It’s the landmark series that inspired an entire genre. Now Columbo television’s greatest detective comes to Blu-ray for the first time, fully restored and in hi-definition.
Starring Peter Falk in his 4-time Emmy-winning role as the cigar-chomping, trench coat-wearing police lieutenant. This 3-disc collection includes every episode from the series’ first season, as well as the two original Columbo TV Pilot movies: Prescription: Murder and Ransom For A Dead Man.
Columbo’s first season features legendary guest stars like Leslie Nielsen, Robert Culp, Ray Milland, Eddie Albert, Suzanne Pleshette, Don Ameche and Roddy McDowall.
Columbo ran for 13 seasons and was one of the highest rated shows of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Season one, episode one, "Murder by the Book", was directed by Steven Spielberg aged 25 years old. Spielberg used the rough cut of the series premier to land the director’s job on cult classic Duel.
When Emperor Hirohito visited the United States in the mid 70s, he was asked whether there were any famous Americans he wanted to meet, he requested John Wayne and Columbo.
Now thanks to Fabulous Films you can own Columbo The Complete First Season on Blu-ray.