Would you believe I just got in the French release of Madigan today from Elephant Films? I'd read about it and Mrs. Columbo (which I also received today from Elephant via Amazon France) on another current thread here on the HTF. Looks like there's some PAL speed-up. Each of the first two Madigan episodes I checked is 69 minutes-plus, about 4-5 minutes shorter than the original U.S. broadcast. Scenes that play over the opening credits are rough, but it clears up some--still roughly the quality of Cannon's U.S. release, I'd say. Ending Universal fanfare seems several pitches higher than normal. Mrs. Columbo's pilot runs 90-91 minutes, but the first regular episode is only 44. Probably was 48-49 originally in the U.S. Seems odd in the pilot to see Kate Mulgrew drive up in Columbo's Peugeot. "Dog" is featured in the opening credits of the first regular episode. Mrs. Columbo's episodes look a lot cleaner than Madigan's. The pilot begins with the Universal logo that was used at the beginning of telefilms. First episode has the slow version of the five-note Universal fanfare at the end.