We call it the DVD event of the season.
Imagine this: The complete Hill Street Blues, a stunning 34-DVD box set packed with oodles of bonus extras. Thank you Shout! factory for this gem.
Created by award-winning writers/producers Steven Bochco and Michael Kozoll, the critically acclaimed television series became one of the most seminal drama series by virtue of its powerful writing, gritty realism, emotionally charged storylines and incredible ensemble cast, including Daniel J. Travanti, Veronica Hamel, Bruce Weitz and Betty Thomas.
Throughout its seven year run on network television (1981-1987), Hill Street Blues took viewers inside the heart of a racially torn, crime-ridden precinct of an urban metropolis.
Each episode charts a day in the life on "The Hill," balancing the characters' personal lives with their professional ones. "Let's be careful out there," advises Sgt. Esterhaus every morning at roll call, before sending out his officers and detectives to patrol their city's streets, where the peace is kept thanks to a tenuous trust between the police and the people they protect. Yet as dangerous as their precinct is, the men and women of Hill Street often find that their biggest battles involve protecting themselves from the Public Defender's office, self-serving bureaucrats ... and each other.
The winner of 26 Emmy Awards (including Outstanding Drama Series four years running) and a mainstay on any roll call of the greatest television shows of all time, this handsomely packaged 34-DVD collector’s box set contains all 144 acclaimed episodes, the original Hill Street Blues pilot, a commemorative 24-page book with a special essay written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Tom Shales, and retrospective bonus content, featuring new interviews with Steven Bochco, the cast and so much more.
A must-have for collectors and any fan of quality television!
HILL STREET BLUES: THE COMPLETE SERIES bonus content:
THE HISTORY OF HILL STREET Steven Bochco and others talk about the creation of the show.
INTERVIEWS WITH THE OFFICERS Featuring cast members James B. Sikking, Dennis Franz, Bruce Weitz, Charles Haid and Dennis Dugan.
WRITERS ON THE HILL A discussion with Steven Bochco, Robert Crais, Jeffrey Lewis and Alan Rachins about writing for the show.
ROLL CALL Looking back on Hill Street Blues
FOUR EPISODE COMMENTARIES Including creator Steven Bochco, actors James B. Sikking, Joe Spano, Bruce Weitz, Charles Haid and Dennis Dugan, writer Jeffrey Lewis and story consultant Robert Crais.