Hawaii Five-O: The Third Season [DVD]
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Hawaii Five-O sees Steve McGarrett and his team return for Season 3 of the much loved 70s TV series about a specialist police unit solving organised crime, murder and assassination attempts in Hawaii. This explosive season opens with the thrilling episode And a Time to Die, in which a top neurosurgeons beloved daughter is kidnapped in a dramatic scheme, leaving McGarrett and his posse to unearth the right clues which will lead them to capturing the evil kidnappers.
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These TV detective series span almost 60 years but the series I remember most of all is the original Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett, head of Five-O. I recall the ingenious plots and the fact that all the Five-O team wore suits and were immaculately dressed most of the time despite the hot and humid tropical environment of Hawaii. The remade series is probably more true to life in terms of dress sense but what the original series had was style, and style by the bucketful.
Try as I may, I cannot get the original cast out of my mind when watching the remake series. Worse still are the new plots which seem to me too ‘generic’ for my taste. I mean by this that I have seen similar plots in other cop shows. Perhaps the writers of Hawaii Five-O have run out of ideas and look for interesting storylines elsewhere.
Whether the remake series will be as memorable or as enduring as the original series is open to debate but at the time of this review the original series has notched up more than double the number of episodes of the remake.
I remember the original Five-O with fondness and it is my intention to collect the entire series on DVD. I only need series 4 to complete my collection.
As with the season 2 DVD release, the back of the box states that some episodes are cut, which, sadly they are, to a certain extent at least. For some reason, the opening titles used here, just like with season 2, are the titles from the 1st season i.e. when James McArthur appears it lists him as Danny, it should read James McArthur as Dan Williams - strangely though, they're using the correct arrangement of the theme, so I'm lost as to why these shows have been edited this way. That aside, in general, the quality of these prints is, again, excellent. However, despite being remastered, there are a couple of episodes which lack the sharpness and vibrant colours of that of episodes from the first two seasons - there is, at times, noticeable 'dirt' on some of the episodes, something which was pretty much absent from the DVD releases of season 1 and 2. The only extras included are the episodic promotions; you only have to watch these for proof that each episode has been remastered in some fashion. In short, this is classic television and for me this season nicely consolidates the grounding the show established in seasons 1 and 2. Now bring on season 4 and the start of the truly halcyon era this show enjoyed.
so he has the next series as a christmas present.
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I loved this programme before when it first appeared on TV and I love it now. Its funny and enjoyable. The plots are great and I love the fashion!. Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2013 by KC
bought this for my husband who is a true hawaii five-o fan,also first and second season.
he is delighted with them and watches them over and over.