(aka 'Columbo: The Complete Six and Seventh Seasons')

directed by Bernard L. Kowalski, Robert Douglas, Sam Wanamaker, James Frawley, Jonathan Demme and Leo Penn
USA 1977 -78

In the detective series that inspired them all, acclaimed actor Peter Falk returns in his four-time Emmy-winning role as the wry and ruffled police lieutenant in Columbo Season Five.

 

Season 6 and 7 of Columbo proves again the strength of the writing and the wonderful character acting of Peter Falk. He dons his famous trenchcoat again as he returns in his 4-time Emmy award-winning role as everyone’s favorite Police Lieutenant in Columbo: The Complete Sixth and Seventh Season! He pesters with all the right questions in some of the most deceptive and deadly cases. The continuing final two seasons also features such acclaimed guest stars as William Shatner, Joyce Van Patten, Theodore Bikel, Ruth Gordon, Mariette Hartley, Nicol Williamson, Kim Cattrall, Louis Jourdan, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, and more. The landmark crime series returns, and no murderer can hide for long with Columbo on the beat! .  out of  

Gary W. Tooze

Television Premiere: February 20th, 1968 - USA and Canada

DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Universal (3 single sided - dual-layered discs) - Region 1- NTSC

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Distribution Universal - Region 1- NTSC
Runtime Each episode is around 1 hour 30 to 1 hour 13 minutes each X 8 episodes = about 11 hours of "Columbo"
Video 1:33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.40 mb/s (sample)
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s   

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby) 
Subtitles English (close captioned), None
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Release Information:
Studio: UMVD

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

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• none

DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2006

3 transparent slim Keepcases inside VHS sized cardboard box
Chapters: 4 in each episode X 8 = 32 in total

 

Comments:

Unlike the Season 4 and 5 Package from Universal - Season 6,7 contains 8 episodes (as opposed to 6 in Seasons 4 and 5). Devoid of extras (interviews etc.) but this boxset with the final two seasons contain 3 single-sided dual-layered layered DVDs. Each side as 3 episodes (except disc 3 which houses only the final 2) Only English Hard-of-Hearing subtitles are offered as an option.

Image/Audio quality are quite strong for TV transfers - detail is very good. I don't watch a lot of TV on DVD but personally I find these Columbo Boxsets some of the better transfers that I have seen. All episodes are clean and progressively transferred.

Columbo is something I never seem to tire of and this DVD contains more good episodes. Stars William Shatner, Joyce Van Patten, Theodore Bikel, Ruth Gordon, Mariette Hartley, Nicol Williamson, Kim Cattrall, Louis Jourdan, Trish Van Devere and Laurence Luckinbill complete great casting and support Falk and the plots with excellent vigor. I am a big fan and would probably purchase regardless of price but this package is quite reasonable for 11+ hours of fabulous entertainment for a show that never really got weaker over time. You can't beat it for value.  out of  

Gary W. Tooze



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DVDBeaver also recommends the first 5 of the Universal Columbo Complete Season Boxsets:

 

Distribution Universal - Region 1- NTSC




 

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