Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mysteries on TV: Banacek and The Rockford Files

Mysteries on TVTelevision series being released this week on DVD:

Banacek Season 1Banacek: Season 1 featured George Peppard as the insurance investigator who collected a finder's fee (10% of the insured value) for solving seemingly impossible thefts (or scams) of valuable objects. The series was one of the rotating NBC Mystery Movies that included , , and .

The series consisted of a pilot and 16 episodes aired over two seasons between September 1972 and March 1974.

This DVD set includes the 8 episodes comprising the first season, excluding the pilot, on 2 disks. TV Guide has acquired the rights to distribute the series and has made the aesthetically questionable (read "tacky") decision to use a TV Guide inspired illustration as a cover for the DVD.

The Rockford Files Season 4The Rockford Files: Season 4 featured James Garner as Jim Rockford, a Los Angeles private investigator who lived in a trailer on a Malibu beach parking lot.

The Rockford Files, generally regarded as one of the finest private eye series of the 1970s, aired on NBC for 6 seasons from 1974 through 1980.

This DVD set includes 21 episodes from the 4th season on 5 disks. Also included is a bonus episode starring Tom Selleck in a role that ultimately became the foundation for the series

Visit the Mysteries on TV website to discover more currently available on DVD.

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