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Formal document from CBS/Paramount confirms that 'nearly all of the original broadcast version music is intact, including all of Pete Rugolo's original musical score'

Posted by David Lambert
10/07/2011
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


All Four Seasons Of The Critically-Acclaimed Series Are
Brilliantly Captured In A Collectible 33-Disc DVD Gift Set,
Arriving November 1 For The Holidays

THE FUGITIVE:
THE MOST WANTED EDITION
COMPLETE SERIES BOX SET


Special Collection Includes Bonus Disc Packed with
Special Features and a Soundtrack Album CD Featuring
Score From the Series by Composer Pete Rugolo.



HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (October 6, 2011) - One of the most influential drama series in television history, THE FUGITIVE: THE MOST WANTED EDITION, arrives on DVD November 1 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring David Janssen, Barry Morse, Bill Raisch and narrated by acclaimed actor William Conrad, the classic Emmy-winning series remains one of the most popular and beloved adventure series of the 1960s.

"We're thrilled to be releasing the complete series box set of THE FUGITIVE," said Ken Ross, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment. "Attention to detail was a top priority to do justice to this classic award-winning series. The picture is pristine and nearly all of the original broadcast version music is intact, including all of Pete Rugolo's original musical score. The four-season set is also packed with special features, including many DVD exclusives. We're proud to present this Most Wanted Edition to all the series' many fans."

Inspiring many films and television shows since its debut, THE FUGITIVE original TV series is a suspenseful crime drama that centers on Dr. Richard Kimble (Janssen), wrongly accused of murdering his wife. The series opens with Kimble escaping custody while en route to Death Row and follows him as he struggles to stay one step ahead of the police and Lt. Philip Gerard (Morse), who is obsessed with his capture. Kimble must constantly relocate and hide his true identity while he continues his quest to find the real killer, a one-armed man (Raisch) he saw leave the scene of the crime.

All four seasons have been transferred from the original film negatives and brilliantly captured on 32 discs, and housed in a striking, collectible package. THE FUGITIVE: THE MOST WANTED EDITION features an additional bonus disc full of special features plus a Soundtrack Album CD with over 45 minutes of musical score from the series by Composer Pete Rugolo.

Special features on the bonus disc include:
  • An Extended Version Of The Pilot Episode "Fear In A Desert City," With Commentary By Walter Grauman, Produced By Chris Soldo
  • David Janssen On The Mike Douglas Show (10/28/1976)
  • Promo With David Janssen
  • Fugitive Around The World
  • Series Promo
  • Finale Episode Epilog
  • Joey Bishop Interview With David Janssen (8/29/1967) (audio clip)
  • "Memories Of A Maestro: Composer Dominic Frontiere"
  • "The Sound Of The Chase" featurette about the music of THE FUGITIVE
  • Dinah Shore Show Skit With David Janssen And George Gobel (10/17/1964)
  • Spotlight On Barry Morse
  • "Merely Players" Featuring Barry Morse


THE FUGITIVE: THE MOST WANTED EDITION is presented in 4:3 with English Mono and available with English SDH subtitles. The film is not rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada and is available for the suggested retail price of $226.99 U.S. and Canada. The total running time is approximately 6,168 minutes.

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