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[07/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
Three Classic Shows from the NBC Mystery Movie Series Make Their DVD Debuts

[via press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment]

THREE CLASSIC SHOWS FROM THE NBC MYSTERY MOVIE SERIES MAKE THEIR DVD DEBUTS

MCMILLAN & WIFE: SEASON ONE
MCCLOUD: SEASONS ONE & TWO
COLUMBO: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

On the Case August 9, 2005 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

'70S SUPER SLEUTHS ARE BACK IN ACTION AS THREE CLASSIC SHOWS FROM THE NBC MYSTERY MOVIE SERIES MAKE THEIR DVD DEBUTS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- July 29, 2005 -- A newly installed San Francisco police commissioner and his eccentric but influential wife, a straight-shooting New Mexico cowboy galloping through Manhattan streets, a disheveled police lieutenant with a knack for asking the tough questions - they don't make TV crime fighters like that any more! That's why this summer Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing the three original titles from NBC's classic Mystery Movie Series, McMillan & Wife: Season One, McCloud: Seasons One & Two and Columbo: The Complete Third Season, for the first time ever on DVD. These three NBC shows set a new bar making TV history by being the first to share the same time slot on a rotating basis. Each title is available to own for just $39.98 SRP.

McMillan & Wife: Season One
Starring Golden Globe winner Rock Hudson and Emmy nominee Susan Saint James, McMillan & Wife: Season One brings TV's beloved crime-solving couple back on the job. Join San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his quirky but clever wife Sally for 12 captivating TV hours (8 episodes) of the show's complete first season. Written by TV legend Steven Bochco ("NYPD Blue," "Hill Street Blues") the series' first season features guest appearances by Stacey Keach ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"), Emmy winner Tyne Daly ("Cagney & Lacey") and James Wainright ("Magnum, P.I.").

McCloud: Seasons One & Two
Two-time Emmy nominee Dennis Weaver stars as Deputy Marshall Sam McCloud, a county sheriff relocated to New York City whose rural ways of catching criminals - often on horseback - clash with the by-the-book police officers in the big city. Co-starring Della Reese ("Touched by an Angel"), Diana Muldaur ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Teri Garr ("Tootsie") and J.D. Cannon (Cool Hand Luke) with guest appearances by Stefanie Powers ("Hart to Hart"), Pat Morita ("Happy Days"), Milton Berle and more. Saddle up for all 11 hilarious and thrilling episodes of Seasons 1 and 2, including the pilot and a bonus episode of McMillan & Wife. A total of 16 TV hours of content! Produced by Glenn Larson, the prolific producer of such iconic television as Knight Rider, Quincy M.E. and Battlestar Galactica.

Columbo: The Third Season
Winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, Columbo: The Third Season stars the legendary Peter Falk in 15 TV hours (8 episodes) of mystery fun. Guest stars include Martin Sheen ("The West Wing"), Vincent Price (Laura, Edward Scissorhands), Jackie Cooper (Superman, "The Little Rascals"), Katey Sagal ("Married...with Children"), Robert Culp ("I Spy"), Dana Elcar ("MacGyver") and country music legend Johnny Cash. In the third installment of this landmark series that launched an entire television genre, TV's most beloved gumshoe unravels a host of fascinating new mysteries. As a bonus, this two-disc set includes an episode of Mrs. Columbo, the TV show that starred Kate Mulgrew ("Star Trek: Voyager") as Lt. Columbo's crime-solving spouse!

SYNOPSES

McMillan & Wife: Season One
Attorney Stewart McMillan is the recently named commissioner of the San Francisco police department. With his pretty, but somewhat cooky wife Sally, his hard drinking housekeeper Mildred and his assistant, the slow witted Sgt. Charlie Enright, Mac manages to solve some of The City's most baffling crimes.

McCloud: Seasons One & Two
Sam McCloud is a Deputy U.S. Marshal from Taos, New Mexico who goes to New York to find an escaped criminal. When he falls for reporter Chris Coughlin (Diana Muldaur), she convinces her cousin, the deputy police commissioner, to put Sam on temporary duty with the NYPD. He's assigned to the detective bureau headed by Chief Peter B. Clifford (J.D. Cannon), who is less than thrilled with having McCloud under his command. Nonetheless, McCloud manages to track down killers, drug dealers and other big city criminals using a winning combination of modern police work and good ol' country know-how.

Columbo: The Complete Third Season
Lt. Columbo, a disheveled, cigar-chomping sleuth uses his appearance as an incompetent bumbler to lull murder suspects into a false sense of security. Despite this facade, Columbo is actually the shrewdest, most resourceful homicide detective in the LAPD. In every episode, he carefully and methodically pieces together the minutest clues leading to the true identity of the killer.

DVD TECHNICAL INFORMATION

McMillan and Wife: Season One
Street Date: August 9, 2005
Pre-Order Close: July 5, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $39.98 SRP
Selection Numbers: 28282
Running Time: 10 Hours 25 Minutes
Discs: 2
Layers: Dual/Dual (Double-Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: Not rated
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; Spanish subtitles

McCloud: Seasons One & Two
Street Date: August 9, 2005
Pre-Order Close: July 5, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $39.98 SRP
Selection Numbers: 28247
Running Time: 15 Hours 45 Minutes
Discs: 3
Layers: 2 Dual/Dual (Double-Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: Not rated
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; Spanish subtitles

Columbo: The Third Season
Street Date: August 9, 2005
Pre-Order Close: July 5, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $39.98 SRP
Selection Numbers: 28178
Running Time: 11 Hours 24 Minutes
Discs: 2
Layers: Dual/Dual (Double-Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: Not rated
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; Spanish subtitles

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