Monk/Psych Detective Pack

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by policyking99 on 11/29/2007

I love Monk, and had never seen Psych, but it came highly recomended from a friend. I am very glad I got them both. If you like one show, you will like the other. They are wonderful and my wife and I enjoy watching them after a long day when we need to relax and enjoy a funny and witty show. They will make you laugh and if you like to play along and try to solve the murder, they will get you thinking. They are good shows the whole family can enjoy. Read More

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Search out the clues to solve the cases in this collection of off-the-wall detective shows. In MONK: SEASON FIVE, follow Tony Shalhoub in his obsessive hunt for the truth. In PSYCH: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, join James Roday and Dule Hill on their hilarious misadventures of detective deception!

MONK - SEASON FIVE: It's time to tidy up for another season with Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub in all 16 SEASON FIVE episodes of MONK, television's most fresh and funny series. Gumshoe Adrian Monk would never actually have gum on his well-polished shoes: in addition to intellect and instinct, he also has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Though his eccentric traits bewilder his colleagues Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard), Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine) and Lieutenant Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford), Monk's attention to detail keeps crime - and grime - off the streets. Included in this highly collectible, 4-disc set are both the black & white and color versions of the noir-style episode "Mr. Monk and the Leper," obsessively good bonus features and the pilot episode of the hit comedy-drama PSYCH. Follow the clues to SEASON FIVE of MONK, the quirky and original show TV Guide hails as "alternatively hilarious and touching."

PSYCH - THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: Fake psychic Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his skeptical best friend Gus (Dule Hill) are on the case in the fresh and quirky runaway hit PSYCH! Relive every quick-witted remark and hilarious misadventure in all 15 Season One episodes, including both the domestic and international versions of the series pilot! Thanks to a childhood spent with a family of cops, Shawn possesses an incredible photographic memory and notices seemingly insignificant details. These traits allow him to spend his jobless days providing the police with mystery-solving tips - but his knowledge soon makes him a suspect. In order to clear his name, the unlikely sleuth declares that he has clairvoyant abilities and launches his own investigative agency, PSYCH. Exclusive bonus features in this must-own 4-disc set include a behind-the-scenes featurette, insightful character profiles and deleted scenes. Return to the scene of the crime with PSYCH, the phenomenon that the New York Post awards 4 stars and declares "just terrific."


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 204305484
UPC 025195010344
UPC 14 00025195010344
Format DVD
Release Date 6/26/2007
Psychic Powers
Television Programs
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note The critically acclaimed, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning MONK finally gave talented character actor Tony Shalhoub a chance to shine. Shalhoub's performance as the mentally unstable title character contains just the right mix of pathos and perfect comic timing, earning him an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the role. Adrian Monk (Shalhoub) is San Francisco's most brilliant detective, but is unable to serve on the police force because of his crippling neuroses and obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, he continues his investigations independently, often solving cases before the actual police are able to do so, and always seeking out clues to the unsolved murder of his wife. The combination of comedy, mystery, and a distinctively eccentric character have led many to dub MONK the successor to COLUMBO. This release includes the entire fifth season of the show, with episodes featuring guest stars such as Stanley Tucci, Sean Astin, Chi McBride, and Sharon Lawrence. This set also features both black-and-white and color versions of neo-noir episode "Mr. Monk and the Leper."^PSYCH - SEASON ONE: The crimes aren't what make this mystery-driven series so much fun. Instead, it's the chemistry between leads James Roday (DUKES OF HAZZARD) and Dulé Hill (THE WEST WING) that has PSYCH following in the footsteps of series such as MONK and MAGNUM, P.I. With a family of cops, Shawn Spencer (Roday) has honed his observational skills to an impressive degree. But rather than join the police force and make his father (Corbin Bernsen, L.A. LAW) proud, Shawn bounces from job to job, working as everything from a foot model to a Wienermobile driver. But he can't keep his powers of deduction hidden, and he calls the police with tips for their cases. When his knowledge arouses suspicion, Shawn does the logical thing: tells everyone he's a psychic and opens a psychic detective agency. Aided by his best friend and polar opposite, Gus (Hill), Shawn solves cases with the Santa Barbara Police Department. The detective duo matches wits with the doubtful police, hardened criminals, and one another with hilarious results. This release includes every episode of this quirky dramedy's first season.
Ted Levine
Traylor Howard
Dulé Hill
Corbin Bernsen
Cast & Crew
Adam Arkin, et. al. - [Monk] Director
Bitty Schram - [Monk] Actor
Corbin Bernsen - [Psych] Actor
Dule Hill - [Psych] Actor
James Roday - [Psych] Actor
Maggie Lawson - [Psych] Actor
Mel Damski, et. al. - [Psych] Director
Ted Levine - [Monk] Actor
Tony Shalhoub - [Monk] Actor
Traylor Howard - [Monk] Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 61101233
UPC 00025195010344
Number of Discs 8
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Winner (2004) Emmy, John Turturro, [Monk] Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series,Emmy, Randy Newman, [Monk] Outstanding Main Title Theme Music,Screen Actors Guild, Tony Shalhoub, [Monk] Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Winner (2003) Emmy, Tony Shalhoub, [Monk] Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series,Emmy, Jeff Beal, [Monk] Outstanding Main Title Theme Music,Golden Globe, Tony Shalhoub, [Monk] Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review [Psych] The perfect chaser to the well-established Monk, the show takes the buddy concept, mixes in equal parts smart writing and authentic character acting, and serves it up in an impressive glass of detective work...The trick to a successful run is going to be the writing. Balancing on the head of a pin, always this close to being unmasked, Shawn and Gus are not charlatans or con men. They're merely keeping up their unfortunate ruse to stay out of trouble and solve real crimes utilizing their true talents and experiences. Franks and his team will have to be vigilant in providing audiences with cases they haven't seen before and avoid repeating themselves with similar plotlines. If the pilot is any indication, it shouldn't be a problem...On the downside, there will be inevitable comparisons to Monk and they're justified. Both shows do have similar looks, feels, and ensemble tones, but there are enough differences to make the series pairing an exceptional block of programming.
Reviewer Michael Stailey
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen
Brian Lowry, Variety [Psych] Roday has a nifty, rapid-fire delivery, Hill provides pleasant company...
Britt Gillette, The DVD Report [Monk] One of the more clever television creations of the new millennium... [Psych] ...entertaining, funny, smart, and just downright well written.
Ryan Keefer, DVD Verdict [Monk] ...some laugh out loud moments, and there are even moments of tenderness and poignancy...
The New York Times [Monk] ...the best detective show to come along in decades...
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