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Golden Globe® Nominated Drama Takes Its Seat At The Table
As A Four Disc DVD Collection On July 8

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - May 13, 2008 - The weekly adventures of high-priced private investigator Frank Cannon, an overweight, balding ex-cop with a deep voice and expensive culinary tastes, come home when CANNON: SEASON ONE, VOLUME ONE barrels its way onto DVD July 8 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

Nominated for two Emmy® Awards and two Golden Globes® for his performance over the series' five-season run, William Conrad ("Jake and the Fatman") stars as the titular Frank Cannon, a larger-than-life crime-fighting personality with a taste for truth, justice and a five-star meal. Since Cannon's girth didn't allow for many intense fist fights and violent gun battles, the series substituted adrenaline-fueled, high-speed car chases in their place. The Cannon character also frequently crossed over to appear on "Barnaby Jones," another Quinn Martin Production, the producer of a string of hit television series including "Cannon" "The Fugitive," "The Invaders," "The Streets of San FranciscoÔ" and "Barnaby Jones."

Featuring guest-starring turns from a number of acclaimed actors, CANNON: SEASON ONE, VOLUME ONE includes visits from the likes of Emmy® Award winner Tom Skerritt ("Picket Fences," "Brothers & Sisters"), Joan Van Ark ("Knots Landing," "The Young & The Restless"), Academy Award® nominee Roy Scheider (Jaws, The French Connection); and a young, pre-Jedi Mark Hamill (Star Wars). Featuring 12 exciting episodes including episodic promos on four DVDs, CANNON: SEASON ONE, VOLUME ONE will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 US and $42.99 CAN.  

CANNON: SEASON ONE, VOLUME ONE is a four-disc set presented in full screen with English Mono.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.  The total running time is 10 hours and 15 minutes.  The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                                                                              

  • Pilot (Parts 1 and 2)
  • The Salinas Jackpot
  • Death Chain

Disc Two:               

  • Call Unicorn
  • Country Blues
  • Scream Of Silence

Disc Three:                            

  • Fool's Gold
  • Girl In The Electric Coffin
  • Dead Pigeon

Disc Four:                              

  • A Lonely Place To Die
  • No Pockets In A Shroud
  • Stone Cold Dead

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD business for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD label.   

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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Street Date: July 8, 2008

Pricing: $39.99 US/ $42.99 CAN

Catalog #: 892424

Runtime: 10 hours, 15 minutes

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: PG



Leslie Ryan