The F.B.I. - Box Art, Contents and More for Today's Archive Sets of 'The 2nd Season, Part 1' and 'Part 2'
2 manufacture-on-demand DVD sets of 4 discs each are available today from WBShop.com
Posted by David Lambert
A week ago we reported that the Warner Archive would release a pair of 4-DVD sets today, February 14th, for The F.B.I. - The 2nd Season, Part 1 and The F.B.I. - The 2nd Season, Part 2. The studio has now made those titles available at their online store, WBShop.com, for customers with U.S. addresses. Each of the two items has a list price there of $39.95 SRP. This is ten dollars cheaper than the list price of these items at Amazon's pre-order listings, which isn't shipping yet because Warner wants their WBShop customers to get first crack at Archive products before the CreateSpace version becomes available. Once these titles ship from there, however, customers can get them anywhere that Amazon ships (globally). Here are the details of each set, followed by the package art for both titles:
The Sixties were kicking into full swing as The FBI moved into its sophomore season. Agents Erskine (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., more taciturn than ever) and Rhodes (Stephen Brooks) are dispatched to the far-flung corners of the USA by Assistant Director Ward (Philip Abbott) to tackle the big ones - kidnapping, extortion, murder, espionage and terror. Produced with full government cooperation with stories drawn from the real files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The FBI set a new high mark in the depiction of law enforcement on television, giving viewers TV that was equally thrilling as it was realistic. Guest stars to be found in this 4-disc, 16-episode collection include Ralph Meeker, Robert Blake, Jack Lord, Richard Anderson, Fritz Weaver, Suzanne Pleshette and Ralph Bellamy. (813 minutes)
The second half of The FBI's sophomore season sees Agents Erskine ((Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) and Rhodes (Stephen Brooks) battling threats both foreign and domestic at the behest of Assistant Director Ward (Philip Abbott). The action amps up to all-star heights in the two-part episode "The Executioners," in which the agents take on a fractured La Cosa Nostra with guest performances by Walter Pidgeon, Telly Savalas, Susan Strasberg, Celeste Holm and Robert Duvall. Other guest stars of note in this 4-disc, 13-episode collection include Gene Hackman, Alejandro Rey, Louis Jourdan, Peter Graves, Jessica Walter, Bradford Dillman, Charles Grodin and William Wellman, Jr. (660 minutes)