Today Columbia TriStar announced the upcoming release of "S.W.A.T. - The Complete First Season." A 3-disc set with an announced running time of 564 minutes, this will definately include all 12 first-season episodes of the hour-long action/drama show. No word on whether or not the 2-hour pilot movie - actually a special episode of "The Rookies" toward the end of that series' third season - will be included. But the running time of the S.W.A.T. season set makes it seem like there isn't enough room for the pilot. We can hope that's a misprint.
Presented in the original 1.33:1 video format and English mono audio format, the list price on this set will be $29.95. With the remake movie starring Samuel L. Jackson as "Hondo" coming out in early August, the original show will be a welcome addition to anyone's library on June 3rd.
Here's a peek of the menu screen, featuring a "Play All" feature - the second time Columbia will include this feature on a TV season set (the Charlie's Angels releases will be the first). You see that the late Robert Ulrich is prominently seen in this picture as Officer Jim Street: