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The Complete 1st Season

Columbo (1971)

Date added to database: 7/27/2003
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Reviews for Columbo (Top)
The Complete 2nd Season - Columbo busts Dr. Spock (3/13/2005)
Video:   7/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   0/10

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Summary of "The Complete 2nd Season - Columbo busts Dr. Spock":
I think the best episode on this set is "A Stitch in Crime," and Universal's episode notes mention that it's a fan favorite. Leonard Nimoy delivers an excellent performance as Dr. Barry Mayfield, a man accused of killing a nurse, and trying to kill a colleague.

During a recent trip to LA I met quite a few TV critics, and we got started talking about various TV titles that were out on DVD. Columbo was mentioned, and a critic told everyone how he was the one to tell Peter Falk the show was coming out on DVD. Falk had no idea the show was coming to DVD, and said he hadn't been contacted by anyone at the studio. This could be a case of Falk's people not relaying a message to him (it happens more often than you'd think), or he simply wasn't contacted. Whatever the case may be, Falk seemed interested in doing something for the DVD sets, so hopefully something can be worked out for future sets. I know I'd love to hear "Columbo" discuss some of the episodes, or his work on the show.

P.S. - The title of this review is a joke. I decided to combine two of Nimoy's characters; Mr. Spock from Star Trek and the doctor from Columbo to come up with Dr. Spock, the well-known baby doctor.'s okay. (read entire review)

The Complete 1st Season - Just one more thing... (9/04/2004)
Video:   7/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   0/10

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Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - Just one more thing...":
There were a couple of familiar Stevens that popped up in these episodes; Steven Bochco and Steven Spielberg. Bochco wrote 3 of the season 1 episodes, and was a story editor for the entire season. It was one of his first big jobs, and he would eventually go on to create shows such as L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Doogie Howser, M.D., Cop Rock and Pilly. The other Steven, Spielberg, directed the first episode in the series, "Murder By The Book," a fact Universal mentions on the packaging for the set. "Murder By The Book" would be his only contribution to the series, but it's nice to see the early work from one of Hollywood's most powerful men.

This is a great set, though it lacks any extras and may be priced slightly high. (read entire review)

Columbo News (Top)
4/06/2018 There's a Loose End Universal Would Like to Tie Up: A DVD Re-Release of 'The Complete Series'
From 1968 to 2003 - an incredible 35 years! - Peter Falk (The Great Race, The In-Laws, The Princess Bride) starred as the great rumpled detective, Columbo. From two pilot telefilms to 7 official seasons... (read entire news item)

8/21/2012 Packaging Picture Arrives for 'The Complete Series' 34-DVD Set
Three weeks ago Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced that Columbo - The Complete Series is coming to stores on October 16th. At the time the studio didn't have package art for this set, but... (read entire news item)

8/01/2012 Universal Ties Up One Last Loose End: A DVD Release of 'The Complete Series'!
THE LANDMARK SERIES THAT INSPIRED A GENRE! Legendary Peter Falk is the four-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for his portrayal of the iconic, trenchcoat-wearing Police Lieutenant Columbo. For the first... (read entire news item)

10/13/2011 Just One More Thing: The Final Stories Come Home in the 'Mystery Movie Collection 1994-2003'
Four-time Primetime Emmy winner Peter Falk returns as Lieutenant Columbo of the Los Angeles Police Department in seven mystery-packed TV movies that aired between 1994-2003, including Falk's last ever... (read entire news item)

1/04/2011 1991-1993 Collection to be Widescreen
When we first posted about Columbo: The Mystery Movie Collection 1991-1993 we reported that it'd be Full Frame (1.33:1). Universal recently updated their specs, listing the video as Anamorphic Widescreen... (read entire news item)

11/08/2010 Package Art for 'The Mystery Movie Collection 1991-1993' DVDs
2 weeks ago Universal formally announced the long-awaited release of Columbo - The Mystery Movie Collection 1991-1993 on DVD, with six post-series telefilms on 3 discs. At the time we didn't have any... (read entire news item)

10/26/2010 Universal Finally Announces 'The Mystery Movie Collection 1991-1993'
Wow! Today it's been over a year since we reported that Columbo - The Mystery Movie Collection 1991-1992 was "coming soon". That was according to a screen card promoting the planned title, one that was... (read entire news item)

10/19/2009 Promo Trailer Says The Mystery Movie Collection 1991-1992 is 'Coming Soon'
Following a rather long wait between Universal's DVD releases of The Mystery Movie Collection 1989 in April 2007 and The Mystery Movie Collection 1990 in February 2009, fans have been wondering if and... (read entire news item)

1/07/2009 Revised Package Art for the Mystery Movie Collection 1990 DVDs
Back in October the folks at Universal announced the February 3rd DVD release for Columbo - Mystery Movie Collection 1990. The next day they released package art for the 3-disc set, showing the detective... (read entire news item)

10/29/2008 Package Art for Columbo - Mystery Movie Collection 1990 DVDs
Yesterday Universal announced the February 3rd release of Columbo - Mystery Movie Collection 1990 on DVD. A short time ago today the studio provided package art and their "back of the box" description... (read entire news item)

10/28/2008 Early 2009 Release Planned for the Columbo - Mystery Movie Collection 1990
After a long wait since the "1989 Collection" release back in April 2007, Universal has posted info at their consumer website showing that the Columbo - Mystery Movie Collection 1990 DVD release is coming... (read entire news item)

1/25/2007 'Mystery Movie' collection begins (Updated with Artwork)
Having finished with the series in their last DVD release, Universal has turned their attention to the "Mystery Movie" run of Columbo. The first release, "Mystery Movie Collection 1989," will be released... (read entire news item)

1/14/2007 No more Columbo on DVD?
Fans were upset when they read the back of the box for "The Complete Sixth & Seventh Seasons" because it said: The landmark crime series of the 1970s comes to a captivating conclusion in these final... (read entire news item)

8/25/2006 Columbo Seasons 6 & 7 Artwork
Universal has released artwork for Columbo seasons 6 & 7, due to be released on November 14. (read entire news item)

8/15/2006 Universal Ups The Ante, Announces Columbo - The Complete 6th And 7th Seasons !
Back in early July, we posted a report that the just-released 5th Season set of Columbo had a coupon inside of it, good for a five dollar savings on the upcoming 6th Season DVDs. The coupon didn't have... (read entire news item)

7/03/2006 Season 6 coming later this year
We had a number of users email us about the Columbo season 5 insert which includes a $5 off coupon for season 6. The coupon expires on 3/27/07, but we asked around and our sources tell us the set should... (read entire news item)

3/08/2006 Season 5 announced: Date, Cost, Details & Box Art
The fourth season of Columbo doesn't come out until next week, but Universal has already announced that the 5th season of the show will be released on June 27. The 3-DVD set will include all 6 episodes... (read entire news item)

1/20/2006 Menu Screens for The Complete 4th Season
Universal has announced the March 14th release of Columbo - The Complete 4th Season. Now they've sent out a pair of menu shots from the upcoming release, which includes a look at extras we've already... (read entire news item)

12/15/2005 Mrs. Columbo joins her husband for another outing
When Universal announced that the fourth season of Columbo was coming to DVD there weren't any special features listed. Universal released some more information today, and it listed an episode of Mrs.... (read entire news item)

12/12/2005 Don't strain your eyes; we've got a bigger shot of the 4th Season's box art!
This past Friday we posted news about the March 14thColumbo - The Complete 4th Season. This morning we see that Universal has provided hi-res box art for this release, so we thought we would show it... (read entire news item)

12/09/2005 Hey, I'm sorry. I'm making a pest of myself. But I've got this Season 4 news, y'see...
Columbo - The Complete 4th Season is coming to DVD on March 14th, according to an announcement this morning by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The $39.98 SRP is for 3 single-sided DVDs running... (read entire news item)

5/21/2005 Season 3 artwork
We have artwork for another of the "NBC Mystery Movie" titles to share with you. Columbo: Season 3 will also be out on August 9th. This set will feature a bonus episode from Mrs. Columbo; no word on which... (read entire news item)

5/10/2005 3rd Season Joins 'NBC Mystery Movie' DVD Theme For August
Late this Summer, Universal Home Video is celebrating the classic TV legacy of "The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie", with releases of McCloud - Seasons 1 & 2, McMillan & Wife - Season 1, and also a 3rd Season... (read entire news item)

1/06/2005 More info, cover art, and menu for S2
"Oh, there's just one more thing..." Everyone's favorite cigar-smoking, trenchcoat-wearing Police Lieutenant is back on DVD asking all the right questions in all 8 thrilling episodes of the Complete Second... (read entire news item)

1/04/2005 2nd Season Announced, and it DOES turn out to be in March!
A week-and-a-half ago - on Christmas Day, in fact! - we brought you word that Columbo - The Complete 2nd Season was coming to DVD in 2005. We weren't sure when, but in our story we mentioned how our... (read entire news item)

12/25/2004 The detective in the raincoat is back in '05
Merry Christmas, for those who celebrate it! We have a bit of holiday news for you today. Our gift to you is the word of Universal's confirmation that Columbo - Season 2 WILL be released in 2005. It's... (read entire news item)

6/17/2004 CORRECTION: This is the REAL menu shot!
Yesterday morning we unveiled what Universal Studios Home Video had told us were menu screens from the upcoming Columbo - The Complete 1st Season DVD set (due for release Sept. 7th). Well, they were... (read entire news item)

6/16/2004 Menu Shots for upcoming DVD release
We've told you all about the upcoming box set of Columbo - The Complete 1st Season, and now we've detected a couple of menu screens for you to peruse. Feast your eyes on these: As a bonus... (read entire news item)

6/11/2004 Pilot telefilms included, along with Spielberg/Bochco team-up
At the top of the month, we spilled the beans about the official studio announcement for Columbo - The Complete 1st Season. Even though we knew that the release consisted of 5 DVDs and 12 hours of material,... (read entire news item)

6/01/2004 Just one more thing: about those DVDs?...
Following up on our story from a couple of weeks, we now have the official studio announcement for Columbo - The Complete 1st Season, starring Peter Falk. Let's start with a small (and kinda blurry)... (read entire news item)

5/13/2004 Columbo is coming
Columbo, the lovable, bumbling detective played by Peter Falk, is coming to DVD. NBC Universal is set to release season 1 on DVD in early September. Since the set hasn't been officially announced we don't... (read entire news item)

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