Crime Story (TV) (1986): The Complete Series ADDED

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Crime Story (TV) (1986): The Complete Series ADDED

Postby Paul_Rudoff » 10 Dec 2023 01:14

This information is for these two pages:

Crime Story (TV) (1986)
- Season 1: http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/f ... ?fid=17042
- Season 2: http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/f ... ?fid=17041

* Title: Crime Story: The Complete Series
* Country: America
* Region: 1
* Releasing Studio: Image Entertainment/RLJ Entertainment
* Case Type: Digibook (orig. 25th Anniv. [2011]) / 9-Disc Keep Case (2016 re-release)
* Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
* Anamorphic?: No
* PAL or NTSC?: NTSC
* Soundtracks (LANGUAGE, 2.0 MONO/STEREO/SURROUND): English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
* Subtitles (optional?): None
* Commentaries: None
* Extras: None
* Easter Eggs: None
* Amazon ASIN:
- Plastic Case (2016): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KBIOH0E/
- 25th Anniv. Digibook (2011): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FQ2HBO/
* Source: Disc I own.

EPISODES (both seasons are combined)
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[SEASON 1]

DISC 1
"Pilot" (95:55)
"Final Transmission" (46:54)
"Shadow Dancer" (48:06)
"The Saint Louis Book of Blues" (49:18)

DISC 2
"The War" (44:50)
"Abrams For The Defense" (46:17)
"Pursuit of a Wanted Felon" (47:59)
"Old Friends, Dead Ends" (48:02)
"Justice Hits The Skids" (45:50)

DISC 3
"For Love or Money" (47:27)
"Crime Pays" (49:08)
"Hide and Go Thief (45:37)
"Strange Bedfellows" (45:46)
"Fatal Crossroads (49:40)

DISC 4
"Torello on Trial" (49:41)
"The Kingdom of Money" (48:55)
"The Battle of Las Vegas" (48:27)
"The Survivor" (47:18)
"The Pinnacle" (45:10)

[SEASONS 1&2]

DISC 5
"Top of the World" (49:15)
"Ground Zero" (48:06)
~~~~~
"The Senator, the Movie Star, & the Mob" (48:31)
"Blast from the Past" (48:31)
"Atomic Fallout" (47:55)

[SEASON 2]

DISC 6
"Always a Blonde" (48:31)
"Shockwaves" (47:37)
"Robbery, Armed" (43:26) (mistakenly listed in the menu as "Armed Robbery")
"Love Hurts" (48:34)
"Little Girl Lost" (47:41)

DISC 7
"MIG-21" (48:36)
"Pauli Taglia's Dream" (47:39)
"Femme Fatale" (46:25)
"Moulin Rouge" (48:34)
"Seize the Time" (47:13)

DISC 8
"Roadrunner" (47:45)
"Protected Witness" (48:43)
"Last Rites" (48:10)
"Brothel Wars" (48:23)
"The Hearings" (48:44)

DISC 9
"Byline" (47:22)
"Pursuit" (47:33)
"Escape" (46:46)
"Going Home" (47:47)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I own the 2016 RLJ Entertainment release in the thick 9-disc clear plastic keepcase. The discs are the same as the 2011 Image Entertainment release, complete with Image logo shown on boot-up, because Image became RLJ:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RLJE_Films

The original "25th Anniversary" release has the 9 discs in a Digibook and was released in 2011. The release without this banner on the cover is in a thick 9-disc plastic case and was released in 2016.

* 25th Anniv. Review: https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/review/51780
* 25th Anniv. Press Release: https://web.archive.org/web/20121020094 ... ries/15792

Several of the season 2 episodes are out of airdate order. I don't know if the DVD order is the correct story order or not. Some episodes in season 2 might be edited, as a few run less than 48 minutes 30 seconds. There is one that is 43 minutes 26 seconds, which I'm positive is edited.

I don't know if there is any replacement music. The Del Shannon song "Runaway" is still used as the opening and closing theme, and I've heard other licensed music, but I am not familiar with all music originally used in this series to say that everything is here.

According to Wikipedia: "...the entire series (except for the unaired episode) was released on a series of VHS tapes in 1991 from a label called Starmaker. This is the only official release which has the original music. [...] On November 15, 2011, Image Entertainment released Crime Story - The Complete Series: 25th Anniversary Edition on DVD in Region 1.The 9-disc set contains all 44 episodes of the series. However, it has been criticized for having a visual quality no better than when the episodes were originally broadcast, and for removing songs from the soundtrack because they were too expensive to license."

Here are some supportive photographs:
* Front and back of 2016 plastic case:
https://www.spookcentral.tk/temp/4DVDCo ... eries1.jpg
* Inside of 2016 plastic case with my personal disc contents list taped inside:
https://www.spookcentral.tk/temp/4DVDCo ... eries2.jpg
* Close-up of my personal disc contents list:
https://www.spookcentral.tk/temp/4DVDCo ... eries3.jpg

The two seasons were also released individually by Anchor Bay in Region 1 Digibook packaging. I do not have specs for those discs, other than S1 has 5 discs, S2 has 4 discs, and there are no extras for either season. Here are some reviews of the Anchor Bay sets which may give you the information:
* S1 (Case File Cover): https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/review/8517
* S1 (New Cover): https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/review/18901
* S2: https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/review/18145

I hope this helps.
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Re: Crime Story (TV) (1986): The Complete Series

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 11 Dec 2023 10:31

Paul_Rudoff wrote:* Case Type: Digibook (orig. 25th Anniv. [2011]) / 9-Disc Keep Case (2016 re-release)

Looking at pictures on ebay of used listings for the 25th Anniversary edition, it doesn't look like a Digibook. No booklet is included within the case.
Updating as a Digipak case instead.
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Re: Crime Story (TV) (1986): The Complete Series

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 11 Dec 2023 11:02

Added the sets. Thank you.
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