*UPDATE 10/28/12* I finally received my copy and after viewing several episodes from each disc, I can report that the picture quality is crisp and sharp - finally worthy of replacing the(unfortunate) bootleg copy I aquired several years ago. The packaging is user friendly, i.e. single-sided compressed discs are NOT stacked on top of one another on a spindle, but in three cases containing four discs each (with the episodes listed on each disc, for easy selection) - two on each side; plus a BONUS CD containing original Peter Gunn soundtrack that is in a paper sleeve. The Songs include: PETER GUNN, SORTA BLUE, THE BROTHERS GO TO MOTHERS, DREAMSVILLE, SESSION AT PETE'S PAD, SOFT SOUNDS, FALLOUT!, THE FLOATER, SLOW AND EASY, A PROFOUND GASS, BRIEF AND BREEZY, NOT FROM DIXIE. This is 'definitely' the set to get!!! :o)
PETER GUNN was a private investigative series, created by Blake Edwards that aired for three seasons ('58 - '61) and starred Craig Stevens. And now, on October 23, 2012, for the first time, Peter Gunn fans are being gifted with the COMPLETE series in one set that will contain all 114, 30 minute (black and white) episodes on 12 discs!
Suave and sophisticated PETER GUNN was like nothing ever seen before on television. He was a new kind of private eye. While others hung out in rundown offices, living hand to mouth, Gunn held court at Mother's, a high class jazz club, where he would often meet his clients to review their cases (with a standard fee of $1000). Always ready to bust the bad guys, the well-dressed Gunn worked in a different way; associating with the underworld was all in a days work for the unorthodox private eye, who had a reputation of being one of the best in the business and always trustworthy!
Peter Gunn was a highly-innovative and influential show. As well as boasting Henri Mancini's hit theme song (winning an Emmy and two Grammy awards!), it also featured witty dialog, snazzy clothing and elaborate camerawork. The show also features episodes written by Hollywood legend Robert Altman.
The special guest stars will include:
Shelly Mann, Diahann Carroll, Sterling Holloway, Ruta Lee, Jack LaLanne, William Schallert, Jeannette Nolan, Ellen Corby, James Hong, Anthony Caruso, Ted Knight, Paul Carr, Colette Jackson, H.M. Wynant, John Anderson, Nita Talbot, Frankie Darro, Robert Gist, Simon Scott, Peggy Stewart, Gavin MaCloud, Jack Weston, Whit Bissell, Richard Ney, George Mitchell, James Coburn, Ken Lynch, George Kennedy, Ned Glass, Barry Russo, Billy Barty, Phyllis Avery, Edward Platt, Wendal Holmes, Richard Reeves, Linda Watkins, Howard McNeal, Roy Thinnes, Barbara Stuart, Hal Smith, Victor Redman, Don Keefer, Ross Martin, Wesley Lau, Jackie Coogan and many, many more!
This is a series I enjoyed very much when it aired (although would have like to have seen it receive a one hour format to allow more time for character and situation development), and am looking forward to revisiting this old classic.
Peter Gunn - He's the hip, sophisticated and best dressed private eye in the business!
Oldie, but definitely a goodie! Closed Captioning is not included.