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Police Story: Season One [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Scott Brady , Mel Scott    DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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  • Actors: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos, Richard Drout Miller
  • Writers: Jack Hanrahan, Joseph Wambaugh, Stephen Downing
  • Format: Box set, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B00266PDZ8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,014 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Police Story Season One, DVD Region 1 (NTSC)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first of the 'authentic' TV police shows 9 Mar 2013
This is excellent. I remember watching Police Story when it first appeared on ITV in the early '70s and I think we were denied the later seasons - but this first season release is a nostaglic gem. It's a police anthology series based on the writings of Joseph Wambaugh which, for the first time, attempted to show the seamier side of police work. The police are not squeaky clean, they're portrayed as fallible and vulnerable.

Very hard-edged TV for its time, some of the stories do, admittedly, look a bit 'clunky' at times but the quality shines through. The pilot episode in particular, starring the sadly-missed Vic Morrow, is worth watching as a stand-alone feature. Morrow was a great method actor who could play hero or villain equally well and here captures the essence of a cop on the edge.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This TV Series Has More Stars Than You Can Poke A stick At 9 Oct 2009
By South Aussie Socceroo - Published on
Police story tv series from the seventies. This was a brilliant cop show from the seventies.Hard to believe this is not available on dvd yet.Police story had an incredible line up of stars which appeared with the cast changing constantly.Gritty police action at its best.Just look at the list of guest stars no other show could match it-James Farentino,Tony Lo Bianco,George Maharis,Rory Calhoun,John Saxon,Martin Balsam,Jan Michael Vincent,Cameron Mitchell,Stuart Whitman,Vic Morrow,Kurt Russell,Darren Mcgavin,Michael Cole,Frankie Avalon,Sal Mineo,John Randolph,Jerry Lee Lewis,Jack Soo,Harry Guardino,Smokey Robinson,Earl Holiman,John Forsythe,Angie Dickinson,Barbara Rush,Chuck Connors,Lloyd Bridges,William Shatner,Richard Egan,Pernell Roberts,Patty Duke,Sylvester Stallone,Robert Stack,Louis Gossert jnr,George Hamilton,Robert Culp,David Janseen,Glen Ford,David Cassidy,Alex Cord,Edward Asner,Jim Brown,Robert Goulet,Donald Oconnor,Bernie Hamilton.Antonio Fargas,Mcdonald Carey,JIm Buckus,June lockhart and even the list goes on.So come on you lot please help to get this series out on dvd or i will send some of our south aussie big white sharks to getcha
77 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joseph Wambaughs Police Story 5 Jan 2010
By Simon - Published on
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This is the best overall police procedural ever developed for television. It spun off two other series and ran for about 100 episodes. I am amazed this series never made it into syndication or is not currently being run on one of the cable networks. This is one series that I will buy immediately upon its release and I am sure I speaking for a lot of others.
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "COP SHOW" For Cops 21 Feb 2012
By James E. Robison - Published on
It was a truly different America in 1964 when I first became a city police officer in the SF Bay Area/California. When I retired in December 2000, things had turned nearly upside-down........not all better and not all worse......but mostly DIFFERENT! To start with the pay was under $500 a month with few benefits...and that would have been in a high-paying agency! If you had a family your wife probably had to work or you had to have a 2nd. job. There were no women officers on the street and few minorities. Gays were discriminated against and had to remain in the closet or get fired. I discovered years later that I had worked with several Gay officers....some were very competent and others were just awful....about the same as the rest of the force! You got veteran's credit for military service and being a former Marine gave you a real leg-up. In later years, military service was almost held against you (post VietNam). On a hot call, if you waited for back-up instead of doing a John Wayne solo charge, other officers branded you a coward. Today, they would brand you stupid and probably fire you if you didn't wait for cover. In 1964 I was considered a freeking LIBERAL but by 2000 I was considered the ultra conservative. I didn't change that much but the law enfrocement community value system really did. The reason I have gone into so much detail about my experience is because if you are from a more recent generation, you might not understand how really authentic Police Story is about 1970's law enforcement. Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue were good for entertainment.....but both were somewhat extreme and really missed the mark as far as giving you the feeling of the "been there, done that" realism. Most people think that a police officer's job is crime prevention, writing tickets, investigating crime scenes and making arrests. Police Story reveals that much of the battle is actually contending with a broken legal system, a perfection-demanding public, one's own supervisors, internal affairs, police administrators and city government officials who are many times more interested in political correctness and self-interest than in actual public service or law enforcement. Those people are more concerned with how things look rather than how things really are. Police Story is the REAL DEAL and the honesty of the production is as relevant today as it was in the 1970's. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE REST OF THE SEASONS TO BE RELEASED. Semper-Fi and "10-7" "C" "O.D."..........Bravo-2 Lincoln-14 Jim

37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT TV SERIES 28 July 2010
By B Ardell Young - Published on
This series should be appearing on some TV channel or at least DVDs should have been released. It was great TV that produced numerous excellent episodes featuring Vic Morrow and Chuck Connors in the first show in the series.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Police Show Ever 14 July 2011
By Lobohusk - Published on
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As a fan of Joseph Wambaugh and a former policeman, this is by far the best police anthology show ever. Several departments (State & Local City) used exerpts of this show as training aids during the 1970's.

I am happy that this series was released on DVD.
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