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It's like being visited by an old friend.
on May 27, 2005
I grew up with this show but it was deemed too violent for any of the Canadian networks to carry. But now Airwolf is back in my home to stay. I get the shivers every time they start the thing cause you know it's going to blow up something, that and the music has always been awesome. Sylvester Levay has been and always will be a genius. The first season of Airwolf also one of the best is successful because it was dark, mysterious, and the plots stayed within the realm of the almost believable. I can understand why it was cancelled after three seasons, with all those helicopters just for production each episode cost close to a million dollars to produce and in 1984 that was actually a lot of money!
I must admit however that the DVD set was somewhat thrown together. Flipping the DVDs over to save on packaging is a little cheap, that and the menus are not exactly creative. Also does there have to be a preview for other Universal TV programs each time you put in a DVD? The Pilot episode is the edited for television version, and the editing was really sloppy. I much prefer the full movie version, for the music and the character development. David Hemmings does a great insane bad guy super genius, and the editing makes it look as though he's just a sloppy pilot. Being the creator of Airwolf I think he deserves the combat scenes and music score from the original movie.
All in all though, a MUST HAVE for any Airwolf fan, it's like being reacquainted with an old friend. I can't wait for season 2!