Still the same awful Hayes Synthesizer
Franklin Crosby Brown | USA | 06/18/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Here is my two-cents worth:
I purchased this dvd set on June 12, 2010 from Amazon, long after it was a known fact that CBS/Paramount intentionally changed all the original musical score with that awful synthesizer music and long after they attempted to make it right with outraged fans by issuing replacement discs with most of the original musical score in-tact.
I give "Fugitive - Season 2, Volume 1" one star, not for the series but because the dvd set that I received from Amazon still contains the synthesizer music. Apparently the replacement program was a limited time offer. I wish now that I had bought the series before the replacement offer expired so that I could have taken advantage of that offer. The cost of the dvds were still very expensive and I was waiting for the price to come down before buying.
I need not talk about the synthesizer music because there are plenty of other reviews out there which have covered that subject. This is the first time that I have viewed The Fugitive so I decided to take my chances, where I have never had a chance to hear the original music from season 2. Later, I decided to aquire a couple of VHS copies of the original season 2 Fugitive. Having now compared the original music to the cheesy synthesizer version, I can understand why many diehard fans of the series were so outraged.
CBS/Paramount should have done more than just offered replacement discs for a limited time. They should have issued a total recall to all retail and online stores to pull that garbage off the shelves and replace it with discs containing the original music.
Dig out your old VHS tapes instead
Yrcam | 09/08/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The Season 2 Fugitive DVDs are a complete disappointment due to the replacement music. For a short time, CBS was offering to exchange Volume One for an edition with more, but not all, of the original music. I had bought Volume One as soon as it was released, and I was not aware of the exchange policy until after the Sep 2009 deadline. Instead, I bought a second Volume One from Amazon under the assumption that it had the original music. WRONG! They're still selling the edition with the replacement music. Volume Two proved to be almost as bad as far as the replacement music is concerned.
Since then, I've dug out my old A&E Network Fugitive VCR recordings from the early '90s. They're a much more enjoyable way to see the series without having to be periodically jarred by out-of-place music. Obviously, I've given up buying anymore of this CBS reissue. They've made a complete mess out of this series."