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Magnum, P.I.

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1983NR
A private investigator who works when he wants, lives in a beach front estate in Hawaii, drives a posh Ferrari, runs up an unlimited tab at a swank bar, and charms attractive women in peril - that's the lifestyle of Thomas Magnum, aka Magnum, P.I. The highly successful mystery/action/drama series ran for eight seasons, and garnered multiple Emmy awards, including Tom Selleck for Best Actor and Joh
Starring
John HillermanLarry ManettiTom Selleck
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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  1. 1. Did You See The Sunrise 1
    1 January 1982
    45min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Pt. 1 of 2. A war buddy bears bad neews for Magnum and TC - a Russian who helped torture them in Vietnam arrives in Hawaii to finish the job.
  2. 2. Did You See The Sunrise 2
    1 January 1982
    45min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Conclusion. Magnum races to prevent a brainwashed TC from participating in an assassination.
  3. 3. Ki'i's Don't Lie
    1 January 1980
    48min
    NR
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A Hawaiian artifact seems to be cursed: everyone who touches it dies. Jameson Parker & Gerald McRaney appear as "Simon & Simon."
  4. 4. The Eighth Part Of The Village
    1 January 1982
    48min
    NR
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    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A crate addressed to Higgins yields a Japanese girl escaping from her father.
  5. 5. Past Tense
    1 January 1982
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    TC and Higgins are forced to aid the breakout of a prison inmate who seems to know all about them - and Magnum.
  6. 6. Black On White
    1 January 1982
    48min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Someone is killing the men who served in Higgins' regiment during tribal uprisings in Kenya.
  7. 7. Flashback
    1 January 1982
    48min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Magnum wakes up in 1936, where he's trying to clear a labor leader accused of murdering a wealthy industrialist.
  8. 8. Foiled Again
    1 January 1980
    48min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Higgins engages an old school nemesis in a fencing competition - but only Higgins survives.
  9. 9. Mr. White Death
    1 January 1982
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Magnum helps a wrestler find son - who insists his father died in 1955.
  10. 10. Mixed Doubles
    1 January 1981
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    An obnoxious young tennis star is being harassed, and the prime suspect is an old flame of Magnum's.
  11. 11. Almost Home
    1 January 1982
    48min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Magnum must clear a dead sailor of an AWOL charge: he went missing on December 7, 1941 from the USS Arizona.
  12. 12. Heal Thyself
    1 January 1981
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A surgeon Magnum knew in Vietnam is accused of poisoning patients.
  13. 13. Of Sound Mind
    1 January 1983
    48min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Magnum is bequeathed a fortune by a notorious practical joker - along with a tape charging a disinherited relative with his murder.
  14. 14. Arrow That Is Not Aimed
    1 January 1983
    48min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Magnum teams up with a samurai when an antique Japanese porcelain plate is stolen by ninja warriors.
  15. 15. Basket Case
    1 January 1983
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    An orphaned 13-year-old basketball wizard dribbles her way into Magnum's heart, Higgins' good graces - and Robin's estate.
  16. 16. Birdman Of Budapest
    1 January 1983
    48min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    As a favor to a friend, Magnum searches for a refugee from the 1956 Hungarian revolt, now living as a hermit in Hawaii.
  17. 17. I Do?
    1 January 1983
    48min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    To solve a case of industrial theft, Magnum's cover requires that he make the ultimate sacrifice - marriage.
  18. 18. Forty Years From Sand Island
    1 January 1983
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Higgins' research into a World War II internment camp uncovers matters some people want to remain hidden.
  19. 19. Legacy From A Friend
    1 January 1983
    49min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Magnum's lifeguard friend is found - apparently drowned - a day after taking possession of a car he couldn't possibly afford.
  20. 20. Two Birds Of A Feather
    1 January 1983
    49min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    After a pilot survive a crash landing on Robin's estate, Magnum discovers his survival wasn't in the game plan.
  21. 21. ... By It's Cover
    1 January 1983
    49min
    NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Magnum's salesman friend is being blackmailed by a narcotics officer who wants him to deliver more than encyclopedias.
  22. 22. The Big Blow
    1 January 1983
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    As a typhoon closes in, winds blow in three uninvited guests: two convicts and the woman who helped them escape.
  23. 23. Faith and Begorrah
    1 January 1983
    47min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    John Hillerman plays Higgins and his hald brother, an Irish priest seeking to retrieve a sacred relic stolen from his parish.

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Directors
James Frawley
Supporting actors
Roger E. Mosley
Producers
Donald P. Bellisario
Season year
1983
Network
UNIVERSAL PAY TELEVISION
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Format
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4.7 out of 5 stars

320 global ratings

  1. 81% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mr SmithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 February 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Magnum PI. One of the best shows of its kind. I'm really enjoying rewatching it.
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Two large DVD cases - in a nicely illustrated, but thin and tight fitting card slipcase.

The DVD cases are good quality. The eight series are spread over the 'book' style platters in the large cases. The DVDs are physically well made,clearly marked and nicely illustrated. There is one DVD per platter side and the DVDs are easy to access, insert and remove.

The quality is as good as I've come to expect from DVD versions of TV series of this age. I'm not an expert in these matters by any means - I watch either on a laptop PC or a budget 42" TV with DVD player - but, to me, the audio and video are fine (and far better than the usual standard definition TV broadcasts).

Back in the day, I had watched Magnum irregularly when it originally aired on TV, and liked it. More recently I'd noticed Magnum intermittently on TV bit the shows were riddled with advert breaks and of poor broadcast quality. Unfortunately, the Magnum DVDs were very expensive (£100+), so I waited until they dropped under £50 before buying them.

Watching thes DVDs, I had forgotten how many Magnum episodes there were. Eight series! But Its even better than I remember it, so the more the merrier.
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KingsmanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 September 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great 80s classic tv in HD but what's with the bizzare episode numbering
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I'm a casual Magnum P. I fan, though I preferred shows like Miami Vice and Quantum Leap. But I noticed Amazon was offering the show in HD, so I purchased Seasons 3 & 4 (the only seasons aside from 2,7 & 8 that are complete although they have wierd numbering with season 1st episode showing as episode 19 - a quick check on IMDB will show that this is actually episode 1- the wierd number pattern continues into season 3 and reapppears for season 7 & 8 (which i still have the original dvds) with only seasons 1 & 5 & 6 missing odd episodes. Also while this a full season it's bizarre to see it numbered beginning episodes 41 instead of 1 onwards. While Picture looks great, the HD does tend to pick a lot of grain in certain scenes - this obviously due to the age of the footage. It's not so noticeable on smaller screens but on bigger screen TVs. Having only re-watched the first few episodes I have to see it's a lot fun seeing Tom Selleck & Co in a series that blended humour and drama Quiet well. This only the second 80s tv show after Knight Rider to get the HD treatment from Amazon as it's very rare to find old shows in HD. So kudos for that.

(Edit 15/08/2020 - Have just gone back and checked that Amazon has now corrected the numbering - that had previously been incorrect from Season 2 onwards. The episodes that were previously missing have now been added, except Episode 6 Fragments from Season 5 is only available in SD, hopefully once it is available in HD Amazon should add this for me as I had already purchased this season in HD)
(Edit 11/10/2020 Just seen that last 2 seasons which I never bothered purchasing as I still own the original DVDs are on sale for £4.99 in HD, they have never been included in the prime sales before, I couldn't resist purchasing and thereby completing my full collection in HD. I had never intended on purchasing at the original full price)
2 people found this helpful
SukhsterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 July 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Series from the Past
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Hi,

I forgot how good Magnum, PI was until l started watching Series 1. A great walk into othe past .. no mobile phones ... simple computers, if any .. . sun, surf and the Ferrari.

Greatly recommended.
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Simon D. ElsworthReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Tom Selleck turned down Indiana Jones for this.
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Unless you were around in the 1980’s I really would be surprised you would buy this. The settings, car and perfect looking people helped sell this. It was a long running show and some episodes are let down by poor stories. Good for Hawaii tourist industry. If you can’t get there watching this might be a substitute. Unless we get locked down again not sure I’ll buy anymore seasons. May try watching the reboot see if it’s any better.
James PPReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 May 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Shame it's been butchered . Not the original edit and with later season titles grafted on.
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Universal have ruined the narrative flow of the pilot by crudely cutting latest season titles onto this. The original pilot had a great jazz funk title them by Ian Freebairn-Smith and a completely different set of titles . The pre-title sequence segued beautifully into this as per the original director's vision. This now jars into the more familiar Post / Carpenter theme with much later season titles . Unnecessary especially for collectors who want the best digital quality source. Buy the blu-rays instead where you get the original unedited copy.
2 people found this helpful
MR D A BARKERReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 July 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A classic 80s show
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Absolutely brilliant watching this again after so many years. It holds up really well and better than some other shows from the same time. Tom Selleck is fantastic as P.I. Thomas Magnum, an every man detective. There is great camaraderie between the main cast and the scenery, cars and locations are gorgeous. Great 80s classic.
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NicoleReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 November 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Scratches on them
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Full of scratches, I dont know what they do in the factory,it causes me lots of pressure when I want to watch,I need wipe it a lot to make it play
LuciReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fab!
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It's exactly as i remembered it growing up as a child in that it seems not to have aged to badly. Would recommend.
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