Adapted by John Mortimer from his best-selling novels, and starring Leo McKern in an iconic performance, Rumpole of the Bailey set a new bar for all courtroom dramas to come. Airing on PBS between 1978 and 1992, this incredibly popular series balanced suspense and satire as deftly as the scales of justice. Spread across 14 discs, this box set includes all 42 episodes from all seven seasons.
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The Golden Girls: 25th Anniversary Complete Collection chronicles the adventures of four older women living together in Miami. The memorable Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and Sophia engage in all manner of silly, outrageous, and very funny antics in one of the best sitcoms, ever. The humor is what the show is best known for, and it holds up remarkably well in later years (much like they do), but its the friendship between these women that is at the heart of the series. We should all be so lucky in our golden years.
While this collection offers no new special features than those offered in the original DVD releases, the set makes for an appealing gift. The seven seasons of the series are enclosed within a replica of Sophia’s wicker purse, complete with a deck of playing cards featuring the four ladies. It’s sure to please the ladies, and those who love the ladies, on your list.
Have someone on your list who asked for the world this Christmas? Well, now you can give it to them (and a bit more from our solar system, as well), with the History Channel’s epic six-disc blue-ray set Earth and Space. The set includes the best selling series The Universe and How the Earth was Made as well as a bonus, feature length documentary, Beyond the Big Bang.
The groundbreaking miniseries, The Universe, uses cutting edge technology to take you to the outer reaches of distant galaxies and back home to our solar system. In How the Earth was Made, you can travel the world looking at the physical process that lead to some of the most recognizable geographical features on our planet today. The double set features all 26 episodes from the first seasons of both The Universe and How the Earth was Made. Beautiful!
Twilight Zone Fan Favorites is a 5-DVD set consisting of 19 classic episodes of Rod Sterling’s landmark series, The Twilight Zone. The set includes classic episodes like “Nothing in the Dark”, featuring a very young Robert Redford as Death, “Nightmare at 20,000 feet”, featuring William Shatner on a very bumpy flight, and “Two”, featuring Elizabeth Montgomery and Charles Bronson, two foes that find themselves the only survivors of a nuclear holocaust; along with many more that exemplify what this influential series represents—chilling stuff, really. With over eight hours of episodes, this box set is perfect for any fan of the legendary television series.
For years one of the most requested TV shows not available on DVD, the Six Million Dollar Man is finally getting its due with a muscular 40 DVD box-set. One of the iconic pop smashes of the ‘70s, this set features all five seasons of the action-packed adventures of Col. Steve Austin (Lee Majors), the world’s first Bionic man. In addition to the original, uncut broadcast versions of the episodes, also included are the three pilot TV movies and reunion shows as well as a bonus 17 original featurettes, ranging from “The Bionic Sound Effects” to “The Search for Bigfoot”.
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