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Crime Story - Series Two Boxset [DVD]

Dennis Farina , Kevin Spacey , Michael Mann    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Dennis Farina, Kevin Spacey, David Soul, Billy Zane
  • Directors: Michael Mann
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Boulevard Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 6 April 2011
  • Run Time: 1044 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004Q4XZ44
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,643 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

For the first time ever the second and final series of producer Michael Mann s classic crime drama comes to DVD with all of the twenty two full-length episodes. After the success of the first television series, CRIME STORY is back and is harder hitting than ever. The story continues with Lieutenant Mike Torello (Dennis Farina) pursuing merciless gangster Ray Luca (Anthony Denison) on the mob run streets of 1960 s Las Vegas. CRIME STORY is considered a cult classic with its taut scripts, thrilling music and its 60s style. Featuring a superb supporting cast that includes Kevin Spacey, David Soul, David Hyde Pierce, Dennis Haysbert, Pam Grier and Billy Zane.


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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crime Story - Series 2 18 April 2011
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Crime Story must be one of the best tv shows ever made. I loved the characters of Michael Torello and Ray Luca, brilliantly played by Dennis Farina and Anthony John Denison. Their scenes together are where this action packed show excells.

This particular edition consists of 3 double-sided discs. What's important to point out is that the video quality is somewhat wanting - the picture can get pixelated in scene transitions and overall it isn't of great quality. But, from what I've read, other editions have this problem too (video quality).
The sound is very good, although sometimes I think the music is louder than the dialogues. And unfortunately there are no subtitles.
However the price is very reasonable so you cannot expect too much. And Crime Story is a show definitely worth buying for your collection.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Torello returns 26 Nov 2011
By I. R. Kerr TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Crime Story was one of my favourite TV shows from the 1980's, it was a real in in your face cops and robbers drama with some superb acting performances and great music.
Series 2 starts off with a few lower key episodes for Mike Torello and his team, the opener features Kevin Spacey as a crusading US Senator followed by the re-appearance of Torello's ex-wife whose new husband has been kidnapped.
As with the first series the show picks up several notches when Ray Luca (Anthony John Denison), who was presumed killed in an atomic explosion at the end of the first series re-appears on the scene, along with his right hand man Pauli Taglia (John Santucci). Luca
quickly acts to take care of the opposition and to position himself as the rightful heir to Crime Lord Manny Weisbord.
There are some great performances throughout by the two main leads, as well as Stephen Lang as Attorney David Abrams and by Andrew Dice Clay as Max Goldman. When Abrams goes off the rails he seeks assistance from Luca and is soon using his legal skills to help Luca run his businesses.
With a top US military official on Luca's payroll and Torello's squad seemingly unable to bring him down they eventually arrange to bring him to a Senate hearing which is unfortunately interrupted by the start of one of the major events from the 1960's.
The episodes around the Senate hearing lose some steam as they have a large amount of flashbacks used as fillers but the final few episdoes are far better as Luca and Taglia flee to Mexico and are soon back in business with Torello seemingly unable to extradite them and having to go beyond the law to bring Luca back.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crime Story Season 2 28 Oct 2012
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Coming from Michael Mann, who would also make the groundbreaking Miami Vice TV Series, Crime Story takes a trip back to the early 1960's and the rise of fictional Chicago Mobster Ray Luca from Penny Annie stickup merchant to a major organised player. Season 2 moves from Chicago into Las Vegas.

The series is dressed in the 1960's theme very well with the right cars, fashions and set dressings. The acting is very good too, watch out for guest stars in both of these series such as Debbie Harry and Gary Sinise and others.

Really good screen action, both in the home lives of the actors on screen and the Police and Hoods action too.

Highly recommend this box set and also Series 1!

I saw this on ITV in the 1980's but as far as I know it was never repeated on TV again, I may be wrong but I certainly never saw it again, so was very pleased to be able to get the box set of series 1 and 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's A "Crime" Not To Buy!! 23 Aug 2011
Format:DVD
I first became aware of this great series back in the early 1990's when the first series was released as feature length episodes (3 edited together) on 7 VHS Videos. If you enjoy films such as Goodfellas,Casino and series such as The Sopranos, then Series 1 & 2 of Crime Story is a MUST for your DVD Collection!!
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