❉ The original series of Columbo, television’s greatest detective, comes to Blu-ray for the first time, fully restored and in hi-definition.
Starring Peter Falk in his four-time Emmy-winning role as the cigar-chomping, trench coat-wearing police lieutenant Columbo, television’s greatest detective comes to Blu-ray for the first time, fully restored and in hi-definition. This 3-disc collection includes every episode from the series’ first season, as well as the two original Columbo TV Pilot movies: Prescription: Murder and Ransom For A Dead Man.
Columbo’s first season features legendary guest stars like Leslie Nielsen, Robert Culp, Ray Milland, Eddie Albert, Suzanne Pleshette, Don Ameche and Roddy McDowall.
Season one, episode one, “Murder by the Book”, was directed by Steven Spielberg aged 25 years old. Spielberg used the rough cut of the series premier to land the director’s job on cult classic Duel.
❉ ‘Columbo: The Complete First Season’ released by Fabulous Films Ltd/Fremantle Media Enterprises on Blu-Ray, October 22nd 2018. Certificate: PG. Running Time: 724 mins. Price: £29.99.
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“comes to Blu-ray for the first time”
It doesn’t. Universal has released a 35-disc boxset of all episodes in Japan *eight* years ago (UPC 4988102026783). They just decided, for whatever reason, to never bring it to other regions. So the remasters have been lying around somewhere for ages. The boxset does contain the original English audio, so for anyone who feels like spending around $400 plus shipping, it’s still available on Amazon Japan…