Mysteries on TV, your source for the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD, is profiling four series that have season DVDs being released this week.
They'll bring you in. She'll make you talk. The "she" is Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, played by Kyra Sedgwick, as The Closer, an investigator with a remarkable talent for trapping criminals in their lies. The series debuted on TNT in June 2005 and remains in production today. The 4th season returns to TNT on Monday, July 14th at 9 PM ET.
The Closer Season Three DVD set of 4 discs contains all 13 episodes of the third season (including two 2-part episodes) that aired from June 2007 through September 2007 and in December 2007. Other features include unaired scenes, The Art of Interrogation featurette, and a gag reel.
Based on the series character created by crime writer Ian Rankin, Rebus stars Ken Stott as Scottish Detective Inspector John Rebus. The current series, which debuted on ITV1 in 2006, also stars Claire Price as his partner, Siobhan Clarke. (The original Rebus series starred John Hannah, producing 4 episodes that aired in 2000, 2001, and 2004.)
The Rebus Set Three DVD set of 4 discs contains all four episodes that aired during October and in December, 2007: Resurrection Men, The First Stone, The Naming of the Dead, and Knots and Crosses. Additional features include a biography of Ian Rankin.
Twenty year veteran Detective Lt. Mike Stone (played by Karl Malden) is partnered with young college educated Inspector Steve Keller (played by Michael Douglas) who has a lot to learn about being a police detective on The Streets of San Francisco, a popular series that aired on ABC over 5 seasons from 1972 to 1977. The series was produced by Quinn Martin Productions which was also responsible for other series including The Fugitive, Cannon, Barnaby Jones, and others.
The Streets of San Francisco Season Two, Volume One DVD set of 3 discs contains the first 12 episodes of the second season that aired from September through December, 1973.
Chuck Norris starred as Texas Ranger Cordell Walker in Walker, Texas Ranger, a long-running series that aired on CBS from 1993 through 2001. Walker was characterized as one of the last old-fashioned heroes in the West, a protective friend but a relentless foe who would stop at nothing to bring a criminal to justice. Most episodes displayed some of Norris' martial arts expertise.
The Walker, Texas Ranger Season Five DVD set of 7 discs contains all 26 episodes of the fifth season that aired during the 1996 / 1997 television season.
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