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"The Fugitive" (1963): Season 1; Volume 1 Rumored To Be In The Works!


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#681 of 707 Harry-N

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Posted February 13 2008 - 03:00 AM

It's funny, Gary. I was actually going to revive this thread yesterday in anticipation of the Feb. 26th release of Volume 2. I was going to report that I'd ordered it through Amazon, so I'm not anticipating an early arrival this time. In fact, I'll bet I'll be reading reviews here before I get mine since I opted for the free shipping.

My feeling was now that I've actually SEEN an official FUGITIVE DVD, the intense anticipation is over, since hopefully the others will fall in line. So getting the series a few days later than release date is acceptable for me. Ordering online means I won't have to hunt in the stores, and I'll have the peace of mind knowing it's coming.

And given the spacing of the releases, I want to slow down on the consumption of the episodes anyway to help tide me over 'til season two shows up.

I rewatched "Fatso" recently, on the announcement of the passing of Barry Morse. It's the only episode on the Volume 1 set that I hadn't gotten all the way through when I watched it. I either fell asleep or was interrupted - anyway, I knew I hadn't seen it all the way through. (I probably fell asleep looking at the sleepy driver in the opening teaser!)

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A fugitive moves on, through anguished tunnels of time, down dim streets, into dark corners. And each new day offers fear and frustration, tastes of honey and hemlock. But if there is a hazard, there is also hope. - Closing narration to THE FUGITIVE, "Death Is The Door Prize".

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Posted February 13 2008 - 03:15 AM

I'm glad you brought this thread to the fore, Gary as I've been looking for an excuse to get the discussion going again on "The Fugitive". In anticipation of the release to the remaining episodes of S1 I was gazing at the stats in Mel Proctor's companion book last night, going over guest stars, writers, story synopses, etc. Looks like plenty of great drama coming our way!

I can hardly wait to catch the performances of Telly Savalas, Lee Grant, Malachi Throne, Albert Salmi, Shirley Knight, Carroll O' Connor and many others. I'm especially intrigued by the rare appearance of Joanna Frank, the "Outer Limits" 'Bee Girl' from the episode "ZZZZZ". Those eyes of hers are just mesmerizing.

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Posted February 14 2008 - 11:50 AM

This release was the furthest from my mind given the release date - but lo and behold there I was looking at a few copies on display at my favorite dvd store - so naturally I bought one. Looks like I can now carry on where I left off a couple of months ago. I need my Fugitive fix!

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Posted February 14 2008 - 07:23 PM

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Posted February 15 2008 - 01:04 AM

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Posted February 15 2008 - 04:03 AM

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I'm especially intrigued by the rare appearance of Joanna Frank, the "Outer Limits" 'Bee Girl' from the episode "ZZZZZ". Those eyes of hers are just mesmerizing.


That's funny as I was just watching a Ben Casey episode a few weeks ago that she was in and the first thing I starting saying was "look, it's the Bee Girl". Talk about someone having a memorable guest shot.

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Posted February 17 2008 - 06:39 AM

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Actually, the train derailment sequence in the opening credits with the words "Chemin de Fer" poses an interesting trivia question for "Fugitive" buffs:"This is stock footage taken from what movie"?

The 1938 film "The Young in Heart," starring Janet Gaynor and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. A tip of the hat to member "jdee28" for discovering the answer..

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Posted February 19 2008 - 08:32 AM

With the excitement of completing Season One in just a week or so, we get the news today from TV Shows on DVD that Season Two, Volume one is just around the corner on June 10th!

The Fugitive DVD news: Announcement for The Fugitive - Season 2, Volume 1 | TVShowsOnDVD.com

This is terrific news. In fact, it works out that if one were to watch one episode each Tuesday, the last would be played on June 3rd. A week later, you could start Season Two!

Interpolating into the future, one might suggest that September 23rd would be the next release, but that's pushing things just a bit at this point.

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A fugitive moves on, through anguished tunnels of time, down dim streets, into dark corners. And each new day offers fear and frustration, tastes of honey and hemlock. But if there is a hazard, there is also hope. - Closing narration to THE FUGITIVE, "Death Is The Door Prize".

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Posted February 20 2008 - 06:07 AM

Nice review (and screen caps) of S1 V2 here on the DVD Beaver site.

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Posted February 20 2008 - 06:31 AM

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Nice review (and screen caps) of S1 V2 here on the DVD Beaver site.

Looks great! You can even see the stubble on Telly's head!

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Posted February 20 2008 - 07:22 AM

Very nice indeed. One can actually detect a pockmark in Madelyn Rhue's face (fifth image from bottom) and (gasp!) Tim O' Connor's scar!

I wonder how much of a concern this is: "Paramount's DVD package looks strong with one glaring transfer flaw. Most are very clean and contrast is phenomenal. Unlike Season One, Volume 1 (reviewed HERE) this is not progressively transferred (it is interlaced). I don't know if it was a financial decision by Paramount or a simple oversight. Either way, I am a bit disappointed as it is still advertised as 'transferred from the original negative with restored audio'. So, aside from the interlacing (combing) - it looks amazingly detailed."

I recall a discussion about an apparent "combing" effect in vol. 1--isn't this the moire patterning that shows up in thin sriped suits and so forth? The effect would be prevalent only for these kinds of shots, or so I thought.

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Posted February 21 2008 - 09:05 AM

Just got my shipping notice from DeepDiscount that season 1, volume 2 has shipped . . . . . really looking forward to this.

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Posted February 22 2008 - 04:26 AM

If this subject has been broached before, I apologize...but why are they releasing the first season of The Fugitive as a complete set in Region 2 and we're stuck with the split season stuff?

Exhibit A:

Amazon.co.uk: The Fugitive - Season 1: DVD: The Fugitive
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Posted February 22 2008 - 05:01 AM

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If this subject has been broached before, I apologize...but why are they releasing the first season of The Fugitive as a complete set in Region 2 and we're stuck with the split season stuff?

Exhibit A:

Amazon.co.uk: The Fugitive - Season 1: DVD: The Fugitive


Ivan, I'm not so sure that it IS the full season; from the Amazon UK description . . . . .

"But at the heart of these 15 inaugural black-and-white episodes is not so much the chase, but instead the compelling human dramas that convey "how it is" with Kimble, who moves from town to town, taking odd jobs, and reluctantly becoming involved in the lives of troubled strangers he meets."

Also, the description is showing (and we know this is wrong) just a single disc.

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Posted February 22 2008 - 05:07 AM

Here's another listing. It looks like it actually is just the half-season, like in the US.

There have been differences in previous series released in the UK--some, like Lost in Space, Alfred Hitchcock, and the Outer Limits were released over there as full-season, single-sided sets rather than dual-sided split sets.

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Posted February 22 2008 - 05:34 AM

I sit corrected, then...thanks for the clarification!
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Posted February 25 2008 - 11:56 AM

Oh boy! I just got a shipping confirmation from amazon that THE FUGITIVE, Season One, Volume 2 is on its way. I should have it sometime this week. Not bad for free shipping!

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A fugitive moves on, through anguished tunnels of time, down dim streets, into dark corners. And each new day offers fear and frustration, tastes of honey and hemlock. But if there is a hazard, there is also hope. - Closing narration to THE FUGITIVE, "Death Is The Door Prize".

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Posted February 25 2008 - 04:45 PM

Cool!!!! I am going to go for my copy of S1 V2 live tomorrow!!!!! Posted Image
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Posted February 26 2008 - 05:23 PM

Picked up my copy of S1, V2 this morning. Now I can REALLY sink my teeth into the freshman season of this great television classic at long last on DVD without wanting for any more of the first 30 episodes with stronger video & audio TOGETHER!!!!!! Posted Image
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Posted February 27 2008 - 01:34 AM

$22.19 at Borders if you used the 40% coupon they issued to Reward members for DVD box sets this week. That was the best B&M deal I could find on this (Season 1, Volume 2), though I did pick up the first volume for $19 at Circuit City when it was released (but their stock is always iffy).


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