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Created by Jeffrey Grant Rice
Before X-Files was even a glimmer in Chris Carter's eye, he was a
loyal viewer of this cult giant of classical 70's TV. The ABC network's
THE NIGHT STALKER, was based on the novel
by Jeff Rice. It was adapted for the tube by legendary Richard Matheson and was
a monster (no pun intended) hit which followed with another success -
THE NIGHT STRANGLER TV-movie pushing for
the eventual birth of the much-beloved series "Kolchak: The Night Stalker".
Theatrical Release: September 13th, 1974
DVD Review: Universal - Region 1 - NTSC
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|Distribution||Universal - Region 1 - NTSC|
|Runtime||20 episodes X 50:00 = approx. 16.5 hours|
Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.15 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
|Subtitles||English (HoH), Spanish, None|
Episode 1: "The Ripper"
3 dual-sided DVDs with 4 episodes a side (one side - the 6th - is blank).
Perhaps not as shiny a gem, and a little more obvious, than my youth would remember, this is still packed with fun and edge-of-seat suspense. The image looks fine - some episodes a shade sharper or brighter than others - but as consistent as I expected. The 2.0 channel audio has no flaws that I could detect. I'm a big fan of removable subtitles and these have Universal's excellent standard. No extras but if you start analyzing what you are getting here - its about $1.30 an episode - and to have this long sought series digitally at your finger tips makes it even more of a steal. How can we not recommend?