Police Woman S3 in December

Fans will not be disappointed 4 Stars

Episodes are vibrant-looking and sharp, The season-premiere “Trick Book” is 1:37:12 and so is not the syndicated two-part version. Other run times are all around the 50:00 mark give or take a few seconds. The season finale “Deadline Death” runs 48:54. A terrific release. Fans will not be disappointed. Shout, bring on Season 4 soon!

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  1. Also, one episode to watch for is the third one of the season, "Trial by Prejudice". It featured Susan Gailey as Rosie. Anyone who is familiar with Roman Polanski's notorious (and I mean notorious) sex scandal from 40 years ago will know that she is the mother of Samantha Geimer (nee Gailey).

    They showed a clip from that episode in the HBO documentary Wanted and Desired.

  2. Another thing I wonder (and I admit that for some, this might be beating a dead horse): will this new third-season release of Police Woman have CPT's Sunburst/Abstract Torch logo of the time on the episodes, or will it go the way of the second-season Police Story release and have a more modern Columbia logo?

  3. bmasters9

    Another thing I wonder (and I admit that for some, this might be beating a dead horse): will this new third-season release of Police Woman have CPT's Sunburst/Abstract Torch logo of the time on the episodes, or will it go the way of the second-season Police Story release and have a more modern Columbia logo?

    All guesswork at this time, but I'm thinking if they use old prints then they may have the old logos, but if these are remastered than it will most likely follow the more modern look of season 2. I know previous sales most likely had a lot to do with the decision to stall the releases, but like Police Story the potential lack of additional remastered seasons could have had just as much to do about it. My gut says this is a repeat of Police Story season 2 where they are just using whatever prints were available with no remastering performed in an effort to get what they can out of it before their licensing agreement expires.

  4. Hearing this news raises hope that The Rookies Season 3 may see the light of day in the future. I think this particular season contains the SWAT pilot episode.

    I also want to see Police Story and Police Woman continue; whatever the condition of the prints.

  5. Episodes are vibrant-looking and sharp, The season-premiere "Trick Book" is 1:37:12 and so is not the syndicated two-part version. Other run times are all around the 50:00 mark give or take a few seconds. The season finale "Deadline Death" runs 48:54. A terrific release. Fans will not be disappointed. Shout, bring on Season 4 soon!

  6. Kasey

    Episodes are vibrant-looking and sharp, The season-premiere "Trick Book" is 1:37:12 and so is not the syndicated two-part version. Other run times are all around the 50:00 mark give or take a few seconds. The season finale "Deadline Death" runs 48:54. A terrific release. Fans will not be disappointed. Shout, bring on Season 4 soon!

    The release is awesome! I see it received the Hart to Hart treatment in that the screen size is box screen and not stretched like other releases. PQ is very good. Colors are vibrant and clear. The episodes do look unedited. I am glad I continued collecting the series and have the first 3 seasons on dvd.

    Great job by Shout Factory!

  7. classictvfan40

    The release is awesome! I see it received the Hart to Hart treatment in that the screen size is box screen and not stretched like other releases. PQ is very good. Colors are vibrant and clear. The episodes do look unedited. I am glad I continued collecting the series and have the first 3 seasons on dvd.

    Great job by Shout Factory!

    By box screen, are you meaning that displayed in 16×9 widescreen it maintains the correct aspect ratio? If so, I can understand the reasoning for doing it, but i wish they wouldn't on a DVD release since there can be some degradation vs. the standard 4×3 release where one has to put the TV in 4×3 mode to prevent stretching.

  8. smithbrad

    By box screen, are you meaning that displayed in 16×9 widescreen it maintains the correct aspect ratio? If so, I can understand the reasoning for doing it, but i wish they wouldn't on a DVD release since there can be some degradation vs. the standard 4×3 release where one has to put the TV in 4×3 mode to prevent stretching.

    Kasey has pics of what the screen size looks like. You don't have to put your TV in 4X3 mode because Shout released it in 4X3 mode like they did with Hart to Hart. I was going to also add that the picture quality is equal to the Barnaby Jones release of season 1. It looks remastered like the BJ and Hart to Hart release.

  9. classictvfan40

    Kasey has pics of what the screen size looks like. You don't have to put your TV in 4X3 mode because Shout released it in 4X3 mode like they did with Hart to Hart. I was going to also add that the picture quality is equal to the Barnaby Jones release of season 1. It looks remastered like the BJ and Hart to Hart release.

    I realize the images are 4×3, but what cannot be determined from those screen captures is whether the black bars to the sides making it 4×3 are in the actual image itself (i.e., when the TV is in 16×9 mode) or not in the image (i.e., you have to switch the TV mode to 4×3). From what I recall later seasons of Hart to Hart were the first scenario, as are the new Rifleman releases.

    Ultimately, the quality of the source is what makes the biggest difference. However, the DVD spec is based on a 4×3 image, so if the bars are integrated into the image to look correct in 16×9 mode then that means the black bars on the sides are taking up some of the stored 4×3 image that then gets expanded out to fit the 16×9 screen. That is a loss in some quality. Not saying these can't still look great, just that like lower the bitrate to fit more episodes on a disk it is a factor to some degree.

  10. I believe there were at least two other shows spun from Police Story besides Police Woman. One with David Cassidy and I thought Lloyd Bridges character Joe Forester had one too. I may have caught the David Cassidy one on WGN once in the 90's. Does anyone know if these two shows were syndicated much, if at all? Are the video rights also with Sony? It would be nice to have the Police Story Universe complete on home video. I found the Police Story programs to be top tier 70's police dramas.

  11. Darby67

    Amen to that, Richard. It would be nice to see Shout complete this series sooner rather than later.

    Sean, I have a feeling they will as they don't run into the same issues the Lou Grant Season 5 set ran into before finally getting all that rectified and will be out in the springtime of 2018, hence why i believe it comes out in March or for sure in April or May at the very latest for the final season of Police Woman.

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