'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
 
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 www.ushepublicity.com or fax your request to Universal Studios Home
 Entertainment Publicity at (818) 866-0226.
 
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 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.
 
 
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      Senior Vice President, Publicity
      (818) 777-3594
 
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      Vice President, Publicity
      (818) 777-1391
 
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      Senior Manager, Publicity
      (818) 777-4572
 
 

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