Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Streets of San Francisco - Season 1 |
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Twenty year veteran Detective Lt. Mike Stone is partnered with young, college educated Inspector Steve Keller who has a lot to learn about being a police detective on the Streets of San Francisco.
Kaylee Ranger | Ohio | 07/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I always swore that I wouldn't buy the second of any seasons that the powers that be split in two, I'm making an exception here. Volume I was fantastic and left me hungry for more. The locations are fantastic, the relationship between the leads and the chemistry between the actors is great, and though some of the episodes plod a bit--most of them are pretty tense and thrilling. The look of the series is just gorgeous, most of the directing is top notch, and it's fun to watch.
Here's an episode list:
Death Watch (Fishermen as witnesses to a crime--San Francisco!)
Act of Duty (Policewoman as bait in rape case)
The Set-Up (common 70's plot--hitmen)
A Collection of Eagles (a coin collecting episode!)
A Room with a View (witnesses and hitmen)
Deadline (involves a newspaper--duh!)
Trail of the Serpent (Stone is held hostage)
The House on Hyde Street (a boy disappears after school)
Beyond Vengeance (an ex-con is after Stone)
The Albatross (grieving father as vigilante)
Shattered Image (politics, of course--love these titles!)
The Unicorn (a common 70's plot: priest shielding a criminal)
Legion of the Lost (killer of homeless men--another great title)
Some guest stars: Brenda Vaccaro, James B. Sikking, Stuart Whitman, Jack Albertson, John Saxon, Belinda Montgomery, Jamie Farr, Richard Anderson, Shirley Knight, Brad Davis, Lew Ayres, Joyce Van Patten, Joe Don Baker, Dick Sargent, Leslie Nielsen, and Dean Stockwell.
I'm looking forward to the coin episode--there's a great coin episode in the Kojak set, too--"Deliver Us Some Evil." That was one of the best eps of season one of Kojak.
Great Series Paramount is Taking its Time
Jackie L. Holstein | MPLS, MN | 09/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"That is on releasing the series in a decent manner. WE are finally get the second volume of the first season and Paramount should have just released the First Season in one season set... instead this is costing fans a lot of money to collect. In a way I don't mind as long as all the seasons get released. I don't want them to delay and cancel future releases because they say there are poor sales because that would be the studios fault for a higher price tag for a half a season. It is a really good series and I'm speaking from a younger generation. Only 29 here."
Counting down the hours until tuesday
OLDIES KING | SAN FRANCISCO CA | 09/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Can't wait until tuesday for the second half of Season one of Streets of San francisco, growing up during the 80's here in the San Francisco Bay Area i recall that the old KOFY TV 20 would show reruns during the day along with other great shows but streets was something always something to look forward to. Their was another tv show that was a predate to Streets of San Francisco it ran from 1954-1960 it was San Francisco Beat/The Line-up. With alot of old tv shows coming to dvd hopefully San Francisco Beat will be next up for dvd with Highway Patrol with Broadrick Crawford."
One of the greatest tv crime shows ever
Michael P. Dobey | colorado springs | 10/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This series is one of the greatest tv crime shows of all time.
It just looks fantastic and was filmed on location in san fransisco, this is something that other tv shows should do more often. Los angelos just doesn't look like san fran at all. The stories and guest stars throughout the series run were always first class and the series looks great on this dvd set There are no lines or blemishes on the prints. The splitting of the series into two boxsets is bogus but at least we finally get this one on dvd. Karl Malden and Michael Douglas really shine in this show and even season 5 which featured another actor as the Maldens partner was great. This is where the series began and it is a great show from the start , the series improved each season and made Michael Douglas a major star. The music also adds to the shows greatness unlike todays terrible machine made hip hop music this is original stuff made by real artists. Anyone who loves a good cop show should check out this series it's high quality and done very well."