Summary of "The Complete Series - Cop Show - No Nudity": I found this show really interesting to watch. Most of the cop shows I view are newer, within the last 15 years, and they have a certain pace and style to then. This was completely different, it was a lot slower, but the stories were also told a different way. The cops were secondary characters in the episodes, with the focus being on the criminals, or the guest stars. I heard the show referred to as an anthology series, and while that's not entirely true because it had recurring characters, I see why it could be called that. It was definitely different than what I'm used to. Also, this show has some of the craziest episode titles I've ever come across.
One of the most impressive things with this show is the list of guest stars. Just look at these names! Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Dustin Hoffman, William Shatner, Christopher Walken, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Jon Voight, Jack Klugman, Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, Peter Fonda, Robert Loggia, Robert Redford, Suzanne Pleshette, Tom Bosley, Alan Alda, Leslie Nielsen, James Coburn, Burgess Meredith, Peter Falk, George C. Scott, Rod Steiger, Diahann Carroll, James Cann, Ed Asner, Tip Torn, Dianne Ladd, Nancy Marchand, Telly Savalas, Martin Balsam, Doris Roberts, Walter Matthau, Al Lewis, Mickey Rooney, Vic Morrow and George Segal. Wow!
I also had the opportunity to test out the customer service side of Image Entertainment with this set. The set I received had been partially crushed, wrecking the 5-disc case, and two of the 8-disc cases. They can still hold the discs, but the top of them are pretty much gone. I decided to email the Image Entertainment customer service email and ask them where I could get replacement cases, since I've been unable to locate them online. It's been over 2 weeks, and I still haven't received a reply. I've done similar tests with other studios, and they usually respond within a couple of days; emails are always sent using my "home" email address, not my @tvshowsondvd.com email, since this is how consumers would contact the studio as well.
I'm sure fans are excited to own the entire series of Naked City in one set, I just wish the episodes had been remastered. More bonus material would have been nice as well, but I know it can be extremely difficult to include on older shows. Some readers got lucky and picked this up from Amazon.com for $25 during the preorder period. That's an absolutely steal on this set; it currently sells for $75, which is more reasonable for a set of this size (and that's discounted from $180 SRP). (read entire review)
Package Art and Street Date for 'The Complete Series' 29-DVD Set
THERE ARE EIGHT MILLION STORIES IN THE NAKED CITY... Now available for the first time ever, experience the complete series hailed as "Not just another cop show" by Time Magazine. One of the most innovative... (read entire news item)
A 29-DVD Set of 'The Complete Series' is Apparently In-the-Works!
One of the most innovative police shows in television history! One of television's finest police dramas, Naked City: The Complete Series includes all 138 classic episodes from the acclaimed Emmy Award-winning... (read entire news item)
'Fan Favorites' Becomes '20 Star-Filled Episodes'; Gets Cover Art
Recently we reported that Naked City - Fan Favorites is coming out February 19th, a 5-disc set with 20 episodes. We didn't have cover art for this title at the time, but now Image Entertainment has sent... (read entire news item)
'Fan Favorites' 5-DVD Release Coming in February **UPDATED**
"THERE ARE EIGHT MILLION STORIES IN THE NAKED CITY..." One of television's finest police dramas, NAKED CITY puts a human face on crime, going beyond a simplistic portrayal of good vs. evil to delve into... (read entire news item)
10-DVD Set is Coming Out in Early January with 40 'Best' Episodes
Gritty and realistic, this is one of television's finest police dramas which aired from 1958 to 1963 on the ABC television network. Filmed on the streets of New York City, this ever-popular series puts... (read entire news item)
3rd Box Set includes Guest Stars like Jack Klugman, Christopher Walken, Jean Stapleton and Dustin Hoffman!
After the release of a "Set 1" and a "Set 2" DVD set, it should come as no surprise that Image Entertainment is planning on Naked City - Box Set 3 for release on DVD. The street date is March 14th, for... (read entire news item)
Get even more Naked this November!
Image Entertainment is bringing out a second 3-disc box set of The Naked City DVDs. The new package streets on Nov. 22nd, roughly six months after the previous box set. This will sell for $29.99 SRP... (read entire news item)
New 3-disc box with 12 never- before-on-DVD episodes!
After taking a year off from DVD releases, Naked City is back on disc from Image Entertainment. But not in a dinky single-disc release anymore! Nope, this time around you get a 3-disc box set with an... (read entire news item)
Get Naked with Shatner, O'Conner, and other big stars!
Image Entertainment has a new pair of Naked City releases heading your way this spring. And they feature some great guest stars such as William Shatner, Walter Matthau, Jon Voight, Jack Klugman, Robert... (read entire news item)
Details & cover art for November releases
Image has released full details of the two new releases we mentioned last week.
The first one is Naked City: Prime Of Life, and is described this way:
"Prime of Life:" Police detective Adam Flint... (read entire news item)
Two more volumes
Image Entertainment will release two more volumes of "Naked City" on 11/18/2003. Thanks to Larry C. for the news. (read entire news item)