The F.B.I. - Warner Archive Completes the Rookie Year with Today's 'The 1st Season, Part 2' on DVD
Now available exclusively from the studio's online store, WBshop.com
Posted by David Lambert
More action-packed stories from the files of the crime-fighting agency! Drawing in large part from actual Bureau investigations, The FBI is on the case with an exciting 4-Disc Collection of Season One Episodes 17-32 from the fondly remembered series that ran from 1965 to 1974.
Agent Lewis Erskine (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) and Special Agent Jim Rhodes (Stephen Brooks) rely on real-life FBI detection techniques (and the occasional hunch) as they track lawbreakers ranging from political assassins and smugglers to spies and terrorists bent on destroying the U.S. Supreme Court building. Guest stars include Ed Asner, Lew Ayres, Ed Begley, Charles Bronson, Colleen Dewhurst, Arthur Hill, Paul Lukas, Kevin McCarthy and Kurt Russell.
The Warner Archive Collection announces that they're following up on May's MOD (manufacture-on-demand) release of The 1st Season, Part 1 (available from the WBshop or from Amazon) with an MOD release of The F.B.I. - The 1st Season, Part 2, available today (August 2nd). The set contains the rest of the debut season's episodes, starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Stephen Brooks, Philip Abbott and Lynn Loring.
Priced at $39.95, the title is shipping this week exclusively from Warner's online store, the WBshop.com website. It comes on 4 DVDs and runs 704 minutes, presenting the episodes as originally aired in full screen video and English mono audio. As with all Warner Archive releases sold from the studio's website, it's only able to ship to USA destinations...but like almost all of these MOD releases, the expectation is that in a few weeks or so the title will also be available through Amazon's CreateSpace program, where it can ship to any other address on the globe. Here's a small look at the package art: