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Hill Street Blues:season 1 DVD 1 of 1
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202015621
UPC: 024543223450
UPC 14: 00024543223450
Rating: NR
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Before NYPD Blue and The Shield came Hill Street Blues, the series that revolutionized the TV cop by giving television viewers a realistic glimpse into the daily lives of the officers and detectives at an urban police station. Earning 98 Emmy nominations over its seven year run, Hill Street Blues was one of the most innovative and critically acclaimed shows of the 1980s.

"Let's be careful out there." So ends each roll call session at the Hill Street station house. As the cops and detectives head out to the streets, Captain Frank Furillo begins the delicate balancing act of providing enough protection for the law-abiding citizens without inciting the neighborhood gangs andilocal criminal elements who are openly hostile towards any police presence. Yet as dangerous as his inner city precinct can be, Furillo's biggest battles often involve protecting his own cops from the Public Defender's office, self-serving bureaucrats, and even each other.

Includes all 17 season one episodes.

Editor's Note
This groundbreaking crime drama from super-producer Stephen Bochco aired from 1981 to 1986, and followed one of the first ensemble casts on TV. Set in a fictional town based on Chicago, the action centered on a chaotic police precinct and provided a very realistic view of the private and work lives of characters who occupied every rung of the hierarchical ladder. The first season starts the action with a bang and doesn't let up, as Precinct Captain Furillo (Daniel J. Travanti) has to defuse a hostage crisis. The rest of the season keeps up the pace, as Officer Larue (Kiel Martin) battles a drinking problem, Sgt. Esterhaus (Michael Conrad) questions his upcoming marriage, and Furillo finds his chances for promotion compromised by a city councilman's involvement in a murder.

Features

Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Dolby Digital Mono, English Spanish Subtitled, 3 Discs

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/5/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 850 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1981
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2232345
Video UPC UPC: 00024543223450
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Betty Thomas
Video Cast Info Bruce Weitz
Video Cast Info Charles Haid
Video Cast Info Daniel J. Travanri
Video Cast Info Ed Marinaro
Video Cast Info James B. Sikking
Video Cast Info Kiel Martin
Video Cast Info Michael Conrad
Video Cast Info Michael Warren
Video Cast Info Taureen Blacque
Video Cast Info Veronica Hamel
Video Cast Info Steven Bochco - Created By

Awards


Emmy (1981)
Video Award Name Steven Bochco, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Drama Series
Video Award Name Daniel J. Travanti, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Video Award Name Barbara Babcock, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Video Award Name Michael Conrad, Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Video Award Name Michael Kozoll, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"The ensemble acting is impressive for the way clashing styles -- from Haid's laid-back Method mumbling to Hamel's earnest intensity -- mesh in long, chatty scenes." -- Grade: B 02/03/3006 p.59

Sight and Sound
"[T]his trailblazing series mixes black humour, strident drama and vivid characterizations that set the standard for US cop shows to come." 05/01/2006 p.90

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hill Street Blues
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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