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Matlock (1986)

Date added to database: 10/06/2001
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Season 5 - 37 Minutes? (7/28/2010)
Video:   7/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   0/10

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Summary of "Season 5 - 37 Minutes?":
While I loved watching these episodes (again?), the release will be forever marred by the missing footage of "The Secret - Part 2," unless CBS issues a corrected disc. I'm still baffled as to how things like this happen, and if the studio knew they were missing a chunk of an episode, they should at least use sites like this one to get the word out. Fans (and reviewers) may be a bit more forgiving if the studio is straight up about a problem like this. The presentation could be a bit better on some episodes, but I suspect that the masters aren't in great shape, and there isn't money to clean them up.

I look forward to watching season 6, whenever that may be. (read entire review)

Season 1 - I Object! (4/07/2008)
Video:   7/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   0/10

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Summary of "Season 1 - I Object!":
I really enjoyed heading back to the courtroom with Matlock. The show is a combination courtroom drama and detective show, and it holds up 20+ years later. Griffith is great, of course, and I really enjoyed Kene Holliday as "Tyler Hudson," Matlock's detective hired to look into cases.

There are a ton of notable guest stars in the first season. Look for Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show), Tommy 'Tiny' Lister (The 5th Element), William Conrad (Jake and the Fatman), Gail O'Grady (NYPD Blue), Hector Elizondo (Chicago Hope), Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Roddy McDowall (Tales of the Gold Monkey), Billy Zane (Twin Peaks), Larry Wilcox (CHiPS), Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure), Dana Elcar (MacGyver), Chazz Palminteri (Kojak), Tim Reid (WKRP in Cincinnati) and Billy Bob Thornton (The Outsiders).

Hopefully this sells well enough that we see a second season of the show released. I'm crossing my fingers. (read entire review)

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1/15/2015 52-DVD 'Complete Series' Set from CBS/Paramount is On the Way!
The one-and-only Andy Griffith stars in Matlock: The Complete Series. Both in the courtroom and out, no one matches the quick wit, Southern charm and killer instincts of legendary attorney Ben Matlock.... (read entire news item)

12/10/2014 3-DVD 'Greatest Cases' DVD Includes Don Knotts, Bryan Cranston
Matlock makes a case for flawless television in a collection of twelve all-time favorite episodes. Andy Griffith stars as famed criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock, as he takes on some of his most memorable... (read entire news item)

4/16/2013 And We Are Adjourned! Announcement for 'The 9th and Final Season'
Today CBS DVD announced that Matlock - The 9th and Final Season is coming to stores on July 16th. The last season of the popular show starring Andy Griffith comes on 5 discs with 15 remastered episodes... (read entire news item)

11/12/2012 Andy Griffith's Next-to-Last, 'Season 8,' is Scheduled for DVD
Matlock, the classic courtroom and crime drama, returns to DVD for its penultimate season! Fans of the long-running series can own the riveting Eighth Season starring Andy Griffith as defense attorney... (read entire news item)

12/05/2011 'The 7th Season' Formally Announced for DVD: Specific Date, Package Art and More!
Matlock, the popular legal drama that aired for nearly a decade, starring Andy Griffith in the title role, returns to DVD! Fans of the long-running series can own the riveting Seventh Season starring... (read entire news item)

12/02/2011 The Rumor Mill has Whispered a 'Season 7' DVD Timeframe to Us!
Since 2008, CBS DVD Home Entertainment has been releasing season sets of Matlock, starring Andy Griffith, on an irregular basis. There were 9 seasons of the show produced, and the most recent one released... (read entire news item)

11/22/2010 Andy Griffith Returns to Court in 2011 with 'Season 6' on DVD
BOTH SIDES AGREE. MATLOCK IS A WINNER. Andy Griffith shines again in his signature role as Ben Matlock, the legendary defense attorney who investigates a murder in his hometown, becomes the target of... (read entire news item)

4/19/2010 Package Art, Date and Other Details for The 5th Season on DVD
The legendary Andy Griffith returns as fiery defense attorney Ben Matlock in this 6-disc collection, featuring all digitally retouched episodes! A must-have for all classic TV fans. "Mayberry" alumnus... (read entire news item)

12/02/2009 Street Date and Packaging for the Season 4 Set!
CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment have announced that Matlock - Season 4 is coming to DVD on March 2nd. This 1153-minute set is presented in full screen video and English Stereo sound, with closed... (read entire news item)

4/08/2009 New Details & Packaging Pics for the 3rd Season of Andy Griffith's Series
At the beginning of this week, CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment announced that Matlock - The 3rd Season would be bringing order to the court on July 7th. Our retailer contacts have provided us... (read entire news item)

4/06/2009 3rd Season Set of Andy Griffith's Classic is Announced for Release this Summer
CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment have today announced that Matlock - The 3rd Season will come to DVD on July 7th. These 20 episodes include appearances by Andy Griffith's old friend from Mayberry,... (read entire news item)

12/19/2008 New Bonus Material Revealed on Rear Box Art for The 2nd Season
In mid-October we brought you the front box art for Matlock - The 2nd Season, which comes to DVD really soon now: January 13th. Today we received a last-minute look at the rear box art for this 6-disc... (read entire news item)

10/18/2008 Final Package Art is Called to Order for the 2nd Season Set
Late last month we showed off the early cover art for Matlock - The 2nd Season on DVD. Now CBS/Paramount has released the final package art for this January 13th release. We had said that the early... (read entire news item)

9/26/2008 Early Box Art Cover Arrives for Matlock - The 2nd Season DVDs
At the beginning of this week CBS/Paramount announced that Matlock - The 2nd Season is coming out on DVD this January 13th. Now some of our friends in the retail industry have sent over an early look... (read entire news item)

9/22/2008 We've Got the Release Date for Matlock - The 2nd Season on DVD!
Ever since the first season set came out this past April, fans have been wondering when we'll see more of Andy Griffith's popular detective series from the '80s. Great news! Today CBS DVD and Paramount... (read entire news item)

3/23/2008 Rear Cover Picture for Matlock - The 1st Season
As you know, April 8th sees the long-awaited release of Matlock - The 1st Season on DVD. The studio has made the rear cover art available for it. Check it out! (read entire news item)

1/12/2008 'Is The Pilot Telefilm Included on The 1st Season DVDs?'
Early this week CBS/Paramount announced the April 8th release of Matlock - The 1st Season on DVD. In our story we mentioned the pilot telefilm, "Diary of a Perfect Murder", and many fans have written... (read entire news item)

1/08/2008 From NBC to ABC to CBS...Now Matlock Comes to DVD!
We're not sure exactly how many primetime shows went on to appear on all three of the "classic" broadcast networks (NBC, ABC and CBS), but Matlock achieved that feat during its 9-season run from 1986... (read entire news item)

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