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Law & Order - Justice is Served with a 20-Year Sentence: 'The Complete Series' 100+ DVD Set Announced!


Get all 20 seasons of the show in one great big package on November 8th

Posted by David Lambert
8/18/2011
 
    The Emmy-winning series Law & Order is the longest running crime series of all time and you now hold a complete collection worthy of its iconic status. This incredible set includes every powerful hour made from Law & Order's 20 years on NBC and comes with an exclusive and collectible episode guide.

    For twenty seasons, Dick Wolf's Primetime series covered the dedicated New York City police who investigated crimes and the district attorneys who prosecuted the offenders. Known for its hard-hitting, ripped-from-the-headlines style, the series showcased the talents of numerous illustrious stars from stage, film and television.

    Rediscover Law & Order's intelligent writing and the riveting acting that inspired a brand of successful dramas that continues to captivate audiences around the globe.
Between 2002 and 2010, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released DVD sets of Law & Order, managing so far to put out the first 8 seasons of the show, and "The 14th Year" as well. For the last ten months there were indications that separate season sets of the 9th and 10th years were on the drawing board, but so far the studio has made no official announcement. Fans have, quite simply, grown upset at the long wait for the remainder of the legendary show's 20 seasons!

This morning Universal has solved that with an announcement that on November 8th they will release Law & Order - The Complete Series, a 104-DVD collection of all 20 years of the program! Taking the disc masters from the nine seasons already released and adding the remaining eleven seasons to it on a bare-bones basis, it looks like fans can soon enjoy all 456 episodes!

The cost is $699.99 SRP, which sounds like a lot of course. But let's do the math and keep it in perspective: at 104 DVDs in the set (and each one holding an average of 4 "hour-long" episodes), the $699.99 list price breaks down to just $6.73 per disc. That's far cheaper than most consumers pay for a single-disc release of a recent theatrical film which clocks in at less than half the running time. And it also breaks down to $40 per season, which is quite reasonable for an hour-long show. Plus, don't forget that the above is the LIST price; retailers (such as Amazon.com) will definitely discount it by quite a bit. Our guess (and it's just a guess!) is that the "street price" (i.e., the price you pay) is probably going to end up being closer to $500-ish (about $25 per season, and under $5 per disc). [UPDATE (8/19): Amazon.com has begun accepting pre-orders for this title. At the time of this writing their discounted price is $489.99.]

Package art isn't available yet, so stay tuned for that. Below is a copy-and-paste of the details that Universal has provided to retailers this morning, breaking down the release on a season-by-season basis (note that we've added a count of how many episodes were broadcast during each season, but that's the only alteration we made). There's no word yet from the studio about plans to release the remaining eleven seasons separately. As you can see, previously-released seasons are being re-used with the same specs (notice how The 14th Year has "full screen video" as it did on its 2004 DVD set, rather than anamorphic widescreen like the seasons before and after).

On the other hand, one improvement we see is that season sets which were previously released as two-sided "flipper" discs (like The 14th Year) are now on regular single-sided DVDs, with the studio simply using twice as many discs to make up the difference. The info provided by Universal shows no new bonus material, but all extras found on the previous DVD releases appears to still be present. One thing we've noticed isn't mentioned is the 9th Season special "Exiled: A Law & Order Movie"; we'll try to find out if that's included or not. In the meantime, take a look for yourself about what the studio says you'll find on this great big collection:
  • Law & Order: The First Year
    • 6 DVDs, 22 episodes
    • Full Frame (1.33:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH, French, Spanish
    • BONUS MATERIALS:
      • The Creation of Law & Order
      • Preview of Law & Order Interactive Game

  • Law & Order: The Second Year
    • 6 DVDs, 22 episodes
    • Full Frame (1.33:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH, French, Spanish
    • BONUS MATERIALS:
      • Law & Order: The First Three Years

  • Law & Order: The Third Year
    • 6 DVDs, 22 episodes
    • Full Frame (1.33:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH, French, Spanish
    • BONUS MATERIALS:
      • Jerry Orbach Tribute
      • Jerry Orbach Profile
      • Deleted Scenes

  • Law & Order: The Fourth Year
    • 6 DVDs, 22 episodes
    • Full Frame (1.33:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH, Spanish
    • BONUS MATERIALS:
      • Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Law & Order: The Fifth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 23 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH, Spanish
    • BONUS MATERIALS:
      • America's Top Sleuths

  • Law & Order: The Sixth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 23 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH, Spanish
    • BONUS MATERIALS:
      • Homicide: Life on the Street Crossover Episode - For God and Country

  • Law & Order: The Seventh Year
    • 5 DVDs, 23 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH, Spanish

  • Law & Order: The Eighth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 24 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH, Spanish

  • Law & Order: The Ninth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 24 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH

  • Law & Order: The Tenth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 24 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH

  • Law & Order: The Eleventh Year
    • 5 DVDs, 24 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH

  • Law & Order: The Twelfth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 24 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH

  • Law & Order: The Thirteenth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 24 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH

  • Law & Order: The Fourteenth Year
    • 6 DVDs, 24 episodes
    • Full Frame (1.33:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH, French, Spanish

  • Law & Order: The Fifteenth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 24 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH

  • Law & Order: The Sixteenth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 22 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH

  • Law & Order: The Seventeenth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 22 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH

  • Law & Order: The Eighteenth Year
    • 4 DVDs, 18 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH

  • Law & Order: The Nineteenth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 22 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH

  • Law & Order: The Twentieth Year
    • 5 DVDs, 23 episodes
    • Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • SUBTITLES: English SDH

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