Summary of "The Final Year - All Done!": It was nice to see D'Onofrio and Erbe return for the final season of the show; they were the original stars of the show, and it was nice to see them close out the series. There were also a bunch of excellent guest stars in these 8 episodes: Jay Mohr (Action), Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives, Justified, Medical Investigation), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Boston Public, Body of Proof), Raymond J. Barry (Justified), Jack McGee (Rescue Me), Andrea Roth (Rescue Me), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, The Lying Game), Steven Weber (Wings), Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers, Covert Affairs), Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) and James Van Der Beek (Dawson's Creek, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23). It's always fun to watch a L&O episode and see what names are in the credits.
I feel like Shout! Factory is on a roll, wrapping up a lot of these Universal shows that were "stalled" for a few years. It's nice to see them have success with these, and Universal deserves credit for licensing out their shows to another company; far too many studios would rather sit on a property than see someone else release it (*cough* *cough* Disney and Fox, I'm looking at you). I don't know if there's a chance a complete set could come out for this; Universal released seasons 1-6, and Shout! did 7-10, so Shout! would need to get the other seasons from Universal for a complete series set.
Summary of "The 3rd Year/2004 Season - Love the show!": Love the show, love the show, LOVE THE SHOW! Okay, that's out of my system. It's a shame Universal couldn't have released season 2 before this one, but I didn't feel as though I missed anything by skipping ahead. I'll look forward to catching up later on, and hopefully any upcoming sets will contain widescreen versions of the episodes (maybe season 4 and on).
Summary of "The 1st Year - Mr. Smarty Pants": Vincent D'Onofrio is known for the movies he's appeared in, and some of the strange characters he's played. He was funny as Edgar, the farmer who became the alien, in Men in Black, and he was spooky as the psychotic killer in The Cell. He's an excellent actor, and well-suited for the part of Goren. Erbe joins Christopher Meloni, Dean Winters and B.D. Wong in making the jump to a Law & Order series from Oz; she played Shirley Bellinger in the prison drama.
Universal is skipping the release of the second season on DVD for now; they'll release season 3 on September 14th. I'm told there are plans to go back and release season 2. (read entire review)
Shout! Factory's Fact Sheet for Season 10, 'The Final Year'
The Final Season on DVD for the First Time!
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
The Final Year
Own it on DVD March 12, 2013 from Shout! Factory
On March 12, 2013, Vincent D'Onofrio... (read entire news item)
The 10th and 'Final Year' DVD Set is Announced by Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory has scheduled a March 12th street date for Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The Final Year, the 10th and last season of the Dick Wolf-produced show. These final 8 episodes star Kathryn Erbe,... (read entire news item)
Shout! Factory's Fact Sheet for 'The 9th Year' DVD Set
The 2010 Season on DVD for the First Time
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
The Ninth Year
Own it on DVD December 11th from Shout! Factory
On December 11th, 2012 New York City's... (read entire news item)
Shout! Factory Sends Out Packaging Picture for 'The 9th Year' DVD Set
Last week we let you know that December 11th sees the Shout! Factory release of Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The 9th Year on DVD. Reader Edward Rees has rightly pointed out (thanks for the reminder!)... (read entire news item)
'The 9th Year,' the Show's Next-to-Last Season, Gets a December DVD
Now that the show has concluded a 10-season run, Shout! Factory is picking up the pace on DVD releases. The 8th Year on DVD hits stores in five weeks (Oct. 23rd), and Shout!, in conjunction with NBC-Universal,... (read entire news item)
'The 8th Year' DVD Update: One Episode Won't Be Included on the Set
Yesterday we brought you Shout! Factory's official fact sheet for their upcoming October 23rd DVD release of Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The 8th Year. We - and our readers - noticed quickly that the... (read entire news item)
Shout! Factory Furnishes a Fact Sheet for 'The 8th Year' on DVD
The Eighth Year:'09 Season on DVD for the First Time!
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
The Eighth Year
Own it October 23, 2012 from Shout! Factory
The detectives of New York City's... (read entire news item)
'The 8th Year' of the Dick Wolf-Created Series is Coming to DVD
Shout! Factory's licensed-from-Universal release of The 7th Year DVDs hit stores just a few weeks ago (albeit with a typo on the back of the box for the surname spelling of the show's creator..yes, thanks... (read entire news item)
Shout! Factory's Fact Sheet for 'The 7th Year' Season Set
On DVD for the First Time!
LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT
The Seventh Year: '08-'09 Season
Own it June 26th, 2012 from Shout! Factory
Squad Detectives Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio),... (read entire news item)
'The 7th Year' (the First Season After Moving to USA Network) on DVD!
With the first six seasons (which aired on NBC) already on DVD, fans have wondered if the final four seasons (which moved to the USA Network) would see the light of day. Worry no longer! Today a pre-order... (read entire news item)
Universal Formally Announces DVDs for 'The 6th Year' ***UPDATE: Package Art***
They have matched wits with the smartest of criminals and the darkest of minds, but nothing will prepare Bobby Goren and Alex Eames for their most challenging season yet in Law & Order: Criminal Intent... (read entire news item)
DVD Release Date Discovered for 'The 6th Year'
Although they aren't offering it for pre-order just yet, Amazon.com's listing for Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The 6th Year has now been updated with a "DVD Release Date" for the title. June 28th is... (read entire news item)
Our First Look at the Front Package Art for The 5th Year
Earlier this month Universal announced that Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The 5th Year will be arrested on DVD this May 18th. Pictures of the packaging had not been available at the time, but now the... (read entire news item)
The 5th Year DVD Set is Announced by Universal
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has informed retailers today that Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The 5th Year will be coming to DVD on May 18th. The 2005-2006 season of the show, which aired 22... (read entire news item)
Season 4 Artwork Uncovered
Following up on our recent news that the fourth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent would be released on November 24 is this artwork released by Universal:
The 5-disc set featuring all 23 episodes... (read entire news item)
The 4th Year DVDs Formally Announced; Release Date Revealed
The show may still be airing its eighth season right now, but on DVD fans are just now getting a release date for Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The 4th Year (with episodes from the 2004-05 season). ... (read entire news item)
4th Season L&O:CI DVD Set is Available for Early Pre-order from Amazon
Universal hasn't scheduled the title yet, but online retailer Amazon.com has added a pre-announcement listing where you can pre-order Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The 4th Year on DVD right away. Since... (read entire news item)
Season 2 fills the gap - Artwork & Menu added
Universal is finally filling the gap between the first and third season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent that's existed for a few years now. The studio started by releasing the first season of the series,... (read entire news item)
DVD Trailer says Season 2 coming soon
A trailer on Conviction has Law & Order fans excited; it mentions that season 2 is "coming soon." No date is given, but we made some calls and were told it should (barring any schedule changes) be out... (read entire news item)
A Better Look at the 3rd Season's Box
Following up on our story the other day, we now have full-sized artwork for the Sept. 7th release of Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The 3rd Year/2004 Season. Enjoy! (read entire news item)
The most recent L&O: CI season comes to DVD
September 7th will see a wave of Law & Order releases, as all three popular series from Dick Wolf see DVD season sets arrive. However, instead of continuing in order from the beginning, Universal Studios... (read entire news item)
Well, they seem to have gotten the message that season sets are preferred! Universal Home Video has today announced season sets for both Law & Order CI and for Law & Order SVU. Here is all the available... (read entire news item)
Pilot episode information
We've been getting emails asking when Universal might release the second season of "Law & Order" and while we haven't heard any news about that, here's a related item.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent:... (read entire news item)