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Homicide: Life on the Street - The Complete Series (2009)

Richard Belzer , Clark Johnson , Tom Fontana  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor
  • Directors: Tom Fontana
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 35
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: October 20, 2009
  • Run Time: 5854 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002BLNGTS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,225 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Considered the most realistic cop drama ever aired, Homicide: Life on the Street gives viewers a unique cops'-eye view of one of the most challenging jobs imaginable.

Created by Writer/Director Tom Fontana (St. Elsewhere, OZ) and Executive Producer Barry Levinson (The Perfect Storm, Oz) and based on David Simon's (The Wire) book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, HOMICIDE features TV's most powerful ensemble cast, including Richard Belzer (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), Emmy®-winner Andre Braugher (Thief, Frequency), Yaphet Kotto (Alien), and Ned Beatty (Deliverance) with guest appearances from James Earl Jones, Robin Williams, Steve Buscemi, Peter Gallagher, Chris Rock, Wilford Brimley, and other star actors.

HOMICIDE garnered two Emmy® Awards, three Peabody Awards, three Television Critics Awards, two Writers Guild Awards, and was named to TV Guide's "The Greatest Episodes in TV History" and "TV's Greatest Characters" lists.

Now, one of television's crowning achievements is available in its entirety on 35 DVDs and includes all 122 episodes spanning seven critically acclaimed seasons, the three Law & Order crossover episodes, and Homicide: The Movie.

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187 of 192 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series and Great Packaging!! November 18, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
There's really no need to expound on the fantastic qualities of "Homicide." Anyone who has seen the series or is contemplating purchasing it without ever having seen many episodes will know from other reviews how terrific it was. My chief concern when thinking of ordering the repackaged set concerned how it is packaged. Several other complete series editions (Sopranos, The Shield, etc.) have chosen to insert the DVDs into stiff and coarse cardboard slots. This has resulted in serious scuffs and scratches that have often rendered a disc (or multiple discs) unplayable. Not so with this set. Each season has been packaged in a slimline style case, and not one disc has so much as a smudge or mini-scratch on it. I'm looking at 35 pristine "mirrors." So, if anyone out there is debating whether or not to order this newest set of Homicide because of packaging concerns you are cleared for takeoff. It doesn't get any better than this. Go for it (and enjoy).
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159 of 172 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate collection for Homicide fans September 30, 2006
Format:DVD
Even though the series has been off the air for going on eight years, "Homicide" is still very popular with serious web discussion forums of this series still going on.

This is the collection that every "Homicide: Life on the Street" fan has been waiting for. It include all 122 episodes of the seven seasons of the original series, the Law and Order cross-over episodes, plus the movie "Another Homicide" that aired in February 2000 and was the last we fans ever got to see of our beloved series. Also, it is much more reasonably priced than the other DVD collections of "Homicide" available up to now. The movie isn't even available on DVD.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, "Homicide" was an original crime drama that aired on NBC between January 1993 and May 1999. It was based on David Simon's book, "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets", which was based upon Simon's experiences in 1988 when he spent a year as a civilian assistant to the Baltimore Police Homicide Unit so that he could document what life was like in a big city homicide squad. His extensive notes, interviews, and observations were eventually published as the book.

Much of the cases chronicled in the first two seasons of the show are adapted from actual events in the book. The first two seasons focus on rookie Tim Bayliss's first case - the murder of 11 year-old Adina Watson whose murder is never solved and haunts him for the duration of the series. The original cast was truly brilliant, but to get a third full season the show's producers had to delete veteran actor Jon Polito (Crosetti) from the cast and pretty up the cast by adding Isabella Hoffman as shift supervisor Megan Russert.
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110 of 121 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the finest TV series ever aired June 11, 2009
Format:DVD
I will warn you that this review contains spoilers.

This is the collection that every "Homicide: Life on the Street" fan has been waiting for - and got - back in 2006. For some reason it is being rereleased and repackaged. It includes all 122 episodes of the seven seasons of the original series, the Law and Order cross-over episodes, plus the movie "Another Homicide" that aired in February 2000 and was the last we fans ever got to see of our beloved series.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, "Homicide" was an original crime drama that aired on NBC between January 1993 and May 1999. It was based on David Simon's book, "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets", which was based upon Simon's experiences in 1988 when he spent a year as a civilian assistant to the Baltimore Police Homicide Unit so that he could document what life was like in a big city homicide squad. His extensive notes, interviews, and observations were eventually published as the book.

Much of the cases chronicled in the first two seasons of the show are adapted from actual events in the book. The first two seasons focus on rookie Tim Bayliss's first case - the murder of 11 year-old Adina Watson whose murder is never solved and haunts him for the duration of the series. The original cast was truly brilliant, but to get a third full season the show's producers had to delete veteran actor Jon Polito (Crosetti) from the cast and pretty up the cast by adding Isabella Hoffman as shift supervisor Megan Russert.

There was an entire episode, perhaps the best of the series, dedicated to detective Crosetti's suicide at the beginning of season three. Crosetti left no note, and apparently had no huge looming problems in his life.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars best cop show ever produced...just one little annoyance December 13, 2006
Format:DVD
I waited with baited breath for this to come out.I never missed an episode first run and to find a program that me AND the wife liked was a rarety in itself!

I'm almost all the way through this set now and the ONLY problem i have with this is that...well...its 2006 and technology certainly exists to have included captions for the hearing impaired.I'm deaf in one ear and have to turn the volume WAY up or I won't really catch everything.So...i watch in the daytime when i got the house to myself.It never occurred to me to even check,i assumed that darn near all DVD's released in the great new millenium would have that.

oh well...live and learn.

That having been said...(whinewhinewhine)...the complexities of the characters on this show are so brilliantly written AND acted that viewing this set should be mandatory!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Homicide was probably one of the best shows that has ever been on TV. I remember watching it when it was first televised and never missed an episode and I was a young person at... Read more
Published 17 days ago by janet
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a great show
I had heard this was a great show and that is totally true. great casting and love how it ties into law and order
Published 20 days ago by toni hard
5.0 out of 5 stars A knock-out
I followed this series during its network run, and I am so pleased to have the complete series now. This was truly one of the best series ever produced for U.S. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Harry
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing so far
Emily Nussbaum, TV critic for The New Yorker, in a recent critical piece about "True Detective," praised the series "Homicide" highly. Read more
Published 1 month ago by William E. Cain
5.0 out of 5 stars A great series!
I bought this entire series. This is a great show. Even though I have watched the complete season, I still go back and pick out specific scenes that I like to watch.
Published 2 months ago by Jeff hancock
5.0 out of 5 stars Own the whole collection
Loved the. Homicide series from the start. Wish it was still on today. Andrea Braugher made the show. I guess when he left it caused the downward spiral. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Robert Bell
1.0 out of 5 stars Misworded in my opinion
It says the complete series when it was ONLY season 6. I was very disappointed that someone couldn't tell the difference between a SERIES and a SEASON!!
Published 2 months ago by Vicki Cathcart
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Drama Series Ever Made
My husband LOVES this series, so I bought the entire series for him as a Christmas gift. He is going to watch it all while I'm away next month.
Published 3 months ago by Bobbi Snow
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality
One of the best series on TV, ever. The characters are very well-developed. The story lines aren't tired and repetitive. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dianne Torrey
2.0 out of 5 stars It's not "The Wire."
This was the first series based on David Simon's remarkable book ("Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets"). Read more
Published 3 months ago by EnglishMajor
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English subtitles?
I am interested in this piece of information too. It seems the UK (Region 2) version do have subtitles for the Hearing Impaired. I've read in the Amazon comments that US DVDs don't have subtitles, but cannot confirm it.
Jan 10, 2011 by R. Sanchez Saez |  See all 11 posts
commentary tracks?
So far (I'm only up to mid-season 5) there is just one commentary per season. Usually on the episode that they're most proud of (Season 5's 'The Documentary') or that won an Emmy for one of the actors (guest star Lily Tomlin in 'The Hat').
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