Monday, July 02, 2012

Telemystery: George Gently, Mannix, Midsomer Murders, and The Streets of San Francisco, New This Week on DVD

Telemystery, the most complete selection of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series now available or coming soon to DVD

Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive listings of crime drama, amateur sleuth, private investigator, mystery and suspense television series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available on or coming soon to DVD or Blu-ray disc, is profiling four series being released this week.

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George Gently: Series Four, a Telemystery Crime Series

Martin Shaw is back as Inspector George Gently, a by-the-book cop from London now working in the North East of England, in the British crime drama George Gently.

This corner of the country is just starting to experience the social changes sweeping the rest of 1960s Britain, but the former Scotland Yard detective finds that crime occurs here the same as anywhere else. In his meticulous manner, Gently examines the passions and planning that lead to murder, his methods more often than not offset by those of his cocky young sidekick, Sergeant John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby).

George Gently: Series Four is available on DVD and Blu-ray disc and consists of two feature-length episodes, in which Gently investigates the suspicious death of an ex-informant facing a seemingly hopeless future, as well as the murder of a young woman poised on the brink of an exciting new chapter in her life.

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Mannix: Season Seven, a Telemystery Crime Series

Mike Connors stars as a hard-boiled and gritty detective, who constantly defies rules and regulations and is able to take a flurry of fist fights, high-speed car chases and bullet wounds in stride, in Mannix.

This penultimate season of the series features a large number of special guest stars, including (from the press release) Joan Van Ark, Greg Morris, Sam Elliott, Pernell Roberts, Sandy Kenyon, Mark Lenard, James Sikking, Frank Langella, Michael Conrad, Joe E. Tata, Stacy Keach Sr., Nancy Kovack, Victor Buono, Barbara Babcock, Anne Baxter, William Boyett, Diana Muldaur, John Milford, Jack Murdock, John Colicos, Victor French, Alan Fudge, Hayden Rorke, Paul Carr and Linda Evans.

Mannix: Season Seven is available on DVD and consists of episodes that originally aired on CBS during the 1973/1974 television season.

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Midsomer Murders: Set Twenty, a Telemystery Crime Series

The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in Midsomer Murders, inspired by the mysteries of Caroline Graham.

Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) has policed the murderous county for decades, and now he's ready to retire. In these four episodes, Barnaby investigates his final cases before leaving the denizens of Midsomer in the capable hands of his cousin, DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon). The series also stars Jason Hughes as Detective Sergeant Ben Jones.

Midsomer Murders: Set Twenty is available on DVD and Blu-ray disc and consists of episodes that originally aired on ITV in late 2010 and early 2011.

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The Streets of San Francisco: Season Three (V1), a Telemystery Crime Series

Twenty year veteran police Detective Lt. Mike Stone (Karl Malden) is partnered with young, college educated Inspector Steve Keller (Michael Douglas) who has a lot to learn about being a police detective, in The Streets of San Francisco.

Guest stars at this mid-point of the series — it ran for five seasons — include (from the press release) guest stars such as Leslie Nielsen, Susan Strasberg, Jacqueline Scott, Johnny Weissmuller Jr., Bill Bixby, Andrew Duggan, Bernie Kopell, Don Stroud, Edward Mulhare, Dabney Coleman, Katherine Cannon, William Campbell, Mariette Hartley, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Francine York, Vic Morrow, George Murdock, A Martinez, Tim O'Connor, Bruce Kirby, Dean Stockwell, Dee Wallace, and Belinda Montgomery.

Two DVD sets are being released this week.

The Streets of San Francisco: Season Three (Volume 1) is available on DVD and consists of episodes that originally aired on ABC from mid-September through mid-December 1974.

The Streets of San Francisco: Season Three (Volume 2) is available on DVD and consists of episodes that originally aired on ABC from mid-December 1974 through mid-March 1975.

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Visit the Telemystery website to discover more television mystery series currently available on and coming soon to DVD, Blu-ray disc, or video on demand.

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