Those of us who grew up with and were able to appreciate the sight of Raymond Burr's deadpan expressions and impressive physique dominating the courtroom, however (whether during the show's initial run, or in syndication), will be pleased just to watch in the classic fourteen episodes presented here, all cleaned-up for DVD and in chronological order. Plus, there aren't any annoying commercials to interfere with the stories.
Guest stars in this four-disc set include Adam West, Allison Hayes, Gary Lockwood, Joseph Sirola, Frank Gerstle, Jeff Morrow, David Hedison, Harvey Korman, R.G. Armstrong, Charlie Chan veteran Keye Luke and a young James Hong (as father and son!), Ann Doran, Jim Davis, Strother Martin, Byron Foulger, Leonard Nimoy, and Peter Breck. Morris Ankrum, Edgar Buchanan and Kenneth McDonald appear as judges.
This set also features one of those rare instances wherein Perry leaves the big city for a fishing trip to a small town ("The Case of the Lurid Letter"), and there's also a trip to Los Angeles' famous Bradbury Building in one episode ("The Case of the Double-Entry Mind").
Recommended for that endearing, nostalgic TV quality that a show like Perry Mason never stops giving.