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Murder One - Season 1-2 [DVD] [1996]

4.7 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Mary McCormack, Michael Hayden, J.C. MacKenzie, Barbara Bosson, John Fleck
  • Writers: Channing Gibson, Charles H. Eglee, Steven Bochco
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 11
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 31 Oct. 2005
  • Run Time: 2460 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002VF63S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,514 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All 41 episodes of the LA crime series. In Season 1, a single case is chronicled from its opening trial arguments to the final judgment over the course of the entire season. Theodore ('Teddy') Hoffman (Daniel Benzali) is a highly-regarded defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. Having successfully defended the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross (Stanley Tucci) in a much-publicised murder trial, he is now involved in the defense of Neil Avedon (Jason Gedrick), a famous young actor who has been suffering from severe drug and alcohol problems - and has been charged with the murder for which Cross was acquitted. In Season 2, Jimmy Wyler (Anthony LaPaglia) has taken over from Ted Hoffman. Unlike the first season, which followed one case in detail throughout the entire season, this time round there are a string of new cases for the legal team - including a police officer who has been accused of brutality, and the murder of the governor of California.

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I have totally missed this on TV. OK, having developed a substantial allergy for ads, I miss almost everything on TV, except football. But the reviews at Amazon were enthusiastic enough, and the name of Steven Bochco seemed quite trustworty, ditto the cast. As you can buy Seasons 1 AND 2 for the same price as Season 1 OR Season 2 (separately), I had little doubts in my choice.

The result? After the boxset arrived, I've witnessed several sunrises. The verdict for Mr. Bochco and Co: guilty!!!!!

My advice for anyone: grab it now! It's really amazing. OK, maybe it's my personal opinion, and tastes is not a subject for discussion, but if you are not interested in stuff like this in general, you are not reading this review, are you?

On more serious note. I tend to disagree with those, who say, that Season 2 is a setback in comparison with Season 1. Just the two seasons are quite different. Season one concentrates on just one case. (What?? One case for 22 episodes?? Sounds boooooring! Just check it, you'll see, how wrong you can be.) An exceptionally detailed insight to the process of trial, and wonderfully played, just let me mention the constant duel between Ted Hofman (Daniel Benzali) and Miriam Grasso (Barbara Bosson), enemies-on-court-friends-in-everyday-life. It's up to their wits to win the sympathies of the jury, and you never get tired to watch their efforts. Of course, there's much more to be mentioned... just too much.

In Season 2 we have no more Ted Hofman, but we do have Jimmy Wyler, and that means having Anthony LaPaglia, and that is always a tremendous pleasure. Quite a different character, by the way.
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Both series are brilliant- from the pen of Steven Bochco whose groundbreaking 'Hill Street Blues'formula of fast moving camerawork & multiple storylines began American cop/lawyer drama's now the norm. The first series follows a single case with through 23 episodes with lead actor Daniel Benzini as Ted Hoffman, a formidable actor if an unlikely looking lead but absolutely mesmerising in the role that required a principled, detached and at times sinister characterisation. He was dropped from the second series- a mistake I feel as this suggested that the viewer was unintelligent enought to need a conventially handsome leading man.

Anthony LaPaglia took a central role as the maverick rainmaker James Wyler brought into the law firm after Ted Hoffman moved on. This series looked at three complex murder cases as they progressed. These are compelling intelligent well acted drama's with fascinating plots that keep the viewer on the edge of their seats from start to finish.
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I had not seen any of this series before buying this 2 series pack.
Case one is by far the better but case 2 is still interesting. I did get pretty addicted to case one and ended up watching all 17 hours of it almost back to back!
There are enough twists and turns to keep you wanting to watch and not getting bored.
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By S. Broadbent TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Oct. 2014
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A good, but very dated show.
The stories are decent, but the picture and sound quality are poor and in the 3/4 format
Overall it's worth a view, the first series is by far the best.
Stars a young Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight).
Decent but not top drawer.
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Very entertaining...very addictive......& well worth watching! That's my opinion anyway. I personally found Murder One to be the most exciting & by far the better of the two however that is not to say that Murder Two was disappointing as it was just as entertaining. Do not be put off by Murder One consisting of 22 episodes because despite the lengthy drama, it managed to cover so many unexpected twists & turns which you will find it highly addictive. I personally cannot fault this as I love the legal aspect of the storyline. I definitely recommend it.
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this is exceptional for a t.v. series. the acting is unlike the usual soap or detective junk. there are multipal plots running throughout and the characters are much more realistic than in "24". the price is good because there are so many feature length episodes.

it is full of political manouvering and is exceptionally well paced.
iwatched it over a few days and i think it benefited from intense viewing and i am sure it lost much being spread out endlessly.
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Murder One is brilliant - withstands the test of time. The acting is wonderful - the scenes between Daniel Benzali and Stanley Tucci are riveting. Unfortunately Murder Two is just not in the same league - has not got the same atmosphere and seems quite mundane in comparison.
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The precursor of all legal dramas: released in 1996, Murder One is an intriguing and well written TV series supported by a great cast (Daniel Benzali in primis).
Based on just one major legal case (though some minor ones are inserted too), the plot has all the ingredients to entertain (sex, drugs and the movie business) while maintaining a sophisticated feel that leads you through the various events. Such a shame that it was not appreciated at the time…

The box containing both series is a great value for money, go for it! Overall rating: very good.
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