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03.17.2008

THE ACTION-PACKED ORIGINAL DETECTIVE SERIES CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FIRST-EVER DVD RELEASE - MANNIX: SEASON ONE

Golden Globe Winner Mike Connors Stars As The Hard-Boiled And Gritty Detective;
Six-Disc Set Hits The Street June 3

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - March 17, 2008 - Complete with action-packed fistfights, high-speed car chases and determined justice, the first season of MANNIX, television's long-running detective drama about a tough and cynical private investigator debuts on DVD June 3 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, just in time for the show's 40th anniversary. 

With four Golden Globe® wins, including Best TV Show, MANNIX stars Mike Connors who earned a Golden Globe and four Emmy® nominations (Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role), for his portrayal as the cool-headed, classic American detective Joe Mannix. An old school detective with rugged good looks and a snazzy convertible car, Mannix is known for being able to take a barrage of physical punishment, play out hunches and make decisions based on gut feeling.  Season One finds Mannix working for a fancy high-tech investigation agency that uses technology to analyze and fight crime; the rough-and-tumble private eye would typically ignore the computer - and his boss - and set out to fight crime the best way he could.

With complex plots often leaving the armchair detective puzzled until the very end and a classic theme song by "Mission: Impossible" composer Lalo Schifrin, MANNIX quickly became one of the most popular and original detective series on television.  Season One also stars Joseph Campanella who garnered an EmmyÒ nomination for his role, as the head of the detective agency.  The show featured a variety of celebrity guest appearances including Kim Hunter, Tom Skerritt, Richard Mulligan, Norman Fell, Karen Black and singers Neil Diamond, Neil Young and Stephen Stills.  Packaged on six discs, MANNIX: SEASON ONE includes all 24 episodes from its first season and special features including interviews with Connors and Joseph Campanella and optional audio commentary on select episodes. It will be available for the suggested retail price of $54.99 US and $57.99 CAN. 

MANNIX: SEASON ONE is a six-disc set presented in full screen in English Mono.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated 14A in Canada.  The total running time is approximately 20 hrs., 10 mins.  Each episode features an audio introduction from Mike Connors.  The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                                                                              

  • The Name Is Mannix (Pilot Episode)
    • Optional audio commentary with William Link
  • Skid Marks On A Dry Run
  • Nothing Ever Works Twice
  • The Many Deaths Of Saint Christopher
  • Special Feature: Part 1 of an interview with Mike Connors and Joseph Campanella

Disc Two:                                                                               

  • Make It Like It Never Happened
  • The Cost Of A Vacation
  • Warning: Live Blueberries      
  • Beyond The Shadow Of A Dream
  • Special Feature: Part 2 of an interview with Mike Connors and Joseph Campanella

Disc Three:

  • Huntdown
  • Coffin for a Clown
  • A Catalogue of Sins
  • Turn Every Stone
  • Special Feature: CBS FALL PROMO - 1967 with audio introduction from Mike Connors

Disc Four:

  • Run, Sheep, Run
  • Then the Drink Takes the Man                       
  • Falling Star
  • License to Kill - Limit Three People
  • Special Feature:  Mike Connors' appearance on "The Mike Douglas Show" with audio introduction from Mike Connors

Disc Five:

  • Deadfall: Part 1
  • Deadfall: Part 2
  • You Can Get Killed Out There
  • Another Final Exit
    • Optional audio commentary with Mike Connors and Joseph Campanella
  • Special Feature:  "Mannix" TV Land promo and CBS sales presentation with audio introductions from Mike Connors

Disc Six:

  • Eight to Five, It's a Miracle
  • Delayed Action
  • To Kill a Writer
  • The Girl in the Frame
  • Special Features: Episode clip from the Mannix appearance on "Diagnosis Murder" with audio introduction from Mike Connors and a photo gallery


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Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA, VIA.B), a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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MANNIX: SEASON ONE

Street Date:  June 3, 2008

Pricing: $54.99 US / $57.99 CAN

Catalog#: 132814

Runtime: 1210 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: 14A

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Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com