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Kojak: Season 3 (1988)

Telly Savalas , Charles S. Dubin  |  NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Telly Savalas
  • Directors: Charles S. Dubin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: March 20, 2012
  • Run Time: 1140 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006JN86V2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,619 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Kojak: Season 3" on IMDb

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Telly Savalas stars as Lieutenant Theo Kojak in the third season of the edgy ’70s police drama Kojak.


Season Three finds Kojak embroiled in a series of high-profile cases involving the savage murder of a priest, a car theft ring, an 18-year-old homicide cold case, a cop killer and a Mob hit ordered on Kojak himself. Known for pushing the limits with a fiery intensity while keeping a cool head, Kojak never let the law get in the way of justice.


Created by Emmy and Academy Award winning writer Abby Mann, Kojak ran for five seasons on CBS from 1973 to 1978 and spawned a series of TV movies throughout the ’80s and ’90s. All 24 Original Episodes

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Season Three opens strong right out of the gate with "Questions & Answers" (2 parts) and concludes with "A Grave Too Soon." 24 hard hitting episodes which include: A savage murder of a priest, a car theft ring, an 18 year old homicide cold case, a cop killer and a mob hit on Kojak.

Here are my 5 reasons why Kojak will forever remain ONE of the best television detectives series of the 70s:

#1 Telly Savalas as Theo Kojak

He IS Kojak. The intelligence, charm and wit of Telly Savalas are irrepressible and inimitable. Savalas was a trendsetter. He takes his place in the pantheon of TV and Cinematic movie Detectives such as Humphrey Bogart. Clint Eastwood. Peter Falk.
Simply Unforgettable.

#2 The Scripts/Stories

These are tight-as-a-drum, flawlessly well-written episodes indicative of cinema. Suspenseful, gritty crime writing with purpose and heart. Fantastic one-liners that are quote-worthy to this very day. Crime writer Joe Gores received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Episode in a TV Series Teleplay for the third-season episode "No Immunity for Murder."

#3 The Actors/Performances

C'mon..."fuggedaboutit," as the mobsters say... the whole cast: Kevin Dobson, Dan Frazer, George Savalas and the guest stars: Eli Wallach. F. Murray Abraham. Sylvester Stallone... the list goes on.
Great casting and credible performances.

#4 The Locations

New York in the 70s beautifully rendered on film in this series. Lots of WTC shots and inner cityscapes that convey the realism of detective work and Manhattan South. It feels very real like when Sidney LumetMaking Movies shot in New York.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great TV series March 26, 2012
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I watched the whole third season. Print quality: excellent. The third season is better than the second. That is: it's great! Watch for Sly Stallone in an ambiguous/bad guy role. Jerry Orbach is great, too. It's like Gene Hackman's "Conversation" meeting Harvey Keitel's "Copland." And Telly rules!
PS The music is very good too. It would deserve a CD. Maybe a bonus, for season 5. I would pay extra money for it. Like what they did for M Squad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kojak Season 3 with great episodes and guest stars August 20, 2012
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Telly Savalas was superb as Lt Theo Kojak, which he played for five seasons from 1973 - 1978, with a terrific supporting cast of actors in his squad room including Kevin Dobson as Crocker, his real-life brother George as Stavros, and Dan Frazer as the Captain/Chief. The following is a complete list of the Season 3 1975-1976 episodes and their featured (many famous) guest stars:

Disc 1

A Question of Answers, Parts 1 & 2 - Eli Wallach, Jennifer Warren
My Brother, My Enemy - Sylvester Stallone, Ahna Capri
Sweeter Than Life - Neville Brand, Michael Mullins

Disc 2

Be Careful What You Pray For - George Dicenzo, Pepe Serna
Secret Snow, Deadly Snow - Robert Mandan, Elizabeth MacRae
Life, Liberation & the Pursuit of Death - Joanna Miles, William Katt
Out of the Frying Pan... - Eugene Roche, Joseph Stern

Disc 3

Over the Water - Michael Cristofer, Roy Poole
The Nicest Guys on the Block - Roger Robinson, Norman Alden
No Immunity For Murder - Robert Alda, Sally Kemp
A Long Way From Times Square - Judith Lowry, Vincent Baggetta

Disc 4

Money Back Guarantee - David Ogden Stiers, Bernie Kopell
A House of Prayer, A Den of Thieves - Eileen Brennan, Vincent Gardenia
How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars - Veronica Hamel, Betsy Slade
The Forgotten Room - Oscar Homolka, George Pan

Disc 5

On the Edge - Forrest Tucker, Verna Bloom
A Wind from Corsica - Suzanne Charny, Joseph Hindy
Bad Dude - Rosey Grier, Charles Weldon
The Frame - Michael McGuire, James Luisi

Disc 6

Deadly Innocence - Tige Andrews, Stephen Macht
Justice Deferred - Michael Ansara, Gail Strickland
Both Sides of the Law - Susan Sullivan, David Opatoshu
A Grave Too Soon - Diana Hyland, Daniel J. Travanti
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real NYC of the 70s and 80s. October 7, 2012
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One of the best police series of all times. It presents the crude reality of the "big apple" from 30 years ago.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shout Factory Doesn't Disappoint! May 8, 2012
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This is a rave review for the quality of production on this set of videos. They are sharp and clear, lighting is just right, which is important since the Kojak was reminisant of film noire. I intend to purchase Kojak , Season 4, and hope Shout Factory does the fifth season. Could we convince them to make some other old tv classics available with their signature quality? How about Maverick with James Garner and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp with Hugh O'Brian.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 2, 2014
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Who loves ya baby
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great series; Poor video quality April 15, 2014
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I have seasons 1 and 2 of this classic series. The video quality of the first two is excellent, but not so this version. It is grainy and has the analog artifacts of a film that has been run too many times. To be clear, this is a region 2 version. I buy these from time to time because I travel to Europe and its nice to have something that will play there. i haven't seen the US version, so this comment should be understood to apply only to the region 2 release.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kojak = the best January 7, 2014
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There has never been a better TV series than Kojak. Telly Savalas personified charm, sensitivity while playing a tough cop!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic cop show
Kojak one of the best cop shows of the 70’s. This is a must have if you are a Kojak fan.
Published 1 month ago by Donald Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I may use again
Published 1 month ago by H. A. Holden
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another great collection of shows.
Published 2 months ago by Arthur Kroll
5.0 out of 5 stars ++++++AAAA
Very good picture quality considering the age of this TV series excellent sound excellent storylines with lots of guest stars
Published 3 months ago by paul block
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT! LOVE IT! KOJAK
FROM A PREVIOUS COMMENT I SECONDED THAT THERE ARE 5 FIVE REASONS 1. TELLY SAVALAS AS THEO KOJAK 2. THE SCRIPTS/STORIES 3. THE ACTORS/PERFORMANCES 4. THE LOCATIONS NEW YORK CITY 5. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Wjo Loved Ya Baby?
The seventies were a magical time for many. Of course many will think of bell bottoms. platforms and discos but for me Kojak always will come to mind. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Endora Aphrattos
5.0 out of 5 stars For the Kojak fan
This is for the Kojak fan. Telly played a tough hard NY detective. He was very nice and easy going with the ladies.
Published 10 months ago by S. Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this show!!
Loved this show when I was a kid & still love it!1 Great to watch a show where they do actual police work without the use of computers (OMG!! They had to use their brains!! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sunlover
5.0 out of 5 stars Kojak
The quality is good and it's Kojak.....love the show.
Kojak, was the best cop show on tv. I'm proud to have Kojak
Published 18 months ago by N'Awlins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Excellent show...puts current programs to shame Well written and well done in every department. You will not regret buying it
Published 19 months ago by Catalina Flynn
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