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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best New York Cop, 17 July 2005
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This review is from: Kojak: Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Kojak is a terrific show. Great performances and chemistry from a terrific cast. No chocolate box good looks here, these are real characters played believably by real actors in a gritty situation which today's voguing TV cops in their stylised grittiness would do well to take a lesson from. The plots are suprisingly hard nosed and the episodes are often bitter sweet with more of a gallows humour of cops who have seen the seedy underbelly of society rather than other shows of the period the tone of which was far lighter and eventually degenerated into more humour than drama (Starsky & Hutch) or ridiculous premises such as McCloud (the plot of the cowboy in New York worked for Coogan's Bluff because it was a one-off and besides Dennis Weaver is no Clint).
My one complaint is the packaging. Kojak is a New York cop. New York as in Manhattan: an island with a number of bridges, beautiful bridges; the Brooklyn or Queensboro bridges over the East River the washington Bridge over the Hudson. these are good bridges, nothing wrong with these bridges so why is there a picture of San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge on the DVD cover? Dumb graphic designers. Sad.
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Initial post: 5 Jul 2009 00:27:44 BDT
Robin C. says:
If I remember right the shows were actually made in studios in California, so the Golden Gate has some connection to the series.

Posted on 1 May 2010 14:06:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 May 2010 14:06:54 BDT
T. Masefield says:
also Amazon's synopsis suggests the movie pilot is on here and it is not,you get the 22 episodes but not the pilot.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2010 22:11:23 BDT
A Statistic says:
I recently bought this, and no the pilot is not on so I am a bit disappointed about that. Have no idea why it's not on as all my other boxsets of other retro TV Shows feature the pilot episodes.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2010 10:43:01 GMT
RJL says:
I noticed that the German edition (English and German soundtracks) of the first season, which has seven discs, does have the pilot episode on the seventh disc. They also sell the pilot separately. Available from Amazon.de.
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