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Magnum PI: The Complete Series

 
 
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Plot: Ex-Navy SEAL, Thomas Magnum, takes the job of a security advisor to famous author, Robin Masters, but his new life isn't as idyllic as it seems...
Release Date: Out now.
Format: DVD.
Cast: Tom Selleck, Tom Selleck’s Moustache, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti.
BBFC Certificate: 12.
Running Time: 130 hours.
Country Of Origin: USA.
Language: English.
Review By: Paula Hammond.
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4.5/ 5


 

Bottom Line


‘80s thrills wrapped up in the warm after-glow of Hawaiian sunset: top-notch TV history. 


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Posted September 24, 2021 by

 
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Stranger Things may have given us a glimpse of the 1980s, but nothing beats the real deal. Fortunately, this month, Fabulous Films are re-issuing two classic shows from the era of polyester swim trunks, Lacoste shirts, and big mustaches.

Magnum P.I. had it all—exotic locations, unconventional storytelling, and a swathe of A-list guest stars including Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct), Frank Sinatra, Scatman Crothers (The Shining), Tyne Daly (Cagney and Lacey), Ted Danson (Cheers), James Doohan (Star Trek), Ernest Borgnine (Airwolf), Patrick Macnee (The Avengers), and Angela Lansbury, who appeared as Jessica Fletcher in a Murder, She Wrote cross-over.

Running for eight seasons, Tom Selleck won an Emmy and Golden Globe for his portrayal of ex-Navy SEAL, Thomas Magnum, who takes the job of a security advisor to famous author Robin Masters. Soon he’s living the high life on Masters’ Hawaii beachfront mansion, but the idyll isn’t what it seems and Magnum is quickly drawn into the life of the island’s underworld. 

The new box set features a binge-worthy 130 hours of television, running across 157 episodes and has now been fully restored, and made available on high definition for the first time on DVD.

Extras include: 

Commentary on The Pleasure Principle with writer Jay Huguely.
Commentary on The Legend Of The Lost Art with writer Jay Huguely.
Resolutions: Pt2 Commentary with Co-Executive Producer Chas Floyd Johnson.
Magnum On Ice.
America’s Top Sleuths.
The Great 80’s TV Flashback.
Inside the Ultimate Crime Crossover.

Magnum P.I. offers up the perfect blend of ‘80s thrills wrapped up in the warm after-glow of Hawaiian sunset. So, settle in for some top-notch viewing and a slice of TV history. 


Paula Hammond - Features Editor

 
Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email: writerpaula@icloud.com


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