- Actors: David Janssen, Barry Morse
- Format: Box set, Black & White, Full Screen, NTSC
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 33
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- Studio: Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment
- Release Date: Oct. 23 2012
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- ASIN: B008OIQYXM
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,772 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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The Fugitive: The Most Wanted Edition - Complete Series
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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, risks his life several times when he shows his identity to help other people out of trouble.
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Here is the link to the web site explaining how to order your replacement discs:
A reviewer named Richard H. Campbell posted a review on Amazon.com regarding some defective discs in the newly-reissued 2012 edition of this set. I don't intend to review the product as a whole at this point, but will comment on this defective disc issue.
According to Mr. Campbell, the set contains four defective discs. He identifies them as Season 1, Volume 2, discs 2 and 3; Season 3, Volume 1, discs 2 and 3. Mr. Campbell says that the lip sync is off in the Season 1 episodes "Bloodline" and "Taps For a Dead War." He says there are issues playing the Season 3 episodes "Three Cheers For Little Boy Blue" and the two-part "Landscape With Running Figures." I have not checked the Season 1 discs in my own set to see if those episodes suffer from the same problem, however there are some comments on hometheaterforum.com where reviewers are discussing exactly the same lip sync issue with both those episodes. I assume this is an issue with every set, and there must have been some error made in the sound mixing of those episodes.
As for the Season 3 discs, I did check mine, and there are huge problems. "Three Cheers For Little Boy Blue" skips and freezes up, and if you try to fast forward or skip to another chapter, you will often be taken to the wrong place in the episode. You cannot play the episode all the way through to the completion of the end theme. In "Landscape With Running Figures," there are also skipping and freezing issues. In that two-part episode, you cannot even fast forward, rewind, or skip to another chapter. Those functions simply do not work on those episodes.
Problems with a fifth disc in this set were also discovered sometime later. The season two episode "The Iron Maiden" contained some new substituted Mark Heyes music at certain points in the episode. The season two disc containing this episode is also part of the replacement program, and presumably, CBS is restoring the original soundtrack in that episode.
Now that CBS has announced this replacement disc program, I am satisfied that they have done everything they could to make this release the one the fans--and this legendary series--deserve.
Five stars. Perhaps we could have gotten more in the way of special features, but the quality of this series, perhaps the best dramatic TV series ever done, and the remastering put into the video and audio, still earn this release five stars.
The show I'm sure everyone is familiar with. The premise of an innocent man on the run and out to clear his name likely began with this series, but it's also been copied in more modern day shows like the fantastic (though seemingly stalled out on dvd release) series "First Wave" and several others.
The packaging is awesome. Much more than I was expecting. I was really surprised by the size of it and the cleverness of it all when I first opened up the package.
And now that the much delayed replacement discs are FINALLY going out (I got mine a short time ago) we finally have this series complete with all of the original music in tact.
There has been mention of the fact that the replacement discs come in plain sleeve wrappers. I don't have an issue with that as I fail to see why they should go to the bother of anything elaborate when the idea should be to use the replacement discs to outright replace the faulty ones. I will comment though that the discs are packaged up in shrink wrap with a sticker on the shrink wrap declaring that the discs are Replacement Discs and which episodes they replace.
I have yet to sit down and watch the entire set (I've been waiting on the replacement discs before doing so) but I did watch the entire first season when it was issued previously and was very impressed with it. The issue of replacement music scores didn't happen until the second season came out years ago by the way.
In the end, it took my complaining directly to about 15 or so CBS Entertainment execs, before the right fire seemed to get lit under the right backside, but within a matter of hours of complaining to them I got an e-mail from the replacement disc outfit telling me that my discs had shipped a few days earlier.
From what they told me there was a delay in mailout because they didn't get enough discs with the first batch.
Why this was not explained to the public with press releases is beyond me, but it seems that many sets of replacement discs are just starting to ship out now.
I have not checked their toll free number to see if people can get through to them now to find out where their replacement discs are, but I would be very surprised if they didn't act to make room for new messages on their voice mail - considering all the ruckus I raised about that.
If you are still waiting on discs I suggest you try this number(1-877-335-8936) or contact CBS Entertainment if you have to.
I'm glad to finally have this set in a complete deluxe edition with everything as it should be.
I do remain curious about one thing and perhaps someone can clear it up (in a press release perhaps?)...
Do NEW copies of this release come with replaced discs, or will people who buy the sets now - STILL have to contact these people for the replacement discs???
It won't effect me personally, but I'm sure there are plenty of potential customers interested in this release who would like to know the answer to that question before buying.
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