DVD Release: Frank Riva: The Complete Series

DVD Release Date: Aug. 27, 2013
Price: DVD $39.95
Studio: MHz Networks

Frank Riva: The Complete Series

Alain Delon is an ex-undercover cop called back into action in Frank Riva: The Complete Series.

Legendary French stage and screen actor Alain Delon (Purple Noon) stars as an ex-undercover cop is called in from retirement after 25 years of exile to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of his brother in a drug sting operation in the French crime-drama television show Frank Riva: The Complete Series.

A former law enforcer a man who ignores social convention and flouts rules and regulations, and who lives according to his own deep conviction of right and wrong, Delon’s Frank Riva he finds himself back on the trail of the notorious Loggia crime family, who had put a bounty on his head decades earlier during the French Connection days. Frank is forced to pick up the pieces of a life he left behind a quarter of a century ago, pieces which include his old flame Catherine (Mireille Dark), Nina Rizzi (Melanie Maudran), the daughter he never knew, and Xavier Unger (Jacques Perrin), his former partner, now chief of the Paris police.

Frank Riva: The Complete Series includes six hour-long episodes that were broadcast on French TV from 2003 to 2004 to a very positive reception.

Presented in French with English subtitles, the DVD set does not contain any bonus features.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.