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Synopsis

On the path to justice, there shall stand The Defenders.

One of television's most respected dramas finally arrives on DVD with The Defenders: Season One. E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed star as Lawrence and Kenneth Preston, a father-and-son team of defense attorneys specializing in complex and challenging cases, many of which explored real-world concerns which still resonate with audiences today.

Created by Reginald Rose (Twelve Angry Men), The Defenders was an Emmy® award-winning series many times over, with a well-earned reputation as one of the most socially conscious series ever to air on television.

In addition to its critical accolades, Season One's thirty-two episodes feature guest appearances from a litany of tremendous stars, including Jack Klugman, William Shatner, Ossie Davis, Richard Thomas, Frank Gorshin, Eva Gabor, Robert Duvall, Robert Loggia, Martin Sheen, Julie Newmar, and more.

An unquestionable champion of quality television, The Defenders: Season One is at long last in session.

Why We Love It

"This excellent legal drama was the 60’s alternative to the slick Perry Mason as it observed a father and son team of defense attorneys who often clashed over their socially relevant cases. Well conceived by Reginald Rose (Twelve Angry Men). This marks the first time this series has been available and the extras, from the good folks at Shout Factory, are solid." – Floyd County Times

"The Defenders is one of the most important television series to air on an American broadcast network. It won more than a dozen Emmys, including three consecutive trophies for best drama (a record not broken for another two decades, by Hill Street Blues). At a moment when the dramatic anthology was on its deathbed, and ongoing series were often (fairly or not) thought of as meritless escapism (Newton Minow’s “vast wasteland” speech depends on this context), The Defenders created the template for what we now think of as quality television." The Classic TV History Blog

Bonus Features

    • The Studio One Presentation Of The Defender (1957) Starring Ralph Bellamy, Steve McQueen And William Shatner
    • Original And Extended Version Of The Pilot Episode
    • New Interviews With Associate Producer Bob Markell And Writer Larry Cohen
    • Interview With Actor E.G. Marshall

Product Information

Discs

9

Run-time

26.5 hrs

Aspect Ratio ?

1.33:1

Color

Black & White

Language

English

Region

1

Rating

Not Rated

Production Date Closed-Caption

No

Subtitles

None

Episodes

Episode Episode Title
1
The Defenders: The Quality Of Mercy
2
The Defenders: Killer Instinct
3
The Defenders: Death Across The Counter
4
The Defenders: The Riot
5
The Defenders: The Young Lovers
6
The Defenders: The Boy Between
7
The Defenders: The Hundred Lives Of Harry Simms
8
The Defenders: The Accident
9
The Defenders: The Trial Of Jenny Scott
10
The Defenders: The Man With The Concrete Thumb
11
The Defenders: The Treadmill
12
The Defenders: Perjury
13
The Defenders: The Attack
14
The Defenders: The Prowler
15
The Defenders: Gideon's Follies
16
The Defenders: The Best Defense
17
The Defenders: The Bedside Murder
18
The Defenders: The Search
19
The Defenders: Storm At Birch Glen
20
The Defenders: The Point Shaver
21
The Defenders: The Locked Room
22
The Defenders: The Empty Chute
23
The Defenders: The Crusader
24
The Defenders: The Hickory Indian
25
The Defenders: The Iron Man
26
The Defenders: The Tarnished Cross
27
The Defenders: The Last Six Months
28
The Defenders: The Naked Heiress
29
The Defenders: Reunion With Death
30
The Defenders: The Benefactor
31
The Defenders: Along Came A Spider
32
The Defenders: The Broken Barrelhead
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The Defenders: Season 1

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Actor E.G. Marshall
Actor Joan Hackett
Actor Polly Rowles
Actor Robert Reed
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