[05/13/05 - 12:00 AM]
Two Groundbreaking Crime Shows Come to DVD for the First Time Ever: Dragnet 1967: Season 1 and Quincy, M.E.: Seasons 1 & 2

[via press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment]


Book ´┐Żem Both June 7, 2005

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- Friday, May 13 -- The story you are about to read is true: Dragnet, the show that created the police drama genre, and Quincy M.E., the Emmy-nominated series that launched the medical investigation genre, are both headed to DVD for the first time June 7, 2005.

Dragnet 1967: Season 1 is the DVD release fans have been waiting for. The series stars writer-producer-director Jack Webb as the tough-as-nails Sgt. Joe Friday and Harry Morgan ("M*A*S*H") as his faithful partner, Officer Bill Gannon. This one-of-a-kind two-disc collection contains all 17 episodes, available together as The Complete First Season for the first time ever. This set includes a bonus CD featuring a rare recording from the original "Dragnet" radio series, the show that inspired the unforgettable TV crime show.

Quincy, M.E.: Seasons 1 & 2 brings the trail-blazing series that foreshadowed the recent crop of medical and crime scene investigation shows to DVD. Television icon Jack Klugman ("The Odd Couple") portrays the crusading and headstrong coroner Dr. Quincy in a role that earned him four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. The three disc set includes all 16 episodes from the show's first and second seasons. Guest stars include Buddy Hackett, Donna Mills, June Lockhart and Kim Cattrall.

Both collections are priced at $39.98 SRP.


Dragnet 1967: Season One
Get ready for all the real-life crime stories of the most influential police drama in the history of television. Dragnet creator Jack Webb stars as the no-nonsense police sergeant Joe Friday who, along with his partner, Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan, "M*A*S*H*") cruise the streets of Los Angeles investigating clues, tracking down criminals and ferreting out corporate corruption.

Quincy, M.E.: Seasons 1 & 2
As he explores each new body searching for evidence of the cause of death, medical examiner Dr. Quincy (Jack Klugman) solves crimes, probes contemporary social issues and takes a passionate stand for justice. Aided by his loyal lab assistant Sam Fujiyama (Robert Ito), Quincy is willing to battle anyone who stands in his way, whether it's his skeptical boss Dr. Asten (John S. Ragin), City Hall or even his own friends and associates.


Street Date: June 7, 2005
Order Close: May 3, 2005
Rating: Not Rated
Suggested Retail Price: $39.98 SRP
DVD Selection Number: 27854
Running Time: 7 Hours 13 Minutes
Discs: 2
Layers: Disc 1: Dual (Double Sided); Disc 2: Single (Single Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full-Frame (1.33:1)
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; French and Spanish Subtitles
Bonus Material: Audio CD of an Original Dragnet Radio Show

Street Date: June 7, 2005
Order Close: May 3, 2005
Rating: Not Rated
Suggested Retail Price: $39.98 SRP
DVD Selection Number: 27837
Running Time: 16 Hours 4 Minutes
Discs: 3
Layers: Disc 1 and 2: Dual/Single (Double Sided); Disc 3: Dual/Dual (Double Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full-Frame (1.33:1)
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; French and Spanish Subtitles

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