This series features (among others) John Cassavetes as the orchestra conductor, Martin Landau as the twins, Ray Milland as the greenhouse gardener and also Honor Blackman in a bizarre episode set in London (where Columbo is on holiday!). It's odd (and entertaining) to see him out of his usual California settings in that episode.
No extras, but 6 DVDs, ten hours of viewing and crisp picture quality make this an absolute must for Columbo fans, especially at this bargain price.
Yep, I have been a Columbo fan pretty much as long as I can remember and I was quite glad when this collection came out. It has nine great, uncut episodes, and is quite a value for your dollar. My family and I love watching these DVDs, and highly recommend them to you and your family.
The eight episodes are:
Étude in Black - 17 September 1972 - When a symphony conductor's mistress decides to go public with his infidelities, he decides on murder. Before you know it, though, a detective in a rumpled raincoat is on his tail.
The Greenhouse Jungle - 15 October 1972 - A desperate young man's plan to get money out of his trust fund goes awry when his uncle (Ray Milland!) murders him and takes the money for himself. Now, the uncle just needs someone to take the fall.
The Most Crucial Game - 5 November 1972 - When a rich young playboy is found dead in his pool, Columbo begins to get suspicious. But, his prime suspect has an ironclad alibi...or does he? (Includes Valerie Harper as a callgirl!)
Dagger of the Mind - 26 November 1972 - When two British actors accidentally kill their producer, they try to cover it up, but little do they realize just how much trouble that little detective in from America can be! (Lots of familiar British actors in this one!Read more ›