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Murder One, Case 1 [DVD] [1996]

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Mary McCormack , Michael Hayden    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Mary McCormack, Michael Hayden, J.C. MacKenzie, Barbara Bosson, John Fleck
  • Writers: Channing Gibson, Charles H. Eglee
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • 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: 6
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Sep 2004
  • Run Time: 1030 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002DXGOM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,718 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All 23 episodes from the first season of the LA crime series, in which a single case is chronicled from its opening trial arguments to the final judgment over the course of the entire season. Theodore ('Teddy') Hoffman (Daniel Benzali) is a highly-regarded defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. Having successfully defended the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross (Stanley Tucci) in a much-publicised murder trial, he is now involved in the defense of Neil Avedon (Jason Gedrick), a famous young actor who has been suffering from severe drug and alcohol problems - and has been charged with the murder for which Cross was acquitted.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive Viewing. Its the BEST...EVER 27 Jan 2006
Format:DVD
I am ashamed to admit that I spend far too many hours watching TV. Or I should say DVDs. Between my local DVD rental store and Amazon.co.uk, who must think I'm the second coming.If I look at my credit card account, I can understand why.
What, if anything, has this to do with "Murder One"?
Only this. The DVD rental store will have to find another second coming, (is that a third coming, or a fourth?) Well, Murder One, is the best and I MEAN the very best, Who Done It, come Court Room Drama, EVER. For those of you who are like minded, the word addictive may come to mind. Try going to bed before you've watched at least four chapters,(you wont be able to). What about a quick couple of chapters, before going off to work? You will NOT be able to say NO.
Do NOT be surprised if you are thinking about Murder One, when you are on the train/bus, or driving in the car. Its amazing. You get to know the characters like in no other movie youve seen. You will find yourself trying to figure out, did so and so do it, or could it be the other guy, he may have just fitted it in a murder?
If you don't get this DVD set, I'm talking about the Boxed Set of six DVDs, (Series One) some 22 chapters, I think it is you will regret it BIG time.
You will NOT work out "who dun it", by the way. You will try and you wont be able to stop thinking about it.
The only thing I suggest you do not think about, is whether to buy this set or not. Buy it, and do it now. Amazon have the best price ever for it just now and it is worth every penny. (Trust me)
Enjoy it.
PulpKult................
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic 20 Feb 2006
By Iain S. Palin TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I thoroughly enjoyed “Murder One” when it was shown television in the late1990s and was very happy to receive this set of DVDs. It remains an excellent series.
The format was unlike anything I had come across before, a single high-profile murder trial extending through the series, told from the point of view of the defense lawyer and with all the legal details – evidence hearings, jury selection procedures, and so on – all set out. Now you know why real life major trials in the US seem to take so long, and it was a fascinating insight into the process. The episodes are fattened out with subsidiary story lines about other cases and the characters’ private lives, and are never boring. As for plot twists, well, stay seated or you might get vertigo.
The whole cast is first rate, and it is good to see some who went on to other things (not so good to wonder what happened to some of the other excellent actors who seem to have disappeared since). The laurels must however go to the two characters whose struggle dominates the series, Daniel Benzali as gravel voiced magisterial defense attorney Ted Hoffman (a sort of good-guy version of his somewhat sleazy Attorney Sinclair character from “NYPD Blue”) and Stanley Tucci as the eerily-calm saturnine evil (or is he?) genius behind so much of what is going on.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable 1 Dec 2005
Format:DVD
Murder One, Season One. Probably for me thee single greatest television drama in the last 20 years.
Watched when younger and for years tried to remember the name of this programme which i enjoyed even at a fairly young age. When it was released on DVD i was put off by the price tag, but thought screw it il get it anyway! So worth the money, having recommended it too many friends everyone agrees its like a book, u find yourself watching 3/4/5 episodes at a time desperate to find out what happens!!
Teddy Hoffman the lead character is awesome, truly awesome and the rest of the cast is excellent. The plot lines are all thick and juicy and the twists and turns at each corner keeps you guessing right until the very end, and believe me when it does end theres an empty feeling & a need to fill the void in your life (So you go and buy season two, only to find no Teddy!!!!)
The only downfall, season 2's lack of teddy hoffman and the lack of seasons 3/4/5!!!! One word for murder one season one; UNBELIEVABLE!!!
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars at last 26 Jun 2004
Format:DVD
This bombed in the states, but gradually attracted a huge following in the uk.I recall the outrage when the beeb delayed the final episode for dome daft reason. The public reaction made into the national press. It is gripping with twists and turns that keep you begging for the next episode, similar in many ways to 24, except more subtle. i have been waiting for years for its release, keep looking for the 2nd series.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The rebirth of US TV drama 15 Aug 2005
By J. Baldwin VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
When I was younger it always annoyed me that my older colleagues had stories to tell of running home to watch key episodes of such-and-such a programme - people of a certain age only had to mention a title and they had a bond.
Well Murder One was the one for me - not everyone watched it but anyone who did was 'in'. It brought strangers into the same conversation, and divided offices. It was the 24 or the Lost of its day and is long overdue a reappraisal and place in TV history.
When this first aired in the UK, US TV was having a bad press in the UK with only ThirtySomething hinting at what was to come (Law and Order, The Shield, and of course Diagnosis Murder ;-)
It was what we now know as a slow burner but anyone who missed the first few episodes was left out forever. I think it must have been the first TV programme since Quatermass in the 1950s that people talked about at work the next day to try and figure out what was going on. So tense was it that when the BBC in their wisdom delayed teh final episode for sports coverage there was a massive backlash. If I remember correctly, there was some sort of climb down or apology, but it took them by surprise.
If you loved 24 you'll love this. And if you didn't like 24 you'll still love this as it has a lot of characters and character development, isn't as claustrophobic as 24, and is genuinely thrilling.
The lead actor was a true find, but sadly didn't return in the second series which, though still extremely good and worth watching, could never have hoped to live up to the first series.
Apart from anything else, Murder One showed that, contrary to popular opinion, people will stick with a complex series - yet still studios and networks fail to learn the lesson and cancel programmes before they get into their stride.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful viewing
Enjoyed thus series so much in the eighties that I just had to have to enjoy,again and again. Looking forward to sending for series two.
Published 2 months ago by LYN-LIVERPOOL
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories
This is brilliant if you can remember this series from the 80s. Daniel Benzali is superb. This series keeps you interested from the very beginning to the end.
Published 3 months ago by M
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing
This is fab. Full of characters and great dialogue from all. Very addictive better than I expected and will pass on to friends who like what I like! Read more
Published 3 months ago by weewummin
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
I purchased dvd for my dad the delivery service was excellent next day my dad like the dvd very much i would order stuff from amzon again i will recommended amzon to friends &... Read more
Published 13 months ago by GLENN
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent trip down memory lane
One of the first and in my opinion one of the best crime procedurals, exploring the defendent, the police, the lawyers and loads of red herrings to keep you guessing Excellent trip... Read more
Published 15 months ago by debbie. wild
5.0 out of 5 stars great
damned awesome , high quality TV !!I like US court room drama`s and you can learn much from this one of US criminal procedures , jury vetting and court room strategy , and... Read more
Published 16 months ago by davidinator
5.0 out of 5 stars Murder One, Case 1 DVD Set
Brilliant USA drama series. Couldn't watch the episodes quick enough. Characters were excellent, story was interesting - totally watchable series
Published 16 months ago by LittleBev
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Saw this many years ago on tv and hunted it out on Amazon. It is compelling viewing well acted ans suspense to the end. No problems with the seller
Published 16 months ago by chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Murder one
We are still watching this and enjoying it very much. It's a shame it only lasted one full series. The pack is well produced.
Published 18 months ago by ALISON
5.0 out of 5 stars The best courtroom drama for TV you'll ever see
Put simply, Murder One is the most fascinating, intense and riveting courtroom drama series ever to hit the screens. Read more
Published on 21 Sep 2010 by Andy Millward
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