Remington Steele - Season 1

Remington Steele - Season 1

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Director: Beverly Garland, Pierce Brosnan, Stephanie Zimbalist

Cast: Beverly Garland, Pierce Brosnan, Stephanie Zimbalist

     
 
This box set contains every episode from the '80s television detective show Remington Steele. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include commentary recorded by various people involved in the show

Overview

This box set contains every episode from the '80s television detective show Remington Steele. Each is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include commentary recorded by various people involved in the show recorded for a handful of the episodes.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
In addition to being one of the more clever romantic mystery series of the 1980s, Remington Steele made a star of handsome, dashing Pierce Brosnan, whose light-footed turn as an accidental detective proved a perfect shaking-and-stirring ground for the role of James Bond. The show's gimmick was deceptively simple: The eponymous investigator played by Brosnan was really just a front for plucky private investigator Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist), forced to invent a male counterpart to satisfy clients who were reluctant to entrust cases to a young woman. Brosnan's Steele is himself a man of mystery, a dashing if honorable thief who -- recognizing Holt’s ruse and beguiled by her beauty and spunk -- adopts the "Steele" name and joins the team. Beyond that, Remington's writers spiced up the show by making Steele a movie buff whose constant allusions to classic films not only reflected his pop-culture erudition but also sparked ideas or prompted action that saved the day. Even the episode titles were clever, each one involving a play on the title character's name. "Thou Shalt Not Steele" is notable for its casting of Brosnan's then wife, Cassandra Harris, in a key guest-star role. In "Etched in Steele," Holt, Steele and their Season 1 partners, Bernice (Janet DeMay) and Murphy (James Read), try to learn who killed a famous female author of steamy romance novels. "Steele's Gold" is quite an offbeat installment, revolving around the theft of an old prospector's map and the detectives' trek through the desert in search of a lost gold strike. The best episode of the 1982-83 group is probably "In the Steele of the Night," which focuses on Laura's reunion with fellow co-workers -- a reunion in which old grievances are aired and murder rears its ugly head. This unusually ingenious hour won a 1983 Edgar Award (the mystery world's equivalent of an Oscar) for Best Episode in a Television Series.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2005
UPC:
0024543172130
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
17:58:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; All 22 season one episodes; Audio commentary on selected episodes; "Making Of" featurette

Related Subjects

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Vol. 1, Disc 1, Side A
2. Preview/Main Titles [:33]
3. Magic Act [:54]
4. Delicate Mission [5:51]
5. A Big Risk [1:14]
6. Impossible Challenge [2:49]
7. Added Incentive [1:56]
8. Impostor [2:15]
9. Empty Suit [2:06]
10. Unveiling [3:51]
11. Getting Personal [1:17]
12. More Than One Man [4:07]
13. Fair Game/End Titles [2:10]
2. Preview/Main Titles [1:00]
3. Financial Oblivion [1:16]
4. Slight Change of Plans [5:33]
5. The Coach [1:18]
6. High Flier [1:38]
7. Foolproof [4:32]
8. Exquisite Taste [1:00]
9. In Trouble [2:57]
10. Lured Away [4:15]
11. Pony Ride [:50]
12. Reconstruction [4:49]
13. God, I'm Good/End Titles [:55]
2. Preview/Main Titles [:33]
3. Nabbed [1:15]
4. Too Much Reality [4:03]
5. Lv 952 [2:59]
6. Dumped [2:21]
7. Deep Water [4:38]
8. Back in Town [3:38]
9. Going in Circles [3:25]
10. Mystery Man [4:15]
11. Toodle-Loo [2:48]
12. Critical Flaw [2:27]
13. Poseur/End Titles [3:56]
2. Preview/Main Titles [:32]
3. On the Run [1:16]
4. Tgif [2:30]
5. The Answer Man [4:34]
6. The Missing Groom [7:00]
7. Hero [2:30]
8. Tailed [1:59]
9. Sleeping Together [2:51]
10. Man of Action [1:06]
11. The Blonde [3:55]
12. What a Wedding [1:48]
13. Lecture/End Titles [:19]
Side #2 -- Vol. 1, Disc 1, Side B
2. Preview/Main Titles [:33]
3. To Catch a Theif [:54]
4. Oh, Mother! [5:51]
5. Opportunity Knocks [1:14]
6. Too Kinky [2:49]
7. Kismet [1:56]
8. Out of Sorts [2:15]
9. Twisted [2:06]
10. The Second Time Around [3:51]
11. Impeccable Reputation [1:17]
12. Purely Professional [4:07]
13. Bloody Curse/End Titles [2:10]
2. Preview/Main Titles [1:00]
3. Break-In [1:16]
4. Getting in Touch [5:33]
5. Hanging by a Thread [1:18]
6. Close to the Streets [1:38]
7. Pleasantly Off-Balance [4:32]
8. A Little Crowded [1:00]
9. Vested Interest [2:57]
10. The Ex-Wife [4:15]
11. Background Check [:50]
12. Cat Burglar [4:49]
13. Strategy/End Titles [:55]
Side #3 -- Vol. 1, Disc 2, Side A
2. Preview/Main Titles [:33]
3. Chapter One [:54]
4. Erotic Thriller [5:51]
5. The Missing Scene [1:14]
6. How Do You Write? [2:49]
7. Author, Author [1:56]
8. The Myth [2:15]
9. Deep, Dark Secret [2:06]
10. Writer's Block [3:51]
11. Fingerpointing [1:17]
12. The Third Book [4:07]
13. Steamy/End Titles [2:10]
2. Preview/Main Titles [1:00]
3. A Brother's Passing [1:16]
4. Flashy Front Man [5:33]
5. Dead End [1:18]
6. Special Intelligence [1:38]
7. Gangsters [4:32]
8. Teammates [1:00]
9. To Love a Yakuza [2:57]
10. 24-Hour Deadline [4:15]
11. Unexpected and Daring [:50]
12. A Life With Honor [4:49]
13. No Thanks/End Titles [:55]
2. Preview/Main Titles [:33]
3. Left Behind [1:15]
4. Catching Up [4:03]
5. Best Murder [2:59]
6. Self-Examination [2:21]
7. Detection 101 [4:38]
8. Scene of the Crime [3:38]
9. Other People's Dirt [3:25]
10. Sitting Ducks [4:15]
11. Incriminating Evidence [2:48]
12. Final Joke [2:27]
13. A Long Way/End Titles [3:56]
2. Preview/Main Titles [:32]
3. Doctor-Assisted Suicide [1:16]
4. Devil's Playground [2:30]
5. The House That Smut Built [4:34]
6. Tickled to Death [7:00]
7. Garbage [2:30]
8. Brilliant Plan [1:59]
9. Last Victim? [2:51]
10. The Proverbial Plague [1:06]
11. And Then There Was One [3:55]
12. Quite a Surprise [1:48]
13. New Watchword/End Titles [:19]
Side #4 -- Vol. 1, Disc 2, Side B
2. Preview/Main Titles [:33]
3. Four-Star Loon [:54]
4. Comeback [5:51]
5. Active Imagination [1:14]
6. Old News [2:49]
7. Sincere Apology [1:56]
8. A Bad Thing [2:15]
9. Show Biz [2:06]
10. Mad Dog and Irishman [3:51]
11. Good P.R. [1:17]
12. Powerful Weapon [4:07]
13. Dimples/End Titles [2:10]
2. Preview/Main Titles [1:00]
3. Keyed Up [1:16]
4. Bald Birds [5:33]
5. The Burden of Money [1:18]
6. Murder Most Foul [1:38]
7. Cut and Polished [4:32]
8. The Item [1:00]
9. Filibuster [2:57]
10. Death Trap [4:15]
11. Bigamist [:50]
12. Unusual Suspect [4:49]
13. Adieu, Sam/End Titles [:55]
Side #5 -- Vol. 2, Disc 1, Side A
2. Preview/Main Titles [:31]
3. Cut Off [1:17]
4. Duck or Goose? [2:23]
5. Insomniacs [4:16]
6. Ivan the Terrible [3:15]
7. Deluxe Narcoleptic [1:13]
8. Men of Ambition [4:59]
9. Night Terror [3:53]
10. Framed [1:39]
11. Reading the Readouts [2:24]
12. Unclean Bill of Health [5:14]
13. Playing Doctor/End Titles [2:54]
2. Preview/Main Titles [:31]
3. Considering Divorce [1:17]
4. Men! [4:26]
5. Bomb Squad [3:51]
6. Divorced or Widowed [3:08]
7. A Wonderful Place [5:23]
8. A Very Good Year [3:23]
9. Women! [:50]
10. Quite an Evening [1:56]
11. The Orient Express [4:37]
12. Silent Partners [4:34]
13. Nice One/End Titles [:12]
2. Preview/Main Titles [1:01]
3. Empty [1:17]
4. No Publicity, Please [4:33]
5. How Mature [4:42]
6. Visiting Herschel [:56]
7. Buying Time [2:09]
8. Three-Car Chase [2:56]
9. To Catch a Thief [3:30]
10. Happy? [3:00]
11. Prime Suspect [:51]
12. Pieces of the Puzzle [3:51]
13. Thomas Crown/End Titles [7:54]
2. Preview/Main Titles [1:01]
3. Class of '73 [1:17]
4. A Small Wager [5:18]
5. Fireworks [4:18]
6. The Haunting [:43]
7. Conspiracy Theorist [3:35]
8. Dead Certain [4:16]
9. Underground Fugitive [3:39]
10. The Vanishing [2:01]
11. Guilty/Not Guilty [3:25]
12. Homecoming [3:25]
13. A Draw/End Titles [4:23]
Side #6 -- Vol. 2, Disc 1, Side B
2. Preview/Main Titles [:31]
3. Devoted Wife [1:17]
4. Lovers [2:23]
5. Delayed Opening [4:16]
6. The Comptetition [3:15]
7. Staged [1:13]
8. Lots of Surprises [4:59]
9. Moxie [3:53]
10. Follow the Art [1:39]
11. Everybody's a Critic [2:24]
12. Lone Wolf [5:14]
13. A Full Minute/End Titles [2:54]
2. Preview/Main Titles [:31]
3. Channel 3 [1:17]
4. Hard News [4:26]
5. Truth and Justice [3:51]
6. The Show Must Go On [3:08]
7. Rolling With the Punches [5:23]
8. Massages and Mud Packs [3:23]
9. On the Beat [:50]
10. The Hunt Is On [1:56]
11. Heroes [4:37]
12. The Other Shoe [4:34]
13. On the Air/End Titles [:12]
Side #7 -- Vol. 2, Disc 2, Side A
2. Preview/Main Titles [:31]
3. A Leggy Cabernet [1:17]
4. In the Trunk [2:23]
5. The Body [4:16]
6. Roving Corpse [3:15]
7. The Gal From Acapulco [1:13]
8. Incompatible [4:59]
9. The Monastery [3:53]
10. The Abbot of Costello [1:39]
11. Drawing a Crowd [2:24]
12. Not Good Enough [5:14]
13. So Long, Harry/End Titles [2:54]
2. Preview/Main Titles [:31]
3. Costume Party [1:17]
4. Eighty Loons [4:26]
5. Bandidos [3:51]
6. The Big G [3:08]
7. Narrowing the Field [5:23]
8. Ghost Town [3:23]
9. California's Gold [:50]
10. Desert Rats [1:56]
11. Abandoned [4:37]
12. Who Are All These People? [4:34]
13. Over That Rise/End Titles [:12]
Side #8 -- Vol. 2, Disc 2, Side B
2. Preview/Main Titles [:31]
3. Cheaters [1:17]
4. What a Con! [2:23]
5. Lending a Hand [4:16]
6. An Old Fox [3:15]
7. Revolutionary War [1:13]
8. Baiting the Hook [4:59]
9. Intrigued [3:53]
10. Ready to Roll [1:39]
11. Mr. Steele, I Presume? [2:24]
12. The Sting [5:14]
13. Happy Ending/End Titles [2:54]
2. Preview/Main Titles [:31]
3. Ready for the Shredder [1:17]
4. The Great Hereafter [4:26]
5. No Such Person [3:51]
6. Gaslight [3:08]
7. Broken Promises [5:23]
8. Paying it Forward [3:23]
9. The Lingerie [:50]
10. Alive or Dead [1:56]
11. Vulnerable [4:37]
12. Unwanted Money [4:34]
13. Teatime/End Titles [:12]

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Remington Steele - Season 1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved, loved Remington Steele. The chemistry between the two main characters was excellent and very entertaining. Which brings me to the question about the dvd package itself...where is Stephanie? She was Remenington Steele? I understand that Pierce Brosnan has become very successful, but back then he was unknown. Credit should be given to both actors. Can't wait for the second season to be released. Outstanding series!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Remington Steele was so much fun to watch!! Clever plots, great writing and wonderful leads. Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan had such wonderful chemistry. I have bought the entire series and I can watch it over and over. Why don't they make tv shows like this anymore??
Guest More than 1 year ago
This show is very entertaining. My family is delighted that it is out on DVD. It is funny, mysterious, and the chemistry between the actors is great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Remington Steele is full of fun, romance, and sheer wit. The actors are quite entertaining and the plots are fun to watch. Totally recommend this TV program!
MCHUNT45 More than 1 year ago
A witty Sherlock Holmes with some comic events with alot of old time movie styles thrown in. A great show.
Alexi More than 1 year ago
Being a fan of James Bond movies and having seen Pierce Brosnan as "JimBo" before his portrayal of Remington Steele, the similarities in characters were quite apparent. However, R.S. is a dorkier version of Bond (though he is still quite debonair). While some lines are cute, many are just plain corny. But if you're up for simply ogling Brosnan's gorgeous hair and relishing his British accent, this is your series. As far as the quality of the DVDs, the picture quality is good but sometimes the sound cuts out (mostly at the beginning, when the scene previews play).