Monday, January 05, 2009

Mysteries on TV: Dexter and Mannix, New on DVD This Week

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 two series that have season DVDs being released this week.

Strictly speaking, the first season of was released some time ago and this isn't a new release. But it is new in the sense that it is now being released on high definition Blu-ray discs. Based on the novels Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter, this crime thriller follows Dexter Morgan (played by Michael C. Hall), a forensic blood spatter expert for the Dade Police Department and, oh by the way, a ruthless serial killer. But he only kills those heinous perpetrators that are above the law or who have slipped through the cracks of justice. A respected member of the police force, a perfect gentleman and a man with a soft spot for children, it's hard not to like Dexter. Although his drive to kill is unflinching, he struggles to emulate normal emotions he doesn't feel, and to keep up his appearance as a caring, socially responsible human being.

The Dexter: Season One (Blu-ray HD) DVD set of 3 discs contains the 12 episodes of the fourth season that aired on Showtime during the fall of 2006.

See the trailer for the standard release of Dexter Season 1 on DVD below:

Mike Connors starred as Joe Mannix in , a crime drama that aired on CBS for 8 seasons in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was developed by Richard Levinson and William Link, the creative force behind other mystery television classics such as and . Lalo Schifrin (, , , among many others) wrote the highly recognizable series theme music.

In the first season, Mannix worked for a high-tech detective agency. By the second season, he was out on his own as a private investigator with Gail Fisher joining the cast as Peggy Fair, his loyal secretary. The show was high on action with Mannix involved in any number of physical altercations over the course of each season.

The Mannix: Season Two DVD set of 6 discs contains the 25 episodes of the second season that aired on CBS from September 1968 through April 1989.

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