest star. Jim is hired to investigate the Minerva Project by Beth.
"The Attractive Nuisance" finds Rocky opening a restaurant with a friend who has an unknown shady past.
"The Gang at Don's Drive-In" guest stars Anthony Zerbe as an old friend of Jim's who will do anything to write another best seller. The running gag of the episode is no one seems to have read past chapter four of "Free Fall to Ecstasy".
"The Paper Palace" has Rita Moreno guest starring as a prostitute who's being stalked.
"Dwarf in a Helium Hat" finds Jim getting involved in a case after he receives a death threat by phone, the thing is it's not Jim being threatened, the caller has called the wrong number. Rick Springfield has a featured role in the episode.
"South by Southeast" has Jim misidentified by the F.B.I. & sent to Mexico to handle a delicate situation.
"The House on Willis Avenue" is a two part episode that features the P.I., Richie Brockleman (Dennis Dugan), who would later be the star of a short lived series starring the same character. Guest stars include Jackie Cooper, Howard Hesseman (WKRP in Cincinnati) & Simon Oakland.

There's a bonus episode from Season five but is that really a bonus? There's also a featurette that names the 10 greatest American detectives from film & television according to an online fan vote. It's nothing more than an advertisement for another cable channel.

One other thing: The subtitles are not completely accurate, there are many instances where the captioning doesn't match the dialog, sometimes with significant differences."