Honey West- The Complete Series [DVD] 
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All 30 episodes from the American crime drama starring Anne Francis. The episodes are: 'The Swingin' Mrs. Jones', 'The Owl and the Eye', 'The Abominable Snowman', 'A Matter of Wife and Death', 'Live a Little, Kill a Little', 'Whatever Lola Wants...', 'The Princess and the Paupers', 'In the Bag', 'The Flame and the Pussycat', 'A Neat Little Package', 'A Stitch in Crime', 'A Million Bucks in Anybody's Language', 'The Gray Lady', 'Invitation to Limbo', 'Rockabye the Hard Way', 'A Nice Little Till to Tap', 'How Brillig, O, Beamish Boy', 'King of the Mountain', 'It's Earlier Than You Think', 'The Perfect Un-Crime', 'Like Visions and Omens and All That Jazz', 'Don't Look Now, But Isn't That Me', 'Come to Me, My Litigation Baby', 'Slay, Gypsy, Slay', 'The Fun-Fun Killer', 'Pop Goes the Easel', 'Little Green Robin Hood', 'Just the Bear Facts, Ma'am', 'There's a Long, Long Fuse a-Burning', 'An Eerie, Airy, Thing'.
Top Customer Reviews
Starring the amazingly beautiful Anne Francis, this is a detective show in the vein of the Avengers (not too surprising as the show was designed as a vehicle for Honor Blackman) but shares a lot with the spy shows popular at the time, and it's better that most of them! Anne Francis should have been a major star after this but unfortunately the show lasted only one season due to stiff competition in the ratings.
Still, let's just revel in what we have here,which is 30 episodes of superb entertainment. Everything about the show is pure class, from the cinematography to the acting (especially from Anne Francis) and to the super cool theme music, and at the price Amazon are charging this really is too good to miss.
Unfortunately from then on tension becomes a thing of the past and the thirty minute black and white episodes whilst high on nostalgia become pretty routine, (however the 1960s high tech surveillance van is great fun), and when towards the end of the series they try to emulate the weirder aspects of "The Avengers" (the Avengers was the catalyst for this series based on novels by G. G. Fickling) with disastrous results.
Oh, and Bruce the Ocelot, merely a very uncuddly gimmick, he is just an exotic household pet appearing in a few episodes.
However Honey West is enjoyable as a nostalgia kick and reminder of the time when crime series were entertainment.
I loved it and it really is a bit of sheer Americana from sadly a now long lost era in TV.
Worth every penny.
I was unaware of Honey West when it first aired in 1965, so it was brand new to me when I saw it recently. It's obviously influenced by The Avengers, which had been on for a few years in Britain and was enormously popular there but wouldn't be on American TV until 1966. Honey West (Anne Francis) is a detective who owns her own agency, which she inherited from her father. Her partner in crime detection is Sam Bolt (John Ericson), but the name on the door of the office is Honey West - she's the boss. This is progressive stuff for the era of Rob and Laura Petrie.
Honey and Sam, a former marine, are equals when it comes to proficiency in martial arts and use of firearms - no mean feat when you observe that even when dressed in her ready-for-action black catsuit, Honey is usually wearing stilettos. What a sense of balance.
I thoroughly enjoyed these shows, although a thirty-episode season proved to be a bit much for the writers. On the last disc, there were several clunkers that featured ridiculous villains such as a guy in an ape suit, a guy in a robot suit, a guy in a bear suit, gypsies, and a guy in a Robin Hood suit. Fortunately the final few episodes were more believable.
For the most part, these were average TV detective stories, but a little more action-packed because they were only a half hour long. No long explanations or tedious subplots, just right into the story and away we go. Honey and Sam have more than a professional relationship, but we don't know how serious they are.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Honey West (Anne Francis) does her best at maintaining the P.I. agency inherited from her father. She is not another wonder woman and makes mistakes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by bernie
The stories are OK but great for the price - if you don't mind black and white and you do like Anne Francis and Bruce.Published on 24 Jan. 2015 by Philter
Surprisingly only 23 minutes per episode, as a consequence the direction is efficient and the plots fast moving. I can really get into the stories. Read morePublished on 11 Feb. 2013 by Copnovelist
Bought this on the off chance it might be worth a try and was not disappointed. Probably ahead of it's time and had it been made in the early 70's rather than the 60's it might... Read morePublished on 7 Dec. 2012 by Mart
This deserves to be up there with the Avengers and Batman as a great example of sixties escapism. Slick production and the right mixture of pacy detective stories, spy gimmicks... Read morePublished on 29 Nov. 2012 by G. P. Worley
bought this on a whim ,i haven`t regretted it , its a good series , and anne francis is excellent as the no nonsense p i , don`t know why it didn`t last longer though .Published on 26 Aug. 2012 by John R. Gidley
Very good quality,engrossing stories - has hardly dated at all. If you like tight, well told stories, go for it & enjoy!Published on 7 Dec. 2011 by smooth jazz
Anne Francis is superb as the female detective, Honey West. The b+w production lends itself to the nostalgia of the show. Read morePublished on 25 Jan. 2010 by J. Stevenson