Finally Columbo gets a release. The best TV Detective by far. Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Columbo: The Complete First Season for 7th September 2004 with a retail price of $59.98. Lt. Columbo, a dishevelled, cigar-chomping sleuth, appears to be an incompetent bumbler. But that facade is designed to lull his murder suspects into a false sense of security. Despite appearances, Columbo is the shrewdest, most resourceful detective in the LAPD. In every episode, he slowly and methodically pieces together the smallest of clues leading to the identity of the killer. This 5 disc set includes all seven episodes from the first season running at 90mins each (including the Pilot directed by Steven Spielberg) and the two original Columbo TV movies (Prescription: Murder, Ransom for a Dead Man) spread over five-discs in Full Frame with English Mono audio and optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish.