Hunter - The Complete First Season
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Hunter follows the life of Los Angeles Police Department detective Sgt. Rick Hunter (Fred Dryer), a renegade cop whose family has ties to organized crime. This family tree, coupled with a penchant for getting his partners injured and a propensity to bend the rules, make Hunter an unpopular guy within the department. Only two officers will even agree to partner with him - Bernie Terwilliger (James Whitmore Jr.), who's a total incompetent, and Dee Dee McCall (Stepfanie Kramer), a stunning brunette with a rebellious streak of her own (and also disliked by her colleagues).Read more ›
These DVD sets are cheap, and it's fun to see the episodes with a high quality picture, but whoever was in charge of changing the soundtrack should be fired!
It isn't a matter of COST for the studio to get the rights to the original music, it's a question of GREED concerning profit margins. VEI (an excellent company) released all THREE seasons of Hardcastle and McCormick (Another great Stephen J. Cannell TV series), quickly, and with all the original music. In comparison, Anchor Bay has RUINED every single Stephen J. Cannell release by horribly editing episodes and replacing the original music. You can't tell me that Hunter, 21 Jump Street, or the Greatest American Hero wouldn't sell well enough to cover the cost of obtaining the rights to the original music. If VEI could do it, that tells me that Anchor Bay just didn't care enough about the fans!
Well,Hunter one of my fav 80's cops Tv shows arrives finally on Dvd by courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment.
It presents the adventures of 2 Sgts. detectives from the Homicide division in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Police.
One is Rick Hunter(Dryer) a tough cop son of a mob lord who has its own rules and has SIMON(a S&W '45 gun).It's partner is Dee Dee McCall(Kramer) a female right and balanced whose father a cop was killed in the line of duty.
Together they solve the most various cases in LA.
The action and stunts used are the same used in The A Team and other Stephen J Cannell prods even the stunt coordinator is the same.Gunfight,fights and car chases are standard and very evident due to poor editing(you can see the driver and fight scenes stunts in every take).
The result is very pleaseant and nice to see.
The only flaw as all Anchor Bay releases is the lack of English subtitles.Yes it's CC(Closed Captioned) but only for NTSC Tv sets.I'm an International customer from Spain and my Tv can't enable that captions.The studio must think in the International customers and all the deaf and hard to hearing people.It's weird that other Anchor Bay releases(features) have subtitles while Tv series sets don't.And the prize is also a bit expensive compared with other studios.
That's why I give 4 stars instead of 5.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hunter is an excellent series. I purchased the Amazon Streaming Video version. For those of you thinking about purchasing this - be aware these are full screen not widescreen... Read morePublished 10 days ago by B. Hackman
I remember this show when I was a kid watching it with my father. The discs were new and the quality was good.Published 1 month ago by Passion
Love this series. I can't say it enough. I am having so much fun rewatching these episodes.Published 2 months ago by Kari A. Delaney
Great buddy cop show. Some great chemistry between Hunter and McCall the fist two seasons were all action which was great. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JOSEPH TROIANI
What can I say ... I'm and eighties kid and I enjoyed watching this show then and I still do! So far I've had no problems with the discs ( I'm on disc one). Read morePublished 4 months ago by littlebird.