Summary of "Season 1 - Nice Copter!": Every time Universal announces a TV release I hope my breath hoping that we may see some extras, but 95% of the time the set is empty. There could have been some killer featurettes on here.
I was surprised to see Barry Van Dyke on the back of the package since he doesn't appear until season 4. I guess someone mixed up the photos for the show, and no one took a look, or they didn't know the show well enough. There's also a problem with the menus on the set; they're formatted to be in widescreen (1.78:1), except they're displayed in Full Frame. It's not a huge problem (they still work), but someone should have caught this before the set went into production.
I have one very distinct memory related to this show. In the summer of '85 my family went to the opening of a provincial park. My dad worked for the government and had to attend these things, so he brought the family along. Someone he knew had flown there in the helicopter the government owned; a Bell 222. My dad talked to some people and came back to us. He said, "Hey boys, do you want to fly in the same type of helicopter as Airwolf?" Think about that; he's asking two kids if they want to fly in the same helicopter as Airwolf. I'm surprised we didn't pass out with excitement. We walked down a trail to where the helicopter was sitting, but we didn't find a sleek, black copter with missiles and guns. No, we found a boring, regular-looking helicopter waiting for us. It was neat to fly in a helicopter at such a young age, but it was a lesson in "real vs. TV" for an 8 year-old.
I had fun watching these episodes and reliving my childhood, but a few featurettes would have made this a better set. (read entire review)
Since posting the Shout! Factory/Fabulous Films press release about the upcoming DVD of Airwolf: The Movie being released for the first time, we've been inundated with emails saying "that's already out!"... (read entire news item)
The Original Pilot TV Film Comes to North American DVD for the First Time!
For Immediate Release
From the mastermind of Donald P. Bellisario who brought us
pop culture hits Tales of the Gold Monkey, Magnum, P.I.,
Quantum Leap, JAG and NCIS
AIRWOLF: THE MOVIE
Starring... (read entire news item)
Season 4 Settles In for a Landing on DVD in February
Early this month we had the scoop about how Airwolf - Season 4, the final season of the show, coming to DVD. We had early cover art at the time (seen again below), but we didn't have a release date...just... (read entire news item)
Season 4 At Last? We've Got Universal's Early Cover Art as Proof!
From May 2005 to May 2007, Universal Studios released the first three seasons on DVD for Donald Bellisario's Airwolf series; the seasons which aired on CBS from 1985 to 1986. In 1987, the show was completely... (read entire news item)
Season 3 takes off in May (artwork added)
Universal has just announced the third season of Airwolf for release on May 22. The 5 disc set will include all 22 episodes (1,056 mins) from season 3:
The Horn of Plenty
And a Child... (read entire news item)
After A Long Flight Delay, Airwolf - Season 2 Takes Off! - Artwork Added
It seems like it's been much, much longer. But it's only been a year-and-a-half since Universal announced the first season of Airwolf on DVD. Since that May, 2005 release the studio has been very, very... (read entire news item)
Full-size art for Airwolf
Just the other day saw the formal announcement of Airwolf - Season 1, coming to DVD on May 24th. We had a thumbnail shot of the cover art in that story, but promised our readers to deliver a full-size... (read entire news item)
That didn't take long...in May the rumors come true!
Wow, that did not take very long at all! The well-known classic television show Airwolf, starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine, and created by Don Bellisario, has been highly anticipated on... (read entire news item)
'Universal to release Airwolf', says Digital Bits
Our friends at The Digital Bits website have posted news today that includes a mention of DVDs for Airwolf, along with an upgrade to the DVD of a popular film. Here's what they said:
By the way, Universal... (read entire news item)