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Quincy, M.E. - Seasons 1 & 2
Quincy ME - Seasons 1 2
Actors: Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, Val Bisoglio, Robert Ito
Directors: Alex March, Alvin Ganzer, Bruce Kessler, Corey Allen, David Moessinger
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2005     15hr 0min

A Los Angeles medical examiner named Quincy, investigates a number suspicious deaths. Genre: Television Rating: NR Release Date: 7-JUN-2005 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, Val Bisoglio, Robert Ito
Directors: Alex March, Alvin Ganzer, Bruce Kessler, Corey Allen, David Moessinger
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: NBC/Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 06/07/2005
Original Release Date: 10/03/1976
Theatrical Release Date: 10/03/1976
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 15hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Reviewed on 7/20/2019...
Old school solid crime drama with some great humor along the way...

Movie Reviews

Excellent Series
Mike Donovan | Middle America | 03/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Once you get past the obvious edit splice in the opening, QUINCY is one of the great crime dramas of the seventies and eighties. With so much on TV now about investigating crime scenes, this series will show you how it all started: With Jack Klugman as Medical Examiner Quincy.

By the way, someone mentioned that this will not be the "complete" series release, but a "Best Of.." release. That's not right. Here's what Universal says:
"Universal will deliver the first two seasons of Quincy, M.E. on June 7th. This 3 disc set will contain the 4 episode season 1, and 13 episode season 2, and be packaged in slim cases with an outer box to hold them. The set will sport a full frame (1.33:1) transfers, Mono soundtrack, and English, French and Spanish subtitles."

Excellent series!

Doctor, the experiment was a success (slight edit)
William Smith | Fontana, CA United States | 06/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Good stuff:
Like many of you, no doubt, I'm A. in my mid-thirties, B. have some vague wonderful memories of these shows, C. having no cable, sometimes sit on the fence and comtemplate a purchase and D. am an avid collector of days gone by. I've "Netflixed" what I could and have come to realize all those warm fuzzy memories do not always translate into a satisfing "present day purchase". Most, I would say pan out (The Bob Newhart Show), but then there are others that leave you feeling as though you will never watch it again and it sours the memories you stored up all at once (Land of the Lost). In short, Quincy was a worthy purchase.

One thing intrigued me about Quincy beyond the vague memory of Klugman being very good and the show being interesting. A reviewer here at Amazon stated Quincy, Season One was part of the Mystery Movie format of the 70's and that they were "2 hours". Sadly, they seem to be of the "90 minute" variety (read: 73 mintutes) but still after 2 episodes in I can see why this show stuck with me. The casting is very good (sans some hammy villians), the show's pacing is patient, and Klugman has a passion I just do not find in present day TV. Something as a child I seriously doubt I noticed was the dialogue; it is often witty and has a blend of sarcasm that suits me well.

Not to go on a rant about present day TV but the text on the boxart for Quincy S1/S2 makes a bid for your dollar by name dropping the "CSI's" of today etc, and reminding you Quincy started it all. While I do realize this is a business it just seems so unnecessary because for one, "time" and "quality" have already done for Quincy what was needed by keeping it relevant. Beyond this I still find present TV hollow and empty by comparison. They seem more impressed by the "hows" instead of the "whys". Now how's that for not going on a rant?

Not-so-good stuff:
* (edit) I too got a bad "batch" of discs. The pixeling was also at the end of my episodes. The return was no hassle but I'm almost afraid to watch what I've already seen in fears the problems still exist. Not sure how many times you can make returns, plus I went to a mom-n-pop store and returns aren't run of the mill like at Best Buy. And while I'm checking in, how weird is that Dr. Hiro episode?? Strangest thing I've seen in a long long time. I assumed Quincy needed time off but the way the show was handled seemed like "the last day of school" or something.

Technical stuff:
The picture quality (DVD transfer) is on par with the best of classic TV and while I'm still hung up as to why they do not remaster the sound, I do find it sevicable. Little gaffs like labeling all 3 discs "Season 1 and 2" when only Disc One is Season One can be overlooked but when it comes to extras I cannot believe my misfortune at always LOVING the shows that get treated the worst (with the possible exception of Kung Fu). There are shows out there, like the X-Files, that seem to have more extras than actual episode material!

More good stuff!:
Lastly, I must admit the price point is a sweet spot. The under $30 price tag may go hand in hand with the lack of extras which I guess I can live with. The packaging is handsome and the show, I'm sure, has lived far beyond it's creators vision, which is the best anyone can hope for.

Currently waiting for: Andy Griffith Season 3, Bewitched Season 1, and Columbo Season 3... and where is Starsky and Hutch Season 4??"
Buy this series!
N. Wright | Denver, Colorado | 03/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Happy to give this series 5 stars! I was a teenager when this show first aired, and it was a favorite of my family.

About 4 months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Jack Klugman during his "Tony and Me" book tour and he took questions from the audience; not just about The Odd Couple, but about Quincy. He is extremely proud of Quincy. He said the research that went into each episode was quite extensive and detailed; and it was this way at his insistence. Every word spoken relating to Pathology and Forensics in the show was 100% accurate. There was no guessing on this show. He made sure everything was right on.

Some of the audience members asked him to compare Quincy to CSI, and he boldly replied there IS no comparison. Quincy was about accuracy, drama, good acting, and believeable story lines and it was accomplished WITHOUT the need for blood and gore and sex. He called CSI "awful". And I believe he is qualified to call it that.

You will thoroughly enjoy this series! Hopefully Seasons 3 and beyond will follow soon...