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Get ready to sleuth your way through the 70s with the Columbo: The 70s Complete Collection on Blu-Ray – a must-have for any Columbo fan!
Columbo - The 1970s Complete Collection
Columbo – The 1970s Complete Collection

Attention all Columbo fans! Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey through the 70s with the Columbo: The 70s Complete Collection on Blu-Ray. Buckle up, because Fabulous Films and Ginger and Nuts are teaming up to give one lucky winner the chance to own this treasure trove of classic television.

Launching on June 10, 2024, priced at £149.99, this 20-disc Blu-ray set is no ordinary release. Prepare to be captivated by the legendary Peter Falk as he reprises his four-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning role as the beloved, trenchcoat-wearing Police Lieutenant Columbo. This landmark series that inspired a genre is now yours to own in its entirety, from the first seven seasons to the original pilot TV movies, all beautifully restored and remastered in 4K by NBC Universal.

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With a staggering 13 Primetime Emmys® under its belt, this classic series is a must-have for any Columbo enthusiast. Don’t miss your chance to win this ultimate collection and experience the brilliance of the cigar-chomping detective all over again. 

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The list of guest stars is endless (many of which appeared in more than one episode in more than one role) and includes Jack Cassidy, Vincent Price, Martin Sheen, Vera Miles, Vitto Scotti, Johnny Cash, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Vaughn, Janet Leigh, Ed Begley Jr. George Hamilton, Leonard Nimoy, Pat Morita, Leslie Nielsen, Patrick McGoohan, William Shatner and Falk’s second wife Shera Danese who played 6 roles in 6 different episodes.

In 2014 a bronze statue of Peter Falk as Columbo in his shabby raincoat was erected as part of a state-sponsored urban renewal project in Falk Miksa Street in Budapest. It was an urban myth that Falk was related to the journalist Miksa Falk who the street was named after. The famous raincoat came from Peter Falk’s own wardrobe, he had bought it for $15 in 1967, when he got caught in a New York City downpour.

A 24-year-old Steven Spielberg was director of the first episode of the series (four years before he became a household name directing Jaws). Titled ‘Murder by the Book’, the episode was filmed second (after ‘Death Lends a Hand’) but was bumped up to the premier slot at the last minute as it was so good.

Peter Falk won 4 Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Lieutenant Columbo in 1972, 1975, 1976 and 1990. Falk became the highest paid actor on television in this role – in the 1970s he was being paid $500,000 per episode.

Falk has a glass eye because he had a cancerous tumor removed from behind his right eye when he was 3 years old.

Oh, just one more thing…

In 1974 Columbo was so popular in Romania that when the series stopped airing twice a week due to the season ending, protests erupted. The Romanian government had a quota on how much American television could be viewed in the country and the Romanian people were convinced that the government was keeping episodes from them. Falk was asked by the Romanian government to record an announcement to assure the Romanian people that more episodes were on the way.

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Written by: Kat Y (Ginge)

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