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Naked City - Set 1 [TV-Series 1958-1963]
Naked City - Set 1
TV-Series 1958-1963
Actors: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone
Directors: William A. Graham, Alex March, Elliot Silverstein, Arthur Hiller, Paul Nickel
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2005     10hr 30min

Gritty and realistic, this is one of television's finest police dramas. Filmed on the streets of New York City, this ever-popular series puts a human face on crime, going beyond a simplistic portrayal of good vs. evil to d...  more »


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Actors: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone
Directors: William A. Graham, Alex March, Elliot Silverstein, Arthur Hiller, Paul Nickel
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Drama, Classic TV, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/03/2005
Original Release Date: 09/30/1958
Theatrical Release Date: 09/30/1958
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 10hr 30min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Forgotten Masterpiece
S. Berner | Cocoa, Fl USA | 05/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When people of a certain age talk about the golden age of television, they mean television drama ("Lucy" aside, have you ever SEEN "My Little Margie"?). And, when they talk about drama they mostly talk about the live shows, Studio One, Kraft Theater, etc. But only a few talk about what was arguably the most consistently best drama series of all; the filmed-on-the-streets-of-New York "Naked City", and, if they do, they talk about it as if it were a cop show. Sure, the regular cast were all cops, and, sure, the kick-off for each episode was some sort of crime, but calling Naked City a cop show is like calling "Citizen Kane" a movie about newspapers. The real Naked City was a series of stories (each week one of "eight million") about people in extremis. There were (mostly) dramas, there were comedies, and, in keeping with its era, more than a few "Theater of the Absurd" pieces. Just watch the first episode in this box set, "The Fault in Our Stars", and be treated, not only to a masterful performance by Roddy McDowall as an actor who will, literally, kill to perform, but by some of the most intelligent writing and direction TV has EVER produced. Add to that what is easily the most realistic study of police work and you've got a sure winner. If you can watch this episode and NOT want to see them all, then my friend, you don't know what makes truly great TV!"
Wow! These DVDs include the original commercials
Larry J. Commons | Arlington, TX USA | 05/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Image doesn't even promote it on the packaging, but all 12 of these episodes include the original commercials. There are spots for Raleigh cigarettes, Bufferin, AC spark plugs, Listerine and many more. And, because Image went back to the original network prints to create these DVDs, they also include the original "Brought to you by..." billboards at the beginning and end of each episode.

I'm grateful to Image Entertainment for releasing NAKED CITY, and hope they'll release more episodes soon!"
A picture is worth 8 million stories, in the Naked City
Daniel Lee Taylor | GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas United States | 08/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Absolutely fabulous collection for any TV-phile. One of the great drama series form the fifties, this show featured many big stars of tomorrow before they were famous. The stories were thoughtful and dramtic. This is truly the forerunner of show like Hill Street Blues or NYPD Blue. Good acting in a great script and a black and white film noir style, WOW. As an added bonus, watch the original commercials. My favorite was the cigaretee with a filter made of tobacco! This is a lot of fun and enjoyment."
Absolutely Loved This Show
raja99 | FL | 04/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The gritty realism of police work filmed on location in the streets of New York, with terrific plots and great acting. One of my favorite shows from the golden age of television.

I am just very disappointed that Image Entertainment did not produce this show in complete season sets, as they did with The Twilight Zone. As it stands, there are 3 volume sets available that contain 12 episodes each and 6 additional sets that contain 4 episodes each. For a total of just 60 episodes of this great television drama. This show lasted 6 years and there were 137 episodes made. Less than half the episodes are available on DVD."