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Despite an onscreen benediction from the Hoff himself, the two-hour pilot movie admittedly clunks a bit, with a few too many cross-country trips and a lack of any real hissable villains. Things improve considerably once the regular series begins, however, as Man and Car face off against the likes of terrorist surfers, nitro-burning street racers, and many other evildoers equipped with a plethora of expendable, easily explodable vehicles.
Formulaically enjoyable as these early bikini-intensive episodes often are, though, things really pick up mid-season, with a genuinely tense three-part story arc that ups the dramatic ante, makes some surprising alterations to the cast roster, and, most importantly, reintroduces KITT's ticked-off cyborg nemesis KARR. The lack of a second season brought an end to this late-blooming creative surge, unfortunately, but, overall, this remains a breezily escapist, slickly helmed revamp that manages to do its daddy proud. Any series that features both KITT morphing into a truck and comes up with a scientific reason for its human leads to strip down to their underwear within the first 10 minutes of its first episode is a show with a firm understanding of exactly what it is. Special features include cast and crew commentary on the pilot, a rather overproduced gag reel, and several featurettes about the original series that should keep gearheads briefly riveted. --Andrew Wright
If you loved the old 80's series of Knight Rider, you'll love this modernised revamp.
There's a good number of cool extras, the menus and navigation are fantastic, and the video and sound quality of the episodes themselves are astounding.
Still, it's a show that has a deep meaning to it: "one man can make a difference", which is something I think society is lacking right now.
This is the best box set of the 4 available. Not only is it the season that kicked off the amazing series but there's a great commentary by Glen A. Read morePublished 1 month ago by manny
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|knight rider 2008 -||
It is a box set of 4 regular DVDs for a DVD player. Not to embarrass you but it has been out for 5 years, and you couldn't tell?
Nov 11, 2014 by Eric Pregosin | See all 2 posts
|What happened to the DVD?||
Most likely just like the series didn't take on the air, it probably didn't sell on DVD either.
Sep 25, 2013 by Eric Pregosin | See all 2 posts
|Where's the Blu-Ray?||
Patience, it takes time to release tv series on blu ray, and not all of them will be.
Jun 27, 2010 by Eric Pregosin | See all 2 posts
|Which One is this?||
It's the new one, not the original.
Apr 6, 2009 by Kenneth K. Santarelli | See all 13 posts