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Police Story - Shout! Sends Over the Press Release for Season 1 on DVD

September 6th release date of the anthology series created by ex-cop Joseph Wambaugh

Posted by David Lambert
Police Story - Season 1

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Police Story
Season One

Featuring 21 Original Episodes from 1973-74, Television Pilot Film,
Movie of the Week and All-New Interview with Series Creator


Created by Joseph Wambaugh (The Onion Field), ex-cop-turned-author, Police Story is an anthology series detailing the lives of LAPD officers in a collection of realistic and gritty accounts of what it meant to be a cop in 1970s Los Angeles. The series became the archetype for many critically acclaimed shows that followed, including Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and Homicide: Life On The Street.

On September 6, 2011, Shout! Factory will bring the long-awaited Police Story: Season One 6-DVD set to home entertainment shelves nationwide. Boasting 21 original episodes from the complete first season (1973-74), this highly collectible DVD set is packed with special bonus features, including all-new interview with series creator and production consultant Joseph Wambaugh, pilot film and movie of the week. A must have for classic TV fans and collectors, Police Story: Season One DVD set is priced to own at $39.97 SRP.

Throughout its five-year (1973-1978) run on network television, this Primetime Emmy Award-winning series distinguished itself from its predecessors by a multi-dimensional portrayal of its protagonists - these cops were flawed, not cartoonlike heroes. From week to week, gripping episodes addressed complex issues such as police corruption and the challenge of leading a cop's life.

With no regular cast, the show featured different stars each week, as well as a rotating acting ensemble including James Farentino (Jesus Of Nazareth), Tony Lo Bianco (The French Connection), Don Meredith (NFL Monday Night Football), Vic Morrow (Combat!), and Laraine Stephens (Matt Helm). Season One stars also included Ed Asner, Angie Dickinson, Kurt Russell and Dean Stockwell.

DVD Bonus Features:
  • "Slow Boy": Pilot Film
  • "Big John Morrison": Movie of the Week
  • Cop Talk: New interview with show creator, author and former LAPD Detective Sergeant Joseph Wambaugh

Police Story is a David Gerber Production in association with Sony Pictures Television. It has been sublicensed for home video distribution to Shout! Factory

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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