- Interactive trivia game
- Craig Stevens, Blake Edwards, and Henry Mancini biographies
Peter Gunn, Set 2
DVD | Box Set
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From the Back Cover
"When Gunn gives his word, that's it." From the smoky bar at Mother's to the deadly LA docks, the carnival midway to the dusty Texas plains, Peter Gunn takes the cases the cops can't--or won't--handle. Created and produced by Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther), Peter Gunn is the definitive American private dick--tough, smart and dangerous. With the beautiful Edie Hart at his side. Lieutenant Jacoby at his back. Mother serving the martinis. And Henry Mancini scoring the Grammy®-winning theme. Who could ask for more?
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These episodes have been a great find for us. Each one finds a new situation, interesting characters, some wonderful jazz, and a great deal more humor than I had expected. (Not "fall in the floor laughter" but very amusing and lovable characters, and some very challenging and entertaining situations for both Gunn and his police lieutenant pal, Jacobi.)
If you love really good jazz (by some wonderful guest entertainers), and good character development, you should find the Peter Gunn series (both seasons) a real forgotten treasure.
However I find the others to be quite delightful; I simply had not remembered them.
Anybody else remember when they could tell a whole story in one half hour.
That makes current shows kind of over long.
Craig Stevens was Peter Gunn and Lola Albright was his girl, Edie Hart. Hershel Bernardi was his cop pal Lt. Jocoby. Hope Emerson was "Mother." She ran the jazz joint Gunn frequented. Blake Edwards was the guy who dreamed up Peter Gunn in the first place. By accident, he ran into a guy by the name of Mancini while getting his hair cut, and the music Mancini would write for Gunn would change television forever. It would also begin a long and fruitful friendship that would give moviegoers and music lovers such classics as "Days of Wine and Roses" and "The Pink Panther."
While there is an occasional washed out look to these black and white episodes, the convenience of having so many great episodes on the two discs sort of makes up for the occasional lack of quality. While the first boxed set offered some great episodes, including "Lynn's Blues," which I feel is the best of the series, the second boxed set is actually more colorful.
While Mancini's West Coast jazz score and the noirish tone continued, the locations offered Gunn a chance to roam a bit, as the show got even better. Craig Stevens will always have a special place in TV history as the very cool, Peter Gunn. This show broke new ground in television for its blend of music and action, and set a tone for what cool really was. This is a must have for "Peter Gunn" fans and anyone else who loves classic television. There may indeed not be much that's new here, but that is only because Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn started it all.
What a treat to find these two editions on sale & purchase them. It's the Maltese Falcon/James Bond character, played by Craig Stevens, rolled into one. The plots vary in quality, as do the tranfers of this product. But, that's not what matters--it's the style, era, sets, music & the hot(for it's time)chemistry between Mr Stevens & his gal, played by Lola Albright. It's like stepping back into the hip coolness of light jazz, big cars, the whole era of the late 50's. I wasn't aware of the major influences of the beatniks until seeing this show. Stereotyped, but now informed of the contributions they don't get credit for. I wish they would release Surfside 6, 77 Sunset strip, Mr. Lucky & others in this field. Anybody who wants to remember the golden age of real detective shows would enjoy these two volumns--1 & 2. BUY!!!
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