The Fugitive: Vol. 1, Season 1
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Genre: Television: Series
Release Date: 0000-00-00
Media Type: DVD
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I have been waiting for this announcement forever. I got hooked on The Fugitive back in the early '90s when A&E was showing the re-runs. David Janssen was just perfectly cast as the tense, fidgety Kimble, forever looking over his shoulder. The dark, grim look of the first three seasons, shot in black and white, is the way most remember this series when they think about it. While the 4th and final season was shot in colour, certainly an industry necessity by 1966, there is no question that the black and white did a lot of justice to the look and feel of the series. Stephen King has referred to The Fugitive as absolutely the best series done on American television.
Every episode in this 15-episode collection ranges from very good to excellent. The only exceptions are "The Witch" and "Ticket To Alaska," which are weaker episodes.
The roster of guest stars to have appeared in The Fugitive is endless: Brian Keith, Jack Klugman, Jack Lord, William Shatner, Mickey Rooney, Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson, Suzanne Pleshette, Robert Duvall, Angie Dickinson, Melvyn Douglas, Ed Asner, Kurt Russell, the list goes on and on.
As already stated, there is no question that the series' success owes a lot to David Janssen's haunted portrayal of Kimble. That's right, "haunted," not "haunting." Kimble is haunted by the ominous one-armed man, his wife's real killer, who manages to elude him so well. And Kimble is haunted by the thought of imminent capture at the hands of the obsessed Lt.Read more ›
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A real "Flash from the Past" for me. It's not quite as thrilling as I clearly remember when my life was organized around it's weekly airing but it's still very enjoyable.Published 8 months ago by from king city
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