Law & Order: The Complete Series
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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.
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
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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. It's great (and comforting) to know you have every season of your favorite show at your fingertips and available to watch whenever you want, as opposed to collecting a single season every year. I wish Paramount would do the same with Gunsmoke, instead of releasing it in those oh so annoying (and ridiculously high-priced) half season sets.
All in all, if you're a fan of Law & Order, then you NEED to get this wonderfully packaged megaset- it's a lovingly mounted tribute to a show that, 50 years from now, will be regarded as much a classic as shows like Perry Mason, The Untouchables, Hawaii 5-O and others. Believe me, you'll never regret the purchase!
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