Hold the phone – mysteries just hit the internets in peak form.
UPDATE: March 16, 2020. See bottom of post for more.
In the years where dedicated documentaries that get you binge-watching on Netflix are the norm, the production company behind the crime documentary classic has hit the internets for consummation.
In the mid 1980s, Actor and stern-voice narrator Robert Stack presented a 1 hour length TV series called Unsolved Mysteries. Each episode would cover unsolved crime cases, mysteries, urban legends, supernatural stories and many more, all re-enacted with compelling story telling and a haunting theme. When first screened, the general public would contact the show for any tip-offs or even guilty parties would turn themselves in. If a case was solved, they would usually follow up with an Update in a future episode. Later on in syndication, the “updates” would be on the tail end of the repeated case.
Stack hosted the show for a few seasons, but the show itself jumped around networks, with reboots, specials and even a new host with Actor Dennis Farina taking helm. Sadly, both have since passed away.
In the early 2000s, DVD boxsets were released as compilations, and eventually a large boxset was also released with most episodes intact. This set is now out of print and hard to find.
Now, you can relive full episodes of Unsolved Mysteries online, but in two forms:
Unsolved Mysteries – The Dennis Farina era – Seasons 1 – 8 are also up on Amazon Prime, but, are also available for free on YouTube in glorious HD.
Do yourself a favour and subscribe while having the original theme playing. It gives it more of a creepy feel…
Official site: Unsolved.com
UPDATE: March 16, 2020
Film Distributor FilmRise has just started to upload the original Robert Stack episodes in full, available to stream in Australia on YouTube for free. This may be in the lead-up to the reboot of Unsolved Mysteries coming to Netflix. All seasons are available to stream.
Season One – Robert Stack
Season Two – Robert Stack
Season Three – Robert Stack
Season Four – Robert Stack
Season Five – Robert Stack
Season Six – Robert Stack
Season Seven – Robert Stack
Season Eight – Robert Stack
Season Nine – Robert Stack
Season Ten – Robert Stack
Season Eleven – Robert Stack
Season Twelve – Robert Stack
View the Dennis Farina seasons on the YouTube channel here.