The Law & Order Complete Series Collection is for the ultimate fan. Included are individually boxed seasons 1-20. This massive collection comes on 98 discs and contains a whopping 380 hours of entertainment to enjoy for years to come.
A few episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street are included with the box set. The series ran from January 31, 1993 to May 21, 1999. Law & Order Premiered on September 13, 1990. NBC has been very successful in the Wednesday evening time slot with crime drama.
- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Run Time: 22808 minutes
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Most BD players are region free for DVD so international players should be fine.
Law & Order has to be the best TV drama series of them all. It ran successfully for 20 years. Countless numbers of primetime Emmy Awards were also won and many more nominations were made.
The box set is 720×480 4:3 aspect ratio but Law & Order switched in season 5 (1994-95) to HDTV and such episodes are 852×480 widescreen encoded.
Season 14 (2003-04) is 720×480 4:3 for some unknown reason. It comes on 6 DVD discs with better bandwidth.
Several seasons have as many as 5 episodes on one DVD which forces a lower bitrate which might be better with one more disc in the box. A less well known fact is that BD50 discs can hold a whole season of VOB video on a single disc. Today most homes have a BD player as the format revolutionized home video.
It took many hours to import all 20 seasons into MP4 format so it could be played with an Apple TV media player. The box contains 20 multi-disc DVD cases, one for each season. This made it far easier to import the video into iTunes.