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  • Actors: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, Joe Pantoliano
  • Directors: Andrew Davis
  • Writers: David Twohy, Jeb Stuart, Roy Huggins
  • Producers: Arnold Kopelson, Keith Barish, Nana Greenwald, Peter Macgregor-Scott
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Whv
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jun. 2006
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CX8D
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,080 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Harrison Ford stars as eminent Chicago surgeon Dr Richard Kimble in this hugely successful thriller based on the 1960s American television series. Married to wealthy heiress Helen (Sela Ward), he arrives home one night to find his wife murdered and a one-armed man in his house. Due to incriminating evidence and prime motivation, Kimble is wrongly convicted for murder. However, on his way to death row he is involved in a spectacular train crash that precipitates his escape. Kimble then strives to prove his innocence, whilst staying one step ahead of the dogged US Marshal Sam Gerard (an Oscar-winning Tommy Lee Jones).

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The Fugitive could have been just another action movie, compelling in the cinema but losing impact on the small screen, were it not for two things: it has a brilliant script and a very strong line-up of actors. When eminent surgeon Dr Richard Kimble is wrongly convicted of his wife’s brutal murder (let’s face it--his story about doing battle with a one-armed intruder is hardly plausible), he's sentenced to death. Fate, however, gives him a second chance when his prison bus is involved in an accident with a train and he escapes, determined to find the real killer and clear his name. Hot on his heels is the relentless, wise-cracking Sam Gerard, a marshal with a mission.

The two stars, Harrison Ford (Kimble, kooky beard and 47 shades of anguish) and Tommy Lee Jones (Gerard, for which he deservedly won an Oscar) not surprisingly steal the show with their battle of wits and muscle. It's a rapport that develops as the film progresses, and is both complex and fascinating--no facile goodie versus baddie scenario here. And the essential slime factor comes from Kimble's sinisterly suave friend, Dr Nichols (Joroen Krabbé superb). Great story, brilliantly done; altogether, a breathlessly enthralling two hours.

On the DVD: The Fugitive special edition features a commentary from director Andrew Davis, introducing characters and offering background insight, plus a three-way phone conversation between Davis, Ford and Jones on their experiences of the movie. There's also detailed commentary on how the spectacular train crash was set up and the endless saga of perfecting the script. Also, the usual scene selections, theatrical trailer, choice of languages (English, French and Italian) and a broad choice of subtitles. A pretty impressive package overall.--Harriet Smith --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By DL Productions UK VINE VOICE on 20 April 2008
Format: Blu-ray
Harrison Ford is Dr Richard Kimble, a specialist at a Chicago hospital. He's out having fun with his wife when he gets a call to do some emergency surgery - so he leaves his wife to go home, as he goes off to help. What he doesn't know is that while he's doing important surgery, some crazed man is killing his wife, and he's squarely put in the frame for her murder, and even sent down for it. Kimble has to prove his innocence - and evade the obsessive Marshal Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones), who doesn't want to let it slide - he wants Richard, preferably alive.

I really enjoyed The Fugitive, every time you think it can't get better, it does. The action is great and Harrison Ford is very convincing. I also liked the way he kept investigating the case even though he knew the US Marshals were after him.

The HD transfer isn't bad, but not as good as I've seen so far, yet, the MPEG2 running at a steady 20Mbps average is pretty good. The audio is a bit flakey, 448kbps. The picture is full frame 16:9, so you won't be having to peer through a letterbox to watch the action.

The extras are not bad; an introduction, audio commentary which includes Harrison Ford, 2 featurettes and a rather poorly encoded theatrical trailer.

This isn't a bad transfer picture wise, but the audio could have been much better - still if you're an avid Fugitive fan you'll want this, otherwise the DVD is just as good.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Hagrid's Umbrella VINE VOICE on 26 Nov. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Just wanted to make the quick point that this film is an excellent action film (4 stars) but there's not really any point in getting it on Blu-ray as the picture quality is not much better than DVD. I assume this is due the quality of the film prints they had to work with the film being a bit older.

Edit: We have a much better HD TV now and whilst you can see more detail (e.g. skin imperfections if really look) the overall quality doesn't have the Lushness and clarity you'd expect from HD. Now it's possible that orginally film was shot like that (deliberate and a nod to the old TV show or just not great quality?) but for me didn't look too much better than DVD quality. If you love this film then probably get the blu ray but if its a more casual buy I'd consider the DVD.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By "dervstar" on 14 Nov. 2003
Format: DVD
What a classic! I can watch this film whenever I want and I won't get bored.Who can forget the scene where he jumps into the reservoir from the sewers.Richard(Harrison Ford) plays the role prfectly as the fugitive.He is clever, cunning and ruthless, all at once and Samuel Gerrard(Tommy Lee Jones) is just as good if not better as the federal marshall who will never give up on his prey.
No one could have played these two roles as good as these two actors in my view, although Wesley Snipes does quite a good job in U.S. Marshals.The supporting cast is also very strong, which is probably one of the reasons it was such a huge success.
The two villains are ones that you just love to hate, especially Kimbles FRIEND, who you would just love to smack yourself!! which I suppose is another reason why my eyes were glued to the screen.
Anyone who hasn't seen this film, should do, I recommend it very highly and I'm sure you won't be disappointed as it is really for any age.
Great film, great plot, great acting!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Mar. 2013
Format: DVD
Dr Kimble is falsely accused and sentenced for the murder of his wife. Whilst being transfered to prison a breakout occurs, seizing his chance, Kimble goes on the run in a desperate search to clear his name. Hot on his tail is staunch Marshall Sam Gerard, a man who always gets his man.

Based on the long running and popular TV series of the same name, The Fugitive stands up as one of the best thrillers of the 90s, it's full of action and tight sequences that dovetail excellently with the who done it plot. The film opens harshly with the murder of Helen Kimble, and we are shown that it wasn't Richard who killed his wife, this puts us firmly onside with Kimble and his pursuit of the truth. Much credit must go to Harrison Ford who layers Kimble perfectly, Kimble is an honest hard working man reduced to fugitive tactics to avoid capture, always seemingly one step away from being caught, Kimble becomes something of a modern day hero figure, and in this Ford excels. As Sam Gerard we have Tommy Lee Jones having the time of his life, gruff and ready for a rumble, and with a quip at every turn, Gerard is a man we know is not to be messed with, and Jones portrays him wonderfully as the obsessive pursuer he is.

From that harsh opening, to a quite breath taking sequence with a train, the film cements itself as a bona fide top draw thriller, however, the second half of the picture, whilst still an intriguing mysterious chase movie, does veer down the formulaic road with it's conspiracy plot line, but it really is a minor complaint that doesn't send the film to averageville. The Fugitive at any one point is never less than great fun, high on action and containing great performances to crown the smart David Twohy/Jeb Stuart screenplay, the film is a winner from start to finish. 9/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Demon on 17 Aug. 2012
Format: DVD
I love this film so much! It is so flipping action - packed that I didn't dare blink just incase I missed some of the action! I love everything about this film, the acting, the music, everything! I first watched this film on Television and it stunned me so much that I couldn't stop thinking about it while I was asleep. I especially like Harison Ford in this film because I thought that he was the best actor by miles. I just loved the whole film really and I am so pleased that I have now got it on DVD as I can watch it again and again and again and I will hopefully continue to be stunned as I was the first time I watched it. I can not wait to watch it again as I will again get to experience an action - packed adventure! Sometimes I question myself as to how human beings could make a film this good! So in the remaining paragraphs I will be telling you about why this movie is so good and why you should buy it - enjoy......!

Firstly, I love the directing for this film. It is amazing and uses a fantastic use of lighting. I could see everyone and had a wide range of camera shots and angles. The director managed to capture everyone with shots from above as well as shots for the guys who were talking. It also captured all of the action and I was on the edge of my seat for the whole of the film because I couldn't wait to see what happened next because it was so good. To conclude this paragraph, the directing was very good and clever.

Also, I really liked the acting as well. My favourite would have to be Harrison Ford as I just thought that he was more realistic than any other person starring in this film but I still thought that everyone else was good in it. I thought that the acting was incredible and I also liked Tommy Lee Jones as he was realistic as well.
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