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Columbo: Season One [Import]
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If other studios can remaster everything from Star Trek to such average fare as Wonder Woman and The Dukes Of Hazzard,then Universal should have remastered the classic Columbo dramas and given us a new print of the series.
It would be so nice to have an interview with Peter Falk and have him tell us about his movie career and his 30 year association with Columbo,which is one of the longest acting experiences in media history. Peter filmed his first Columbo in 1972 and his latest in 2003. Quite an effort and it would have been great to hear some stories,but fans get nothing.
It would also be nice to see an interview with actor Patrick McGoogan and to hear how he got involved with acting and then writing,directing and producing some Columbo tele-movies,but again fans get left with nothing.
Altough the print of Columbo will be an acceptable standard comparable with video tapes,with such new technology as plasma and high definition television,viewers deserve better these days.
Other studios recognise this and Universal needs to wake up and join the new century. Perhaps when Vol 2 gets released,they might recognise this and give us a remastered set with some interviews.
Created by Richard Levinson and William Link, the series debuted in 1971 with "Murder by the Book," which was actually the third appearance of Falk's Columbo (there had been two previous two-hour NBC World Premiere Movies prior to the series launch.) Interestingly, "Murder by the Book" was directed by a then unknown talent: Steven Spielberg.
Columbo was unique in so many ways, the first was that the viewer learned the killer's identity in the first few minutes of every episode. Up until then, detective shows and mysteries had tried to keep the audience guessing "Who Done It?" until the very final scene. Levinson and Link turned that formula upside down, letting viewers in on the intracacies of the crime from the killer's viewpoint, their motivation, and what they did to cover their tracks to avoid discovery.
Often, Columbo was not even introduced until 20 minutes or more into the episodes (which ran a network 90 minutes with commercials instead of the usual 60 minutes for dramas.)
However, as soon as the audience caught a glimpse of the short, rumpled, cigar-smoking detective with the tan rain coat, they knew that they were watching something really special. Columbo feigned a scatter-brained approach, but it was soon obvious to viewers and the episode's killer that beneath his step-and-fetch-it manner lay the cooly brilliant mind of a master detective. And, it was the cat-and-mouse interplay and dialog between Columbo and the criminal that was at the heart of this brilliant series.Read more ›
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My father loves Columbo. I am giving it to him for Christmas. We all love Columbo!!Published 4 months ago by laura
Always loved Columbo, loved to watch him drive the suspects crazy while he figured out their motive and how to cach them.Published 18 months ago by Joeen Melchiorre
I Rated 3 because the first set I ordered it was Season 4 which was excellent 5 STARS. My husband & I keep watching it over & over because we enjoy the storyline & the characters... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lena Tarakjian
this item was exactly as described, I have no idea what else to say about it, I was satisfied with itPublished on Jan. 20 2013 by PATRICIA BEALL
I just received the set: ALL DISCS ARE DEFECTIVE!!! I returned it and waiting for the replacement! I hope that the next one will work!Published on Sept. 17 2012 by Denis
This is the first time ive ordered something online and got it sent to a different address. My sister and brother inlaw in calgary, to find out last week they never received it. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2012 by Eliseinsj
All four of my discs freeze in the middle of the first episode. The 2nd episode on each disc doesn't play at all.Published on July 26 2011 by Nya
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