Homicide Life on the Street - Seasons 1 & 2

Homicide Life on the Street - Seasons 1 & 2

Director: Alan Taylor, Bruce Paltrow, Christopher Menaul Cast: Barry Levinson
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Homicide Life on the Street - Seasons 1 & 2

Homicide: Life on the Street -- The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 utilizes the series' full-frame transfer and offers an acceptable presentation. The images contain a significant amount of grain, unfortunate for such a long-awaited show. However, much of the hazy atmosphere stems from the original style of the early seasons, which conveyed muted colors and little backlighting. This release's 2.0 channel audio transfer does not incorporate overwhelming sound experience. However, the memorable opening sequence and musical interludes remain an essential part of its success. This four-disc collection includes a few notable extra features, but it lacks the depth needed to please fans of the series. It does contain a commentary from creators Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana during the opening episode. Neither of them had viewed this entry for a long time, which makes their comments seem less rehearsed. Disc one also provides cast and crew biographies and the commercials for the Super Bowl premiere of the show. Disc two's extra feature is "Homicide: Life at the Start," a ten-minute documentary narrated by Richard Belzer. Levinson and Fontana give insights while speaking about their initial ideas. While far too brief to offer a comprehensive depiction, it does provide more info about the stylistic devices used. Located on disc three, "To Catch a Killer: Homicide Detectives" is a 45-minute episode of the A&E series, American Justice. It describes several peculiar murder cases and the methods used by homicide detectives to solve them. A list of the musical numbers from the two seasons appears on disc four.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/2003
UPC: 0733961708486
Rating: NR
Source: A&E Home Video
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 10:50:00

Special Features

Commentary with Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana on the pilot episode; "Homicide: Life at the Start" - an interview with Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana ; "To Catch a Killer: Homicide Detectives" episode of A&E's signature series American Justice; SuperBowl XXVII commercials for season one premiere; Homicide: Life on the Street song listing; Cast and crew biographies; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Baldwin Det. Beau Felton,Det. Beauregard 'Beau' Felton
Ned Beatty Det. Stan Bolander,Det. Stanley 'Stan' Bolander
Richard Belzer Det. John Munch
Andre Braugher Det. Frank Pembleton,Det. Francis Xavier 'Frank' Pembleton
Clark Johnson Det. Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto Lt. Al Giardello,Lt. Al 'Gee' Giardello
Melissa Leo Det. Kay Howard
Jon Polito Det. Steve Crosetti
Kyle Secor Det. Tim Bayliss

Technical Credits
Alan Taylor Director
Barry Levinson Director,Executive Producer
Bruce Paltrow Director
Christopher Menaul Director
John McNaughton Director
Martin Campbell Director
Michael Lehmann Director
Nick Gomez Director
Peter Markle Director
Stephen Gyllenhaal Director
Tom Fontana Executive Producer
Wayne Ewing Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Vol. 1
1. Day One [6:45]
2. Outspoken [8:15]
3. Team Player [6:21]
4. Digging Up the Past [3:58]
5. Lost & Found [6:00]
6. Mr. Right [3:31]
7. The Rules [9:19]
8. New Line of Work [3:23]
1. Face of an Angel [6:12]
2. Gut Reaction [8:16]
3. Lightning Strikes [6:27]
4. A Show of Force [4:57]
5. Voices of Reason [5:49]
6. Loss for Words [5:11]
7. Behind the Back [5:36]
8. Last Call [5:28]
1. The Heat Is On [6:57]
2. Friendly Advice [4:28]
3. Co-Dependents [6:46]
4. Finger Pointing [6:23]
5. Baby Talk [5:32]
6. Social Disservice [5:51]
7. Kind Words [4:50]
8. Keepers of the Flame [6:01]
Side #2 -- Vol. 2
1. Search & Seizure [4:49]
2. Good Neighbors [5:48]
3. Invitation to Disaster [6:00]
4. Making a Point [5:51]
5. Snail's Pace [7:13]
6. The Power [4:52]
7. Broken Hearts [6:08]
8. What Matters Most [6:15]
1. Expectations [5:54]
2. Growing Concern [7:11]
3. Blow Outs [5:46]
4. Personal Business [2:50]
5. Name Game [3:11]
6. Solutions [4:26]
7. Brick Walls [5:49]
8. Team Spirit [5:22]
1. Game Face [3:02]
2. The Arabber [9:43]
3. Men of Honor [3:12]
4. Boiling Point [4:41]
5. Getting to the Truth [6:30]
6. One Rule [3:52]
7. Inside Information [9:57]
8. Out of Time [4:43]
Side #3 -- Vol. 3
1. Festive Mood [6:33]
2. Squeeze Play [5:25]
3. A Timely Life [5:49]
4. Man's Best Friend [5:45]
5. Out of Control [5:12]
6. Kid Stuff [3:52]
7. Legitimate Questions [6:18]
8. Dividing Line [7:28]
1. Foundations [6:52]
2. Waiting Game [6:29]
3. Foreign Affair [4:24]
4. Missing Persons [6:03]
5. Trials & Tribulations [5:22]
6. Three's a Crowd [7:21]
7. Special Occasions [4:28]
8. One of the Boys [5:19]
1. Health Hazards [7:35]
2. Sick Puppies [3:54]
3. For Better or Worse [6:09]
4. Truth & Consequences [5:26]
5. Coming Clean [4:46]
6. Copy Cats [7:07]
7. Guilt Trip [6:29]
8. Toast to Tomorrow [4:39]
Side #4 -- Vol. 4
1. Sensitive Areas [5:54]
2. Good Intentions [8:23]
3. Deceptive Appearance [5:04]
4. Silent Treatment [5:23]
5. Too Close for Comfort [6:03]
6. Company Line [5:03]
7. Birds of a Feather [6:29]
8. Brother to Brother [4:48]
1. Mi Familia [5:43]
2. Friends & Enemies [5:30]
3. Keen Instincts [4:52]
4. Choosing Sides [4:44]
5. Diversions [5:06]
6. By Any Means Necessary [9:53]
7. Suspect Motives [5:10]
8. Duets [5:13]
1. Sense of Possibilities [4:24]
2. Paper Trail [5:13]
3. Professional Embarrassment [5:59]
4. Long Shot [6:04]
5. In the Shadows [4:32]
6. Head Games [5:44]
7. Missing Pieces [7:24]
8. Mysteries of Life [6:55]
1. Red Ball [5:16]
2. Q & A [6:59]
3. Stone Cold [6:15]
4. Positive I.D. [4:54]
5. Extended Family [6:32]
6. Taking the Fall [3:02]
7. Battle for the Soul [5:16]
8. Exclusive Club [8:21]

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Homicide Life on the Street - Seasons 1 & 2 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Don-Jose More than 1 year ago
I can't understand why the language options are not easily encountered. I have looked at this program for twenty minutes and still cannot determine if it has any foreign language sound track!
tchr7681 More than 1 year ago
I've not bought this item yet, but I am ordering it...I used to watch it when it first aired. Great writing, great characters...and it was created by the same minds that went on to bring "The Wire" to cable. This is not the usual police procedural. This show made me a big fan of Andre Braugher and Kyle Secor...and the rest of the cast. It made me appreciate good, smart writing, which I try to find in other shows. I think this series was under-appreciated...it deserves a look. You won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is literally like an introduction to a homicide squad as we enter with Bayliss, the series's most sensitive, contradictory, and mysterious characters. The greatest ensemble of characters mustered on a police show, Andre Braugher steals the attention as the thoughtful, steaming, rampaging, brilliant, and difficult Pembleton, who starts out as a loner in Season One to gain affection for the rookie Bayliss. The chemistry between them is stunning as it forms the basic two seasons and the case of "Adena Watson" haunts brings them the two formidable minds together, as their partnership is the most serious and philosophical of the shift room. The core of Belzer as the satirical, wisecracking Munch yet ever the conspiracy theorist and downtrodden romantic along with his equally lazy and melancholy Bolander. Then you cannot forget Corsetti, Lewis, Felton, Howard, and of course, G.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best shows of all time. Great cast,Great writing,original style. Better than most films you will see. Give it a try if you are not familiar. If you are and dont agree,go back to watching Full House reruns.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm writing this just before I order it, because I watched the series on t.v. and know what a GREAT show this was. Having a busy lifestyle and no time to watch t.v., I MADE time to watch Homicide each week. So, you won't be sorry if you order it if you like quality viewing, no 'fluff' & great acting. ENJOY!!!
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