Monday, October 26, 2009

Mysteries on TV: The Fugitive, Mannix, and Trial & Retribution, New This Week on DVD

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 three series that have season DVDs being released this week.

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begins its penultimate season with Dr. Richard Kimble (David Janssen) still on the run after being falsely convicted of murdering his wife. The night before his execution, he escapes. The only chance to prove his innocence is to find the man who killed his wife. Kimble, persecuted by Lt. Philip Gerard (Barry Morse), risks his life several times when he shows his identity to help other people out of trouble (most notably during the season, Lt. Gerard's wife Marie).

The series, which aired for four seasons on ABC from 1963 through 1967, was the basis for the popular 1993 theatrical film (The Fugitive; also The Fugitive Blu-ray) starring Harrison Ford as Kimble and, later, an update of the series in 2000 starring Timothy Daly.

The Fugitive: Season Three (V1) DVD set of 4 discs contain the first 15 episodes of the third season that aired during the fall of 1965.

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returns for a third season of nonstop action. This critically acclaimed series starred Mike Connors as Joe Mannix, the tough-talking private detective who brawls with the bad guys, shakes it off with a cocktail, then solves the crime every time.

Early in the series, Mannix worked for a high-tech firm before setting up shop at 17 Paseo Verde as an independent private investigator, aided by his loyal secretary, Peggy Fair (Gail Fisher), a young widow and mother whose policeman husband died in the line of duty.

Mannix was created by Richard Levinson and William Link, the creative force behind Columbo, Murder, She Wrote, and other popular television crime dramas.

The Mannix: Season Three DVD set of 6 discs contain the 25 episodes that aired on CBS from September 1969 through March 1970.

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is a long-running British detective series that follows cases from the crime to the courts. Brusque Detective Chief Superintendent Michael Walker (David Hayman) collars London’s killers, and viewers are left to decide if justice was served.

The series was created by Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect).

The Trial & Retribution: Set Three DVD set of 3 discs contain three 2-part episodes of the series: "The Lovers" (original air dates November 2005), "Sins of the Father" (January 2007), and "Closure" (also January 2007).

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