Robert McCall (Edward Woodward) is, “The Equalizer.” McCall is a former government agent who defends the defenseless by righting the wrongs of a flawed legal system.
This timeless series captivates audiences in balancing justice and suspense. Nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes, “The Equalizer” is a provocative, action-packed mystery series you won’t want to miss.
“The Equalizer” Box Set (1985-1989) contains 30 discs and features all original 88 episodes of the series plus an additional 12 hours of bonus content for a total of approximately 84 hours. It also features the original music of Stewart Copeland of The Police.
What We Thought:
With the Denzel Washington movie in theaters, the time was perfect for The Equalizer: The Complete Series to hit DVD.
This is a show that lasted four seasons, but until now, only the first season has been available on DVD.
I expected the show to have aged horribly, but it actually holds up rather well, with some good action scenes, great performances by Edward Woodward, and more humor than I remember.
Watching the series in order like this, it’s interesting to see that there’s a bit of an overarching mythology to the whole thing, much more so than was present in most ’80s TV shows.
This massive box set collects all four seasons — WITH their original music by Stewart Copeland of The Police — and adds in some cool bonus features.
This one really is a must-have for fans of the show, especially because it holds up so well.
Audio Commentary on the Pilot Episode
The Story of The Equalizer
CI5: The New Professionals – A British drama starring Edward Woodward
A Congregation of Ghosts – The last professional appearance by Edward Woodward