Baywatch

 (311)1990X-RayTV-PG
Join the Baywatch lifeguards on their thrilling adventures filled with beautiful beaches and those iconic red swimsuits.
Starring
David HasselhoffParker StevensonBilly Warlock
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]

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  1. 1. Panic at Malibu Pier
    April 22, 1989
    1 h 35 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Craig rescues a woman that develops a fatal attraction to him, placing Craig's wife Gina in mortal danger. A fishing trip goes horribly wrong when the boat explodes! Mitch and his mentor Al have to rescue its passengers, including Mitch's son Hobie trapped underwater in the sunken wreckage.
  2. 2. In Deep
    September 21, 1989
    47min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Playing hooky from summer school, Lt. Mitch Bucannon's son Hobie gets dangerously involved with reckless jet skiers.
  3. 3. Heat Wave
    September 28, 1989
    46min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    During the hottest day of the summer, Craig has to choose between his career as a lawyer and the job he loves being a Baywatch lifeguard. The choice is made when two boys - one the son of Mitch's old buddy who is in hiding - get trapped in a storm drain rapidly filling with water, and Mitch and Craig have to take extraordinary measures to save them.
  4. 4. The Second Wave
    October 12, 1989
    47min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Eddie must come to terms with his past when he confronts a gang of "surf rats" lead by a former friend from his reform school days. Trevor begins to doubt his lifeguarding skill when his girlfriend almost drowns because of his arrogance.
  5. 5. Message in a Bottle
    October 19, 1989
    47min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Hobie overhears his divorcing parents arguing and boats away to a deserted island with two friends, only to have their boat drift away, leaving them stranded on the island with modern day pirates! Meanwhile, Mitch assigns Shauni and Eddie, who are constantly bickering, to work a 24-hour shift together.
  6. 6. The Sky is Falling
    October 26, 1989
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    After their plane crashes, two robbers attempt to retrieve their suitcase full of stolen money from the ocean. Meanwhile, Mitch and Gayle go to court over custody of Hobie.
  7. 7. The Drowning Pool
    November 2, 1989
    49min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    A wealthy older man drowns under suspicious circumstances in front of Jill Riley's tower. Jill endures the pain of losing her first victim, becoming obsessed with unravelling whether his death was an accidental drowning, or murder.
  8. 8. Rookie School
    November 9, 1989
    49min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    While housesitting for Craig and Gina, Eddie takes in a runaway whose life is threatened by her mobster boyfriend. Meanwhile, Trevor enters Baywatch rookie school to become a certified LA County lifeguard.
  9. 9. Cruise Ship
    November 23, 1989
    47min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Eddie warns Shauni that her new boyfriend Andrew is not a good guy. She ignores Eddie until Andrew gives her a black eye. Meanwhile, Craig and Mitch must stop an out of control party boat before it crashes into the crowded Santa Monica pier.
  10. 10. Cretin of the Shallows
    November 30, 1989
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Several people are murdered at the beach by a mysterious man in ghoulish make-up. On the night of one of the murders, Eddie is knocked unconscious by what he describes as a "cretin." Eddie's report is met with skepticism until the identity of the killer is dramatically revealed.
  11. 11. Shelter Me
    December 7, 1989
    49min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    During a savage tropical storm, Eddie and Shauni take refuge in the Pomeroy's loft, turning a cold night into the start of a hot romance. In the massive downpour, two escaped convicts shoot Garner and leave him to die, then break into Baywatch headquarters and take everyone hostage.
  12. 12. The Reunion
    December 14, 1989
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Craig gets jealous when Mitch reunites with his and Craig’s old flame. Meanwhile, Eddie buys a classic Mustang for cheap, only to get arrested for possession of a stolen car.
  13. 13. Armored Car
    January 4, 1990
    49min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Jill teams up with Trevor to win a beach volleyball tournament, but all she really wants is to beat her former lover's team. Eddie and Shauni team up to rescue a young girl trapped in an armored car that topples off the pier into the ocean, trapping Eddie and Shauni inside as well!
  14. 14. Home Cort
    January 11, 1990
    49min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Mitch gets a surprise visit from his old, mischievous Navy S.E.A.L. buddy and ex-Baywatch lifeguard, John Cort, adding serious problems in their already complicated relationship. And Shauni and Jill fight a battle of the sexes against a shady sandwich vendor.
  15. 15. We Need a Vacation
    January 25, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Craig, Cort and Eddie take a road trip to Mexico, but their vacation south of the border turns ugly when they tangle with an angry American tourist. Meanwhile, Captian Thorpe becomes Mitch's uninvited house guest. Hobie develops a crush on Shauni.
  16. 16. Muddy Waters
    February 1, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Cort and Eddie train lifeguards at a water park, but someone is vandalizing the waterslides, putting people's lives in danger. Meanwhile, Captain Thorpe wants Shauni fired for posing in a provocative calendar.
  17. 17. Snake Eyes
    February 8, 1990
    47min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Eddie and Cort happen upon an illegal gambling ship. Meanwhile, Mitch begins to spend more time with Hobie's English teacher - a liaison that embarrasses Hobie beyond belief.
  18. 18. Eclipse
    February 22, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    After losing his rookie partner in the mysterious rescue of what he thinks is a ghost, Eddie gets unwittingly caught up in a 70-year-old legend. Meanwhile, Hobie attempts to help a friend find a new home for her dog.
  19. 19. Shark Derby
    March 1, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    A local restaurateur puts up a $25,000 bounty for the largest shark caught during the weekend's Shark Derby he's sponsoring. To attract more sharks, he illegally chums the waters, drawing hundreds of sharks uncommonly close to shore, putting hundreds of lives at risk.
  20. 20. The Big Race
    March 15, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Cort promises to come up with $10,000 for a nursing home, but he needs Mitch and Craig's help to compete in a Long Beach-to-Catalina water-skiing race with a big cash prize. Shauni’s traumatic fear of the ocean after Jill’s death threatens her future with Baywatch.
  21. 21. Old Friends
    March 29, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Craig, Mitch and Garner go for a weekend hang-gliding trip, but Mitch has a serious accident, and ends up facing death before the fangs of a rattlesnake! Cort reacquaints himself with a woman who has a shocking secret.
  22. 22. The End?
    April 5, 1990
    48min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    A massive earthquake destroys Baywatch headquarters and leaves Gina's life hanging in the balance. Meanwhile, Cort and Craig are trapped in the ocean. And Eddie is the only one left who can help a pregnant woman going into labor.

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Supporting actors
Erika EleniakGregory Alan WilliamsBrandon CallMonte MarkhamJohn Allen Nelson
Producers
Michael BerkGregory J. Bonann
Season year
1990
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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Marie EdwardsReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
No Closed Captioning is Just the Beginning of Issues
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We all know we get what we pay for, and this is no exception. This Region 0/Non-region specific DVD set is riddled with problems. And, I don’t know where to begin as some may find the “issues” I’ve listed in a different order of importance.

To note: I do like Baywatch. I enjoyed the NBC (1989-1990) season (the one shown on this page) much more (actually loved that season), and hung around for Season 2 on Fox (1991-1992). I didn’t watch past season three (3) though. So I’m not Baywatch bashing. This review isn’t based on the series, but the quality of the DVD set (this product).

I will say this – first off … no closed captioning for the deaf/hard of hearing or other language subtitles. Those who are deaf/hard of hearing will not be able to watch or enjoy this (unless they have other equipment to caption it).

As I only speak/understand English the lack of language selection wasn’t a problem for me, however others needing French or Spanish (which seem to be the most popular for DVDs) subtitles will not be able to enjoy this set.

If those are a problem … sadly, you will want to avoid this set. That loses a star for me.

** Second problem? Loss of another star …

Lack of an episode listing guide. Most DVD sets have a guide as to what is on the DVD (and in what order), even if it is on the INSIDE of the liner. This doesn’t. No episode listing on the discs either. There was no separate booklet or outside box issued – just the plastic case wrapped in plastic wrap. There are two discs which have some episodes out of order, at least when comparing it to IMDB (which has it listed by air date, as does Wikipedia). However, the pilot – “Panic at Malibu Pier” – is included on disc one.

** Third problem?

The DVD case. The middle disc holder is a problem. There are seven (7) pretty wide slits that allow dirt and or fingerprints to contaminate the discs. Not a smart move. Also it is a bit rough to get the discs out. If you watch them frequently you might have a huge problem with removal.

Moving on … let’s go with playback. This is where it loses another “collective” star for me with the following …

These are REGION 0/NO REGION discs, and as I am based in the USA, they did register and seemingly play in my DVD player. My laptop recognized DISC #1, but read DISC #2 as BLANK on the first try, on the second it did better. That was a bit concerning. So, if you play DVDs on your computer – be cautious.

Menu Options – the menu options don’t exist in the way of selecting languages or closed captioning (subtitles). The disc has the individual episodes or a play all function.

Extras – NONE – there are ZERO extras. Don’t expect any “behind the scenes” information, interviews, or commentary. As one who enjoys the commentary but it isn’t a deal breaker, it wasn’t a huge deal not to have it. Others who want those things will be disappointed.

Quality – There was NO effort to restore quality in the pilot episode/movie. While I understand the pilot is from April 1989, it looks like it was copied from a VHS tape. The quality for the rest of the episodes isn’t too bad given that the episodes are nearly 30 years old. However it is not as good as it could be though, as some older series have been restored. For a show that ran 10 years and was a “Global” hit, this DVD set’s quality is surprising. Even the “Knight Rider” DVDs have more features than this and “Knight Rider” ran from 1982-1986.

Sound – Given the fact this hasn’t been re-mastered, the sound quality isn’t that bad, then again I am not one who likes the “theater surround sound” deal as I live in an apartment and can’t fully appreciate the feature (nor do I like “loud” things). I didn’t have to blast the sound my HDTV, so that is a good thing. However, sound preferences are different to each person. Something to keep in mind.

MUSIC – To be honest, I don’t remember the season one (1) theme (I’ve read it was Peter Cetera’s “Save Me”). I know that season two (2) was Jim Jamison’s “I’m Always There” (which is not on the season 2, mismarked 1 set that I have). The opening theme from this season is missing from this set. There is a song from “Shark Derby” that remains in it at the end. That one I definitely remember.

If you can ignore all of these problems and issues; and enjoy the series (particularly this season) – I’d go ahead and get it. I thoroughly enjoyed re-living some of my childhood and watching these episodes which I remembered more about than I thought (especially since it has been 30 years since it premiered). If the issues/problems I’ve noted are deal-breakers, you may want to steer clear – particularly on the closed captioning.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
It isn't a whole awful lot, but it's a start.
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For so long, I have recalled seeing some episodes from some seasons but never in order. And now, here it is. The very beginning. I started BAYWATCH initially for the same reason anyone would. But I found there was more to it than just the great looks of the Baywatch crew. In fact, the Baywatch crew not only grapples with the perils that come on the beach and in the deep, but also with the perils that come around on the shore. and beyond. One character, the lifeguard named Cort, seemed to come out of nowhere. As far as his introduction goes, I think they started from the wrong end. I still liked him though. Plus, nobody means to spoil anything, but I was let down when they killed off one character. I won't tell you who or how, but it was a tragic loss...in spite of the fact that sometimes, narratively speaking, the stronger one in the group must depart so the more timid one can have their opportunity to grow stronger and develop. All in all, this season got me ready for the rest of the series.
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Jim ThomasReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Best season to buy in my opinion
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Baywatch has been around for a long time, however, in my opinion, the only seasons worth watching are the ones with Billy Warlock, and Erika Eleniak in them. I believe they both were only in the first 2 or 3 seasons before moving on to other things. If you like beach scenes, and lifeguards, you will love this series. They always had some small side plot to try and keep things different from one episode to the next, however, nobody watches Baywatch for the plots. At least not in the first few seasons. later it seems it was all about plots, and nothing about saving people or working towers.
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GatieReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Has the original audio!!
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Don't expect the remastered look you see on prime. You will be watching what the original SD looks like from the original run of the show. That was fine with me. It is just like I remembered. The original audio songs are present which is why I bought this. The only difference is the theme song is sung by Kim Carnes, which was used in international markets instead of the American theme we all know and love. This version has now grown on me though.

4 stars because the discs were loose in the case, due to the way the packaging was manufactured. No reflection on the seller.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 24, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very good to see again.
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It has been a while since I watched the first season when it first aired on TV and decided to get the DVD version. It was great to see it again.
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..Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2006
4.0 out of 5 stars
So confused.........
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I really am confused over this release....

I had also read that season 1 is actually season 2 and that each release will contain episodes from the "real" season 1. Once you have collected the whole series, you will have the complete season 1 and can purchase a box to put the discs in...

So, in looking at netflix and the shows listed on the individual discs, they do not have Nightmare Bay 1 & 2 (first 2 episodes from season 2)listed at all... On disc 5, they have Panic at Malibu Bay (don't even know where that one came from) and In Deep (which is the first episode from the real season 1).

If we are supposed to collect the last disc from each season to build the "real" season 1, why have other episodes on that disc as well? Doesn't make sense at all.........

They should have just started with Season 1.......sounds like they are just trying to make more money with this scheme....

After all, it's all about the buck......

SHAME! SHAME! I'll probably end up buying it used and not spending the money or effort..........
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MERRITT ANDERSONReviewed in the United States on August 15, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
It’s great
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A great product with quick delivery. I would buy from this seller again. A+++++
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kristy smithReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
great season
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i miss the show its a really good season nothing bad about it
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