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  • Actors: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford, Thom Barry
  • Writers: Meredith Stiehm
  • Producers: Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JO9K
  • Learn more about "Cold Case" on IMDb

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Customer Reviews

Please release this on DVD!
J. Love
I never get tired of watching this show and will watch re-runs over even though I can almost recite them line by line.
Linda S. Logan
I'd love to watch again the first seasons.
Monica Merle

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535 of 541 people found the following review helpful By Traveler on December 11, 2006
Format: DVD
A lot of reviewers are asking why this set is taking so long to release on DVD. The reason why is the music and licensing involved. Read on . . .

One has to admit that Cold Case is willfully sentimental. If you don't like your heart strings being tugged then you won't like this show. But for those of us who do, this is one of the better programs on network television.

Besides original plots, one of the reasons Cold Case is so successful is its use of music to place a story in a specific time. If it's the 1940s you might hear big band music. If it's the 80s it might be fluffy techno rock. For anyone who's lived through the period being depicted, this use of music can bring on a flood of associated memories. We feel what's being shown on the screen because we've been there. And even if we haven't, using period piece music is just good television.

This is a warning to both the producers and, more importantly, anyone buys this disc. If you want a warning of what they might do, just look at Quantum Leap. Because of various copyright holders who were too greedy to allow their music to be used on the DVD, QL was released without many of its original songs. It ruined the show for many of us who liked the show in its original form.

Cold Case has far more music than Quantum Leap ever had. So buyer beware - the producers might try to rip us off and sell us the show without one of the primary reasons we like it in the first place.

And producer beware - if you want us to buy your product, sell us the show we love to watch. We're not interested in some faux copy. Failing to do so WILL harm your bottom line. I know I have never purchased a Quantum Leap set because of this issue and I won't buy a Cold Case set either if it's been edited from its original version.
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111 of 111 people found the following review helpful By Debra Garceau on May 12, 2006
Format: DVD
"Cold Case" is one of the most brilliant dramas to come alone in a long time. It challenges the intellect and touches the heart. The dialogue and chemistry is sparkling, and the musical trips to the past are a wonderful addition.

How long must we wait to find this show on DVD? I'm dying here.
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140 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Buffy on August 31, 2006
Format: DVD
The show is about to start it's fourth season and we don't even have a DVD set for the first season?! Why not? This is a popular show that has been in the ratings top ten many times. It may be a 'crime drama', but it's not like the other procedurals on television. Cold Case has more of a heart and the detectives, particularly the lead, Lily Rush, often feel emotionally invested in the cases they're solving. We also get to see bits and pieces of their personal lives every so often, which makes the show a little more interesting. Plus, I enjoy the flashback scenes that give us insight on the murders because they treat the victims like human beings rather than 'cases' and I always look forward to the end when the murderer is revealed and they play a song from the year the person was killed. It's surprising that after three seasons a show like this would still hold my interest, but it does. They keep coming up with new twists and well-written episodes that still get to me. I just wish they would hurry up and release the DVD sets!
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By John L. Ross on July 10, 2007
Format: DVD
I know as do most of us that the main reason why COLD CASE is not now on DVD is because of the music and copyrights. From the first show I was sucked into the whole premise. And the music became such an integral part of the show that I became as envolved as the fictional detectives in solving the case. Every ending left me choked up watching the deceased,the detectives , and the music interact at the culmination of jobs achingly well done. Hopefully if released, the music won't be discarded due to greed and the afore mentioned copyrights. It would change the whole show.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Danielle Turchiano on January 9, 2007
Format: DVD
I've always loved cop dramas and forensic mystery shows, and for the past four years "Cold Case" has been on my list of favorites. However, this year (2006-2007 season) my top pick "CSI" jumped the shark, and "Without A Trace" seems to be circling that same shark, so "Cold Case" has steadily climbed up that list, and here's why:

I've always loved how "Cold Case" does the "period" parts of the show-- like when they flash back to a really old case, and everyone is dressed and speaks like its 1960. I have no firsthand knowledge to know if its accurate, but it looks that way to me. They integrate perfect music choices (with the exception of Season 4's "The Red and the Blue" which went overboard using a Tim McGraw soundtrack)-- both new charttoppers and oldies but goodies-- for any scene, any mood, and any theme.

I also love the color saturation on the show. Its shot like a typical millenium cop drama: lots of jump shots and close ups and whatever, but the way they play with color is really fun. Everything in the precinct is this cold, harsh blue, not unlike real fluorescent lighting, but flashbacks of the victims are always vibrant: red and green, and sometimes different layers of both in one frame (most recent example of this is "Knuckle Up" which aired on January 7 2007). And I don't even watch it on an HDTV, so I don't even get the BEST picture.

In four years, they haven't strayed from their formula, and it still hasn't gotten stale. They don't feel the need to push their detectives together romantically, and even though they show a tiny bit of their personal lives, it never feels like a forced storyline. It's a true dramatic serial, which is rare now.

They get amazing guest stars, and even when those stars are unknown, they're really talented.
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