NYPD Blue: Season 1 [6 Discs] [DVD]

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Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Making of Season One Documentary
  • Love On NYPD Blue and Cast Blotter featurettes
  • Selected episode commentaries
  • Script-to Screen comparison
  • Closed Captioned


NYPD Blue seemed destined to end before it began, with leading character Det. Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz) being gunned down in the very first episode. Andy would recover, but the person responsible for his wounds, mob boss Alfornse Giardella (Robert Costanzo), would prove to be the catalyst of many of the series' initial plot lines and subplots. Attorney Laura Michaels (Sherry Stringfield), ex-wife of Andy's partner, Det. John Kelly (David Caruso), turned out to be the sole eyewitness when Giardella was himself slain by his enemies. And, rather than do the bidding of Giardella crony Angelo Marino (Joe Santos), uniformed officer Janice Licalsi (Amy Brenneman), who had been forced into collusion with the Mob because of her on-the-take policeman father, cold-bloodedly murdered Marino -- a fact that would lead to grief and professional disgrace for Janice's erstwhile lover John Kelly. Other first-season NYPD Blue developments: The contentious Sipowicz almost begrudgingly entered into a romance with Assistant DA Sylvia Costas (Sharon Lawrence), who like Andy, had a serious problem with booze; the drug-addicted brother of Det. James Martinez (Nicholas Turturro) died of a drug overdose; precinct skipper Arthur Fancy (James McDaniel) had problems at home due to a custody battle over a foster child and Mrs. Fancy's difficult pregnancy; and unhappily married Det. Medavoy (Gordon Clapp) began an affair with sexy new administrative assistant Donna Abandando (Gail O'Grady). (Clapp and O'Grady were merely recurring characters this season, but would graduate to full "regular" status for season two). NYPD Blue closed out the 1993-1994 season by winning five Emmy awards, for best lead actor (Dennis Franz), best writer (Ann Biderman), best director (Daniel Sackheim), best art direction (Paul Eads, Mary Ann Biddle) and best casting (Junie Lowry-Johnson, Alexa L. Fogel). The series also endured the first of many cast defections, when Sherry Stringfield relinquished the role of Laura Michaels in order to accept a job on the new medical drama series ER. ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew

  • Dennis Franz - Det. Andy Sipowicz
  • Gordon Clapp - Det. Greg Medavoy
  • Esai Morales - Lt. Tony Rodriguez
  • Garcelle Beauvais - ADA Valerie Haywood
  • Rick Schroder - Det. Danny Sorenson

Overall customer rating

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

75%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    poor quality on dvds


    the worse set of dvds i have ever bought the quality of the disc are poor,how Foxtvdvd company let such a poor quality product get made and then dumped it on the american public is a shame.the pictures are distorted and the disc freezes up.would love the mailing address of foxtvdvd so i could send them back, anyone know the mailing address?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't receive it

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    There was a mistake with the order. Never did receive this item. I was very disappointed since it was a Christmas present for my dad

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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    Always enjoyed programming done by this man. Missed first time around, but now enjoying an an excellent show.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Television

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Superb writing , superb acting Bears repeated viewings for years to come!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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