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
|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.|
SPECIAL FEATURES – 3½/5
|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.
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.|