The Lawbreakers - The Lee Marvin-Hosted Crime Series Comes to DVD
TMG to release a 4-disc set in late March
Posted by David Lambert
Timeless Media Group is preparing a 4-DVD set of 1963's Lee Marvin-hosted series, The Lawbreakers (also known as simply "Lawbreaker" in some circles). Priced at $29.93 SRP, it's available starting on March 26th. You can pre-order it from Amazon right now. Package art isn't available yet, but here's the studio description for the title:
"Lee Marvin Presents: Lawbreaker," featuring the talents of one of Hollywood's most iconic tough guys, stands out in a genre that has produced some of televisions most popular and influential programming, and also some of it's more memorable personalities. For decades, generations of viewers have tuned in faithfully to witness the dirty deeds, and clean resolutions, that televised crime shows routinely deliver. It s a time proven format that never fails to satisfy justice served, in well under an hour.
Cast as a bad guy early in his career, Lee Marvin began making a name for himself with supporting roles in "The Wild One' and "The Big Heat" in 1953, before his performance as a sadistic cowboy in "Bad Day at Black Rock" (1955) cemented his reputation as a leading screen villain. He was propelled to stardom and leading man status following outstanding performances in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962), and in "The Killers" (1964). The Western-comedy "Cat Ballou" (1965), earned Marvin widespread critical kudos, as well as an Academy Award for Best Actor.
In addition to his big-screen successes, Marvin starred in two television series, "M Squad" (NBC, 1957-1960), which cast him as a plainclothes detective who is a member of a special squad with the Chicago Police Department that takes on organized crime, and later, as host and narrator of "Lee Marvin Presents: Lawbreaker." One of the first television crime dramas to feature semi-documentary re-creations of real-life cases, the show pioneered a format that is still wildly popular almost fifty years later. Marvin s tough-as-nails persona and his trademark no nonsense delivery shine through as he guides us through a sordid collection of criminal activity extracted from the crime dockets of some of America s biggest cities.