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VEGA$: The Complete Series 

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 5/10/17

I love this show. First of all, Robert Urich was great in everything he did.  This was his first starring show that made it. He had appeared in a few other shows that tanked. I knew him from playing the tennis player in "Soap".

This is a wonderful late 70's show that has all of the glitz and glamour from that period. It has great 70's style clothing, cars, casinos and more. Urich plays a private eye name Dan Tanna who works for some of the casinos and takes on other clients as well.  It's great to see all of the Vegas casinos from back then. This was the first show to be filmed almost entirely in Las Vegas. I first saw Vegas, briefly, in the 1970's, and more in the early 1980's.  Dan Tanna has all of the latest styles in his bachelor pad, and he has great high tech gadgets like his answering machine.

There are lots of bright lights and pretty colors, and beautiful women as well. Dan helps out anyone who needs him, while also breaking lots of laws and having to pay for many other things he breaks, too.

Dan works with the police, including the police lieutenant, played by veteran actor Greg Morris (known for "Mission: Impossible" as well as many other shows). Movie star Tony Curtis plays the owner of the casino, The Maxim (a real casino!).  Of course, the real fun of any series back then is watching all of the cool guest-stars.

Urich went on to do a much better series, "Spencer: For Hire," but it's wonderful to see him in this one as well. He's just so likable and handsome. I'm still sad that he passed away, way too young (age 55, my age!) in 2002 from cancer. He was such a great TV star, and he could have had so many more years of great TV series to come.

There are no extras on the DVD set, aside from some promos. Too bad because I would have liked to have seen some old outtakes or other promos or interviews.  It's great to have all of the episodes, though.

The show lasted three seasons and was from Aaron Spelling, who made a lot of shows back then, like "Dynasty" and "Charlie's Angels."

MORE INFORMATION:

Vega$: The Complete Series
On DVD
Release Date: May 2
Description: Welcome to the underbelly of Nevada’s shimmering desert oasis. Between call girl murders, land disputes, business fallouts, and celebrity protection, private eye Dan Tanna (Robert Urich) has his work cut out for him. Helping him along the way is a close circle of allies including Beatrice (Phyllis Davis), Angie (Judy Landers), “Binzer” (Bart Braverman), and Lt. David Nelson (Greg Morris). Also guest starring Tony Curtis as Philip “Slick” Roth, a landlord and casino owner who always has a case that needs solving. So climb aboard Danna’s red 1957 Ford Thunderbird, and buckle up! It’s going to be a wild ride. Includes all three seasons of 67 episodes.

Starring Robert Urich and from the mind of TV icon Aaron Spelling, VEGA$: THE COMPLETE SERIES includes all 67 episodes of the 1970s drama that whips up a blend of crime, action and great guest stars. VEGA$ follows private investigator Dan Tanna (Urich), an ultra-smooth operator who always foils the criminals and charmes the ladies in glamorous Las Vegas. Equally adept with a wisecrack and a fist, Tanna often works for hotel mogul Philip Roth (Tony Curtis) and protectos both the locals who make Sin City tick and the tourists who drop their dough.  Between call girl murders, land disputes, business fallouts, and celebrity protection, private eye Tanna has his work cut out for him. 

Specifications: Full Screen Format; English Mono, Seasons 1-2; English Mono (Dolby Digital), Season 3; English SDH Subtitles, Seasons 2-3.

Special Features: Episodic Promos

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: Approximately 57 hours, 1 minute.


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