"Just One More Thing..." - The COLUMBO Discussion Thread

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    That reminds me that Cannon was another great show.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
    edited June 2018 Posts: 23,531
    I have the cigar box DVD set, as well! Have yet to go through the 80's and onwards episodes, but planning on doing so during the summer.

    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?
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    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.

    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).

    Products often get repackaged unnecessarily when reissued to sell as many units as possible the public are likely to spend money when its something new looking.
  • That reminds me that Cannon was another great show.

    Falk also hugged Mike Connors of Mannix on his way up to the stage.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
    Posts: 23,531
    bondjames wrote: »
    I have the cigar box DVD set, as well! Have yet to go through the 80's and onwards episodes, but planning on doing so during the summer.

    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?
    s-l300.jpg
    71krdRJ%2B0VL._SL1333_.jpg

    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.
    Agreed. It was the 90's episodes that got me into it for the first time, and then I discovered all the wonderful 70's entries (when they finally released them all on dvd) which are even better. Great characterizations, actors, music etc. etc.

    It's been a few years since I've watched them all.

    A mates step Dad lent me several recordings of the early movies when I was around eleven years old so got into the show quite early, Blueprint for Murder I recall was the first movie I watched, still one of my favorites.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited June 2018 Posts: 23,883
    bondjames wrote: »
    I have the cigar box DVD set, as well! Have yet to go through the 80's and onwards episodes, but planning on doing so during the summer.

    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?
    s-l300.jpg
    71krdRJ%2B0VL._SL1333_.jpg

    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.
    Agreed. It was the 90's episodes that got me into it for the first time, and then I discovered all the wonderful 70's entries (when they finally released them all on dvd) which are even better. Great characterizations, actors, music etc. etc.

    It's been a few years since I've watched them all.

    A mates step Dad lent me several recordings of the early movies when I was around eleven years old so got into the show quite early, Blueprint for Murder I recall was the first movie I watched, still one of my favorites.
    That's a great one. Patrick O'Neal was a charismatic actor (I think I first saw him in one of those Perry Mason movies and he made an impression). There's a certain refined style to the characters in these old Columbo episodes which I miss in today's output. Everyone seems quite intelligent and well spoken. Bond-like in a way.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
    Posts: 23,531
    bondjames wrote: »
    bondjames wrote: »
    I have the cigar box DVD set, as well! Have yet to go through the 80's and onwards episodes, but planning on doing so during the summer.

    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?
    s-l300.jpg
    71krdRJ%2B0VL._SL1333_.jpg

    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.
    Agreed. It was the 90's episodes that got me into it for the first time, and then I discovered all the wonderful 70's entries (when they finally released them all on dvd) which are even better. Great characterizations, actors, music etc. etc.

    It's been a few years since I've watched them all.

    A mates step Dad lent me several recordings of the early movies when I was around eleven years old so got into the show quite early, Blueprint for Murder I recall was the first movie I watched, still one of my favorites.
    That's a great one. Patrick O'Neal was a charismatic actor (I think I first saw him in one of those Perry Mason movies and he made an impression). There's a certain refined style to the characters in these old Columbo episodes which I miss in today's output. Everyone seems quite intelligent and well spoken. Bond-like in a way.

    Agreed also the early films were very cinematic, Spielberg got the first season off to a great start with Murder by the Book which showcased his raw ability well I thought, I suspect talent were queuing up to work on Columbo,
  • mattjoesmattjoes matjoevakia
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    I love Blueprint for Murder. I enjoy how the digging up of the pile winds up being such an important part of the story. Usually, Columbo's theories are easy to test. Not this time: the red tape, the number of people needed, the time and money it takes... the pressure is on for Columbo. And the resolution of the story is most satisfying.

    I also like Patrick O'Neal's suave, but slightly detached and subtly sarcastic style.

    bondjames wrote: »
    bondjames wrote: »
    I have the cigar box DVD set, as well! Have yet to go through the 80's and onwards episodes, but planning on doing so during the summer.

    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?
    s-l300.jpg
    71krdRJ%2B0VL._SL1333_.jpg

    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.
    Agreed. It was the 90's episodes that got me into it for the first time, and then I discovered all the wonderful 70's entries (when they finally released them all on dvd) which are even better. Great characterizations, actors, music etc. etc.

    It's been a few years since I've watched them all.

    A mates step Dad lent me several recordings of the early movies when I was around eleven years old so got into the show quite early, Blueprint for Murder I recall was the first movie I watched, still one of my favorites.
    That's a great one. Patrick O'Neal was a charismatic actor (I think I first saw him in one of those Perry Mason movies and he made an impression). There's a certain refined style to the characters in these old Columbo episodes which I miss in today's output. Everyone seems quite intelligent and well spoken. Bond-like in a way.
    I agree. It's not too common these days.
  • edited June 2018 Posts: 17,341
    That reminds me that Cannon was another great show.

    Remember that show. It ran on weekends I think, when I was around 7-8 years old. Haven't seen it since, and have been thinking about buying a few series on DVD/Blu-ray. Unfortunately the only DVD's I've seen are Region 1, not Region 2 DVD's.
    _____________
    Blueprint for Murder and Murder by the Book are both some of my favourite Columbo episodes from the 70's. Murder by the Book is probably my very favourite, as well. Jack Cassidy was always a perfect Columbo villain.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    I remember as a kid being amazed with Cannon, as he had a phone in his car ! Yet today we all have Bluetooth so we all can have a phone in the car :D
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    I remember as a kid being amazed with Cannon, as he had a phone in his car ! Yet today we all have Bluetooth so we all can have a phone in the car :D

    Haha, that's true. As a kid of the 90's, mobile phones were already getting common by the time I got around to watch Cannon - my fascination was probably more the look of those American 70's cars, and the size of the bonnets.
  • I remember as a kid being amazed with Cannon, as he had a phone in his car ! Yet today we all have Bluetooth so we all can have a phone in the car :D

    Haha, that's true. As a kid of the 90's, mobile phones were already getting common by the time I got around to watch Cannon - my fascination was probably more the look of those American 70's cars, and the size of the bonnets.

    As an aside, there's a book called Quinn Martin, Producer. In the chapter about Cannon, there's an anecdote about how Anthony Spinner came aboard as the new day-to-day producer, Conrad wanted to have dinner with him. Spinner describes the sheer amount of food an booze Conrad consumed. The next day, Spinner was a bit woozy while Conrad was good to go. :-)
  • edited June 2018 Posts: 17,341
    I remember as a kid being amazed with Cannon, as he had a phone in his car ! Yet today we all have Bluetooth so we all can have a phone in the car :D

    Haha, that's true. As a kid of the 90's, mobile phones were already getting common by the time I got around to watch Cannon - my fascination was probably more the look of those American 70's cars, and the size of the bonnets.

    As an aside, there's a book called Quinn Martin, Producer. In the chapter about Cannon, there's an anecdote about how Anthony Spinner came aboard as the new day-to-day producer, Conrad wanted to have dinner with him. Spinner describes the sheer amount of food an booze Conrad consumed. The next day, Spinner was a bit woozy while Conrad was good to go. :-)

    Interesting anecdote! Did Conrad gain weight during the series? Did a Google search, and in a few images he looks a bit larger. Might just be the clothes, of course.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    Posts: 45,489
    Cannon had his own comic srip, by Martin Asbury. It was excellent.
  • edited June 2018 Posts: 2,115
    I remember as a kid being amazed with Cannon, as he had a phone in his car ! Yet today we all have Bluetooth so we all can have a phone in the car :D

    Haha, that's true. As a kid of the 90's, mobile phones were already getting common by the time I got around to watch Cannon - my fascination was probably more the look of those American 70's cars, and the size of the bonnets.

    As an aside, there's a book called Quinn Martin, Producer. In the chapter about Cannon, there's an anecdote about how Anthony Spinner came aboard as the new day-to-day producer, Conrad wanted to have dinner with him. Spinner describes the sheer amount of food an booze Conrad consumed. The next day, Spinner was a bit woozy while Conrad was good to go. :-)

    Interesting anecdote! Did Conrad gain weight during the series? Did a Google search, and in a few images he looks a bit larger. Might just be the clothes, of course.

    I think he gained at least weight. But for comparison, here's the main title of the pilot, with clips from the show:




    Here's the opening to a final-season episode that includes clips from the show.


  • Posts: 17,341
    I remember as a kid being amazed with Cannon, as he had a phone in his car ! Yet today we all have Bluetooth so we all can have a phone in the car :D

    Haha, that's true. As a kid of the 90's, mobile phones were already getting common by the time I got around to watch Cannon - my fascination was probably more the look of those American 70's cars, and the size of the bonnets.

    As an aside, there's a book called Quinn Martin, Producer. In the chapter about Cannon, there's an anecdote about how Anthony Spinner came aboard as the new day-to-day producer, Conrad wanted to have dinner with him. Spinner describes the sheer amount of food an booze Conrad consumed. The next day, Spinner was a bit woozy while Conrad was good to go. :-)

    Interesting anecdote! Did Conrad gain weight during the series? Did a Google search, and in a few images he looks a bit larger. Might just be the clothes, of course.

    I think he gained at least weight. But for comparison, here's the main title of the pilot, with clips from the show:




    Here's the opening to a final-season episode that includes clips from the show.


    Hard to tell from these, bur maybe he did gain a little bit. The music in that last clip is fantastically funky!
    Cannon had his own comic srip, by Martin Asbury. It was excellent.

    Didn't know there's a Cannon comic strip. Is it still available somewhere?
  • mattjoesmattjoes matjoevakia
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    He did put on a bit of weight, judging from the clips. But not too much.

    Tonight's episode... The Broken Promise :D
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    edited June 2018 Posts: 45,489
    I remember as a kid being amazed with Cannon, as he had a phone in his car ! Yet today we all have Bluetooth so we all can have a phone in the car :D

    Haha, that's true. As a kid of the 90's, mobile phones were already getting common by the time I got around to watch Cannon - my fascination was probably more the look of those American 70's cars, and the size of the bonnets.

    As an aside, there's a book called Quinn Martin, Producer. In the chapter about Cannon, there's an anecdote about how Anthony Spinner came aboard as the new day-to-day producer, Conrad wanted to have dinner with him. Spinner describes the sheer amount of food an booze Conrad consumed. The next day, Spinner was a bit woozy while Conrad was good to go. :-)

    Interesting anecdote! Did Conrad gain weight during the series? Did a Google search, and in a few images he looks a bit larger. Might just be the clothes, of course.

    I think he gained at least weight. But for comparison, here's the main title of the pilot, with clips from the show:




    Here's the opening to a final-season episode that includes clips from the show.


    Hard to tell from these, bur maybe he did gain a little bit. The music in that last clip is fantastically funky!
    Cannon had his own comic srip, by Martin Asbury. It was excellent.

    Didn't know there's a Cannon comic strip. Is it still available somewhere?

    No idea.
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    I read a colorized version, that looked much better, inTempo in the 70s.
  • edited June 2018 Posts: 17,341
    mattjoes wrote: »
    He did put on a bit of weight, judging from the clips. But not too much.

    Tonight's episode... The Broken Promise :D

    You got to love the very 70's voice-over on that clip. Different era!
    I remember as a kid being amazed with Cannon, as he had a phone in his car ! Yet today we all have Bluetooth so we all can have a phone in the car :D

    Haha, that's true. As a kid of the 90's, mobile phones were already getting common by the time I got around to watch Cannon - my fascination was probably more the look of those American 70's cars, and the size of the bonnets.

    As an aside, there's a book called Quinn Martin, Producer. In the chapter about Cannon, there's an anecdote about how Anthony Spinner came aboard as the new day-to-day producer, Conrad wanted to have dinner with him. Spinner describes the sheer amount of food an booze Conrad consumed. The next day, Spinner was a bit woozy while Conrad was good to go. :-)

    Interesting anecdote! Did Conrad gain weight during the series? Did a Google search, and in a few images he looks a bit larger. Might just be the clothes, of course.

    I think he gained at least weight. But for comparison, here's the main title of the pilot, with clips from the show:




    Here's the opening to a final-season episode that includes clips from the show.


    Hard to tell from these, bur maybe he did gain a little bit. The music in that last clip is fantastically funky!
    Cannon had his own comic srip, by Martin Asbury. It was excellent.

    Didn't know there's a Cannon comic strip. Is it still available somewhere?

    No idea.
    8f102e18785174c0bc34eb371baf7345.jpg

    I read a colorized version, that looked much better, inTempo in the 70s.

    Tempo, of course! Where else! Hope some reprints or something of that Cannon comic turns up at some point. Looks like the comic was originally published in the Countdown (later TV Action) comic book magazine:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countdown_(Polystyle_Publications)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Other tv shows were also made into comics, like Kojak.
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    Other tv shows were also made into comics, like Kojak.

    The Persuaders, The Protectors, Hawaii Five-O (!), and others too - by looking at cover images online!

    Probably no Columbo, though.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    Posts: 13,384
    I remember having a Christmas annual of
    The Persuaders.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    I remember having a Christmas annual of
    The Persuaders.

    I had the vinyl LP of The Persuaders

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    It had various other John Barry tracks on, Sir Roger looking cool
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    Have it on CD. To bring back the thread on track, I also have the Mystery Movies theme on one of my albums :



    Curiously, it had, to the best of my knowledge, never been used in France.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    McCloud-another great show.
  • edited June 2018 Posts: 17,341
    Gerard wrote: »
    Have it on CD. To bring back the thread on track, I also have the Mystery Movies theme on one of my albums :



    Curiously, it had, to the best of my knowledge, never been used in France.

    Can't remember seeing any of these, other than Columbo, of course.
    McCloud-another great show.

    Has McCloud/McMillan & Wife ever been aired on TV in Norway?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    Posts: 45,489
    Gerard wrote: »
    Have it on CD. To bring back the thread on track, I also have the Mystery Movies theme on one of my albums :



    Curiously, it had, to the best of my knowledge, never been used in France.

    Can't remember seeing any of these, other than Columbo, of course.
    McCloud-another great show.

    Has McCloud/McMillan & Wife ever been aired on TV in Norway?

    I watched McCloud on Friday nights some time in the mid 70s, on Detektimen.
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    We had Banacek in the seventies, McMillan and Wife in the 90s, Madigan also. The others were unknown. At the time, french TV preferred one hero per series, so "umbrella shows" were almost unknown (apart perhaps The Name of the Game, but the reporters worked for the same newspaper). So Columbo became its own series, instead of airing alongside the others. Same for the other three.
  • Posts: 17,341
    Gerard wrote: »
    Have it on CD. To bring back the thread on track, I also have the Mystery Movies theme on one of my albums :



    Curiously, it had, to the best of my knowledge, never been used in France.

    Can't remember seeing any of these, other than Columbo, of course.
    McCloud-another great show.

    Has McCloud/McMillan & Wife ever been aired on TV in Norway?

    I watched McCloud on Friday nights some time in the mid 70s, on Detektimen.

    I guess Columbo was part of Detektimen, too?
    Gerard wrote: »
    We had Banacek in the seventies, McMillan and Wife in the 90s, Madigan also. The others were unknown. At the time, french TV preferred one hero per series, so "umbrella shows" were almost unknown (apart perhaps The Name of the Game, but the reporters worked for the same newspaper). So Columbo became its own series, instead of airing alongside the others. Same for the other three.

    Banacek was a new title to me. Any good?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    edited June 2018 Posts: 45,489
    Gerard wrote: »
    Have it on CD. To bring back the thread on track, I also have the Mystery Movies theme on one of my albums :



    Curiously, it had, to the best of my knowledge, never been used in France.

    Can't remember seeing any of these, other than Columbo, of course.
    McCloud-another great show.

    Has McCloud/McMillan & Wife ever been aired on TV in Norway?

    I watched McCloud on Friday nights some time in the mid 70s, on Detektimen.

    I guess Columbo was part of Detektimen, too?

    Yes, it was. As was Cannon. And The Persuaders, Mc Coy, Baretta, Cannon, Kojak, Gemini Man and others. In the 80s all of those were gone, and we got boring German and English shows like Derrick, Tatort, Bergerac and what have you.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Banacek is another of my all time favourites.
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