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Mike Hammer: Private Eye [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009GX21O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,765 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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I enjoyed Mike Hammer,private eye. Unfortunately, although it advertises 26 full episodes, I was only able to watch half of them. This could be due to my DVD player being a multi-region not a region 1 like for the USA.
So buyers BEWARE!
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it was great to buy the box set of the tv series with stacey keach as mike hammer,no one could portray mike hammer like stacey keach with his wit and charm.the series did justice to the mickey spillanes pi books,
roll on the other episodes please dvd them
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Bought this for my Dad and he was overjoyed. Very happy with this purrchase!
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Loved it
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9ce93678) out of 5 stars 32 reviews
39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ce9ce4c) out of 5 stars Not close-captioned, but good show 14 Aug. 2005
By J. Otto - Published on Amazon.com
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Despite the info above, this item is not close-captioned! So if that kind of thing is important to you, bear this in mind. As for the show itself, I find any Mike Hammer vehicle with Stacy Keach in the role worthwhile. True, the 80's version of the show had a better budget and (usually) bigger name guest stars. (When is that show coming out on DVD, by the way?)

But Keach is as good as ever as an older,wiser Hammer trying to deal with modern-day appliances such as cellphones, computers, etc., while still remaining the gumshoe we know and love. As soon as I hear that saxophone and Keach's voiceover, I'm hooked. You will be too. Highly recommended.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9da2d060) out of 5 stars Mickey Spillane's Best Character EVER 8 July 2006
By carl womack - Published on Amazon.com
What I've always liked about Mike Hammer, is he's down to earth. I love CSI, and I've got perfect vision, but even I would have a hard time spotting the micro sized evidence CSI agents see with their naked eyes from across a room. Come on guys, I know it's just a show, but you've got to be a little realistic, yet that's just what they do. They walk into a crime scene and see a single hair all the way across the room in the carpet. I mean come on!!! Now back to Mike Hammer, He wins most of his fights, and loses a few (even some of the best fighters in the world have lost a few). He collects baseball cards, eats pizza hot or cold, and loves a good looking lady. He figures out his cases by deduction, logic, and luck, and he's often behind on the rent. The series has well timed action, but not overly done like many shows today, and it's not nearly as gory(CSI has gone too far even though it is a favorite program). There's drama, horror, comedy, and of course Spice. And no other actor has ever portrayed the part better than STACY KEACH (bring back the series America!!!)

I've watched these episodes so many times I feel I could quote them word for word. I love'em, and if you like "as real as it gets" detective stories, you'll love it too.
26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9de569e4) out of 5 stars Hammer Redeux 31 Dec. 2005
By Bennet Pomerantz - Published on Amazon.com
When CBS has the First incarnation of Stacy Keach as Mike Hammer, it was harder and gritter like the books. Then Keach got busted for drugs in England and they canceled Hammer.

I do not remember who revised Hammer. This time saddling with an assistant (played by Robert Conrad's son Shane) and a younger, perkier Velma (played by Shannon Whirry). Thes new adventures of Hammer seek weaker and died a quick death as a series in a season of 26 episodes

All twenty six episodes are here in this box set. One can only wish the first incarnation will be available soon--then you can see the real Mike Hammer as it was in the shows Hayday and glory

Bennet Pomerantz, AUDIOWORLD
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cd62288) out of 5 stars Puns To Groan At 13 Sept. 2005
By Nicole Farrell - Published on Amazon.com
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This series is bawdy in a tongue and cheek way and totally not PC, I think that is what makes watching it so much fun. Mike Hammer is an old school private eye living in the digital era, but at least he can still solve crimes and catch the "bad guys". It is campy and full of puns, if you enjoy blood and elaborate chase scenes this is not for you. But if you just want to have a chuckle and don't take things you see on television shows that seriously this could be a choice for you. Never saw the original however.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cd62450) out of 5 stars in some ways better than James Bond 7 Mar. 2006
By John Doe - Published on Amazon.com
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I really like Mike Hammer. I know him since I was young and watched every episode from the first run. Unfortunately this box contains only the stories from the second series, showing Mike in a more "civilized" way, with much fewer contacts to women (compared to earlier films), not such cool as in the first stories and only sometimes having a confrontation with the chief lawyer. However, this box is strongly recommended to people liking the ideas of M.Spilane and also Stacy Keach. The gimmicks complete the 26 films in a perfect way and the interview answers lot of questions, Hammer fans may have (who is the lady, he sees in every episode etc). I still hope that hte first films will also be released on DVD soon... In the meantime: Just buy this set and enjoy!
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