And I bought it twice.
This is The Complete Columbo -- all 69 episodes, for roughly a buck twenty-five per, including tax. It's an amazing (Amazon?) deal on *the* signature police procedural of the 1970s. And given that a third of the episodes run from 1989 - 2003, well beyond that decade.
What I mean by buying it twice, is that I collected the individual DVD releases largely as they came out: I got the 1970s series for my wedding (yes, really) and then as new ones were sold, I bought them. Then, when the complete slipcased versions that are in this set released on my son's 20th birthday, I knew I'd be getting it to replace my aging versions. Now I have.
This set has every episode, including the original "Prescription: Murder" and the pilot "Ransom for a Dead Man." Then there are 43 episodes from the 1970 "regular" NBC series, and 24 of the later TV movies from ABC. You can get details from the usual sources -- some ran as 90 minutes with commercials, some were two hours -- and etc. etc. The only technical point: when the "first" or "old" DVDs came out, they ended up in 10 cases --
1. Season One
2. Season Two
3. Season Three
4. Season Four
5. Season Five
6. Seasons Six and Seven
7. 1989 TV Movies
8. 1990 TV Movies
9. 1991-1993 TV Movies
10. 1994-2003 TV Movies
-- with of course several discs in each DVD case.
But with the new release of the complete series, there are eight cases, achieved by grouping 7+8 and 9+10 of the "first" / "old" DVD cases. But the discs themselves, within the cases, are set-up the same. So you'll have eight DVD cases (six white from the 1970s, two black for the 1980s - 2000s) in one slipcase box.
As far as content, you may already have some experience of that. Or perhaps not. Either way you're in for a treat. Columbo is awesome. And, as Victor Kiam might say, I liked it so much I bought the company: I'm writing The Columbo Case Files, and consequently have spent a lot of time watching these episodes again and again, thinking about the stories, then writing on them.
Oh, and just one more thing ... ; ) ... the DVD cases are all plastic now, with the slipcase a solid cardboard. Previously, under the old / first releases, the outer cases were thin cardboard that began to fray after a couple dozen viewings ...
I hope you enjoy the complete series.