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Emmy and Golden Globe winner Telly Savalas is back as Lieutenant Theo Kojak, television’s greatest detective, in the unforgettable series Kojak: Season 4. He’s got style, street smarts and a penchant for lollipops, and he’s hitting the gritty streets of New York City in pursuit of some of television’s toughest criminals. Relive all his smart, edgy adventures in the mystery series that People Magazine raves is ‘a TV classic: slick, well-plotted and entertaining.’
WHAT WE THOUGHT
This was right before “Kojak” called it a day. This season played more with crime staples and actually opened up the narrative to allow more invention. I’d like getting the short spurts of what goes on throughout Kojak’s day. If anything, they missed the prime opportunity for spin-0ffs. That being said, I like how they played it cool. Telly Savalas remains the smoothest cop and he shouldn’t have to pal around with an Abe Vigoda type.
Hector Elizondo steals the season as a pedophile with diplomatic immunity. It’s the perfect kind of trash tv setup that only existed in 70s prime time and episode of “The Equalizer”. It’s fun to watch Elizondo ham it up for the cameras. But, it’s 70s basic TV style pedophile. So, he talks a lot with no real violence behind his words.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is standard for the time. The transfer is rather flat, but it boasts a Mono 2.0 mix that actually supports everything. It’s a weird time capsule for a time that most young people don’t remember. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase only to hardcore fans.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!