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The Greatest American Hero - New Complete Series and Season 1 Sets Include Cannell Interview

Mill Creek's 9-DVD Complete collection and 2-DVD first season arrive in May

Posted by David Lambert
    Don't miss out on the small screen's biggest hero! William Katt stars as Ralph Hinkley, an ordinary school teacher who becomes extraordinary after an encounter with extraterrestrials which leaves him with a red power suit that transforms him into a superhero! But when he loses the suit's instruction manual, Ralph must learn by trial and error to control the capabilities and powers of his magic suit to fight the battle against injustice and crime. With the help of his attorney girlfriend Pam Davidson (Connie Sellecca) and FBI agent Bill Maxwell (Robert Culp), the world's most unlikely flying crime fighter gets tangled in one outrageous adventure after another!

    This 9 DVD collector's set includes all 43 episodes of this quirky, Emmy-nominated sci-fi/action/comedy series created by legendary writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell. Co-starring Michael Pare and Faye Grant, this hit show also featured a stellar lineup of guest stars including: Joe Mantegna, Markie Post, Bob Saget, Rick Dees, June Lockhart, David Paymer, Barbara Hale, Andre The Giant, Dixie Carter, Don Drysdale and more.
Mill Creek Entertainment is preparing a May 18th release of The Greatest American Hero - The Complete Series, a 9-disc set to replace Anchor Bay's discontinued 2006 collection. Mill Creek's new version is certainly low-frills compaired with Anchor Bay's out of print "Deluxe Collector's Tin," but it does come with a bonus 20-minute interview with the show's creator, Stephen J. Cannell. All for just $29.98 SRP!

Also available on the same date is Mill Creek's re-issue of The Greatest American Hero - The Complete 1st Season, a 2-disc set with the show's freshman year (just 9 episodes), plus the 20-minute Stephen J. Cannell interview as well. Price is a mere $14.98 SRP. Mill Creek made this available exclusively at one particular retail chain previously, in a pack with their version of Season 2, but we're only reporting on the "wide" general retail releases for these products. You can pre-order either The Complete Series OR The Complete 1st Season (in the new Mill Creek versions) from right away. Package art for each one is seen below:

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