Hawaii Five-O: Season 1
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- All 24 episodes from the 1968 season on 7 discs
- The original pilot movie "Cocoon"
- 45 minutes retrospective with James MacArthur"Emme's Island Moments: Memories of Hawaii Five-O" featurette from 1996, hosted by Emme Tomombang and James MacArthur
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Season 1 has several great episodes and the pilot episode a 96 minute one called "Cocoon" is very chilling. Some of the standout episodes from this season are the pilot one, And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin, By The Numbers, Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won't Be Born, King Of The Hill, and The Box. Two of these have Gavin McLeod playing the role of drug kingpin "Big Chicken" and he does it very well.
The only extra is a nice one. It is a special from 1996 filmed in Hawaii with James MacArthur as co-host. Sadly most of the stars of H5O have passed on since this was taped but it is a very interesting and informative special with a nice tribute to Jack Lord. My biggest wish is that James MacArthur had done some commentary for a few episodes, mostly King Of The Hill and And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin, as these were very piviotal episodes based on his character Danno.
If you are a fan of this show (or 1960's cop shows in general) be sure to pick it up you will not be dissapointed. Hopefully we won't have to wait twelve years to have all twelve seasons on dvd. Last note, all the epidoes apprear unedited and run approximately 51 minutes and all music seems to be intact including sevreal night club numbers sung by various guest stars on the show. Kudos to CBS for clearing the music rights for this show.
This set has the original uncut 90+ minute pilot (which was cut into two episodes during syndication)as well as the entire uncut first season of the series. We also get "Emme's Island Moments: Memories of "Hawaii Five-O" a locally but professionally produced behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the show which features interviews with cast and crew members.
Paramount has done a terrific job with this set. I say "Buy 'em Danno!"
To be sure, the acting is at times wooden, stiff to the point of making caricatures of the actors, but as the series developed, so too did the characters, endearing themselves to loyal viewers. Much has been made of the scenery, or rather the local setting, and how it enhanced the plot line. (The DVD format will no doubt bring a richer texture and sharper definition to the setting which the VHS format could never do). And it is worth noting that Freeman insisted on filming this on-location in Hawaii, an initially costly calculation that introduced the Aloha State to countless millions of viewers, and literally loaded the state coffers with tourist dollars.
Still uncertain as to whether to buy? Then consider the fact that Hawaii Five-0 has been in syndication for decades and shows no signs of waning interest. The number of fan websites devoted to the series is testament enough.Read more ›
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Another tv show from my childhood. Look forward to watching it againPublished 14 days ago by Elaine
I previously reviewed this product incorrectly. The discs were fine. I am sorryPublished 17 days ago by Jan
For being as old as it is, this is a fast paced action-cop series that lasted twelve years. The episodes fall into the adult category of the time, similar to the way The... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Old Timer Too
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|GrOoVy "BIRDS" (Ladies) OF HAWAII FIVE-O||
Don't forget Helen Kuoha-Torco, the hula dancer in the opening credits.
Oct 1, 2009 by M. Johnson | See all 5 posts
|Nancy Kwan should have been a regular on Hawaii-Five O!||
She is a good actress, but if she ever came back, I would give her another role. Being that Steve was so business oriented, creating a regular love interest for him would never work. The job always came first to Steven Aloysius McGarrett.
Mar 20, 2008 by Eric Pregosin | See all 4 posts
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