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|The Fugitive Season One Vol 1|
Actors: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse
Genres: Drama, Television
Dr. Richard Kimble is accused to be the murder of his wife. The night before his execution, he escapes. The only chance to prove his innocence is to find the man who killed hi wife. Kimble, persecuted by the Lt. Gerard, ri... more »
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William P. from LEVITTOWN, NY
Reviewed on 12/25/2016...
Classic b&W show with interesting storylines!!
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It's About Time..
Mark | Toronto, Ontario | 05/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'll never understand why every terrible movie and television show that was ever made was released on DVD ages ago and perhaps the finest television series of the 60's - or perhaps of any decade - is only now being released.
I just don't get it, but better late than never.
I am so pleased that this series is finally being released. I was a young boy in the 60's and I recall getting hooked on this show early in the 1st season. Great story lines - great performances (both by David Janssen, Barry Morse and the guest stars) - excellent writing and wonderful suspense / drama at times.
I can't think of a single negative about this show. The first season was filmed entirely in black and white and this only contributed to the sometimes "dark" and serious tone to the series. The narration at the beginning and end of the series by William Conrad was a pleasure to listen to. And David J. was the perfect actor to play the part. He could be both strong and vulnerable at the same time and his character - Dr. Richard Kimble - was so honorable and admirable it was no wonder that so many people helped him to elude capture for so many years.
You look at the sorry state of television today - where networks continue to churn out the most stupid reality shows possible- and you wonder when it began to unravel. In fact, it's only getting worse. Is it any wonder that so many people are buying DVDs of classic tv shows and watching them over "America's Next Top Model" or whatever.
I'm getting ahead of myself here, but I sincerely hope the powers-that-be follow up season 1 with the release of season 2 and subsequent seasons as quickly as possible. I want to have the entire collection of this great show in my library as quickly as possible - before the idiots who make the decisions decide that maybe it would make more sense to issue some brainless tv show - instead of this classic..!
But for now - thanks for finally getting your act together - whatever caused you to get a grip on reality and decide to release it, I just hope you can stay lucid and smart enough for alittle while longer to release the other seasons."
Amazing Picture & Sound
D. Alan | CA USA | 08/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got my set a day early and wanted to let you guys know this DVD collection has amazing picture and sound. Transfers from the original camera negative and magnetic tracks and you can tell. No special features. Decent packaging with synopses inside the liner.
Box says some music has been changed and some episodes may be edited. I have only watched a couple and have found no changes thus far. It may be that CBS/Paramount simply puts this disclaimer on all their packaging, or it may have simply been on the template used for GOMER PYLE season two and someone forgot to change it.
In any event, this is a great series and we can only hope the next volume hits stores around Christmas.
By the way, it's a myth that you pay more for split season sets. You actually pay a couple of dollars less for a combined complete season than you would if you boiught the whole thing at once.
UPDATE - I have watched the set and found no scenes missing or music changed (that I remember). In fact, a few bits of scenes that did not air on the syndicated versions were restored for this release. I am 99.9% certain everything is here. If not for the disclaimer, I'd be 100%.
Even stock music is included unchanged, as well as local jukebox music.
The only problem...not enough episodes on the set."
David P. Smith | Nacogdoches, TX | 05/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, after checking month after month for the availability of THE FUGITIVE, it will finally be here this summer. For those of us who grew up in the 50s and 60s, I think that this is the most anticipated TV series from that day, and one that many of us have waited for a long time on DVD. One of the great classics of TV drama of all time."