'70s Super Sleuths are Back in Action as Three Classic Shows From the NBC Mystery Movie Series Make Their DVD Debuts
McMillan & Wife: Season One
McCloud: Seasons One & Two
Columbo: The Complete Third Season
On the Case August 9, 2005 From Universal Studios Home Entertainment
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly installed San Francisco police commissioner and his eccentric but influential wife, a straight-shooting New Mexico cowboy galloping through Manhattan streets, a disheveled police lieutenant with a knack for asking the tough questions -- they don't make TV crime fighters like that any more! That's why this summer Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing the three original titles from NBC's classic Mystery Movie Series, McMillan & Wife: Season One, McCloud: Seasons One & Two and Columbo: The Complete Third Season, for the first time ever on DVD. These three NBC shows set a new bar making TV history by being the first to share the same time slot on a rotating basis. Each title is available to own for just $39.98 SRP. McMillan & Wife: Season One Starring Golden Globe(R) winner Rock Hudson and Emmy(R) nominee Susan Saint James, McMillan & Wife: Season One brings TV's beloved crime-solving couple back on the job. Join San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his quirky but clever wife Sally for 12 captivating TV hours (8 episodes) of the show's complete first season. Written by TV legend Steven Bochco ("NYPD Blue," "Hill Street Blues") the series' first season features guest appearances by Stacey Keach ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"), Emmy(R) winner Tyne Daly ("Cagney & Lacey") and James Wainright ("Magnum, P.I."). McCloud: Seasons One & Two Two-time Emmy(R) nominee Dennis Weaver stars as Deputy Marshall Sam McCloud, a county sheriff relocated to New York City whose rural ways of catching criminals -- often on horseback -- clash with the by-the-book police officers in the big city. Co-starring Della Reese ("Touched by an Angel"), Diana Muldaur ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Teri Garr ("Tootsie") and J.D. Cannon (Cool Hand Luke) with guest appearances by Stefanie Powers ("Hart to Hart"), Pat Morita ("Happy Days"), Milton Berle and more. Saddle up for all 11 hilarious and thrilling episodes of Seasons 1 and 2, including the pilot and a bonus episode of McMillan & Wife. A total of 16 TV hours of content! Produced by Glenn Larson, the prolific producer of such iconic television as Knight Rider, Quincy M.E. and Battlestar Galactica. Columbo: The Third Season Winner of the Emmy(R) for Outstanding Drama Series, Columbo: The Third Season stars the legendary Peter Falk in 15 TV hours (8 episodes) of mystery fun. Guest stars include Martin Sheen ("The West Wing"), Vincent Price (Laura, Edward Scissorhands), Jackie Cooper (Superman, "The Little Rascals"), Katey Sagal ("Married ... with Children"), Robert Culp ("I Spy"), Dana Elcar ("MacGyver") and country music legend Johnny Cash. In the third installment of this landmark series that launched an entire television genre, TV's most beloved gumshoe unravels a host of fascinating new mysteries. As a bonus, this two-disc set includes an episode of Mrs. Columbo, the TV show that starred Kate Mulgrew ("Star Trek: Voyager") as Lt. Columbo's crime-solving spouse! Synopses McMillan & Wife: Season One Attorney Stewart McMillan is the recently named commissioner of the San Francisco police department. With his pretty, but somewhat cooky wife Sally, his hard drinking housekeeper Mildred and his assistant, the slow witted Sgt. Charlie Enright, Mac manages to solve some of The City's most baffling crimes. McCloud: Seasons One & Two Sam McCloud is a Deputy U.S. Marshal from Taos, New Mexico who goes to New York to find an escaped criminal. When he falls for reporter Chris Coughlin (Diana Muldaur), she convinces her cousin, the deputy police commissioner, to put Sam on temporary duty with the NYPD. He's assigned to the detective bureau headed by Chief Peter B. Clifford (J.D. Cannon), who is less than thrilled with having McCloud under his command. Nonetheless, McCloud manages to track down killers, drug dealers and other big city criminals using a winning combination of modern police work and good ol' country know-how. Columbo: The Complete Third Season Lt. Columbo, a disheveled, cigar-chomping sleuth uses his appearance as an incompetent bumbler to lull murder suspects into a false sense of security. Despite this facade, Columbo is actually the shrewdest, most resourceful homicide detective in the LAPD. In every episode, he carefully and methodically pieces together the minutest clues leading to the true identity of the killer. DVD TECHNICAL INFORMATION McMillan and Wife: Season One Street Date: August 9, 2005 Pre-Order Close: July 5, 2005 Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Price: $39.98 SRP Selection Numbers: 28282 Running Time: 10 Hours 25 Minutes Discs: 2 Layers: Dual/Dual (Double-Sided) Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1 Rating: Not rated Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; Spanish subtitles McCloud: Seasons One & Two Street Date: August 9, 2005 Pre-Order Close: July 5, 2005 Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Price: $39.98 SRP Selection Numbers: 28247 Running Time: 15 Hours 45 Minutes Discs: 3 Layers: 2 Dual/Dual (Double-Sided) Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1 Rating: Not rated Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; Spanish subtitles Columbo: The Third Season Street Date: August 9, 2005 Pre-Order Close: July 5, 2005 Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Price: $39.98 SRP Selection Numbers: 28178 Running Time: 11 Hours 24 Minutes Discs: 2 Layers: Dual/Dual (Double-Sided) Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1 Rating: Not rated Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; Spanish subtitles For artwork or screeners, please logon to our Web site at www.ushepublicity.com or fax your request to Universal Studios Home Entertainment Publicity at (818) 866-0226. Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal. CONTACTS Universal Studios Home Entertainment Publicity Vivian Mayer Senior Vice President, Publicity (818) 777-3594 Lea Porteneuve Vice President, Publicity (818) 777-1391 Craig Radow Senior Manager, Publicity (818) 777-4572
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