'Heroes In Blue'
(Todd Denson, Johnny Sale, Patrick Veeder, et al / 2-Disc DVD / NR / 2019 / Mill Creek Home Entertainment)
Overview: This five-part docu-series will examine how police departments not only protect the public but also reach out in the most surprising ways.
From stories of heroism to the outreach programs that make up the PAL system, to the awards and certificates bestowed upon the diverse infrastructure that makes up our ever-changing police force, the viewer will get a deeper understanding about the 'Heroes in Blue.'
DVD Verdict: In this first docu-series from Emmy-nominated directors Bill Brennenstuhl and Paul Stenerson, 'Heroes In Blue' was shot and edited over a 4 month period and contains over 15 hours of driving footage in and around Los Angeles to recreate the feel of being a police officer on patrol.
Running at a more accessible 4hr 20 min, 'Heroes In Blue' is as riveting as it is revealing. This rather exciting and dramatic set of stories not only showcase the boys in blue at their bravest, at their finest, but also show us how these police officers give their all - physically and mentally - in the line of duty.
During the four plus hours, we watch along and relive their moments, in which their personal accounts in action-packed circumstances most times, show their bravery, strength and courage as what it takes to wear the badge and make a difference is highlighted as a step or two too far for most ordinary folk.
The people are real, their stories are real, all the way from the dispatch officer receiving the initial distress call, through to the patrol car journey to a relatively unknown situation to enter unto, to the take down and what that entails, to the paperwork and the reminiscing of a difficult job well done, 'Heroes In Blue' is as aptly named as any TV show I have ever had the privilege to watch. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
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