May 152021

CSI: NY was probably my second favorite of the three shows in the franchise, though CSI: Miami has some amazingly good-bad moments whereas this is pretty straight forward, and I do love Gary Sinise in the lead alongside a nice supporting cast.



— The Complete Series —

Genre(s): Drama, Crime
Paramount | NR – 8478 min. – $139.98 | May 18, 2021

Date Published: 05/15/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Writer(s): Anna Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker (created by)
Cast: Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Sela Ward, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill, Anna Belknap, Robert Joy, A.J. Buckley, Vanessa Ferlito, Emmanuelle Vaugier
Guest Stars: Sarah Carter, Claire Forlani, Kelly Hu, John Larroquette, Joey Lawrence, Craig T. Nelson, Kerr Smith, Skeet Ulrich, Mykelti Williamson

Features: Episode Commentaries, Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 55

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Region(s): 1


Follow the evidence to New York City’s top crime lab led by Detective Mac Taylor (GARY SINISE) as he guides his renowned team of criminalists on the brutal, relentless hunt for the truth. Each case is tackled by Taylor’s dedicated squad, including Stella Bonasera (MELISSA KANAKAREDES), Don Flack (EDDIE CAHILL), Aiden Burn (VANESSA FERLITO), Danny Messer (CARMINE GIOVINAZZ), Sheldon Hawkes (HILL HARPER) and Lindsay Monroe (ANNA BELKNAP), Sid Hammerback (ROBERT JOY), Adam Ross (A.J. BUCKLEY) and Jo Danville (SELA WARD). Under this crew’s steady watch, getting away with murder is not an option.



This massive collection (weighing in at just over 3 lbs) of 55-discs are spread across 3 extra-wide keep cases (3 seasons per case). All of the features from the original DVDs are included and in all likelihood the discs themselves are the same. The discs are stacked on one another in spindles (kind of) so getting from one to another (say disc 1 to disc 5 or something, is a little bit of a hassle), however given the size of this, it is the best solution.

In the interest of time (and space), here is a simple listing of the features for each season.


  • Episode Commentaries: “MIA/NYC Non-Stop” (Ann Donahue), “Blink” and “Officer Blue” (Anthony E. Zuiker), “Creatures of the Night” (Pam Veasey), “Outside Man” and “Recycling” (Timothy J. Lea)
  • Featurettes
    • The Cast Examines the Characters
    • The Science Behind the Scenes
    • CSI: NY Set Tour
    • The World’s Largest Crime Scene
    • The Zoo Year


  • Episode Commentaries: “Summer in the City” (David Von Ancken, Bill Zabala), “Grand Murder at Central Station” (Scott Lautanen, Zachary Reiter), “Manhattan Manhunt” (Anthony E. Zuiker, Elizabeth Devine), “Bad Beat” (Duanne Clark, Zachary Reiter), “Trapped” (Peter M. Lenkov, James Whitmore Jr.)
  • Featurettes
    • Top of the Heap: The Cast & Crew Look at Season 2
    • A New Look from the 35th Floor – CSI: NY Set Tour
    • Heroes
    • Season 2 Ends with a Bang


  • Episode Commentaries: “Not What It Looks Like” (Pam Veasey, Peter M. Lenkov, Duanne Clark), “Consequences” (Pam Veasey, Eddie Cahill), “Silent Night” (Peter M. Lenkov, Sam Humphrey)
  • Featurettes
    • Breaking the Killer Code
    • The Suicide Girls Rock CSI: NY
    • The Making of “Silent Night”
    • Hill Harper Explores the Body Farm


  • Episode Commentary: “Down the Rabbit Hold” (Anthony E. Zuiker)
  • Featurettes
    • Art Imitates Second Life
    • Dante’s Infernal Episode
    • Art Attack
    • Cutting to the Core: Season 4 in the Big Apple


  • Featurettes
    • Pre-Production: Planning the Perfect Murder
    • Production: Shoot to Kill
    • Post-Production: Crime Scene Cleanup
    • Celebrating 100: Evidence of a Hit


  • Episode Commentaries: “Death House” (Noberto Barba, Vaughan Edwards), “Rest in Peace, Marina Garito” (Pam Veasey, Allison Liddi-Brown)
  • Featurettes
    • Better Than Botox
    • Leaving Las Vegas: Langston Heads East
    • East Coast Heroes
    • A Killer House
    • Creation of a Crime Scene
    • Seeing Stars
    • A Closer Examination: Dr. Sid Hammerstack
  • CSI: Miami Episode 007 “Bon Voyage and CSI Episode 1008 “The Lost Girls”


  • Featurettes
    • Seventh Deadly Season
    • New in Town: Jo Danville
    • Under the Microscope Blogs
    • An Extended Visit: John Larroquette Comes to CSI: NY
    • Wild Ride: On the Set with Peter Fonda
  • Deleted Scenes and Gag Reel


  • Featurettes
    • Honoring Our Heroes
    • A New York Halloween
    • Flash to the Past
    • The Magic 8
  • Deleted Scenes and Gag Reel


  • Featurettes
    • On Thin Ice
    • Fireworks
    • NYPD Clue
    • Vegas/New York Crossover
    • A Day Off With…
  • CSI Crossover Episode “In Vino Veritas”
  • Deleted Scenes and Gag Reel


VIDEO – 4/5, AUDIO – 3¾/5

All nine seasons of CSI: NY is presented with a 16×9 enhanced 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and for the most part looks good. The earlier seasons are a tad rougher compared with the later ones, the first season especially is dark with a blue tint before adding more colors in following seasons. Every episode comes with a Dolby Digital 5.1 track and as with the picture; these become a bit better as time goes on with clear dialogue and some okay depth for the music/score and any of the suspense-centric sequences.


OVERALL – 3¾/5

Overall, CSI: NY was probably my second favorite of the three shows in the franchise, though CSI: Miami has some amazingly good-bad moments whereas this is pretty straight forward, and I do love Gary Sinise in the lead alongside a nice supporting cast. This mega-sized Complete Series set from Paramount has a good selection of bonus materials and for anyone who does not own the individual season sets, it’s a decent enough of a deal.

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