Yesterday we were pleased to let you know about Sony's revelation
that Police Woman - The Complete 1st Season
would arrive on DVD at last on March 7th
. At the time, though, we cautioned our readers not to be surprised if the pilot episode - which originally aired as the first season finale of another show called Police Story
- was missing from the set. After all, other shows in the same situation (S.W.A.T.
was the example we gave) had met similar fates.
It seems like we had nothing to worry about! Sony has provided updated info this morning, which mentions that the pilot will be included in the set after all. We'll give them a hearty pat on the back for doing that, as previous similar situations have caused many a fan complaint. Good job, Sony!
Look for great guest stars including Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby, William Katt, Larry Hagman, Pat Morita, Hector Elias, Philip Michael Thomas (playing a character named "Sonny," funnily enough), Patrick Wayne, Elizabeth Kerr, Lynn Loring, Bob Crane, Della Reese, Smokey Robinson, William Shatner, John Vernon, Annette O'Toole, Mary Alice, Glenn Corbett, Bill Dana, Robert Vaughn, Mark Harmon, John Astin, Patty Duke Astin, Shelley Berman, Florence Halop, Pat Harrington Jr., and former Dallas Cowboy QB "Dandy" Don Meredith.
Sony has also revealed that there will be extras on this 5-DVD release:
- Audio Commentary with Angie Dickinson on Select Episodes
- Blooper Reel
- Bonus Previews
Here is Sony's official description of this release, followed by early box art that - as noted - is still subject to change. We'll be back with further updates, so stay tuned:
Sgt. Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson is called on to pose as everything from a prostitute to a gangster's girlfriend in her role as undercover agent for the criminal conspiracy department. Smart and sexy, tough and brassy...meet LAPD's top undercover cop. A member of the Criminal Conspiracy Unit, Pepper works the wild side of the street, where she poses as everything from a gangster's moll to a streetwalker to a prison inmate. Join Golden Globe-winner Angie Dickinson and guest stars Cathy Rigby, Larry Hagman, Pat Morita, Bob Crane and John Michael Thomas for 22 episodes and the 2 hour pilot of explosive crime-fighting action and excitement in POLICE WOMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON.