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Unsolved Mysteries: Bizarre Murders
Unsolved Mysteries Bizarre Murders
Genres: Television, Documentary, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2005     6hr 13min

Studio: First Look Home Entertain Release Date: 06/21/2005


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Creator: Robert Stack
Genres: Television, Documentary, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/25/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 6hr 13min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent subject from a timeless show
dargxj | 02/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have this set, as well as the ghosts and UFOs sets, which are also worth picking up. I will say that I have been a longtime viewer of this show, ever since the early 90's. I feel that putting this show on DVD is a most excellent choise, and allows veteran viewers like myself to re-watch their favorite segmants without having to wait for reruns on Lifetime(currently reruns are shown back to back 5 day a week). It also gives newcomers a chance to see what they were missing back when these episodes were new, and they can take their time catching up on the series.
Anyway, the episodes have already been listed so I will only give details on the ones that I feel stick out the most. You may remember some of these cases from when they originally aired over a decade ago....

Trailer Terror-A couple is shot dead and their home torched. The couple's daughter and her friend were home at the time but their bodies were never found. No one knows if they were abducted, ran away, or themselves committed the crime.

Journalist's Murder-An investigative reporter is found dead in a hotel bathtub. At the time he was investigating ties between organized crime and government personnel. Many use his fear of blood to refute the police ruling of suicide.

Scared To Death-A chilling story of a nurse who supposedly experienced seven years of inescapable stalkings before she was found dead, tied up, and drugged. Some say she staged the who ordeal and in the end killed herself, but other disagree.

Unicorn's Secret-Case of the hippy guru and woman-abuser Ira Einhorn, who killed his girlfriend and kept her body in a Closet for a year and a half. Upon the discovery of the body, he convinced people it was a government set-up and was released, than spent 16 in Europe until his 2001 extradition from France. He was later sentenced to life.

Backyard Bones-Police recievce a tip that a man killed his wife and buried her in their backyard. When police excavate there, they find hers, and several other peoples', chopped into small fragments and scattered about under the dirt.

Mistake Hit-A reporter writes stories on local mob figures and later gets death threats, but his neighbor across the street, who has a similar-looking home and car, winds up dead. It could have been a mistake, or a warning to the reporter to back off. References to the case in the Journalist's murder segment show up in this episode.

Friends To The End-To teens were found dead on the railroad tracks, but evidence later showed that they were killed elsewhere. Motives for the killings revolved alot around drug deals, which were common in that area.

Whistle Blown-A man who fits pipes at a uranium processing factory dissappears, and his remains are later found charred in the plant's furnace. Many say that his death was the result of his knowing too much about safety violations and illegal dumping of toxic waste that the plant was involved with.

Two Mary Murders-Two women with the same first and last name who live in the same area are killed within days of each other. Motives are not known and the best idea is that the first hit was a mistake that was later corrected with the second hit.

Of course there is more to this set than described above, but if you want the whole nine yards you will have to buy this. There are some cases that should have been here but were not included on this set(as there are cases that could have been on the other box sets and were not). Maybe they will release another volume of this catagory, and maybe even put out a set on their missing persons stories as well. But for now I will be content with my three 4-disc sets of a show that ended on a sad note with the sudden death of its host. If you never saw the show but love true crime stories, you should purchase this ASAP. If you liked the show that you most likely have it already.
I Want More Unsolved Mysteries Collections!
UnsolvedFan | 10/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amy Lynn has already done a terrific job of summarizing these stories, so I won't repeat that, but I do have a couple of things to add:

1) I wish they would do more of these collections so we can remember our favorite UM episodes.

2) The discs include director/producer commentary for some of the segments. This is a great behind the scenes look at the making of the show.

3) My favorite episode from this collection, "Texas Most Wanted" is interesting for several reasons. It's a very well-done look at a horrible crime, the story of the murder of Larry Dickens by a violent pervert. The episode led directly to the perp's capture. The interviews with Dickens' mother and sister were very sensitive and well-handled. This is "Unsolved Mysteries" at its top-notch best.

BTW, take a good look at the actor who played Larry Dickens. That's Matthew McConaughey."
Scary and spooky
Dhaval Vyas | Dallastown, PA U.S.A | 10/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection of bizarre murders from the show 'Unsolved Mysteries' is likely to send chills down your spine. Some of the murders are so shocking and grotesque that they will give you the spooks. One murder that was really out there was titled 'Dakota Double Murder'. This is case of three people who were involved in a car accident on a cold winter night. Two of the people disappeared from the car, only to be found dead at the scene of the accident three months later, and in different states of decomposition!
Watch these videos with the lights off."
Unsolved Mysteries:Bizarre Murders
R. Cote | Claremont,NH | 02/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unsolved Mysteries is the forerunner of today's reality based crime shows.Well written,Well-produced and directed,the series explored many unusual and unsolved facets of Crime,the paranormal and other unexplained phenenom.A series that originally started off as a special hosted by Raymond Burr,It was widely recieved by the public.Two more specials soon followed hosted by Karl Malden.Then Robert Stack became the permanent host of the series.With an authorative presense,Mr. Stack was born to host this show.
The release of the series on DVD is a real treat for fans.By catogorizing the releases (Miracles,Ghosts,UFO's,etc) fans can get a collection of the stories in their fields of interest.
While the DVD "Bizarre Murders'has many cases ,I am disappointed in the fact that there is no other special features than audio commentary on select segments by the show's producers.There also have been some bizarre murders that the series profiled over the years that were not included on the DVD.Maybe the producers will make a second volume of this particular catogory.
The Cases on this 4 DVD set are:
Bordello Murders
Campus Murder Expose
Dakota's Double Death
Margo Freshwater
The Other Intern
Social Security Murder
Civil Rights Murders
Campus Calamity
Scared To Death
Murdered Heiress
Unicorn's Secret
Women's Prison Killing
Skull Duggery
Backyard Bones
World Leaders
Burning Bed
Mistake Hit
To the End
Whistle Blown
Richard's Rampage
Plane Crash Sabotage
Burned Evidence
Jesse James Hollywood
Two Mary Murders
Cop Killers
Boston Strangler II
Texas Most wanted
Trailer Terror
Bad Chief
Marie Hilley
Journalist's Murder