Seasons 1 through 12 are available on DVD in Region 1.
Seasons 1 through 7 are available on DVD in Region 2.
Seasons 1 through 9 are available for download to iPods in Region 2.
Listen to H50 LPs and CDs
The 1969 LP of Morton Stevens' early Five-0 compositions can be found on such sites as Ebay, where prices can range from $8 to $98 (go figure).
The CD reissue of the 1969 music can be found on such sites as Amazon.
Around the World by Stars and Sea Currents
Memories of “Hawaii Five-0” is following the around-the-world voyage of the wa‘a (canoe) Hōkūle‘a and its companion, Hikianalia. Using only the methods of the crew's ancestors to navigate by sun, stars, sea currents, and the waves, the navigators have proven that compass, sextant, and even GPS are not needed to make one's way through the ocean and reach one's intended destination. Read more about the voyage of Hōkūle‘a on this site in "Aloha, Hawai‘i."
There's some real history here. The ride begins in the parking lot of the Pali Lookout and proceeds along the sidewalk to the overlook. There is a break as the bikers descend to the level where the Old Pali Road begins. This is what is left of the road that replaced the Old Pali Trail, which was not paved. Here and there, you will see remnants of the old road, as well as old guard rails to keep you from taking the same plunge as the O'ahuans took at the hand of King Kamehameha I. At one point, the bikers must dismount and carry their bikes under a bridge on the Pali Highway. On the other side, they pick up the old road. Here, remnants of the old road are more visible. It widens as it gets closer to the Pali Highway, which the bikers travel briefly before they reach Castle Junction (Highways 61 and 83). From there, they pick up more of the Old Pali Road and continue almost all the way to Kailua. Enjoy!
This is the Pali Highway as it exists today. the northbound journey begins just east of the H-1 (Lunalilo Freeway) and passes upscale neighborhoods before it enters the mountains. If you look closely, you will see (1) the turnoff to Queen Emma Summer Palace, (2) the turnoff for the lower level of the Old Pali Road and its terminus, (3) the turnoff for the Pali Lookout, and (4) Castle Junction. The film ends not far beyond that. If you kept going, you would reach Kailua.
This is such a beautiful drive. Neither the eye nor the camera can take it all in. The ride begins at the entrance to Hanauma Bay and continues to the entrance to Sandy Beach. At that point, the road pulls away from the ocean briefly only to return to the ocean in time to see the Makai Research Pier before reaching Waimanalo, home of the Anderson Estate. Beyond Waimanalo, the road again moves away from the ocean and makes its way up to Kailua.
Be forewarned, however: Do not drive southbound on the Kalaniana'ole Highway in late-afternoon, as the sun sets. You go around a bend, and suddenly, the bright sunshine is in your eyes. The same caution would apply to driving northbound in the early morning, as the sun rises.
The ride begins near the entrance to Punchbowl Cemetery and ends at Pu'u Ulalaka'a Park. If he had parked on the opposite side of the parking lot, we could have seen the pavilion where the Five-0 team conducted surveillance on the bad guys in "6,000 Deadly Tickets" (Season 7) and "Head to Head" (Season 10).