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Spenser: For Hire (1985)

Date added to database: 10/06/2001
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Releases (8)
Reviews (1)
News Items (9)
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Show Categories: Crime, Drama

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Reviews for Spenser: For Hire (Top)
Spenser: The Movie Collection - Spencer is on DVD (6/28/2005)
Video:   7/10
Audio:   7/10
Extras:   1/10

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Summary of "Spenser: The Movie Collection - Spencer is on DVD":
Not a bad start for Ryko in the TV-DVD genre. They were able to secure a title with some recognition, and they did a decent job. I would have loved to see some interviews on the set, but I understand those aren't always feasible. I think their packaging could be improved upon; it's bulky when it doesn't need to be. Keep cases have been replaced by the slim cases, which take up half the room, and would have been perfect for the set. The artwork on the cases is consistent, but Susan Silverman is played by a different actress for two of the movies. Minor complaints I know, but they're still things that should be brought up.

Robert Urich had a number of television roles in his career, but I'll always remember him as "Spenser." (read entire review)

Spenser: For Hire News (Top)
8/25/2015 'The Complete 3rd Season' is Slated for DVD in One Week!
Spenser: For Hire's third and final season sees the wheel of fate keep spinning for Boston's favorite cop-for-hire and company. Spenser's independently minded inamorata, Susan Silverman, returns from... (read entire news item)

4/28/2015 We've Got the Release Date Now for 'The Complete 2nd Season'! **UPDATE: High-Res Art**
Spenser: For Hire's sophomore season ushered in some changes for the gourmet gumshoe: new faces, new challenge, and more mysteries around the streets of Boston, from Fenway backalleys to Beacon Hill townhouses.... (read entire news item)

4/27/2015 A DVD Release is Coming for 'The Complete 2nd Season'!!!
The middle season of the show ran for 22 episodes, and guest starred Marg Helgenberger, Dan Lauria, Ed O'Neill, Samuel L. Jackson (!), John Spencer, Lauren Holly, Peter Maloney, Kevin Conroy, Tamara Tunie,... (read entire news item)

8/27/2014 'The Complete 1st Season' is Now Available on DVD from the Warner Archive!
Robert Urich stars as Robert B. Parker's legendary Beantown gumshoe-with-a-difference, Spenser. Spenser is cut from a very different cloth than the usual round of TV detectives, a renaissance man who... (read entire news item)

8/21/2014 Is That a Bucket of Ice? NO! They're DVDs for 'The Complete 1st Season'!
We're sure many of you already know what the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is...and if you don't know what it is yet, then please click that link to find out more. And see videos of celebs like Extant co-exec... (read entire news item)

6/20/2013 Here's DVD Info about this Show, but it's Hardly the News Fans Want
There, we've said it above, in the subtitle: this news post has nothing to do with the main show itself. We're waiting for word on it, just like all of you are. No, we don't know what the situation... (read entire news item)

5/06/2007 4 New DVD Releases Break Up The Old Box Set
Back in 2005, the folks at RykoDisc released Spenser: For Hire - Spenser: The Movie Collection, a package with 4 of the post-series reunion telefilms that were produced after the show's cancellation.... (read entire news item)

5/26/2005 Movie Collection Artwork
Ryko Just sent over the artwork for "The Movie Collection," the four TV movies which ran after Spenser: For Hire wrapped. The TV movies include: Spenser: Ceremony Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes Spenser:... (read entire news item)

5/02/2005 Press Release: Rykodisc to release Spenser - The Movie Collection
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RYKODISC SET TO RELEASE SPENSER THE MOVIE COLLECTION ON JUNE 28TH (May 2, 2005) New York, NY - Rykodisc announced today the June 28th DVD release of Spenser - The... (read entire news item)

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