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Hawaii Five-O Classic

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All 25 episodes from the first season of the 1960s Hawaiian crime drama starring Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett, head of an elite state police unit investigating organised crime, murder, assassination attempts, foreign agents and all kinds of other felonies.
Starring
Jack LordJames MacArthurKam Fong
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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  1. 1. Full Fathom Five
    September 26 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Steve McGarrett is assigned by the governor of Hawaii to break up a confidence racket that is bilking rich visiting widows of their fortunes. Determined to fight fire with fire, Danny Williams signs on for a cruise, using a fellow policewoman as bait.
  2. 2. Some Day We Will Be Strangers in Our Own Land
    October 3 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A native's love of his unspoiled homeland, a mysterious woman with a camera, a man with a briefcase, and a millionaire industrialist are pieces of the strange puzzle confronting McGarrett in his probe into the death of an official who was influential in changing the face of the Islands.
  3. 3. Tiger by the Tail
    October 10 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A Kidnap hoax and publicity stunt by a young rock 'n' roll singer who decides his career needs a publicity boost backfires when his father offers a huge reward for his return.
  4. 4. Samurai
    October 17 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Five-O goes into action when a Honolulu racket boss, Tokura, runs into serious difficulty with a secret Japanese society. McGarrett finds he must protect Tokura even though he is trying to convict the racket king for his underworld activities. To do this, McGarrett enlists the aid of Tokura's beautiful daughter Deedee, who is unaware of her father's double life.
  5. 5. And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin
    November 7 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The complete resources of Five-O are brought to bear when Danny is indicted for murdering an apparently unarmed teenage boy.
  6. 6. Twenty
    November 14 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Steve McGarrett and his Five-O crew discover that a fishing boat owner is smuggling gold bars into the islands. Johnny Fargo, owner of the tuna boat, and his brilliant but cynical attorney lead the Five-O unit on a fast chase through downtown Honolulu and the tuna canneries at the harbor before McGarrett can catch up with them.
  7. 7. The Ways of Love
    November 21 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Steve McGarrett has himself committed to a California prison in order to obtain information linking the disappearance of a priceless jewel collection to the mysterious death of a beautiful girl. Knowing his cellmate was the boy friend of the dead girl, McGarrett helps him break out of prison, hopefully to lead the police to the stolen jewels.
  8. 8. No Blue Skies
    December 5 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Joey Rand, a young singer, turns to crime when he finds his singing career provides insufficient funds to pay his gambling debts. This leads McGarrett to a desperate chase up and down the sheer walls of a Waikiki hotel as the nightclub singer turned cat-burglar schemes to rob the rooms of wealthy guests at the hotel.
  9. 9. By the Numbers
    December 12 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Steve McGarrett and his special investigative team are called in when a winning ticket in a numbers game turns out to be a loser and a young Army corporal is accused of a crime.
  10. 10. Yesterday Died
    December 19 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    When Steve McGarrett is injured by an unknown assailant and hospitalized, Danny Williams takes over the Five-O department and starts a desperate search for clues. While doctors continue their fight to save McGarrett's life, the Five-O staff methodically and painstakingly go over his near and far past, trying to find a reason why someone would want him killed.
  11. 11. Deathwatch
    December 25 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    McGarrett and his Five-O unit fight to save the life of a gangster they despise so he can testify against his former boss.
  12. 12. Pray Love Remember
    January 1 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A circular mark in mud and a large footprint are the only clues for McGarrett when a lovers quarrel has a fatal ending. John Hayes, a burly athletic-type student, is suspected of the homicide when all evidence points to him.
  13. 13. King of the Hill
    January 1 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A young Marine veteran suffers a psychotic breakdown, which causes him to believe he is back in the battle zone in Vietnam. When Danny Williams tries to assist him, Austin holds him prisoner in a hospital ward.
  14. 14. Uptight
    January 15 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The death of a young girl while under the influence of drugs leads to Five-O tracking down the supplier, who turns out to be a self-styled guru who is headmaster to a large cult of hippies.
  15. 15. The Face of the Dragon
    January 22 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    McGarrett and his team of police experts go into action when a man who is carrying the bubonic plague turns up in the Hawaiian Islands and the plans for a top-secret military weapon disappear. To thwart a possible epidemic, McGarrett must find the carrier of the plague, and must also discover his possible connection with the missing plans.
  16. 16. The Box
    January 29 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    McGarrett plays a long shot and offers himself as the key hostage in an attempted prison break. The two convicts, each facing life imprisonment, hold seven fellow inmates as hostages, demanding that the prison gates be opened. When McGarrett offers himself as a trade for the safety of the seven men, he ends up becoming the eighth and most important hostage.
  17. 17. One for the Money
    February 5 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Five-O is called in when 72 employees of a family-owned million-dollar corporation are threatened with bodily harm, and the aging baroness of the corporation mysteriously disappears. McGarrett narrows his suspects to two nephews in competition for the family fortune.
  18. 18. Along Came Joey
    February 12 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A policeman starts a personal vendetta against the killers of his son, a young prizefighter who had been bribed to "fix" a fight.
  19. 19. Once Upon a Time: Part I
    February 19 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Steve McGarrett flies to Los Angeles to build a case against a "doctor" who is victimizing his sister and her ill baby.
  20. 20. Once Upon a Time: Part II
    February 26 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Steve McGarrett takes a cure-all practitioner to court although public sentiment favors her and she seems to have a foolproof case.
  21. 21. Not That Much Different
    March 5 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    When a young leader of a peace movement is shot and killed, Five-O's investigation seems to face a blank wall. In seeking the culprit, McGarrett and his team of police experts must determine whether the victim -- or someone else -- was the intended target.
  22. 22. Six Kilos
    March 12 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Danno and Chin attempt to arrest an expert safecracker but Danno is forced to shoot him. McGarrett goes undercover as the safecracker Harry Brown to discover why he came to Hawaii.
  23. 23. The Big Kahuna
    March 19 1969
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Apparitions of an ancient goddess of the volcano, avant-garde underground movies, and a concerned nephew and his wife all tie together in the apparent efforts of someone trying to do away with an old man in order to gain control of his valuable land.
  24. 24. Cocoon: Part 1
    September 20 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Steve McGarrett is the head of a special investigator unit of the Hawaii State Government. In this two-part episode, McGarrett probes the death of a close friend, only to discover that the man did not drown as was commonly believed. Clues lead to a foreign ship in the harbor manned by an unusual crew.
  25. 25. Cocoon: Part 2
    September 20 1968
    51min
    15
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    McGarrett goes to the Governor with news of what he's uncovered in his investigation. The two agree the matter is too big for any state or local law-enforcement agency. The Governor contacts Jonathan Kaye, who oversees U.S. intelligence activity in the Pacific Rim. Kaye recruits McGarrett as part of a risky operation.

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Directors
Paul Wendkos
Supporting actors
Herman Wedemeyer
Season year
1968
Network
CBS Studios International
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Mr. P. HarveyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 May 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hawaii Five-O series 1
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The original Hawaii Five-O series was screened on British TV between 1968 - 1980. A total of 284 x 60 minute episodes were made, all made on location in Hawaii. Other popular detective series made in Hawaii include Hawaiian Eye (1959 - 1963: 134 x 60min episodes), Magnum P.I. (1980 - 1988: 164 x 48min episodes). The original series has been remade (as Hawaii Five-O) and screened from 2010 onwards. There have been 118 x42min new episodes up until 2015. James MacArthur, who played ‘Danno” Danny Williams, Steve McGarrett’s second in command, made a cameo appearance in the Hawaii Five-O TV movie as Governor Dan Williams, the roll previously played by Richard Denning.

These TV detective series span almost 60 years but the series I remember most of all is the original Hawaii Five-O with Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett, head of Five-O. I recall the ingenious plots and the fact that all the Five-O team wore suits and were immaculately dressed most of the time despite the hot and humid tropical environment of Hawaii. The remade series is probably more true to life in terms of dress sense but what the original series had was style, and style by the bucketful.

Try as I may, I cannot get the original cast out of my mind when watching the remake series. Worse still are the new plots which seem to me too ‘generic’ for my taste. I mean by this that I have seen similar plots in other cop shows. Perhaps the writers of Hawaii Five-O have run out of ideas and look for interesting storylines elsewhere.

Whether the remake series will be as memorable or as enduring as the original series is open to debate but at the time of this review the original series has notched up more than double the number of episodes of the remake.

I remember the original Five-O with fondness and it is my intention to collect the entire series on DVD. I only need series 4 to complete my collection.

Series 1 contains the Pilot episode in which Steve McGarrett seems to have an entirely different character. I suspect that after the first episode the writers decided McGarrett needed to have more laid back approach to crime detection. Also, he was the head of a large organisation and he had to behave appropriately. But that managerial role never stopped him from having a hands-on approach to all his cases. He has the single-mindedness of a bachelor to make his job a success. One feels that McGarrett lives for his job and has little, if any, social life outside of crime detection.
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GBReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 April 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dissapointing
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A little disappointed. I watched the original series many many years ago and loved it. But time moves on and the quality of tv series are so much better now. All those years ago it seemed so exciting an innovative. Now…….it’s out of date, corny and of it’s time.
JRFReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Highly enjoyable
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This classic series has been remastered, and looks better than ever. You will not find complex tales that span multiple episodes (at least in this season). What you will find is straightforward, well-made stories that provide first-class entertainment while making intelligent points. The acting is generally very good, with the main characters being believable and likeable. There are also some notable guest stars.

If you have fond memories of this series, this is your chance to relive it. If you have never seen it, you may find it a refreshing change from the labyrinthine plots and angst-ridden characters that seem to be a requirement of some modern series. Finally, you get one of the best opening sequences (and themes) in TV history, plus great Hawaiian locations.
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Frank DReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 April 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
America missed it's James Bond in Jack Lord....
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It hard to doubt that, given different timing and circumstances (less success of the Broccoli/Saltzman productions etc) Jack Lord would have made a superb American James Bond.....

For those of us old enough to remember 'Five-O' as some of our earliest TV viewing, this package-release brings back some solid, un-frenetic, hold-the-shot, good-beats-bad, relaxed TV escatainment (and for those who like the 'islands', some enchanting out-of-frame glimpses of Hawaii 40+ years ago...)

Overall nice transfer despite some frame-loss and vertical compression (presumably from conversion of 4:3 TV to widescreen?)

Fairly rival-less value.
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S. T. A. CaderReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 October 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really great viewing
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Loved the HD version of a late 60s TV show. Cannot tell this was made over 50 years ago. Classic TV series. No swearing or gore and yet exciting and relevant even after all these years.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 July 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
It’s a great police program.
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I like the original classic police programs so I enjoyed this original series very much, it’s a wonderful police program and very entertaining.
GURSH2020Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Old is Best!
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The old Hawaii Five-O series is the best. You can't beat it!
KCReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 February 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Jack Lord is Back!
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The product arrive quickly and well package. The quality of the DVD is top notch and I am enjoying reliving my childhood with Hawaii Five O and book em Danno. Great programme then and now . Going to get the others and have already brought Season 2. Excellent. Having looked on line for them all I see that season 4 is missing? or have I missed something?
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