Shootouts, fistfights, car chases, cops, robbers, psychos, damsels in distress, blackmail, murder, kidnapping, cigarettes and skinny ties – they’re all part of the candy colored 1960s cocktail that is Mannix – The First Season. Mike Connors stars as Joe Mannix, the wisecracking tough as nails private detective in this classic series that ran on CBS from 1967 to 1975.

Obviously influenced by the James Bond-inspired spy craze of the day, the series has style and violence to spare. The dialogue is hard boiled, the plots above average and the prints on these six discs are as crisp as the creases in Mannix’s pants.

There are also some nifty extras like newly recorded audio intros by Connors and commentary by co-star Joseph Campanella.

Grade: B+

Mannix – The First Season is currently available.