Murder She Wrote Complete 1st Season

Starring: Angela Lansbury

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A new chapter begins as Season One of TV's most popular and widely acclaimed detective series, Murder, She Wrote, comes home to DVD for the first time ever! Angela Lansbury stars in the role that earned her 12 consecutive Emmy nominations as everyone's favorite super-sleuth, Jessica Fletcher, a famous mystery writer who has a knack for solving murders on and off the page.

Along with the quirky residents of Cabot Cove, Maine, Jessica is joined in her deliciously suspicious tales of mystery and mayhem by some of the most celebrated guest stars of screen and stage, including Jerry Orbach, Leslie Nielsen, Joaquin Phoenix, Andy Garcia, Martin Landau, Milton Berle, Peter Graves, Vicki Lawrence and many more. Investigate all 21 Season One episodes and the suspenseful original pilot movie, The Murder of Sherlock Holmes, of the illustrious and thrilling series that will have you guessing "whodunit" until the very end.

This three disc collection includes all 21 episodes from The Complete First Season of Murder, She Wrote!


Studio Universal
SKU 40706482
UPC 025192610523
UPC 14 00025192610523
Format DVD
Release Date 1/24/2012
Rating NR
Murder Investigations
Murder Mysteries
Television Programs
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note Wildly popular for its entire 12 year run, MURDER, SHE WROTE is one of the most successful mystery shows of all-time. Angela Lansbury stars as Jessica Fletcher, a widowed mystery writer who stumbles across a murder in each episode, and cleverly deduces who the criminal is before anyone else can. Although the show followed a formula, the pleasure came from investigating the crime along with Jessica, and from Lansbury's charming portrayal of the amateur sleuth; she was nominated for an astonishing 12 Emmys for her role. Aside from the awards, Lansbury's performance was also groundbreaking, for MURDER, SHE WROTE was one of the very first (and still one of the few) American television programs to feature an older woman in the lead role. THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON contains the pilot movie THE MURDER OF SHERLOCK HOLMES and all 21 episodes from the premier year. It features many guest stars from the classical era of film and television, including Martin Landau, Peter Graves, Jose Ferrer, Milton Berle, and many others.
Entertainment Weekly "[C]hock full of charm....The plot twists are delightful and the cavalcade of guest stars can't be beat..." 04/01/2005 p.56-57
Angela Lansbury
Cast & Crew
Angela Lansbury - Actor
Peter S. Fischer - Created By
Richard Levinson - Created By
William Link - Created By
Bruce Babcock, et. al. - Original Music By
Douglas Benton - Producer
Howard Block, et. al. - Cinematographer
Jackie Cooper - Actor
Jerry Orbach - Actor
Lee Meriwether - Actor
Leslie Nielsen - Actor
Peter S. Fischer - Executive Producer
Peter S. Fischer, et. al. - Writer
Ray Daniels - Editor
Ron Masak - Actor
Tom Bosley - Actor
William Windom - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1984
Catalog ID 26105
UPC 00025192610523
Number of Discs 3
Running Time 754 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Winner (1986) Emmy, Al Lehman, Outstanding Costume Design for a Series
Nominee (1985) Emmy, Angela Lansbury, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series,Emmy, Murder, She Wrote, Outstanding Drama Series
Winner (1985) Emmy, John Addison, Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore),Golden Globe, Angela Lansbury, Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama,Golden Globe, Murder, She Wrote, Best TV-Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild (1995) Angela Lansbury, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (1989) Jean Simmons, Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Emmy (1987) Al Lehman, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costuming for a Series
Emmy (1986) Al Lehman, Winner, Outstanding Costume Design for a Series
Golden Globe (1985) Angela Lansbury, Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama,Murder, She Wrote, Winner, Best TV-Series - Drama
Emmy (1985) Angela Lansbury, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series,Anthony Magro, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Film Sound Editing for a Series,Donald Douglas, Nominee, Outstanding Film Editing for a Series,Hub Braden, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Art Direction for a Series,John Addison, Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore),Peter S. Fischer, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Drama Series
ReviewSource Home Theater Info
Review While so many television networks pander to the all too often puerile tastes of the younger viewers, CBS saw fit to present several series geared towards the older members of the audience. One of the most notable of these mystery series was Murder, She Wrote. As many television shows moved towards the edge, frequently pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable this series started out always tasteful and remained such through out the almost dozen years it was on the air. This in itself was quite an accomplishment, quality television that lasted through the years.
ReviewRating 9
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Murder,She Wrote
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Hollywood North Report of the most beloved amateur sleuths in the genre... I think what makes the series is the fact that, well, it's Angela Lansbury.
Bradley Hayward, Crimespree Cinema ...a well oiled machine, featuring clever mysteries and a parade of guest stars from Hollywood's most glamorous era.
Home Theater Info ...quality television that lasted through the years...The production values of this series are among the best I have seen.
Paul Mavis, DVD Talk of television's best mystery series...with Angela Lansbury effortlessly entertaining as the widowed ex-English teacher...
Vince D'Amato, Hollywood North Report ...Lansbury's Jessica Fletcher character is probably one of the most beloved amateur sleuths in the genre...

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