After purchasing the first series ages ago I was fed up of waiting for a region 2 release of the next three series, so having decided to invest in a multi-region DVD player I quickly ordered this region one, 4-disc final collection, primarily because I was too young to recall the outcome of the series the first time around (and impatient to discover the ending!). Well, the two-part final episode is certainly a cliffhanger!
The climax was viewed by a massive audience when first broadcast back in 1967. Charged and convicted of the murder of his wife, the dignified and quitely spoken Dr. Richard Kimble's 5-year personal hell as a fugitive reaches an unexpected climax, thanks to a twist in the story that I never anticipated.
The innocent Kimble's search for the one-armed man suspected of murdering his wife is continually complicated by the relentlessly pursuing Lt. Gerard (Barry Morse), who always doubts Kimble's pleas of innocence. Along with the 2-part finale, a further 13 excellent episodes make up this collection. Filmed in Technicolor, the digitally remastered picture quality is good, with English subtitles.
In colour and with orchestral music - more great episodes, leading to the final showdown.
As Kimble gets closer to the One-Armed Man, he falls into ever more perilous situations himself, avoiding capture usually by the thinnest of margins. Kimble also appears to have more frequent encounters with attractive young women, though Gerard is never far behind. Prepare yourself for the treat of the final two-parter, in their day these episodes had the highest audience figures of all time.
For customers in the UK it would be very useful if Seasons 2-4 were Region 2 encoded, better still Region 0, rather than Region 1, which these are - buyer beware, you will need a player that can play US Region 1 and an NTSC compatible TV. Worth buying such a machine for no other reason than to watch every episode ever made of David Janssen's 'The Fugitive'.
on 22 June 2014
AS ALWAYS I LOVE THIS SET OF THE FUGITIVE AND MORE SO WITH DAVID JANSEN TAKING THE PART HE WAS MADE FOR IT AND ALL OF THIS SERIES IS VERY GOOD , THE PRINTS ARE ALSO GOOD AND SOUND AND ALL HAVE A GOOD STORY TO THEM . I COULD WATCH THEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND THEY ALL HAVE A VERY GOOD CAST . I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE SERIES
on 10 January 2014
this product was ordered for my mother in law, a Christmas present for her husband, he absolutely loves it, product and service was excellent