If you have any "Columbo" fans on your Christmas list, you might check out this special collection that will be released on October 16.
"Columbo" turned the mystery genre on its head by starting every episode with a murder, and showed not just the murderer's feet, but the whole person—face and everything. So where's the mystery? Same place as the fun: in watching Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk), in his rumpled trench coat and mussed I-just-woke-up hair, chain smoking cigars and playing dumb as he dupes suspects into dropping their guard so he can solve the case.
For the first time, all 69 episodes from the series' seven seasons and all 24 television movies are offered for sale in a single 34-disc anthology. "Columbo: The Complete Series" is available on DVD from Universal Home Studios.
Universal City, California – Legendary Peter Falk is a four-time Primetime Emmy Award-winner for his iconic role as the beloved, trenchcoat-wearing Police Lieutenant Columbo. Columbo is the landmark series that inspired a genre. And now, for the first time ever, all 69 episodes from its seven seasons and all 24 television movies are together in this 34-disc anthology. Columbo: The Complete Series is available on DVD on October 16, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Every criminal, every innocent victim (and some not-so-innocent ones), and every wily deduction are here in one definitive collection. Seemingly befuddled but always brilliant, the cigar-chomping detective will have you following the clues and asking “just one more thing” until the last case is cracked. "Columbo: The Complete Series" includes 3 bonus episodes from the TV spin-off "Mrs. Columbo" and the featurette “America’s Top Sleuths: A countdown of the top sleuths in television and film.” Guest stars over the series include Dick Van Dyke ("The Dick Van Dyke Show"), William Shatner ("Star Trek"), Leonard Nimoy ("Star Trek"), Martin Sheen ("The West Wing"), Vincent Price ("Masterpiece Mystery"), and Janet Leigh ("Psycho").
Enjoy all seven seasons of the television show and all 24 television movies in one collectible package, just in time for the holidays!
Running time: 99 Hours, 52 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Picture Format : Full Frame, Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1, 1.78:1
Rating: Not Rated (U.S.); 14A (Canada)
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono