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Best of Naked City (1963)

Paul Burke , Adam Flint , Alex March , William A. Graham  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Paul Burke, Adam Flint, Horace McMahon, Ed Asner, Burt Reynolds
  • Directors: Alex March, William A. Graham, Arthur Hiller, Buzz Kulik, Elliot Silverstein
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Black & White, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 10
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Madacy (Music Distributor)
  • DVD Release Date: February 5, 2013
  • Run Time: 2030 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008XB2UCE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,239 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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 a human face on crime, going beyond a simplistic portrayal of good vs. evil to delve into the complex personal dramas of the people involved. Filled with swift-moving action the stories are often violent and tragic but also contain their share of humor, absurdity and even fairy tale romance. Starring Paul Burke and Horace McMalion, this landmark collection features many top film and television actors for guest-starring roles. Episodes: Death of Princes, Debt of Honor, The Man Who Bit a Diamond in Half, Murder Is a Face I Know, A Hole in the City, Button in the Haystack, Shoes for Vinnie Winford, Vengeance Is a Wheel, New York to L.A., The Hot Minerva, The Night the Saints Lost Their Halos, A Case Study of Two Savages, The Fingers of Henri Tourelle, Which Is Joseph Creely?, Requiem for a Sunday Afternoon, Ooftus Goofus, The Face of the Enemy, The Contract, Let Me Die Before I Wake, To Walk Like a Lion, Prime of Life, The One Marked Hot Gives Cold, Hold for Gloria Christmas, A Horse Has a Big Head - Let Him Worry, Portrait of a Painter, Alive and Still a Second Lieutenant, Don't Knock it Till You've Tried It, The Tragic Success of Alfred Tiloff, Spectre of the Roses Street Gang, Goodbye Mama, Hello Auntie Maud, Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long, Five Cranks for Winter, Ten Cranks for Spring, The Virtues of Madame Douvay, King Stanislaus and the Knights of the Round Table, Her Life in Moving Pictures, Robin Hood and the Clanence Darrow, The S.S. American Dream, One Two Three Rita Rakahowski, Golden Lads and Girls, Barefoot on a Bed of Coals

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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing that wasn't in the previous releases? September 27, 2012
At a glance, it would appear there won't be any episodes in this box set that weren't in the Image releases of several years ago. As a "Naked City" lover, I got each of those volumes as they were released, I have kept them all, and I do rewatch them from time to time.

Disappointing if you're like me and have wished for a complete series set, or at least the complete hour-long episodes. I would buy them all over again if they were part of a complete set (hear me, Madacy?)

That said, this set does look like a great deal for the price if you don't have these already. Four stars for the content. Very highly recommended ... a great slice of early 1960s attitudes and styles. Thoughtful dramas, terrific looking on-location scenes in New York City, inspiring music by Billy May and Nelson Riddle ...
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price February 5, 2013
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What a great set for a great price, very good audio and video and nice packaging

A Death of Princes
Debt of Honor
The Man Who Bit A Diamond In Half
Murder Is A Face

A Hole In the City
Button In The Haystack
Shoes For Vinnie Winford
Vengeance Is A Wheel

New York To L.A.
The Hot Minerva
The Night The Saints Lost Their Halo
A Case Study of Two Savages

The Fingers of Henri Tourelle
Which Is Joseph Creely?
Requiem For A Sunday Afternoon
Ooftus Goofus

The Face of the Enemy
The Contract
Let Me Die Before I Wake
To Walk Like A Lion

Prime Of Life
The One Marked Hot Gives Cold
Hold For Gloria Christmas
A Horse Has A Big Head-Let Him Worry

Portrait Of A Painter
Don't Knock It 'Till You've Tried It
Alive And Still A Second Lieutenant
The Tragic Success Of Alfred Tiloff

Spectre Of The Rose Street Gang
Goodbye Mamma, Hello Auntie Maud
Torment Him Much and Hold Him Long
Five Cranks For Winter... Ten Cranks For Spring

The Virtues of Madame Douvay
King Stanislaus And The Knights Of The Round Stable
Her Life In Moving Pictures
Robin Hood And Clarence Darrow,They Went Out With The Bow And Arrow

DVD 10
The S.S. American Dream
One, Two Three, Rita Rakahowski
Golden Lads And Girls
Barefoot On A Bed Of Coals
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing series, stars and talent galore! February 16, 2013
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When I was about nine or so my grandfather would get home from work and watch with me a television line-up that included Kojak and The Naked City. I loved both programs, but there was always something about the early Sixties black and white TNC that was all engrossing - like a box of chocolates, you never knew what you were going to get, except that it was always going to be good.

Until I received this ten disc set last week I hadn't seen TNC in over 30 years. I had fond memories but no clear recollection of the series format. So I'm delighted to say that each episode follows the lives of any one of the eight million New Yorkers the opening credits mention and the inclusion of the three police detectives are virtually incidental.

Similar concurrent "story oriented" programs that are still popular today, like the Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock Presents", will seem positively mainstream in comparison with TNC. TNC is existential, and there is a dream like quality to each episode I've seen now. Characters pour their souls into the dialogue - they say the things we never would have the nerve to in real life, with their hearts and minds open - painfully so. Being a drama, it is appropriate that each major character seems like a walking talking raw nerve, but the honesty in their portrayals goes beyond what is required to entertain and demands a response from the audience. In one episode, when the father of a lost legally blind boy tells the police that when his son was born blind, after two prior miscarriages, he stopped going to church, the moment is painfully real - yet dreamlike because we conceive that no one would ever actually admit that to a stranger. In TNC, all hearts are open and the audience is required to look and feel.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! April 10, 2013
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Based upon a 1948 movie with Barry Fitzgerald, this series is GREAT and likely underatted. Filmed on location and pushes human interest which I think it brilliant. Goes beyond mere crime drama. High class and attracted excellent actors/actresses who later became big. I particularly loved the episode, "A Horse Has a Big Head - Let Him Worry!" with Diahann Caroll about a kid with low vision, roaming streets of New York (included in this set and is priceless). Film quality is excellent.This set has 40 episodes.
BTW, the 1948 movie is also brilliant and worth purchasing and watching, particularly if you're a senior.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Naked City DVDs February 17, 2014
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Great show from the Black & White TV past. These DVD's were flawless and played well. Excellent video & audio. The first few discs didn't seem to have an Episode index, but the last 7 or 8 discs did. 10 DVD's in all. Great crime stories, set in NYC with lots of stars and big names of the 1960's era. Loved all the old cars in the scenes. Plenty of older Pontiac's, used as Police Cars, but all the other makes and models of the 1960's were in attendance also. To Me, New York City and older (classic) cars make these DVD's a plus.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This program was ahead of its time when first broadcast. There are 40 episodes in this package from 1960,61 and 62. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this show.
Published 1 month ago by Kathy Mohamed
5.0 out of 5 stars s finest so it hides behind police drama it
this series is film noir at it,s finest so it hides behind police drama it,s stiill so powerful do to elements that film stock takes a beating each and every time it is aired so... Read more
Published 1 month ago by tim huxoll
5.0 out of 5 stars great dvd, thank
Fast , great dvd , thank you
Published 3 months ago by Hugo Cortes
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Cop show
This is the best cop show of years got by, its the law and order show of the 50's and 60's Great city scape backdrop old NYC as looked when I was young
Published 3 months ago by timnyc
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than today's TV garbage
Format for selecting individual episodes is difficult, compared to popular series such as MASH. Fun part in watching series is the youthful stars who went on to bigger things. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Whistle Blower
3.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff these old shows.
I remember my parents watching these when I was a kid on their old black and white RCA television. Only had one channel we could get at the time. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Oilwelldoctor
5.0 out of 5 stars NAKED CITY
Excellent 1950's-1960's TV drama starring Paul Burke. Series out of public eye far too long. I have the box set you see here. The quality is excellent. Read more
Published 8 months ago by RADIO GUY
4.0 out of 5 stars A sixties show.
Even in black and white the shows were good. Not quite the quality we have in production these days but still entertaining.
Published 8 months ago by Donna Dodge
4.0 out of 5 stars NAKED CITY AT ITS BEST
Good quality and interesting stories. Some stories are duplicates from previous volumes available for sale. Just listening to the theme music was enough for me to purchase. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Don Wactor
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