Street Hawk: The Complete Series
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The show's premise comes across to me as a bit of The Lone Ranger being crossed with another popular '80's TV show, Knight Rider. No one knows who the hero is under the mask (or in Street Hawk's case, the helmet) but he rides a computer-enhanced motorcycle replete with futuristic functionality and weaponry.
On to my review of the product itself. Equipment used to view the series was a Sony HDTV, upconverting Toshiba DVD recorder, and 6.1 Sony Home Theater surround sound.
I enjoyed re-watching these shows as I hadn't seen them since they last went off the air in 1985 on ABC. The suspension of dis-belief was still needed, of course, as the show was geared toward a younger audience but still it was fun seeing them again for the first time in 25 years.
However, I am docking this DVD release two stars for two big reasons:
1) The video presentation was faded and looked awfully washed out. Yes, I know the show is 25 years old. By contrast, the commercial DVD releases of TJ Hooker as well as Starsky and Hutch look better on my HDTV than this release did and those shows are older than this one.
2) The sound was awfully weak in some of the episodes while decent in others. I really found myself wishing that Shout! would have taken the time to re-mix the sound into 5.1, as Universal did with their release of Miami Vice.Read more ›
This DVD release is great. The extras are nice (includes cast interviews, making of, unaired pilot, etc.). The video quality is good...and did I mention the soundtrack? The theme music and some of the incidental music in the show was provided by Tangerine Dream (an awesome German electronic music/krautrock group). This music was a perfect match for this high tech/high energy show.
Look...if you like motocross mixed with machine guns, rockets, lasers and computer assisted super speed...then Street Hawk is for you. You will believe a motorcycle can fly!!!
Excuse me, pardon me, nerd coming through.
Backing the supercycle was a computerized command system that allowed its operator to provide the supercycle's rider with real-time information from various sources & to autopilot the Street Hawk motorcycle during its high-speed runs after clearing traffic along the intended route and had weaponry like AIRWOLF had that KNIGHT RIDER didn't even have either which even made KITT look pale by comparison, especially since KNIGHT RIDER started getting overshadowed by STREET HAWK during its short-run on ABC since KNIGHT RIDER lost a lot of viewers thru STREET HAWK since STREET HAWK stole KNIGHT RIDER's thunder & Jesse stole "The Man The Machine" motto away from Michael Knight(David Hasselhoff)among many other things, despite the rumor that STREET HAWK was a rip-off of KNIGHT RIDER.
Norman Tuttle(Joe Regalbuto)who was an engineer employed by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration of the Department of Justice, was the designer of the Street Hawk supercycle & reluctantly chose Jesse to test it out which contributed to Jesse living a double-life as a public relations officer from the fictional Metropolitan Police Dept. in L.A.Read more ›
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I love this show. Jeshe Mach definitely has the right stuff. For sure.Published 2 months ago by Lori Whitley
dvd is pack very well. only the first espodies work. the rest could not play to mean scarth on discPublished 4 months ago by elvis whatley jr
Poorly designed case. Leads to 90 % fail rate :( Gotta be a better clear case to hold 4 discs Heck TCM has one but it's not clearPublished 4 months ago by Lee A. Bartholomew
a Young George Clooney is in the second episode. I got it for the music (Tangerine Dream) composed the title Track Streethawk ie Le Parc.
Pretty typical of 70/80 's TV shows. Read more
LOVE it remember this show when I was a kid. sad that it ended in one season.Published 5 months ago by Brian Wynn
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Another new member to the club I see (the club who don't understand pre-order reviews that is). The purpose of reviews is also to describe the content of the product if you know about it. With a series that was on tv of yesteryear, people still remember it. They may have them on video tape,... Read More
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