Homicide: Life On the Street comes complete on 4th of July

Before The Wire, Baltimore was already on the crime tv radar with the critically acclaimed Homicide: Life On the Street. Coincidentally the series was based on the book Homicide: Life On the Killing Streets by David Simon, the creator of The Wire. This series is the father of The Wire. The show picked up the level of quality previously found on Hill Street Blues. The show was all about Charm City as they filmed all over the place. There were stories about independent film crews that would lie to the police that they were shooting B-roll for Homicide to get out of being fined for filming without a permit. The show is also the birthplace of Richard Belzer playing John Munch. After seven seasons, he transferred over to Law & Order: SVU. Belzer played Munch for 23 years. Homicide did a few crossovers with Law & Order as great must see events on NBC. Now all seven seasons are getting boxed up for Homicide: Life On the Streets – The Complete Series. It comes out on 4th of July so you can pick up a boxset along with your fireworks. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory about the release:

Homicide: Life On The Street
THE COMPLETE SERIES
 

BRING HOME THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF THIS LANDMARK SERIES
IN A 35-DVD BOX SET PACKED with SPECIAL BONUS CONTENT
 
ARRIVES ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE JULY 4, 2017
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

One of television’s most acclaimed and riveting dramas of all time, award-winning series Homicide: Life On The Street arrives in its entirety with this comprehensive 35-DVD collection from Shout! Factory on July 4, 2017. Featuring all 122 episodes from the original series and insightful bonus content, Homicide: Life On The Street THE COMPLETE SERIES  35-DVD box set is a must-have for collectors and fans of quality television.
 
Executive produced by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, and based on the book Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets by David Simon, the critically acclaimed television series Homicide: Life On The Street became one of the most seminal drama series of all time by virtue of its powerful writing, gritty realism, emotionally charged storylines and outstanding ensemble cast, including Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Yaphet Kotto, Melissa Leo and Ned Beatty. HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET also featured guest appearances from such notable actors as Rosanna Arquette, Bruce Campbell, Joan Chen, Paul Giamatti, James Earl Jones, Jerry Orbach, Robin Williams and many more.
 
A critical smash and a three-time Peabody Award winner, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET presented viewers with a gritty and realistic examination of detectives working the homicide division in Baltimore and remains one of television’s finest hours about one of America’s toughest jobs.
 
 
Pre-order now at:
https://www.shoutfactory.com/tv/crime/homicide-life-on-the-street-the-complete-series
 
Bonus Features
Seasons 1&2
Commentary on “Gone for Goode” with executive producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana
Homicide: Life at the Start – Featuring interviews with Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana
Season 3
Commentary on “The Gas Man” with executive producer Barry Levinson and co-executive producer Henry Bromell
Homicide: Life in Season 3 – Featuring interviews with Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Henry Bromell, David Simon, and James Yoshimura (narrated by Daniel Baldwin)
Season 4
Commentary on “The Hat” with actor Clark Johnson and writer Anya Epstein
Homicide: Life in Season 4 – Featuring interviews with Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Henry Bromell, David Simon, and James Yoshimura (narrated by Isabella Hofmann)
Season 5
Commentary on “The Documentary” with writers Eric Overmyer and James Yoshimura
Inside Homicide – An interview with David Simon and James Yoshimura
Season 6
Commentary on “The Subway” with writer James Yoshimura and director Gary Fleder
Anatomy Of A Homicide – Hour-long documentary about The Making Of “The Subway”
Season 7
Commentary on “Forgive Us Our Trespasses” with executive producer Tom Fontana, co-executive producer James Yoshimura, and co-executive producer Julie Martin
Live Panel Discussion with Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, James Yoshimura, and David Simon
 
Bonus Disc
Law & Order Crossover Episode: “Charm City” (Part 1 Companion To Homicide Season 4 Episode, “For God Or Country”)
Law & Order Crossover Episode: “Baby It’s You, Part 1” (Companion To Homicide Season 6 Episode, “Baby It’s You, Part 2”)
Law & Order Crossover Episode: “Sideshow, Part 1” (Companion To Homicide Season 7 Episode, “Sideshow, Part 2”)
Homicide: The Movie (2000 Television Movie)
 

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