Blu-ray Release: Dragnet: Collector’s Edition

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 30, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory continues mining the comedy trove of the late Eighties and Nineties with the release of the Dragnet: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, the 1987 Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers) and Tom Hanks (The Post) starrer that pays homage to the famed original police dramas of the ’50s and ’60s.

Aykroyd is the namesake nephew of Detective Sgt. Joe Friday (originally played by Joe Webb). Like his no-nonsense uncle, he’s a blue-suited, by-the-rules Los Angeles cop who’s forced to reluctantly team up with the footloose, wisecracking Pep Streebek (Hanks). Ordered to investigate a seemingly unrelated series of bizarre ritual killings and robberies, they eventually uncover a dastardly plot by an underground pagan group to undermine all authority in Los Angeles. Can this mistmatched duo rescue the City of Angels from the machinations of a power-mad Reverend (Christopher Plummer, The Last Station) and corrupt Police Commissioners before it’s too late?

Shout! Factory’s new edition of the Tom Mankewicz-directed movie features a new 4K HD scan and includes a host of bonus features, including a fresh interview with co-star Alexandra Paul (8 Million Ways to Die) and a new audio commentary from pop culture historian Russell Dyball. Additionally, consumers who order the collector’s edition directly from will receive a free 18×24 rolled poster featuring brand new artwork while supplies last.

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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.