Picks and Pans Review: DVD View

UPDATED 08/02/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/02/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

BOOMTOWN SEASON ONE

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(Lions Gate, $49.98) NBC shamefully pulled the plug on this superb police drama last fall, just two episodes into its second season. With plots that unfolded through the shifting perspectives of its richly layered characters—most notably Donnie Wahlberg's troubled detective and Neal McDonough's alcoholic D.A.—it was a refreshing alternative to standard issue procedural dramas.Extras: Six lively cast and crew commentaries; two wistful documentaries.

SLEDGE HAMMER! SEASON ONE

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(Anchor Bay, $39.98) This delightfully nutty Dirty Harry satire developed a cult following during its '86-88 run. In his pitch-perfect turn as Det. Sledge Hammer, who loves his .44 Magnum so much that he showers with it, David Rasche utters memorable lines such as "I'm not afraid of anything except world peace" with deadpan sincerity. Extras: Creator Alan Spencer dishes on his frequent battles with humor-challenged network censors in four funny commentaries.

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