Homicide-Life on the Street Season 1 and 2 4pk

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Product Overview

One of theimost critically acclaimed shows in TV history, Homicide: Life On The Street re-invigorated a tired genre by focusing on the grueling work of solving murders instead of an endless succession of bloody crimes and car chases.

Inspired by David Simon's Edgar Award-winning account of Baltimore homicide detectives and brought to television by director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Oz) and writer Paul Attanasio (Gideon's Crossing), Homicide boasted a powerhouse cast featuring Ned Beatty (Deliverance), Yaphet Kotto (Alien), Richard Belzer (Law & Order: SVU), and breakout star Andre Braugher (Frequency). The critical response was overwhelming: Homicide won multiple Emmy and Writer's Guild of America Awards and is one of just two shows in history to claim three Peabody Awards.

Now, Homicide debuts on DVD with this collector's set featuring all 13 episodes from the first two seasons.


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 40220615
UPC 733961708486
UPC 14 00733961708486
Format DVD
Release Date 4/29/2008
Rating NR
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET is one of the most popular, innovative, and critically acclaimed police shows in television history. Based on the award-winning book by David Simon and adapted for television by Barry Levinson (RAIN MAN, DINER) and Tom Fontana (St. Elsewhere, Oz), the series stars Richard Belzer, Yaphet Kotto, Andre Braugher, and Ned Beatty as a team of homicide detectives solving cases on the gritty streets of Baltimore. The series is revered by fans and critics alike for eschewing typical crime drama violence in favor of gripping storylines, strong writing, compelling characters, and a superb ensemble cast. This 4-volume set collects all 13 episodes from the first two seasons.
Uncut 3 stars out of 5 -- "A thematic precursor to the essential THE WIRE....Driven by writing..." 09/01/2007 p.123
Ultimate DVD 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n innovate 1990s show....A pioneer in jittery camerawork and jumpy editing..." 08/01/2007 p.129
Yaphet Kotto
Richard Belzer
Ned Beatty
Andre Braugher
Name Barry Levinson
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Yaphet Kotto - Star
Richard Belzer - Star
Ned Beatty - Star
Andre Braugher - Star
Paul Attanasio - Creator
Barry Levinson - Creator
Tom Fontana - Executive Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
Catalog ID 70848
UPC 00733961708486
Number of Discs 4
Running Time 650 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
1.33:1 [4:3]
DVD, Commentary
Product Attributes
Actor Homicide: Life On Th
Label A & E Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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