This reviewer admits to having found “KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER” the best thing about the weekend starting while in Elementary School. To be 11 years old and finding a tv show that was dedicated to scary monsters(well, sometimes scary)witches and more in every episode? Not much better than that!
The series only ran one year, but it sure seemed like there were a lot of episodes to a youngster back then! A spin-off from two popular tv movies, “THE NIGHT STALKER” offers a ragged, worn out Carl Kolchak, the kind of dogged reporter, carrying his portable typewriter around with him and “always” considering the “supernatural” option as the most likely explanation no matter what the situation. Of course, with this series, he’s always right. Working for the INS(Independent News Service)based in Chicago, and having Simon Oakland as his loud, angry, editor, Kolchak runs into vampires, Succubus, zombies connected to organized crime and much, much more!
Sure, some episodes are great and some are,…well, just not that good. But, this collection is highly recommended as an addition to any horror lover’s collection.
UNIVERSAL has preserved the shows’ 1.33:1 aspect ratio. Colors aren’t as impressive as we’d hoped, but for a series 30 years old, it’s impressive enough. There are moments of intrusive grain, but detail is generally quite good.
UNIVERSAL has provided a Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono track. While music can be distorted at times, dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.