The Fugitive - Season One, Volume Two (DVD, 2008, 4-Disc Set)
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- leica_rolling_s...Dec 18, 2010by
Great Series From the 1960's!
The Fugitive was a great series from the 1960's. The story of Dr. Richard Kimble (played by David Janssen) who was on the lam after being convicted of murdering his wife. The movie with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones from 1993 was excellent - but it wasn't the same.
I was very young when the series originally aired from 1963-1967 and do not really remember it from its original run on TV. I remember seeing it in syndication in the mid-1970's; that is when I really started enjoying it. Then, around 1990, A&E began airing it daily. That was when I really became a fan as I had taped a number of them.
The first season was my favorite. It just ticked me off when it came out on DVD and they split the seasons into two volumes each. There are some wonderful episodes in Volume 1, also (See Hollywood and Die with Brenda Vaccaro, for instance). I paid good money for Volume 1 from Amazon but got a good deal on eBay for Volume 2. My favorite episode on Vol 2 is the two-part "Angels Travel on Lonely Roads". The late Eileen Heckart's performance was, in my opinion, worthy of an Emmy.
But, all in all, The Fugitive featured great stories, great acting, great direction, and a number of great guest stars over the run of the series. It is definitely a period piece (the first four seasons were produced in black & white).
And it is one of the few series that actually came to a conclusion when, in the final episode in 1967, Dr. Kimble actually caught the man responsible for murdering his wife.
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- cruzzin-styleAug 10, 2012by
It don't get any better than this, thank's to modern DVD's
It's really Great seeing these old episodes again, just like I did when I was a kid. Too bad David Jassen passed away at a young age. He was a good actor & played the part of Dr. Richard Kimball very well. It's also interesting to note all of the then unknown actors & actresses that were in these episodes, along with David Jassen, some of which got no 'billing' in the credits at all, that went on to have great careers in both television & Movies. Also, it's uncanning how many of the actors & actresses that are in these eposides, were also in the 'Twilight Zone' eposides. Even some of the background music in these eposides was also in the 'Twilight Zone' Episodes. If you watch these you will see what I'm talking about. I have always liked the TV series of the Fugitive more than the 'Fugitive Movie' version, but both have their good points, in their own rights. The Quality of these DVD's are quite good & when watching them, it takes you back to the 'age' of black & white television. All in All, a Great choice for all of the Fugitive 'Lovers' out there, like myself.Read full review
- 348-batmobileDec 06, 2014by
great, will purchase more old tv shows in the future; a must see!
good tape of a show that was first rate.Why can't they make shows like this anymore, instead of the crap that's on now. who cares about a big bang theory or hot in Cleveland ? The old shows were the best.
- swall56Dec 08, 2010by
The fugitive - Season One, Volume Two
I welcome Volume Two, after seeing the first volume! A great show with great scripts! Great Actors! Barry Morse is great as Lt. Gerard, even though you
hope he doesn't get his man! They don't make shows this good any more! I am
looking forward to the next 3 Seasons of heart pounding, excitement! I know
that the Fugitive will escape in each show, but it is exciting to find out
how he does it! I hope that Season 4, the last volume, is released soon and
not in a couple of years! We baby boomers are getting old waiting for our favorite TV shows to be released on DVD!
- fugitive714Jan 08, 2012by
This is a DVD set that is part of one of the greatest Television shows of all time.It has some classic episodes such as "Search in a Windy City" and" Angels travel on lonley roads". David Jannsen is wonderful as Dr. Richard Kimble as is Barry Morse as Lt. Girard.
This collection is a Gem ...this whole Fugitive series is unequaled for television drama.