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Season 5 of "NYPD Blue" coming to DVD in January

By Rich Heldenfels Published: November 6, 2013

It has been more than seven years since the fourth season was on DVD, with long delays because of tepid sales. has had the whole series available as streaming video but here's a chance for those of you who prefer discs ...

The official word: One of television’s most acclaimed series returns! The award-winning groundbreaking cop series NYPD Blue returns with more riveting drama and gritty New York City action at the 15th Precinct. On January 21, 2014, Shout! Factory will release NYPD Blue: Season 5 in a 6-DVD box set featuring all 22 original episodes.

Season Five finds Sipowicz (Dennis Franz) and Simone (Jimmy Smits) dealing with the aftermath of the Joey Salvo homicide, setting up a rape sting, following the trail of a stripper killer and investigating a murderous home invasion. Meanwhile Medavoy (Gordon Clapp), Martinez (Nicholas Turturro) and Russell (Kim Delaney) uncover a body-snatching ring, investigate the murder of a rock-and-roll manager and look for a man suspected of robbing taxis.

Winner of three Primetime Emmy® awards, NYPD Blue: Season Five features memorable guest-star performances from Terrance Howard (Law & Order: Los Angeles, Iron Man), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Revolution), Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii 5-0, LOST) Mos Def (The Italian Job, Dexter), Mark Pellegrino (The Big Lebowski, LOST) and Titus Welliver (Argo, LOST)

Created by Emmy® award-winning showrunner Steven Bochco (L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues), NYPD Blue tackles cases ripped from the headlines, capturing the tumultuous and unpredictable nature of New York City crime.

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