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Columbo - The Complete Fifth Season
     

Columbo - The Complete Fifth Season

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Director: Harvey Hart

Cast: Jack Cassidv, Peter Falk, Ricardo Montalban

 
Season five of Columbo brings Peter Falk back to his signature role as a disheveled, seemingly absent-minded homicide detective whose outwardly sloppy and disorganized methods of deduction invariably trip up those murderers who have convinced themselves that they have gotten away with "the perfect crime." As before, Columbo remains

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Season five of Columbo brings Peter Falk back to his signature role as a disheveled, seemingly absent-minded homicide detective whose outwardly sloppy and disorganized methods of deduction invariably trip up those murderers who have convinced themselves that they have gotten away with "the perfect crime." As before, Columbo remains essentially a monthly rather than weekly series, one of several components of The NBC Mystery Movie. The first of the season's six episodes (each running between 90 and 120 minutes) is "Forgotten Lady, starring Janet Leigh as a fading movie star who commits murder in order to make a comeback (the ending of this one is a real surprise -- especially to Columbo!) Next up is "A Case of Immunity, wherein a foreign ambassador commits two murders and almost gets off scot-free...until Columbo plays a neat game of diplomatic duplicity. Patrick McGoohan returns to Columbo as both director and star of "Identity Crisis, a neat tale of espionage, murder, unforeseen evidence, and a handful of cute "inside jokes" for trivia buffs. Columbo shows up in Mexico for "A Matter of Honor, in which bull-ranch owner Ricardo Montalban tries to pin a murder he has committed on an innocent "toro." Returning for a third Columbo appearance is Jack Cassidy, who in "Now You See Him" plays a master magician who commits murder in front of dozens of witnesses while managing to (almost) get off scot-free. And in "Last Salute to the Commodore, which like "Identity Crisis" was directed by Patrick McGoohan, Columbo must solve a murder without any clues in advance as to the identity of the guilty party -- and, in fact, this is the only Columbo episode in which even the audience doesn't know "who done it" until the very end! ~ All Movie Guide

Product Details

Release Date:
06/27/2006
UPC:
0025192646829
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
8:54:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Mrs. Columbo episode: "Caviar With Everything"

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Columbo - The Complete Fifth Season 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TheIceDog More than 1 year ago
A continuation of the superb detective series with outstanding return villian performances from Jack Cassidy, Robert Vaughn and Patrick McGoohan. Other villian performances by Janet Leigh, Ricardo Montalban, Leslie Nielsen and Hector Elizondo round out another great season for Columbo. One episode, "Last Salute To The Commodore" breaks away from the usual format as it is an actual 'whodunit'; you do not know the killer ahead of time and the ending reveals the murderer not to be the one everyone suspected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stewbaby More than 1 year ago
This season was very boring compared to the previous 4. So much so, I will not purchase the remaining episodes and special movies that follow. I guess the writers got bored as the plots were stupid and Columbo does not grow as a character.