Kojak - Season One

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Overview

Veteran character actor Telly Savalas rose to stardom in 1973 when he was cast as Theo Kojak, the tough-talking, lollipop-licking police detective, and this DVD set collects the entire first season of this top-rated police drama. Season one of Kojak features twenty-two episodes originally aired in 1973 and 1974; guest stars in the show's first year included Harvey Keitel, James Woods, Dabney Coleman, John Ritter and Hector Elizondo. Titles include "Siege of Terror, "Web of Death, "One for the Morgue, "Knockover, ...
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Overview

Veteran character actor Telly Savalas rose to stardom in 1973 when he was cast as Theo Kojak, the tough-talking, lollipop-licking police detective, and this DVD set collects the entire first season of this top-rated police drama. Season one of Kojak features twenty-two episodes originally aired in 1973 and 1974; guest stars in the show's first year included Harvey Keitel, James Woods, Dabney Coleman, John Ritter and Hector Elizondo. Titles include "Siege of Terror, "Web of Death, "One for the Morgue, "Knockover, "Girl in the River, "Requiem for a Cop, "The Corrupter, "Dark Sunday, "Conspiracy of Fear, "Cop in a Cage, "Marker to a Dead Bookie, "Last Rites for a Dead Priest, "Death Is Not a Passing Grade, "Die Before They Wake, "Deliver Us Some Evil, "Eighteen Hours of Fear, "Before the Devil Knows, "Dead on His Feet, "Down a Long and Lonely River, "Mojo, "Therapy in Dynamite, and "The Only Way Out."
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Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
With his trademark fedora, ever-present lollipop, and snappy catchphrase "Who loves ya, baby?", Telly Savalas made Kojak one of the small screen's most memorable cop shows. But it wasn't just Telly's oversized personality that distinguished this '70s favorite; the series, set in New York City, was tougher and grittier than its brethren. The cops and crooks seemed more believable, the locale more realistically depicted. The show also served as a proving ground for many young actors who later became stars in their own right. For example, the season opener, "Siege of Terror," features Harvey Keitel as the key figure in the botched heist of a Brinks truck. In "Web of Death," Hector Elizondo plays a cop who kills his wife's lover and tries to cover up the crime. James Woods plays a brilliant but unbalanced college student who matches wits with Kojak in "Death Is Not a Passing Grade." And a pre-Three's Company John Ritter is surprisingly convincing as a young, small-time thief in "Deliver Us Some Evil." Our choice for the best of Season 1's 22 episodes is the relentlessly suspenseful "Cop in a Cage," in which an ex-con with a vendetta targets Kojak's niece on her wedding day. Very nearly as good is "Girl in the River," which finds the lollipop-sucking detective in hot pursuit of a serial killer who strangles young women. Series regulars include Kevin Dobson as right-hand man Bobby Crocker, Dan Frazer as Captain Frank McNeil, and Telly's brother George billed as "Demosthenes" as detective Stavros. Like many shows, Kojak lasted just long enough to become a parody of itself, but the first season is chock-full of gripping episodes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2005
  • UPC: 025192678226
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Mixed Media Set / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 18:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,516

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Telly Savalas Lieutenant Theo Kojak
Dan Frazer Captain Frank McNeil
Kevin Dobson Sergeant Bobby Crocker
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1, Side A
1. Main Titles [1:15]
2. Hostage Situation [17:36]
3. Fight for Time [12:51]
4. No Satisfaction [18:53]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. The Perfect Murder [16:22]
3. No Connections [9:23]
4. Misplaced Evidence [23:38]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. It's a Setup [13:34]
3. Nothing Adds Up [10:59]
4. The Missing Link [24:58]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. Million Dollar Boo-Boo [11:09]
3. Wise Guys [20:47]
4. Burglary in Progress [17:34]
Side #2 -- Disc 1, Side B
1. Main Titles [1:15]
2. Comeback Killing [11:38]
3. Another Victim [14:28]
4. Bad Vibes [23:25]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. Fallen Comrade [14:20]
3. Grabbing at Straws [19:25]
4. Down to the Wire [15:50]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. Fencing Operation [12:54]
3. Factory Direct [10:04]
4. Taking Out the Trash [26:34]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. Making a Killing [23:19]
3. Getting Wise [8:26]
4. Armed Goose Chase [17:38]
Side #3 -- Disc 2, Side A
1. Main Titles [1:15]
2. Autobahn Garden [15:03]
3. Kickback City [17:18]
4. Making the Hit List [17:08]
1. Main Titles [1:15]
2. Planned Revenge [24:30]
3. Time Is Running Out [8:46]
4. Bombs Away [16:16]
1. Main Titles [1:15]
2. Drug Deal Gone Bad [12:00]
3. Cashing In [20:11]
4. Smile for the Camera [17:26]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. Heavenly Heist [14:26]
3. Dirty Laundry [13:18]
4. Armed and Desperate [21:50]
Side #4 -- Disc 2, Side B
1. Main Titles [1:15]
2. Dead-End Kids [14:22]
3. Head of the Class [21:08]
4. Teaching a Lesson [14:06]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. Fighting the Monkey [17:23]
3. Flying High [21:58]
4. Manhattan Satin [10:17]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. On the Inside [15:27]
3. One More Job [24:04]
4. Caught in the Act [9:59]
1. Main Titles [1:15]
2. Hot Plates [14:09]
3. Running Scared [24:31]
4. Hindering Justice [10:51]
Side #5 -- Disc 3, Side A
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. Cut Off [16:13]
3. Getting In Deep [13:39]
4. Walking Papers [19:39]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. The Big Casino [13:12]
3. Let's Make a Deal [23:03]
4. One for the Team [13:21]
1. Main Titles [1:13]
2. Sold Out [15:21]
3. Buying Time [21:32]
4. Syndicate Ties [12:36]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. Blind Chemist [27:51]
3. Loose Ends [11:23]
4. The Main Man [10:21]
Side #6 -- Disc 3, Side B
1. Main Titles [1:15]
2. Brown Bag Bomber [13:39]
3. Group Therapy [15:27]
4. Join the Session [20:32]
1. Main Titles [1:14]
2. Paid Off [14:23]
3. In Too Deep [23:15]
4. Spoiled Ambush [11:56]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1, Side A
   Episode Index
      Siege of Terror
         Play
         Scenes
      Web of Death
         Play
         Scenes
      One for the Morgue
         Play
         Scenes
      Knockover
         Play
         Scenes
      Episode List
   Languages
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
   Play All
Side #2 -- Disc 1, Side B
   Episode Index
      Girl in the River
         Play
         Scenes
      Requiem for a Cop
         Play
         Scenes
      The Corrupter
         Play
         Scenes
      Dark Sunday
         Play
         Scenes
      Episode List
   Languages
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
   Play All
Side #3 -- Disc 2, Side A
   Episode Index
      Conspiracy of Fear
         Play
         Scenes
      Cop in a Cage
         Play
         Scenes
      Marker to a Dead Bookie
         Play
         Scenes
      Last Rites for a Dead Priest
         Play
         Scenes
      Episode List
   Languages
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
   Play All
Side #4 -- Disc 2, Side B
   Episode Index
      Death Is Not a Passing Grade
         Play
         Scenes
      Die Before They Wake
         Play
         Scenes
      Deliver Us Some Evil
         Play
         Scenes
      Eighteen Hours of Fear
         Play
         Scenes
      Episode List
   Languages
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
   Play All
Side #5 -- Disc 3, Side A
   Episode Index
      Before the Devil Knows
         Play
         Scenes
      Dead on His Feet
         Play
         Scenes
      Down a Long and Lonely River
         Play
         Scenes
      Mojo
         Play
         Scenes
      Episode List
   Languages
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
   Play All
Side #6 -- Disc 3, Side B
   Episode Index
      Therapy in Dynamite
         Play
         Scenes
      The Only Way Out
         Play
         Scenes
      Episode List
   Languages
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
   Play All
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Who Loves Us, Baby?

    Tough; no B.S.: that's Kojak on the job. and he gets the job done. he's much smarter than he looks: and he looks smart, and stylin'. he's the primo product of his era. Law and order, everyone? Kojak does it all.

    So it seems inconceivable that Universal has not released more than the first season of "Kojak" on dvd. who loves us? not Universal.

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