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Just finnished watching the first series. Totaly superb. Thanks to all concearned who brought it to our screen. Like all can not wait to see the rest asap! Sad to see that almost all of the cast are no longer with us. They live on forwever on the screen. God bless them all. Regards Peter
West Yorkshire, UK - Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 13:22:50 (PDT)
Still can't believe we're watching Hawaii Five0 once again. We never thought it would be available. We will definitely be buying the second season in July as an early Xmas present. Having been to Hawaii three times, it brings back a lot of memories. Hope you put every season on DVD. Thanks so much.
Simone & Fran Potvin
Fall River, MA USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 11:28:18 (PDT)
Correct me if I am in error,isn't this weekend an important anniversary (10th) in the world of 5-O. Henry
Henry P Tercyak
North Haven, CT USA - Sunday, May 27, 2007 at 08:33:04 (PDT)
hi how are you , can anybody as a favor make me eps of 5-0 once upon a time and kiss the queen goodbye ? i'm a big fan, also lookin for kojak , barnaby jones and streets of sf eps with joanne linville too write firstname.lastname@example.org
n. prov, - Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 17:43:19 (PDT)
nice detailed site very intresting andvery well put together.
moon twp, pa usa - Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 18:08:56 (PDT)
Murdered………………But Avenged. Where does this appear?
Henry P Tercyak
North Haven, CT USA - Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 07:07:36 (PDT)
The new DVD set has definitely exceeded my expectations. I am pleased to see season two is coming out soon. This will be heresy to die-hard fans but only the first two seasons of HFO are worth watching. There are the occassional epi-sodes in later years worth watching but to me the show lost its appeal with the emphasis on more indoor filming and a sense that Jack Lord "arrived" as a TV star. The first two seasons really emphasized the island scenery and more of an ensemble-type acting style. It seems to me after the second season that Jack Lord realized he had finally made it in television and his well-documentated "ego" took over. The subsequent seasons have a rote feel to them. The rest of the main cast are underused or don't have any real meaning ful stories written for them. HFO after the 2nd season should be called "The Jack Lord Show". As for a movie of HFO I hope one is made. There is an actor who I think could pull off the role of McGarrett. Last year my wife and I were watching "Entourage" and the episode where Vince is making a commercial involving him performing martial-art moves. I instantly thought of Adrian Grenier as Steve McGarrett and mentioned it to my wife. She said she could see it. Another actor I could envision in the role is John Stamos. I hope I haven't offended anyone with my take on the series, it's just that the first 2 seasons were so dynamic and fresh. Thanks for the forum and Mr. Quigley's fan site is great.
Aloha , Oregon United States - Monday, May 21, 2007 at 16:36:42 (PDT)
Every monday, at 9:00 PM, on CVTV Channel 8, my favorite, when I was small child, I saw that series in family. Since 1970.
CARACAS, VENEZUELA - Monday, May 21, 2007 at 15:17:50 (PDT)
To Andrew in Surrey; No sign of season 2 [region 2] up on amazon.co.uk this morning [mon 21/05/07]. Hopefully, region 2 will follow on soon after R1 release as was the case with season 1. I wonder what extra's [if any] we can expect. A stills gallery would be nice. http://www.freewebs.com/thepersuadersreviews
Hedgerley, Bucks U.K - Monday, May 21, 2007 at 05:29:43 (PDT)
Love the DVD's. Hawaii Five O is my all time favorite show.
Chesapeake, VA USA - Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 15:28:37 (PDT)
JAMES MCAURTHER YOU ARE THE HOTTEST BABE!! LOVE YOU DARLING!!
PORTAGE, MI U S A - Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 23:33:45 (PDT)
As I mentioned earlier, I have been waiting for the better part of 10 years for Hawaii 5-0 to come out on DVD. Upon it's release, my fears of never seeing 5-0 on DVD were finally assuaged. Thank You CBS/Paramount (as well as M.Qiug and this site). However, bliss can be temporary, and wisdom comes suddenly and without notice. As we wait for season 2, my concerns now are the future releases of 5-0 and how many of the twelve seasons are we actually going to rewarded with ? From that period: "All in the Family", another heavyweight has, as far as I could determine, all 6 of it's seasons on DVD. A good sign. "Green Acres" has, to date, only 3 out of 6 available. "The Rockford Files" 4 out of 6. "Mission Impossible" maybe 2 of 7, etc…It was recently announced that fans of "The Gary Shandling Show" would have to make do with a best of compilation in lieu of the complete final 2 seasons. If the youngest CBS fan started watching at the age of 10 (more likely 12) that would put them at around 50 years old, which, sadly, means that the original adult base audience for the show is gone…... like my father. God would he have loved to see 5-0 on DVD ! I am not sure if syndication, in general, including but not limited to The Family Channel, captured a "new" audience the way the original did on CBS. I hope so, we will need everyone to insure the safe and timely release of all 12 seasons. It may prove to be too much to expect for a 40 year old show, but I would be greatly disappointed if we don't get all 12 seasons. In 1997 when DVD started going mainstream, I made the statement that I would pay $500 for all 12 on DVD. Today I still would, I just hope I get the chance! "my son is dead and you killed him" "no….I shot him!…you killed him.. You and his Grandfather a long time ago!
Henry P Tercyak
North Haven, CT USA - Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 12:28:54 (PDT)
Thanks Mike ,I suspected that was epsisode but it seemed too obvious when I came across the plot description.I always thought that was a clever idea within the confines of that show.
North Haven, CT USA - Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 06:46:34 (PDT)
Current actor who could match Jack Lord's intensity, Powers Booth.
Brenham, TX - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 09:33:48 (PDT)
Keep them coming! I pre-ordered season 1 and just did the same for season 2. I just love these shows.
Brenham, TX - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 09:30:16 (PDT)
Can any one identify the episode (I know I have it on tape)where Steve and Danno are standing outside a Bank in the early morning/or at dusk, when the Temperature on the Bank display starts rising. I think it falls between 1976-1978.Any help ? (Isn't that #252 -- The Meighan Conspiracy, and this business with the temperature is a major clue as to why something is "amiss"? - MQ)
North Haven, CT USA - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 06:19:33 (PDT)
I have just watched the first 2 episodes on my DVD boxed set ("Cocoon" & "Full Fathom Five")- SUPERB! It goes without saying that plot, scriptwriting, acting & direction are of the highest standard but what is also of a high standard is the quality & sharpness of the picture - greaet job! I can't wait for Season 2 & subsequent seasons to be released here in the UK - does anyone know when that might be? Cheers & Aloha Andrew
Purley, Surrey England/UK - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 04:39:42 (PDT)
Attention: Bob, Perth Amboy. I read all possible initial reviews regarding both sound and color. I purchased my set from Deepdiscount(DVD) in April. I watched Cocoon on my home FC tapes and immediately viewed the DVD version for a quick comparative analysis. There wasn't any required. Conclusion: I have been waiting for 5-0 on DVD for 10 years. The final product is better than expected, and considering the fact that the show is 40 years old the quality is actually borders on remarkable!. Your situation needs a team of investigators that should be headed up by a former Naval Intelligence Officer. See: Murder---Eyes Only. Henry
North Haven, CT USA - Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 12:03:35 (PDT)
Not a good idea to bring, Five O' to the big screen I cant think of one actor that would be as cool as Jack Lord, for playing that part, or have the same presence as Jack.
Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday, May 09, 2007 at 15:26:47 (PDT)
Whenever the DVD comes out with the episode "One Big Happy Family" I will race to buy it. Almost outragiously comedic (in a sick twisted way), the episode about a murderous hillbilly family contains too many classic lines to recite here. One can never forget Silm Pickens poignent observation: "who's gonna look for us on this here 'lil 'ol island, Maui" said as if the favorite holiday destination for tourists were on Antartica. Unlike any other episode, as each segment concluded to the classic shot of the Pipeline wave, the sound of a country fiddle replaced the Ventures theme. Lastly, I'll never forget the incredulous expression of Jack Lord when he inquired as to the reason for their serial rampage: "Why?" "'Cause they wasn't kin."
Newport Beach, Ca. USA - Wednesday, May 09, 2007 at 11:04:19 (PDT)
I'm thrilled that we are finally getting the show on DVD, but am very disappointed by the quality. To me it looks like a bad transfer. Very grainy and the color is far too warm. Anyone else have this problem, or did I get a bad set? I see that others say the quality it great. It's not my player because other discs look fine. Isn't your security code thing a bit of overkill? Other sites just have us type in the word. And use a font where the 'V's don't look like 'U's. Sorry for being such a curmudgeon, but as a website designer things like this make me nuts. (As mentioned on the page, it's a pain, but otherwise the site gets flooded with spam. When I first put the guestbook back up, there were tons of messages which were obviously posted by various automated processes (the original of the guestbook script has been around for years). Even when I modified the script so you had to input numbers, there was spam appearing. The current method seems to work just fine. "V"s have been replaced by "M"s, by the way.)
Perth Amboy, NJ USA - Wednesday, May 09, 2007 at 09:14:58 (PDT)
I've been enjoying this excellent site for years. Well done for doing such a great job. It is great that finally the show is out on DVD. I noticed in one nationwide store over here it is in the top 20 bestsellers at the moment. It is great too to see the enthusiastic comments from people from so many countries. What a great tribute to a great show and to Leonard Freeman, Jack Lord and all those who worked so hard on it. Regards to all fellow fans, Martin, England
London, England - Tuesday, May 08, 2007 at 09:14:24 (PDT)
I'm not too keen on remakes of classic tv shows on the big or small screen, they usually don't work. There are/were plans to remake The Persuaders! with Ben Stiller and Steve Coogan taking the parts Tony Curtis and Roger Moore played in the original. Now having seen season 1 Five O in all it's glory it has re-enforced my belief that no one, could come near to Jack Lord as McGarrett. "No way, I can't buy that" as Jack/Steve himself might say!! By the way, very nice post by Don Moore below. Bill http://www.freewebs.com/thepersuadersreviews
Hedgerley, Bucks U.K - Tuesday, May 08, 2007 at 02:11:53 (PDT)
I was just watching entertainment tonight, and they mentioned that David Carusso (of Miami CSI) was being considered to play Steve Mcgarrett in an upcoming Hawaii 5-0 movie. Carusso even said "Book 'em Danno."
Buffalo, NY USA - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 21:48:17 (PDT)
The staff of our company visited your site and we all like it.
Tokyo, Tokyo Japan - Sunday, May 06, 2007 at 05:55:06 (PDT)
~~~I was in the 4th grade, in 1967 thru '68, when 'The Ventures' released the theme song for "Hawaii Five-O", and remember it being so "cool". The theme took it's place on American radio, alongside 'The Surfaris' "Wipeout". As a young boy, I remember how TV themes such as "Batman" were so catchy and how they grabbed your attention, which got you involved in the show. My Dad loved shows like 'Bonanza', 'Gunsmoke', 'Route 66', '77 Sunset Strip', 'Perry Mason', and others. When 'Hawaii Five-O' was introduced, there was no exception of it. The show was immediately embraced, and we followed it throughout it's run on CBS, every Thursday night. Our interest in it led to our liking of other "cop" shows such as 'Mannix', 'Barnaby Jones', 'Cannon', and 'Kojak'. During the time when 'Five-O' was on-the-air, I remember saying to myself, "I'm going to go there someday." I fell in love with Hawaii, as many people did worldwide. The scenery and the people were SO exotic, and Mr. Freeman and ALL his production staff "took" us there week after week. My interest in Hawaii remains with me to this day because of this TV show. Any time a show comes on about Hawaii, I'm there. Five-O led me to ABC's 'Hawaiian Heat', which starred Robert Ginty and Tracy Scoggins(still looking for re-runs), and the recent FOX "islands show", 'North Shore', of which I don't know why it was pulled from production. It had good potential. When 'Five-O' went out of production, I and millions of other fans were saddened to see it leave us, but thanks to Desi Arnaz(a.k.a. Ricky Ricardo) and other TV pioneers who invented the re-run, we could watch it again and again as the waves rolled on. With the VCR, I started collecting 'Five-O', which grew to a number of 37 tapes containing 7 episodes per, recorded in SLP format and missing only 9 episodes of the entire production run! I have viewed them countless times over the years, nearly wearing the tapes out. The episodes don't have a high quality because of the SLP recording, but they're viewable. I finally got a DVD recorder and transferred the episodes to disc. They are my own little personal "treasure" of 'Hawaii Five-O' and the wonderful memories that the show produced and helped to inspire! I now have season 1 of the official release and I must say that it is a VAST improvement over my personal collection. The visual and sound quality is outstanding. The closed-captioning is very helpful for some words that are drowned out by background noises such as wind, traffic, etc. I am SO looking forward to the remainder of the series to be released. After causing me to fall in love with Hawaii, the show had me to live up to my promise to myself, that "I will go there someday". I took my fiance` there in May 2003 and we were married on the beach with Diamond Head in the background. We spent two weeks there for our honeymoon. We are already talking about a return trip! Hawaii is a beautiful land, with beautiful people. No wonder Jack Lord lived out his remaining days there, and was an advocate for the Hawaiian culture. He truly loved Hawaii. Being there in person was overwhelming to me, and I thank God for allowing me and my wife the opportunity to have the privilege to see His handiwork! I would like to say "God rest you", to Jack Lord, Leonard Freeman, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer, Zulu, Nicholas Colosanto("Coach" from 'Cheers' who directed some episodes), Hilo Hattie, and to ALL the great actors and staff of 'Hawaii Five-O', that have passed from us. Also, to say "God bless", to James MacArthur, Al Harrington, Glen Cannon, and others who are still with us, that helped to "take" us to Hawaii! Be(ing) there, ALOHA!~~~
mt. holly, nc usa - Saturday, May 05, 2007 at 02:05:48 (PDT)
I'm a big fan of the show and McGarrett is very handsome, so to have it on dvd is wonderful and the shows are all very good.
PITTSBURGH , PA. USA - Friday, May 04, 2007 at 06:02:23 (PDT)
I think Hawaii Five-O is the best show ever and it is very interesting to have it on dvd
Pittsburgh, PA. USA - Friday, May 04, 2007 at 05:53:01 (PDT)
To make a statement like Hawaii 5-0 is the greatest accomplishment in the history of TV, in this forum, would be blatantly unnecessary. It is. We know it. And that is non-negotiable. In the spring of 1997, I taped all of the Family Channel episodes shown. On Friday nights FC would air the 2 hour specials Cocoon, 3 Dead Cows, Murder Eyes Only, FOB Honolulu, etc..(even the 3 parter V for Vashon.) I watched all of them in celebration of the DVD release. There are many reasons why 5-0 stands alone. 5-0 plays back like a motion picture it does not have the look of standard TV fare, I could spot an episode of 5-0 instantaneously. The motion picture equivalent to Jack Lords' performance as McGarrett is Brandos' Corleone, nuff said. Speaking of motion pictures, any one of a hundred 5-0 plots could be buffed up and used today!. Any savvy viewer, can spot 5-0 influence all over Miami Vice.(CIA, Asian themes, Castillo ,ect…). However the thing that separates 5-0 from all others is the level of intensity/seriousness that flowed from start to finish, everyone had a job to do and they did it, no fluff.
Henry P Tercyak
North Haven, CT USA - Thursday, May 03, 2007 at 13:20:53 (PDT)
Amazon.com has Five-O's second season up for pre-order, but the set is listed as six DVDs for 25 episodes. Shouldn't that be 7 discs, like the first set? I hope they don't try and foist double-sided DVDs on us.
Miami, Fl USA - Thursday, May 03, 2007 at 06:46:13 (PDT)
Wonderful! Quality is excellent! I actually told my husband not to buy the first season for me. Boy am I glad he didn't listen to me. I wasn't allowed to watch Hawaii Five-0 when it was originally on TV, it was considered too adult. However, I have enjoyed it in syndication for years and years. I remember all except for about 3 episodes and the pilot. Can't wait for the second season. I'm hooked!
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2007 at 18:00:55 (PDT)
At last!! I have seen about 7 episodes and am remembering just how good the earlier series were. So looking forward to series 2!!
Canberra, Australia - Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 01:36:35 (PDT)
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