- Number of Discs: 6
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 18 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: April 7, 2009
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: Shout Factory
- 6-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
A.V. Club - 04/15/2009
"THE PAPER CHASE followed a group of first-year law students as they dealt with impossible workloads, cutthroat competition...[and] rigorous demands..." -- Grade: B+
Debuting in 1978, THE PAPER CHASE--based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name--follows James Hart (James Stephens), a student from rural Minnesota, as he matriculates at an Ivy League law school. The immediate culture clash is difficult, but the professor-clash is worse: in his first class of the year, James manages to make an enemy of instructor Charles W. Kingsfield (John Houseman). As the series progresses, James navigates an endless stream of challenges and problems with the help of a close-knit group of friends. THE PAPER CHASE: SEASON ONE includes every episode from the series' first year on CBS.
Description by Shout! Factory:
The Paper Chase was a one-hour dramatic series premiering on CBS in 1978 that won great critical praise, garnering the Emmy® for Outstanding New Series.
Based on the movie and novel, rural Minnesotan James T. Hart (James Stephens) is unprepared for the life of a first-year law student at an Ivy League law school. In his first class, he elicits the ire of revered and feared contracts professor Charles W. Kingsfield (played by the brilliant John Houseman reprising his Academy Award®–winning movie role). But Hart is committed. And smart. And so is The Paper Chase.
In order to keep up with the never-ending workload, Hart joins a study group for support. Each episode explores the trials and tribulations, the successes and failures, the competition and camaraderie that each student faces.
Television / TV Series