A blurb from Paramount about Hawaii Five-O Season 1: “Book ‘em Danno-Murder One”. With its groundbreaking mix of crackling dialogue, suspenseful plots, Hawaiian locales and irresistible theme music, Hawaii Five-O ushered in a thrilling new era of TV police action-drama. Starring Jack Lord as tough-as-nails, cool-as-ice Detective Steve McGarrett and James MacArthur as Danny “Danno” Williams.
Thank our lucky stars for Paramount!! Hawaii Five-O is finally out on DVD!!! One of the best police-drama shows there ever was is now on DVD with the groundbreaking first season! This brilliant series stars Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett, head of Five-O with James MacArthur as Danny “Danno” Williams his second in command and Richard Denning as the governor of Hawaii. The show ran for an amazing 12 seasons, longer than any other cop show other than Law & Order. For most of the seasons the show was filmed entirely in Hawaii using local talent but later did all interior shots in Los Angeles and exterior shots back in Hawaii. This set has the first 24 episodes and is digitally remastered in breathtaking quality! The set includes the original feature-length pilot with a different “Danno” and a special TV show produced in 1996 with a lot of the original cast interviewed by James MacArthur and Emme Tomimbang. The special is interesting to watch for a lot of the original cast is sadly no longer with us.
The video quality is fantastic! Episodes are also uncut. I’ve never seen Hawaii Five-O this crystal clear! There is also a Play All feature on each disc.
Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!
Disc 1- 1. “Pilot”-with Leslie Nielsen, Khigh Dhiegh and James Gregory
2. “Full Fathom Five”-with Kevin McCarthy
3. “Stranger In Our Own Land”-with Simon Oakland
Disc 2- 1. “Tiger By The Tail”-with Sal Mineo, Harold J Stone
2. “Samurai”-with Ricardo Montalban
3. “And They Painted Daises On His Coffin”-with Gavin Macleod
4. “Twenty Four Karat Kill”
Disc 3- 1. “The Ways Of Love”
2. “No Blue Skies”-with Tommy Sands
3. “By The Numbers”-with Johnny Crawford, Wil Kuluva
4. “Yesterday Dies And Tomorrow Won’t Be Born”-with John Larch, Ellen Corby
Disc 4- 1. “Death Watch”-with Nehemiah Persoff
2. “Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember”-with Denny Miller
3. “King Of The Hill”-with Yaphet Kotto, Jeff Corey
4. “Up Tight”-with Ed Flanders
Disc 5- 1. “Face Of The Dragon”-with David Opatoshu, Jackie Coogan
2. “The Box”-with Gavin Macleod, RG Armstrong
3. “One For The Money”-with Farley Granger, Jeanette Nolan
4. “Along Came Joey”-with Mark Richman, Jesse White
Disc 6-1. “Once Upon A Time” Pt 1-with Joanne Linville
2. “Once Upon A Time” Pt 2-with William Schallert
3. “Not That Much Different”-with Stewart Moss
Disc 7- 1. “Six Kilos”-with Antoinette Bower
2. ”The Big Kahuna”-with Sally Kellerman, Robert Colbert
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Disc 7: Documentary-“Emme’s Island Moments-“Memories Of Hawaii Five-O (42:17)
I have been a huge fan of Hawaii Five-O and this 7-disc set is well worth the money for the remastered and clear picture quality alone. I can’t wait for Season 2!