Nero Wolfe - The Complete First Season

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This box set of the first season of A&E's adaptation of Nero Wolfe, featuring Maury Chaykin in the title role, presents each episode in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include biographies and filmographies of the cast, including one for Oscar-winning co-star Timothy Hutton.
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Overview

This box set of the first season of A&E's adaptation of Nero Wolfe, featuring Maury Chaykin in the title role, presents each episode in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include biographies and filmographies of the cast, including one for Oscar-winning co-star Timothy Hutton.
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Special Features

Cast biographies and filmographies
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Editorial Reviews

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This impeccable A&E production incorporating the Rex Stout characters took to the air in March 2000 with The Golden Spiders, a movie directed by Bill Duke that proved popular enough to bring back as a series the next year. This box set includes the dozen shows that constituted the show's first season, airing from April to July, 2001. Maury Chaykin and Timothy Hutton return as the titular, reclusive crime solver and his streetwise right-hand man, Archie Goodwin. In addition to serving as one of the show's executive producers, Hutton also directs three of the first season's mysteries, beginning with "The Doorbell Rang," the season opener, and continuing with "Champagne for One," the series' second tale. He's also both behind and in front of the camera for the year's final two-part production, "Over My Dead Body." The writing duties are mainly split between the team of Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin -- veteran mystery mavens whose credits include such series as Spenser for Hire, Diagnosis Murder, and Monk -- and Sharon Elizabeth Doyle. Other highlights of the season include: "Prisoner's Base," in which Archie's arrested for impersonating a police officer; "Eeny Meeny Murder Moe" and "Disguise for Murder," back-to-back episodes set mainly in Wolfe's brownstone; "Door to Death," built around a rare Wolfe excursion; and "Christmas Party," a frisky tale in which the corpulent crime buster gets into trouble when he goes undercover as the red-suited star of a holiday gathering.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2004
  • UPC: 733961708844
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Language: English
  • Time: 10:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,150

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Timothy Hutton Archie Goodwin
Maury Chaykin Nero Wolfe
Bill Smitrovich Inspector Cramer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Vol. 1
1. The Players [1:20]
2. The Deciding Factor [5:47]
3. Declaring War [7:06]
4. Talking in Code [6:06]
5. Room 214 [7:33]
6. The Pickle [5:32]
7. A Strong Arm [5:26]
8. Reasons for Murder [5:58]
9. Does She Lie? [10:38]
10. A Personal Errand [7:28]
11. The Charade [10:02]
12. Shadow Boxing [10:20]
13. Talking Homicide [9:24]
14. End Credits [:59]
1. The Players [:48]
2. The Family Already Started [10:43]
3. Protocol [8:49]
4. Fly in My Soup [6:06]
5. Blot You Out [7:50]
6. Inklings [12:34]
7. End Credits [:20]
1. The Players [:48]
2. An Accusatory Letter [11:04]
3. The Miracle [6:43]
4. Check, Please [6:01]
5. Spilled Guts [8:14]
6. Murder Is Incredible [12:39]
7. End Credits [:30]
Side #2 -- Vol. 2
1. The Players [1:04]
2. No Name [12:43]
3. Asylum [9:06]
4. Softdown [8:31]
5. In a Pickle [7:32]
6. A Nut [5:55]
7. End Credits [1:00]
1. The Players [1:05]
2. Infinite Time and Attention [5:27]
3. Softdown Crowd [7:02]
4. Cook Yourself a Defense [14:31]
5. Lost Keys [5:29]
6. Playback [10:53]
7. End Credits [1:00]
1. The Players [1:00]
2. The Necktie [7:55]
3. A Weak Word [11:24]
4. Pictures in the Heart [7:05]
5. Cudgels to Brandish [10:16]
6. You Do Know Women [7:08]
7. End Credits [1:03]
1. The Players [1:01]
2. Declaration of Independence [9:18]
3. Where's the Body This Time? [6:07]
4. Sealed [6:58]
5. Pecking Away [8:03]
6. The Best Disguise [13:22]
7. End Credits [1:03]
Side #3 -- Vol. 3
1. The Players [1:00]
2. Never Alone in a Greenhouse [11:30]
3. One Is a Murderer [7:50]
4. A Double Cross [10:21]
5. Criminal Act [8:18]
6. Under the Mattress [5:47]
7. End Credits [1:02]
1. The Players [1:00]
2. Not in My Game [6:38]
3. Pernod [5:41]
4. The Hunt for Santa Claus [7:12]
5. Santa Unmasked [9:10]
6. Cherry [15:03]
7. End Credits [1:04]
1. The Players [1:00]
2. Carla Lochven [9:32]
3. Daughter [7:15]
4. Col de Mort [11:27]
5. Inspector [8:06]
6. Chinless Scoundrel [7:33]
7. End Credits [1:00]
1. The Players [1:00]
2. Madam Zorka [14:15]
3. We Got Another Body [5:58]
4. Pansy Bupp [6:34]
5. Goose [7:47]
6. Over My Dead Body [9:22]
7. End Credits [1:00]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Vol. 1
   The Doorbell Rang
      Chapter Index
      Play Program
   Champagne for One - Part One
      Chapter Index
      Play Program
   Champagne for One - Part Two
      Chapter Index
      Play Program
Side #2 -- Vol. 2
   Prisoner's Base - Part One
      Chapter Index
      Play Program
   Prisoner's Base - Part Two
      Chapter Index
      Play Program
   Eeny Meeny Murder Moe
      Chapter Index
      Play Program
   Disguise for Murder
      Chapter Index
      Play Program
Side #3 -- Vol. 3
   Door to Death
      Chapter Index
      Play Program
   Christmas Party
      Chapter Index
      Play Program
   Over My Dead Body - Part One
      Chapter Index
      Play Program
   Over My Dead Body - Part Two
      Chapter Index
      Play Program
   Biographies & Filmographies
      Maury Chaykin
      Timothy Hutton
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    At last, the wonderful world of Rex Stout captured in film!

    Once my vision of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin reconciled to Maury Chaykin and Tomothy Hutton in these roles, a surprisingly quick process, I became enthralled by their portrayals of these wonderful characters. I was amazed that the writers, directors and actors captured so truly the sense of the characters, the stories and the color that makes Rex Stout's novels such a delight to read not once but again and again. Rex Stout/Nero Wolfe fans will find these very easy to watch again and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    modern classic

    Impeccable performances by a great team of repetoir actors and our headliners Chaykin and Hutton. Imaginative and highly visual drama with well placed humor. I laughed, I cried, I couldn't take my eyes off the period costume! Having the same core of players perform different roles in various segments was especially entertaining. Incredible talent of actors and technicals! You can watch this for fun, and for the pleasure of seeing how it all comes together. A keeper for sure.

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