Dr. Richard Kimble began a four season pursuit that ended in one of the rare great final episodes. He wanted to prove that a one-armed man had killed his wife. The law wanted him on death row. Could the truth set him free? The Fugitive: The Most Wanted Edition collects all the episodes along with numerous bonus features. They’re also restoring most of the soundtrack which became a sticking point with fans. This is the perfect way to watch all 120 episodes
The boxset arrives on DVD November 1st from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring David Janssen, Barry Morse, Bill Raisch and narrated by acclaimed actor William Conrad, the classic Emmy-winning series remains one of the most popular and beloved adventure series of the 1960s.
“We’re thrilled to be releasing the complete series box set of The Fugitive,” said Ken Ross, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment. “Attention to detail was a top priority to do justice to this classic award-winning series. The picture is pristine and nearly all of the original broadcast version music is intact, including all of Pete Rugolo’s original musical score. The four-season set is also packed with special features, including many DVD exclusives. We’re proud to present this Most Wanted Edition to all the series’ many fans.”
Inspiring many films and television shows since its debut, The Fugitive original TV series is a suspenseful crime drama that centers on Dr. Richard Kimble (Janssen), wrongly accused of murdering his wife. The series opens with Kimble escaping custody while en route to Death Row and follows him as he struggles to stay one step ahead of the police and Lt. Philip Gerard (Morse), who is obsessed with his capture. Kimble must constantly relocate and hide his true identity while he continues his quest to find the real killer, a one-armed man (Raisch) he saw leave the scene of the crime.
All four seasons have been transferred from the original film negatives and brilliantly captured on 32 discs, and housed in a striking, collectible package. The Fugitive: The Most Wanted Edition features an additional bonus disc full of special features plus a Soundtrack Album CD with over 45 minutes of musical score from the series by Composer Pete Rugolo.
Special features on the bonus disc include:
* An Extended Version Of The Pilot Episode “Fear In A Desert City,” With Commentary By Walter Grauman, Produced By Chris Soldo
* David Janssen On The Mike Douglas Show (10/28/1976)
* Promo With David Janssen
* Fugitive Around The World
* Series Promo
* Finale Episode Epilog
* Joey Bishop Interview With David Janssen (8/29/1967) (audio clip)
* “Memories Of A Maestro: Composer Dominic Frontiere”
* “The Sound Of The Chase” featurette about the music of The Fugitive
* Dinah Shore Show Skit With David Janssen And George Gobel (10/17/1964)
* Spotlight On Barry Morse
* “Merely Players” Featuring Barry Morse
The Fugitive: The Most Wanted Edition is presented in 4:3 with English Mono and available with English SDH subtitles. The film is not rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada and is available for the suggested retail price of $226.99 U.S. and Canada. The total running time is approximately 6,168 minutes.
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