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The Greatest American Hero (1981)

Date added to database: 9/27/2001
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DVD Rights owned/licensed by:
Cinedigm, Mill Creek Entertainment, Starz/Anchor Bay, Stephen J. Cannell Productions
Releases (9)
Reviews (2)
News Items (19)
Related Links (3)
Show Categories: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Releases for The Greatest American Hero (Top)

Complete Series

Complete Series buy
Deluxe Collector's Tin buy
The Complete Series (Mill Creek) buy

Season Releases

Prime Time Crime: The Stephen J. Cannell Collection buy
Season 1 buy
Season 1 (Mill Creek) buy
Season 2 buy
Season 2 (Mill Creek) buy
Season 3 buy

Reviews for The Greatest American Hero (Top)
Season 2 - Pretty package (4/04/2005)
Video:   8/10
Audio:   6/10
Extras:   4/10

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Summary of "Season 2 - Pretty package":
I was happy to see the inclusion of bonus material on the second season set. Many of the Cannell titles use everything in season 1, then leave the other sets pretty bare. I can do without the script, and the entire episode in Japanese (who is going to watch more than a few minutes of this?), but the Mike Post interview was good. I can't understand why there continues to be audio problems with interviews on the Cannell titles. Is it that hard to get a voice coming through a single speaker?

This is the only full season of the series; season 1 had 8 episodes, and season 3 has 13 (including 4 that didn't air). Just one more release and we'll have the whole series. I like the foil packaging, and the double-slim cases that they used for the set. (read entire review)

Season 1 - Nice Jammies! (2/14/2005)
Video:   8/10
Audio:   6/10
Extras:   3/10

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Summary of "Season 1 - Nice Jammies!":
The Greatest American Hero is such a fun, cheesy show; I want more. Somehow it pulls off humor in serious situations, which can be tough for a show to do right. The interviews were great, and I enjoyed each actor's take on the show. Katt looks a lot older, and different, than the others; he hasn't aged as well. Connie Sellecca is a beautiful woman, both in the show, and in her interviews. I can't believe she will be 50 next year.

If you want a superhero show that doesn't take itself seriously then look no further, you want The Greatest American Hero. Anchor Bay has already announced the second season of the show for April 5th; it's the only full season of the series (22 episodes).

P.S. I was kidding about The Greatest Canadian Hero; the show doesn't exist, but we did have Captain Canuck comics. (read entire review)

The Greatest American Hero News (Top)
8/03/2017 Box Cover Art for the New DVD Re-Release of 'The Complete Series'
A few weeks ago we reported that The Greatest American Hero - The Complete Series is returning to DVD this September 26th, in a 9-disc set with all 3 seasons of the show. At the time we didn't have box... (read entire news item)

7/14/2017 Re-Release is In-The-Works for 'The Complete Series'
In 2006, after releasing the three individual season sets the year before, Anchor Bay Entertainment (which later became parented as Starz, which in turn was purchased by Lionsgate last year) released... (read entire news item)

7/27/2011 'Greatest American Heroine' and 'Return of Hunter' Reunion Telefilms Together
The Greatest American Heroine - After Ralph's super suit secret is revealed to the world, he and Bill are visited by the aliens who provided them the power suit. The Return of Hunter - A world premiere... (read entire news item)

8/25/2010 General Retail Release for Mill Creek's Season 2 DVD Set
This critically acclaimed series, which is a perfect blend of superhero action and sharp-witted comedy, centers on a normal high school teacher with a super-powered pajama suit he doesn’t know how to... (read entire news item)

3/15/2010 New Complete Series and Season 1 Sets Include Cannell Interview
Don't miss out on the small screen's biggest hero! William Katt stars as Ralph Hinkley, an ordinary school teacher who becomes extraordinary after an encounter with extraterrestrials which leaves him... (read entire news item)

1/14/2010 Early Box Art, Online Trailer for the Unannounced Season 1 Rerelease
Back in October we reported that Mill Creek Entertainment had struck a deal to distribute various DVD releases for shows from Stephen J. Cannell and his production company. One of these shows will be... (read entire news item)

8/23/2006 Details and Artwork for Limited Edition Collector's Set
Believe it or not, he's walking on air! William Katt stars as mild-mannered high school teacher Ralph Hinkley, whose close encounter with aliens leaves him with a red super-power suit that only he can... (read entire news item)

7/16/2006 The Greatest American Box Set
Retailers have begun listing a "Deluxe Collector's Tin" for The Greatest American Hero. The 13 disc set will contain all 43 episodes of the show (2122 mins), a full-sized cape, iron on transfer logo and... (read entire news item)

4/28/2005 A Pic of the Packaging for the Final Season!
We've had The Greatest American Hero - Season 3 listed at our site for a couple of months now, but beyond the August 9th street date, the cost, and pre-order links to Amazon, not much has been known yet... (read entire news item)

3/08/2005 Season 2 Extras (Sorry, They're Not The 'Greatest')
Fans have regularly asked us for any signs of extras for The Greatest American Hero - Season 2; after feeling terrific about the bonus "Heroine" pilot and interviews on the first season set, they wanted... (read entire news item)

2/07/2005 Release Date Confusion
You may have noticed a few dates listed for The Greatest american Hero: Season 1, and you're probably confused as to which is correct. The official street date is February 15, just over a week away. Retailers... (read entire news item)

1/26/2005 S1 Extras include Heroine Pilot, plus S2 Cover is Here!
We've previously shown off the cover art for The Greatest American Hero - Season 1, but now we have extras to tell you about on the first season release as well. However, you'll see that cover art here... (read entire news item)

1/11/2005 We have a date for the 2nd season release!
On Jan. 2nd we were excited to bring you the news that, even over a month before the release of the 1st season set, Anchor Bay had confirmed that a 2nd season release was already in-the-works. And now... (read entire news item)

1/02/2005 Second Season To Fly High On DVD!
Okay, we're counting down the last 37 days until the long-anticipated DVD release of The Greatest American Hero - Season 1, right? And what could be better than that? How about news that the 2nd Season... (read entire news item)

12/29/2004 Hero Box Art Flies In (Manual Not Included)
Fans of The Greatest American Hero will surely get that "manual" joke in our story's headline (above); it was a running gag in the series. But it's no joke here about the cover to the February 8 3-DVD... (read entire news item)

11/02/2004 Believe it or not, we've got a release date! I'm walking on air!
We know that a large number of our readers have been anxiously awaiting the street date for The Greatest American Hero - Season 1 on DVD. We've been waiting along with you, and it was one of you - reader... (read entire news item)

7/08/2004 Look at what's coming to DVD...I can't believe it myself!
When we last reported about The Greatest American Hero coming to DVD, the timeframe mentioned by distributor Anchor Bay was "later this year or early next year". They've revised that a bit to show "mid-2005",... (read entire news item)

6/09/2004 The Hero will be on DVD!
The Greatest American Hero is coming to DVD either later this year or early next year, thanks to a new distribution agreement between Anchor Bay Entertainment and Stephen J. Cannell. For details, read... (read entire news item)

5/25/2004 Cannell talks GAH DVDs
Dark Horizons posted a small nibble today about The Greatest American Hero in their "News Bites" section. You can find it at this link, near the bottom of the page: The Greatest American Hero (DVD):... (read entire news item)

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