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Shout! Factory Issuing 'Hill Street Blues' Complete Series

7 Jan, 2014 By: John Latchem

Shout! Factory has licensed the home video rights to acclaimed 1980s cop drama “Hill Street Blues” and will release the show as a complete-series DVD set April 29.

The show, created by Steven Bochco and Michael Kozoll, aired 146 episodes over seven seasons on NBC from 1981 to 1987 and won 26 Emmy Awards, including four straight as Outstanding Drama Series. The cast included Daniel J. Travanti, Veronica Hamel, Bruce Weitz, Dennis Franz, James B. Sikking and Betty Thomas, among others.

The 34-DVD set is listed at $199.99 and includes the original pilot episode; a commemorative 24-page book with an essay by critic Tom Shales; and retrospective bonus content, including new interviews with Bochco, the cast and more.

Fox previously released the first two seasons on DVD in 2006.

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