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Yes it's quite clear that Ransom for a dead man (actually one of my favourites for a superb villain) has higher production values than the main series. Shame but understandable they couldn't maintain that budget.
Columbo cries wolf is the last great episode of the series and one of the very few good ones after the restart in the 80s.
It also features an excellent soundtrack. It's also one of the episodes where we get some short glimpses at his tough side underneath the trenchcoat, which I always enjoy a lot.
Yes indeed. I like when he suddenly turns to being tough. Also the part where the villainess 'uncovers' Columbo's act. I know that happens a few times in the series but I think it's best done here.
Alot of the earlier episodes do look like movies, there has been some great talent involved with the series.
Now that you mention it, I must say I love Agenda for Murder. Patrick McGoohan is like the Terminator or something; the guy is always in control. Columbo's usual tactics don't work on him.
I have the Cigar dvd Boxset with every episode, its very cheap to buy these days recently saw it in a UK supermarket for £20
Regarding the cigar box: I have seen two different versions of it - the first image shows a cigar box DVD set identical to the one I have - the second one is a different box. Is there any differences in the content?
They appear to have the same content the second Boxset just looks more compact packaging, I have the first one also.
Good. When I saw that second one only days after ordering my boxset, I was a bit afraid that the second one might have more content. I couldn't find any more information about any differences, so at the mention of the cigar box set here, I had to ask. Thanks!
The DVD cases inside the boxes are identical just a different box, I have started watching from the start again one of the best series ever.
It's been a few years since I've watched them all.
Wonder why they felt the need to make two different boxes? Looking at them both, I probably prefer the look of the one I didn't get, haha!
Watched the 70's episodes not long ago, and I'm planning on rewatching them again soon. Need to get through the 80's-00's stuff first (which I have never seen before).
It's interesting that when the series was relaunched, Universal opted to go with as much continuity as possible.
The first few were produced by Richard Alan Simmons, who had been producer of the final batch of 1970s episodes. Simmons also had a relationship with Peter Falk, going back to the 1960s television series The Trials of O'Brien. William Link, Columbo's co-creator, had the title of "supervising executive producer." That title not only applied to Columbo, but the other new shows that were part of The ABC Mystery Movie.
Also, the director of Columbo Goes to the Guilloutine (first 1989 episode) was Leo Penn. He also directed The Conspirators, the final 1970s installment. And yes, if you didn't know, he was the father of Sean Penn.
Now that's trivia! Thanks for sharing!