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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally This Classic Is On DVD
I never thought i would see this day !!
Probably released due to an overview of Michael Mann's career, Anchor Bay once again deliver.
Released straight after the end of Miami Vice, Crime Story takes a completely different direction to it's Florida based relation.
Set in 1960's Chicago, this series focuses on the rise of mob boss Ray Luca (Anthony Dennison)...
Published on 3 Aug 2004 by Paul Chapman

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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good series - Poor transfer
An interesting and fairly gripping crime show from Michael Mann - particularly when the action focuses on Torello's quarry, Ray Luca, as opposed to the trite domestic scenes. The video quality is rather poor however. Fairly gritty, with compression artifacts clearly visible. These and interlacing errors became quite distracting unfortunately - looked a bit like VHS at...
Published on 15 Dec 2007 by DB Cooper


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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally This Classic Is On DVD, 3 Aug 2004
This review is from: Crime Story - Series One [DVD] (DVD)
I never thought i would see this day !!
Probably released due to an overview of Michael Mann's career, Anchor Bay once again deliver.
Released straight after the end of Miami Vice, Crime Story takes a completely different direction to it's Florida based relation.
Set in 1960's Chicago, this series focuses on the rise of mob boss Ray Luca (Anthony Dennison) and the efforts of Lt Mike Torello to bring him to justice.
An excellent series with a highly authentic look, excellent storylines and a cool soundtrack played in part by Todd Rungren.
An essential purchase !!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dennis Farina's finest hour, 6 Aug 2006
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H. meiehofer "haroldm" (glasgow, scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Crime Story - Series One [DVD] (DVD)
Worth getting just to see Dennis Farina excel. I think it is realistic (Well how wiould I know, I wasn't in Vegas in the 60's) Can be a bit ludicrous at points like gangsters surviving an atom bomb test, but overall worth the money. Quite fascinating to spot future big stars in supporting roles
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good series - Poor transfer, 15 Dec 2007
This review is from: Crime Story - Series One [DVD] (DVD)
An interesting and fairly gripping crime show from Michael Mann - particularly when the action focuses on Torello's quarry, Ray Luca, as opposed to the trite domestic scenes. The video quality is rather poor however. Fairly gritty, with compression artifacts clearly visible. These and interlacing errors became quite distracting unfortunately - looked a bit like VHS at times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A TV Classic!, 6 April 2007
This review is from: Crime Story - Series One [DVD] (DVD)
I have to admit I'd never even heard of this show until I picked up the DVD's on a whim. As a recent convert to American crime dramas ( C.S.I, Law & Order etc.) I have a lot of catching up to do and this show is probably the cream of the crop! Hailing from the mid 80's, this is a pretty violent show (although a lot of the violence is (semi!)off screen) and this would usually turn me off from watching it but the programme is just so well made with some superb performances from the main actors and great atmosphere. The story follows Lietenant Mike Torello as he persues ruthless gangster Ray Luca from the streets of Chicago to mob run Las Vegas and in the process Luca raises from street punk to crime king-pin.

Set in the 60's the recreation of the period is amazing and overall this is real classic TV. A must see!!

As for the dvd's themselves, unfortunately there are no extras at all (which is a pity as I'd love to have seen interviews with cast members etc)but instead consider that you are getting the pilot episode and 20 episodes of great drama and I don't think anyone will be too disappointed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Real Crime, 21 Oct 2007
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Joe Dorward - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Crime Story - Series One [DVD] (DVD)
I watched this series in the Eighties when it first aired, and loved it.

The show seemed to work then, but I suppose it's me who's changed. It doesn't work for me now - the dialogue and plot are way too 'obvious' and the characterisations are little more that stereotypes. Sometimes - you just can't go back.
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