Hawaii Five-O (Classic) 12 Seasons 1976

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Season 9
(59) IMDb 6.4/10
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7. Heads, You're Dead TV-PG CC

Tragedy strikes the annual Trans-Pac race from California to Hawaii, bringing Steve McGarrett and his Five-O agents onto the sporty yachting scene in search of a trio of mutineer-murderers.

Starring:
Jack Lord, James MacArthur
Runtime:
49 minutes
Original air date:
November 11, 1976

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Season 9

Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery
Director Bruce Bilson
Starring Jack Lord, James MacArthur
Supporting actors Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer, Paul Koslo, Amanda McBroom, John Lisbon Wood, Lou Richards, Coralie Vellis, Lloyd Campbell, Roy Damron, Bryant Young, Frank Kane, Bill Perkins, Michael D. Hendrickson, John Thorp, Yan Hoon Chang, Jack Hogan, Todd Mason, Carl Tovares
Season year 1977
Network CBS
Producers Douglas Green, James Heinz, Philip Leacock
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Customer Reviews

The color DVD were very good in quality.
NKMM
Season 9 of Hawaii Five O has a lot of very good episodes and a few average ones, and 1 or two duds.
Richard C. Woodhouse
A great show, great acting, and a great cast as well.
Bruce

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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By S. Ward on July 24, 2010
Format: DVD
Season 9 is arguably the last decent collection of episodes from the original Five-0 stable - I don't consider it to be nowhere near as good as when the show was at its zenith (seasons 3, 4, 5 & 6), but its good nevertheless. In fact, season opener, `Nine Dragons' is outstanding - a real rarity in the fact that it's a post season 6 episode that would probably feature in any fan's top ten list of all time greatest episodes.

So here we have `Nine Dragons' unabridged and thus coming in at circa 98 minutes. Print quality seems ok on this and other episodes - certainly much better than anything I've seen on TV here in the UK. Downside to this is that onscreen `dirt' (black flecks) can be seen from time to time in certain scenes on numerous episodes.

Sadly Season 9 is the last time we see contributions from Five-0 stalwarts Michael O'Herlihy (director) and Jerome Coopersmith (writer). O'Herlihy often helmed some of the best episodes the show had to offer, but here his swansong is the aforementioned season opener, `Nine Dragons'. Likewise Coopersmith pens just two of the instalments in this season - whatever the reasons for their departures, their loss to the series was immeasurable and undoubtedly contributory factors to the show's impending demise.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By P. Eisenman VINE VOICE on December 28, 2010
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I'll skip the review of the show and get right to the actual product. Unlike the first eight seasons, which featured three separate, 2-disc cases inside the box, Season Nine features a single 6-disc case inside the box. While this doesn't create any problems for the discs, it does create problems for the viewer!

The discs themselves are stored one in each end of the case and four on page-type double disc holders. They are SECURE and don't come loose, so that's not the problem. Unfortunately, the episode descriptions are located INSIDE the case. So, if you actually want to read them, you must first REMOVE either disc one or six and hold it while you read. Secondly, the design of the case latching tabs means that some of the print is located UNDER the curvy latch mechanism which renders the text nearly impossible to read unless you twist things around until you are looking at it sideways.

Whoever the person is who thought up this ill-conceived storage case should get the ax! The three separate 2-disc cases with episode descriptions on the BACK OUTSIDE was a FAR, FAR SUPERIOR product design. The new design can best be described in one word--Horrible!

Again, nothing wrong with the playback quality and set still contains the "...be here. Aloha!" episodic promos. My only gripe is with the new all-in-one packaging which just doesn't cut it in terms of ease-of-use. I'd suggest the manufacturer stop trying to cost cut and just give us the NICE, EASY TO READ three case set-up of the first eight seasons--even if you have to charge a dollar or two more!

FIVE STARS for HAWAII FIVE-O, the DVD production and disc quality. ONE star for the abominable case!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By maguchi on September 6, 2010
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Compelling, gripping, hard boiled 1970s cop show. Love the sideburns, flowered shirts, platform shoes and bell bottomed pants. A reminder of a more relaxed time, before the world wide web provided instantaneous access to information: A time when forensic science was in its infancy and hard working cops used shoe leather on pavement to solve crimes.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Walstad on September 6, 2010
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Print quality superb. Love the episodic promos with Jack Lord's iconic warning/greeting, "Be here. Aloha." I must concur with some other reviewers that it's obvious by year 9 "Five-0" is getting a bit long in the tooth. Tired scripts and repeated plotlines. But there are a handful of good episodes here. I must complain about the lack of bonus tracks. Why have there never been interviews with personnel associated with "Five-0" or CBS Video's other '60s-'70s title "Mission: Impossible" on the expected bonus tracks of these DVDs?! And separately, since CBS Video has gone the extra mile and provided the episodic promos, why not include/offer the station break bumpers mid show? Those 5-second music with "the wave" clips are nostalgic to many of us who fondly recall the show's CBS broadcasts.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rich The Reviewer on August 20, 2010
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A very good season, a little better than the tenth
season, when Chin Ho Kelly gets cacked in the 10th
season finale. The ninth season Five-0 staff inclu-
des the usual soild foursome of McGarrett, Danno,
Chin Ho and now Duke Lukela on the cover. Former
Pro Football player Herman Wedemeyer (Colts, Dons
of the ancient AAFC back in the late forties) star-
ted wearing plain clothes for good in season eight,
but was not on the intro with Jack Lord, James Mac-
Arthur and Kam Fong Chun until season 9. very solid
season starts with a great two-hour (later sydicat-
ed in two parts) 'Nine Dragons'. What would a season
of Five-0 be without Keigh Deigh as 'Wo Fat'??!!@!

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