As the Sixties come to an end and a new decade begins, it's business as usual for Inspector Lewis Erskine (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) and the men and women of the FBI as they continue to protect America from enemies within, in this hard-hitting fifth season collection. Inspired by actual cases and produced with the personal support of J. Edgar Hoover, these 26 action-packed episodes find Erskine, Special Agent Tom Colby (William Reynolds) and assistant director Arthur Ward (Philip Abbott) on the hunt for murderers, kidnappers, bank robbers, hijackers, extortionists, communist spies and more.
A showcase for veteran actors as well as the up-and-coming, Season Five of The FBI shines the spotlight on an arresting lineup of guest stars including Oscar winners Robert Duvall (Actor in a Leading Role, Tender Mercies, 1983) and Jeff Bridges (Actor in a Leading Role, Crazy Heart, 2009), Hitchcock femmes Vera Miles and Laraine Day, Anne Francis, Sam Elliott, Jack Klugman, David Cassidy, Joe Don Baker, Cicely Tyson and Harrison Ford.
Today, June 4th
, the Warner Archive Collection began selling an MOD (manufacture on demand) DVD release of The F.B.I. - The 5th Season
. Priced at $49.95 SRP, this set is packaged in two half-season cases (box art is seen below) but sold together as a complete season with 26 episodes. At this time the title is only available to U.S. customers via the WBshop.com online store (see button link below), but in the near future it should also be available to global fans, too, via Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program.