Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive selections of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available or coming soon to DVD or Blu-ray disc, is profiling several ... many! ... series being released this week.
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Police officer Tom Hanson (Johnny Depp) leads his band of agents in the special Jump Street division by going undercover to infiltrate local schools to put a stop to crime and keep students safe from corrupt influences in the landmark Fox television series 21 Jump Street.
The 21 Jump Street team is a mixed group including the wise cracking Officer HT Ioki (Dustin Nguyen), the brilliant Officer Judy Hoffs (Holly Robinson Peete), the streetwise Officer Doug Penhall (Peter DeLuise) and, in latter episodes, the renegade Officer Dennis Booker (Richard Grieco).
The 21 Jump Street: The Complete Series DVD set of 18 discs contains the 103 episodes from the series that aired for five seasons on Fox from April 1986 through April 1991.
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The Agatha Christie Hour featured made-for-television adaptations of the mystery author's lesser known characters, who solve crimes of the heart as well as puzzling cases of larceny and murder.
With just the right mix of danger and deception, romance and revenge, innocence and intrigue, these classic adaptations are Christie at her best, now on DVD for the first time.
The The Agatha Christie Hour: Set One DVD set of 2 discs includes the first five episodes of the ten that aired on BCC during the Fall of 1982.
Read Mr. E.'s review of The Agatha Christie Hour: Set 1 on MrEReviews.com.
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ITV aired a series of Armchair Thrillers from 1978 through 1981. One of these episodes was High Tide, featuring Ian McShane as Peter Curtis, a man just been released from prison after serving four years for manslaughter. His victim's mysterious last words were "High Tide's at 9.52" -- and now Peter wants to find out why. Heading south in search of answers, he books into a hotel and discovers the only other resident knows all about him. Then he picks up a hitch-hiker, Celia, who may be far from innocent. Other people, it seems, are interested in those enigmatic last words and are prepared to kill to solve the mystery before Peter. As Peter conducts his search in the tidal estuaries of West England, he finds that there are far greater dangers than treacherous currents to contend with.
The Armchair Thriller: High Tide DVD set of 1 disc contains the 4-part episode that originally aired in March 1980.
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Take a hardnosed, strong-willed, undercover cop outraged by crime and the loopholes in the United States justice system and team him up with a sexy, no-nonsense policewoman whose unorthodox tactics sometimes rival his own, and you get Hunter.
Former NFL player Fred Dryer stars as Detective Sergeant Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as his partner, Sergeant Dee Dee McCall, homicide investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department.
The Hunter: The Complete Series DVD set of 28 discs contain all 152 episodes of the series that aired over seven seasons on NBC from September 1984 through April 1991. Individual season DVDs are only available for the first three seasons.
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Tom Selleck stars as Jesse Stone, the police chief of the small coastal town of Paradise, Massachusetts. No Remorse is the sixth made-for-television movies based on characters created by Robert B. Parker. It is not adapted from any of the Parker novels, but is an original screenplay co-written by Selleck.
In No Remorse, Jesse Stone has been suspended by the town's board of directors and gets involved in a mysterious series of murders in Boston. Before long, he’s following a crooked path that leads to none other than the city’s most notorious crime boss.
The Jesse Stone: No Remorse DVD set of one disc contains the film that originally aired on CBS during May 2010.
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Two DVD sets of Poirot are being released this week.
The Poirot: The Movie Collection 5 DVD set includes three full-length made-for-television film adaptations of the Agatha Christie novels Murder on the Orient Express, Third Girl, and Appointment with Death. Each stars David Suchet as the famous private detective Hercule Poirot.
The Poirot: The Classic Collection 4 DVD set includes 9 hour-long episodes based on the mystery author's short stories. These episodes originally aired as part of the first season of Poirot on ITV back in 1989, and star Suchet as Poirot, Hugh Fraser as Arthur Hastings, and Pauline Moran as Miss Felicity Lemon.
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Two season DVDs of The Sweeney are also being released this week.
John Thaw stars as Jack Regan in an early British police drama that aired for four seasons from 1975 through 1978. The series is based on an elite team of Metropolitan Polices officers specializing in violent crime called the Flying Squad; the name comes from Cockney rhyming slang (Sweeney Todd and Flying Squad).
The Sweeney: Series One DVD set of 5 discs contain the 13 episodes from the first season plus the pilot that originally aired in 1974; The Sweeney: Series Two DVD set of 4 discs contain the 13 episodes from the second season.
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