by Phil Boatwright

SYNOPSIS: Named one of the 50 best shows of all time by TV Guide, the gripping drama THE FUGITIVE Season One, Volume One arrives on DVD for the first time ever on August 14, 2007 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.  Having first debuted over 40 years ago in 1963, THE FUGITIVE remains an engrossing human drama that is both thrilling and heart-wrenching.  The series stars David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, a man wrongfully accused of murdering his wife.  He escapes custody on the night before his execution and sets out to prove his innocence by finding the real murderer—a mysterious one-armed man (Bill Raisch).  Pursued incessantly by Lt. Gerard (Barry Morse), Kimble risks his life time and again, coming to the aid of those he meets in the process.  Executive produced by the legendary Quinn Martin, THE FUGITIVE was narrated by William Conrad and featured an array of talented guest actors including Robert Duvall, Leslie Nielsen and Jack Klugman.  The series also inspired the 1993 hit film of the same name starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.

PREVIEW REVIEW: I bring this series to your attention because of its consistent dramatic excellence. Richard Kimble was a man of character who often endangered his own freedom in order to help others. It’s a quality TV series, one that remains absorbing and relevant.

Available for $42.99, THE FUGITIVE Season One, Volume One is a four-disc set featuring 15 episodes from the first season and is presented in full screen with English Mono.  The total running time is 12 hours, 40 minutes.