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Please Release Harry O on DVD!

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Remember Harry O?

It was a classic American crime drama television series that aired for two seasons from 1974 to 1976. The series starred David Janssen as Harry Orwell, a private detective living on the beach in a cottage near San Diego. He had been a San Diego policeman until he was shot in the back and forced into retirement. The series is probably the best American TV crime drama of the past thirty years and the character Harry O was without a doubt one of the most compelling. It was very likely one of David Janssen’s best performances. The series had brilliant scripts, full of humour, wit and often melancholy and the cinematography was unusual and elegant, more typical of film than TV. Harry was a well rounded character, bohemian, complex, vulnerable and memorably portrayed by David Janssen. His voiceovers were a significant part of the early shows where he philosophised about his life. Remember? 

Days happen to you... and sometimes I wish I could go back to when I was 17 again. When I was 17, I once said, “A woman is like a bus -- let her go. There’ll be another one along in five minutes.”  But that was a long time ago...

Unfortunately the series was axed after only two seasons. Sadly it has never been released on DVD. Currently Warner Brothers has no plans to do so. There are numerous scam websites taking money for Harry O DVDs that don’t materialise and others that sell low quality materials produced from TV showings.

You can read about this on lots of websites including You Tube (see Harry O videos), so it would appear there is a demand for the DVDs. So many other TV programmes of this genre, yet nowhere near the quality, have been released, but this one has not. Perhaps Warner Brothers are being cautious and need to gauge the level of demand. If so, this petition may help them decide.

If you remember the series and would like to support this petition please sign it. If you have never seen it, and like the more realistic TV crime dramas than we are fed with today, perhaps you’d like to sign too. You would be in for a treat! 


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