Murder, She Wrote home video releases

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Cover art of Murder, She Wrote: The Complete First Season

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released Murder, She Wrote on DVD. All twelve seasons and four TV movies are available in Regions 1, 2, & 4. The DVDs have also been released in several countries around the world dubbed in their respective languages.

On July 30, 2013, TVShowsOnDVD.com announced that Universal would be releasing a Complete Series collection on October 1, 2013. All 264 episodes, from twelve seasons are included, re-packaged on 63 discs, the TV movies however are not.[1]

Special features[edit]

The first and second season sets lacked in any special features other than a preview of other Universal releases. So far only seasons three to seven, ten and eleven, have had some sort of bonus included (except for season five in Region 2).

The season three set includes the Magnum, P.I. crossover episode, "Novel Connection", but was originally going to include an episode from season four.[2] This change is due to Gord Lacey from TVShowsOnDVD.com as he contacted Universal to see if the episodes could be switched. Universal later confirmed that the crossover episode would replace the season four episode as the bonus feature.[3] The season also includes a documentary about iconic 80s TV shows called "The Great 80s TV Flashback".

The season four set includes a bonus episode from season five, and the fifth, sixth and seventh seasons feature exclusive interviews with the cast and crew (the Region 2 release of season five did not include the interview for an unknown reason).

As well as the interview "Recipe for a Hit", the Region 1 release of season six also includes "America's Top Sleuths" - a documentary about the best American TV sleuths. However this was not included on the Region 2 release.

Universal asked fans whether the episode "Amsterdam Kill" should be released with the season ten set, since it was produced during the tenth season, or should it be included with season eleven, when it originally aired.[4] After fans contacted TVShowsOnDVD.com with their views, Universal decided to put the episode on both releases as the results were split. Due to this, the episode will be a bonus feature on the season ten DVD and a regular episode on the season eleven release.[5]

The season eleven DVDs includes two bonus episodes from the show's twelfth and final season, "Big Easy Murder" and "Home Care".[6]

In addition to the regular bonus features, most Region 2 releases also have a Universal Playback trailer showcasing the main classic and cult TV releases from the studio.

Cover art[edit]

Region 2 versions of seasons five and six have slightly different cover art to the Region 1 releases. Both have new pictures replacing the originals. Universal Playback have not given a reason for this, although the season six image may have been changed as the original picture was used on the back of the season one release in both regions.

The Region 4 release of season eleven used the same picture for the front cover art as the one used for season ten. No reason has been given for this alteration.

Season releases[edit]

Murder, She Wrote: The Complete First Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 3 (R1) • 6 (R2 & R4)
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish (R1) • English, Dutch (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • Parental Guidance (R2 & R4)
  • None
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
March 29, 2005 August 29, 2005 May 2, 2007


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Second Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 3 (R1) • 6 (R2 & R4)
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • Parental Guidance (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • None
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
December 6, 2005 May 1, 2006 August 1, 2007


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Third Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 3 (R1) • 6 (R2 & R4)
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • 12 years and over (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • "The Great '80s TV Flashback" – Documentary about iconic '80s TV shows.
  • "Novel Connection" – Bonus crossover episode from Magnum, P.I.
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
March 14, 2006 July 31, 2006 September 5, 2007


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Fourth Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 5 (R1) • 6 (R2 & R4)
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • 12 years and over (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • "Snow White, Blood Red" – Bonus episode from Season Five.
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
October 17, 2006 March 24, 2007 September 5, 2007


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Fifth Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 5 (R1) • 6 (R2 & R4)
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • 12 years and over (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • "Origin of a Series" – Exclusive interviews with the cast and crew. (R1)
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
January 30, 2007 July 23, 2007 November 21, 2007


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Sixth Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 5 (R1) • 6 (R2 & R4)
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • 12 years and over (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • "Recipe for a Hit" – Exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.
  • "America's Top Sleuths" – Documentary about the best American TV sleuths. (R1)
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
April 17, 2007 September 10, 2007 November 21, 2007


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Seventh Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 5 (R1) • 6 (R2 & R4)
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • 12 years and over (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • "The Perils of Success" – Exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
October 9, 2007 March 31, 2008 April 30, 2008


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Eighth Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 5 (R1) • 6 (R2 & R4)
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • 12 years and over (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • None
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
April 1, 2008 June 16, 2008 July 2, 2008


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Ninth Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • 12 years and over (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • None
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
February 17, 2009 April 20, 2009 June 3, 2009


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Tenth Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 21
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • 12 years and over (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • "Amsterdam Kill" – Bonus episode from Season Eleven.[5]
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
July 7, 2009 August 31, 2009 September 30, 2009


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Eleventh Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 21
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 5 (R1) • 6 (R2 & R4)
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • 12 years and over (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • "Big Easy Murder" and "Home Care" – Bonus episodes from Season Twelve.
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
February 2, 2010 April 26, 2010 May 4, 2010


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Twelfth Season
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 5 (R1) • 6 (R2 & R4)
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • Parental Guidance (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • None
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
November 23, 2010 January 31, 2011 March 30, 2011

TV Movies release[edit]

Murder, She Wrote: 4 Movie Collection
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 4
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 / 1.78:1 (The Celtic Riddle only)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English (R1) • None (R2)
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1) • 12 years and over (R2) • Mature (R4)
  • None
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
February 14, 2012 March 26, 2012 May 2, 2012

Other releases[edit]

Murder, She Wrote: Seasons One, Two & Three
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 66
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 18
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Dutch (Season One only)
  • Rating: 12 years and over (R2)
  • "The Great '80s TV Flashback" – Documentary about iconic '80s TV shows.
  • "Novel Connection" – Bonus crossover episode from Magnum, P.I.
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
N/A November 20, 2006 N/A


Murder, She Wrote: Seasons One, Two, Three, Four & Five
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 110
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 30
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Dutch (Season One only)
  • Rating: 12 years and over (R2)
  • "The Great '80s TV Flashback" – Documentary about iconic '80s TV shows.
  • "Novel Connection" – Bonus crossover episode from Magnum, P.I.
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
N/A October 22, 2007 N/A


The Law & Harry McGraw: The Complete Series – The Murder, She Wrote Spin-off Series
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 16
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: None
  • Rating: Mature (R4)
  • "Tough Guys Don't Die" – Bonus episode from Season One.
  • "Death Takes a Dive" – Bonus episode from Season Three.
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
N/A TBA November 7, 2012


Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Series
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes: 264
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 63
  • Languages: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Rating: Not Rated (R1)
  • "The Great '80s TV Flashback" – Documentary about iconic '80s TV shows.
  • "Novel Connection" – Bonus crossover episode from Magnum, P.I.
  • "Origin of a Series", "Recipe for a Hit" and "The Perils of Success" – Exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.
  • "America's Top Sleuths" – Documentary about the best American TV sleuths.
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
October 1, 2013[1] TBA TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Complete Series Brings All 12 Seasons of Jessica Fletcher". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Two Bonus Features on Season 3 Set". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved January 5, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Awesome Change to Season 3 Set!". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved January 5, 2008. 
  4. ^ "The 10th Season DVDs are Coming, but Universal Needs Your Help". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved March 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Universal Received Your "Amsterdam Kill" Advice, and the Results Are In!". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Jessica's Almost Ready to Retire: Her 11th (Next-to-Last) Season is Announced". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved October 27, 2009. 

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