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Law & Order: The Complete Series (2006)

George Dzundza , Chris Noth  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty, Richard Brooks
  • Producers: Dick Wolf
  • Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 104
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: November 8, 2011
  • Run Time: 20718 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005HU0TBI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,558 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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From its gritty documentary look to its signature note-knocking "tching-tching" that signals scene changes, Law & Order was a groundbreaking cop show when it debuted in 1990. It has since earned Emmys for Best Dramatic Series and spun off satellite franchises, and reruns of the original series are as omnipresent in syndication as those of I Love Lucy. Devoted fans and those who came late to the series can catch it from the beginning with this six-disc set that contains all 22 episodes from the inaugural season. Law & Order is television's most resilient series. It has survived wholesale changes to its ensemble. One of the secrets of the show's durability: its compelling structure. The first half of each hour-long episode is classic police procedural in which "Law," personified in the first season by partners Greevey (George Dzundza--and be sure to catch the interview segment with series creator Dick Wolfe to learn how to pronounce his name) and Mike Logan (Christopher Noth, the future "Mr. Big" on Sex and the City) investigate a crime and make an arrest. The second half chronicles the ensuing trial, as prosecuted by assistant district attorneys Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty) and Paul Robinette (Richard Brooks) under the supervision of Steven Hill's Adam Schiff (more feisty and animated here than in later seasons). Law & Order is also distinguished by its superb writing. Several episodes take their inspiration from the headlines, including "By Hooker, By Crook" about a socialite-run call-girl ring, and "Indifference," which recalls the tragic Lisa Steinberg child abuse case. Others deal with such hot-button issues as abortion ("Life Choice") and AIDS ("The Reaper's Helper"). Another plus is the talent pool of character actors who lend their verisimilitude. Guest stars include Samuel L. Jackson and Philip Seymour Hoffman ("The Violence of Summer"), The West Wing's John Spencer ("Prescription for Death"), Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon ("Subterranean Homeboy Blues"), and The Sopranos' Dominic Chianese ("Sonata for Stolen Organ"). --Donald Liebenson

Product Description

The Emmy®-winning series Law & Order is the longest running crime series of all time and you now hold a complete collection worthy of its iconic status. This incredible set includes every powerful hour made from Law & Order's 20 years on NBC and comes with an exclusive and collectible episode guide. For twenty seasons, Dick Wolf's Primetime series covered the dedicated New York City police who investigated crimes and the district attorneys who prosecuted the offenders. Known for its hard-hitting, ripped-from-the-headlines style, the series showcased the talents of numerous illustrious stars from stage, film and television. Rediscover Law & Order's intelligent writing and the riveting acting that inspired a brand of successful dramas that continues to captivate audiences around the globe.

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78 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST-HAVE Set for any TRUE-BLUE "Law & Order" Fan! November 9, 2011
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I pre-ordered this DVD BoxSet as soon as I heard about it's release-approx. 1 month b/f the release date of November 8th (yesyerday). I've purchased all of the "L & O" Season Sets since they began being released in 2002. Up to this point, Seasons 1 theough 8 & Season 14 have been put out. I've read some reviews that were a bit negative regarding this "Complete Series" DVD Set, due to the fact that many Seasons would have to be re-purchased. However, for a fan like myself-a fan that would have bought ALL of the Season DVD Sets-buying "The Complete Series" 20-Season BoxSet for the reasonable price of $450.00 would SAVE me $. & as an added bonus, all of the 20 Seasons are @ my disposal @ once! No more waiting for Universal to release individual Seasons once or twice/year! Now onto the DVD Set itself....1 of the most beautiful & handsome looking DVD Sets that I've ever seen (& DVD collecting is 1 of my biggest hobbies). Each Season is packaged in a 'tray-stack' 5 or 6 disc set, w/ amazing cover artwork! Also, there is a wonderful 46 page Episode Guide Book, all in full color, & printed on heavy-duty, high-gloss quality paper! It is the perfect guide for the DVD Set. Each Season has 2 pages w/ episode synopsis & great photos from the entire run of the show-giving the owner a guide as to what episodes are on what disc, per Season! The picture & sound quality are amazing, & speaking for the 9 Seasons that have already been released (1 through 8 & 14), the pic/sound quality is even better. Seasons 1 through 4 are Full-Screen, & 5 through 20 are Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1 Ratio). Read more ›
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disk error but Amazon takes care of its customers. March 1, 2012
By JScott
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Just wanted people to make sure that they check every disk in every season after receiving this if you buy it. Luckily my wife thought to do this and we had two copies of season 15, disk one but didn't have disk two. Being the guy I am, wouldn't have noticed that for quite some time since I look forward to starting the series from the beginning. I figure the chances that I happened to receive the only manufactured error like this was fairly slim so wanted others to be aware. Amazon took car of it in no time and replaced my copy immediately.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By Bullit9
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I just recieved my Law & Order mega boxset-what can I say but...WOW!!! Before I discuss the dvd, I'd like to comment on the seller. I bought this item used from Buy_The_Book. The item arrived in 7 days(Great so far!) The item's condition was described by them as brand new with a slight damage (a slim cut) on the barcode. The boxset arrived brand new in it's orginal plastic, in near mint condition, and the damaged barcode was almost unnoticeable. And unless you're planning on reselling this item, a slightly damaged barcode means virtually nothing. And besides, who in their right mind would buy this stunningly beautiful boxset at the prices it's offered at, just to resell it later? And as icing on the seller's cake, they offered it at the almost unheard of price of $350.00 (The same seller is currently offering this boxset in the exact same condition for $472.00-looks like I bought mine just in the nick of time!) And the dvd was sent carefully and meticulously packaged to protect against damage during shipping. Add up all these factors, and this seller could easily sell ice cubes to an eskimo!
Now for the dvd-where was I again? Oh yeah-WOW!!!! I've been a huge fan of this tv show almost from the very beginning. It's easily the 2nd best crime/courtroom drama ever made, 2nd only to Perry Mason (The original b/w episodes). What I've always liked so much about Law & Order was it's documentary like feel and the excelent writing and acting. But what I really liked most about the show was that the prosecuters (The Good Guys) DIDN'T ALWAYS WIN!!! This gave the show a true sense of realism that many other popular crime shows (like NCIS) just don't have.
I'm so glad Universal decided to release all 20 seasons in one massive beautiful boxset.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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How about a quick review on the product, rather than the cost, wouldn't that be refreshing?

As the title states, Law & Order is a fantastic series. I was unhappy to hear that it had finally been cancelled, but once word got out that this box set would be released before Christmas, it lessened the pain a bit. I was a huge fan of nearly all casts - particularly those appearing in the first four seasons.

Captions always make me happy, & all seasons include English. Spanish subtitles are available on seasons one - eight & fourteen, seasons previously released. French subtitles are found on a few of these as well.

What I found surprising, & rather disappointing, is that the only Special Features/Extras in the entire 20 seasons are found in the previously released seasons. Seasons nine - thirteen & fifteen - twenty include only the episodes. To my knowledge there isn't a requirement for this sort of thing, but for a show with 20 YEARS under its belt, I couldn't help but shake my head.

Enjoy your 450+ episodes! I know I am!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars refreshingly simple tight and protective packaging
It's refreshing to see a studio take a long standing, iconic series and package it So tightly. For collectors this is a big plus. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Kevin J. Hallman
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally Sprung For It...Never Be Anything Like It Again.
Law And Order will always be to me the perfect example of how to get it all perfect in a cop/courtroom TV drama. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ambergris
5.0 out of 5 stars Law and order complete series
I was very happy why is the law and order seriesso far every CD has been an excellent shapeI will be watching for more CDs and audio books from Amazon thanks again
Published 2 months ago by Marty Javens
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun to have! Who quality checks DVDs?
Have made it almost all the way through the entire series and have found three faulty DVDs so far. What a pain! Do I have to ship entire set back? Read more
Published 4 months ago by tara junod
4.0 out of 5 stars Supposed to be new
This set was supposed to be new, but may have been used.. Virtually every disc started in the middle or toward the end, and about half of the discs were starting up with closed... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Judy
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SERIES
Law and Order is one of the few series you could never get tired of watching. I purchase the entire series so for the first time I could watch it from beginning to end. Read more
Published 5 months ago by old Guy
5.0 out of 5 stars it was good
it was in great condition and I was pleased with the product thank you and God Bless lala la la
Published 6 months ago by Benjamin John Bek
5.0 out of 5 stars Law and Order:The Complete Series
I just got my Law and Order: The Complete Series in the mail and it's worth watching all of the 20 seasons, 463 episodes, and now I won't need to worry about buying the separate... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Samuel Gonzalez
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining
I love law and order. This tv drama keeps you on your toes. I love the actors. They definitely picked the right people to play in this show. I also like that it comes in the case. Read more
Published 7 months ago by CARRIE
4.0 out of 5 stars BEST SERIES EVER
I got this because I am a Law and Order fan. This product is good except for the 18th season. The whole season wasn't on it. I reported it and got a resolution to it fast. Read more
Published 8 months ago by gary rogers
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I should have looked at each season instead of just the main label. Looking at each season J. Mc is right, the previously released seasons are the same in this set. Season 1-3, 14 English, Spanish and French. Seasons 4-8 English and Spanish. Unfortunately the rest of the set, 9-13 and 15-20,... Read more
Nov 22, 2011 by Eric Hair |  See all 6 posts
Is this set now out-of-print?
Adam, don't know if this helps you, but I saw the price drop on this severely right after Thanksgiving to $262. It could be that everyone else noticed too and Amazon simply sold out. I know I tried to purchase it multiple times at that price and was told it was a website error. For their part,... Read more
Dec 6, 2012 by TVBrittanyF |  See all 2 posts
Season 14
According to the package it is NOT. I haven't watched it yet.
Nov 15, 2011 by Margaret B. Leary |  See all 6 posts
Why doesn't Amazon sell this anymore?
I'm pretty sure it's only temporary. It's 7:30pm EST yet it was still available at 4pm EST. I think they may just merely be reevaluating how to package it for shipping. ...At least I hope that's all it is.

At the same time, it may also be they've discovered a consistent defect in the... Read more
Nov 17, 2011 by Steven C. Miller |  See all 3 posts
Finally!..A price drop!
I got it as soon as it dropped. I'm watching it right now! Yay it is amazing to see every amazing episode it order!!!
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