Columbo’s 1990 Cases Get Collected
Columbo is one of television’s most beloved characters thank to the sophisticated writing of Richard Levinson and William Link in addition to the performance from Peter Falk. The rumpled detective appeared for seven seasons on the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie and then returned for a series of telefilms in the late 1980s.
All seven seasons were collected between 2004 and 2006 with the 1989 set of telefilms released in 2007.
Universal is finally releasing the 1990 set of telefilms on February 3 according to TV Shows on DVD. The set of six episodes will come on three discs and retail for $26.98. The titles for the record are:
• "Columbo Cries Wolf"
• "Agenda for Murder"
• "Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo"
• "Uneasy Lies the Crown"
• "Murder in Malibu"
• "Columbo Goes to College"
Guest performers include Deidre Hall (Days of our Lives), Ian Buchanan (The Bold and the Beautiful), Gigi Rice (The John Larroquette Show), Louis Zorich (Mad About You), Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner), Stanley Kamel (Monk), Denis Arndt (Picket Fences), Bruce Kirby (Kojak), Helen Shaver (Poltergeist: The Legacy), Ian McShane (Deadwood), Teresa Ganzel (Transylvania 6-5000), Nancy Walker (McMillan & Wife), Dick Sargent (Bewitched), baseball great Ron Cey, Brenda Vaccaro (Midnight Cowboy), Andrew Stevens (Emerald Point N.A.S.), Katherine Cannon (Beverly Hills 90210) and Robert Culp (Greatest American Hero).