The Fugitive coming to DVD
No, not the lame Harrison Ford movie that everyone seems to like for some reason. I'm talking about the original, 60s series starring David Janssen. Looks like the show is coming to DVD sometime in 2007 (no exact date yet). It will be The Fugitive - Season 1, Volume 1. Yeah, one of those deals where they break up the seasons, probably to make more cash. The first season had 30 episodes (wow, can you imagine a show doing that today?).
Stephen King has always listed this as one of the best shows ever on TV, and it's quite good.
The reason I didn't like the movie is that, well, Ford is no David Janssen, and two, this was a story (doctor's wife is killed by a one-armed man and the doctor is accused of it and has to go on the run) that worked much better spread over several seasons than it does in a two hour movie. You don't get the tension and sadness in the movie, because it's all so quick and you know he'll catch him in the end. You didn't know what was going to happen in the series (each episode he went to different towns looking for the killer and got involved in other's lives, a la Highway To Heaven or Nowhere Man), and the last episode, where he finally catches up the one-armed man (I don't think I'm spoiling anything here), was unique and exciting, and one of the most-watched TV episodes ever. It was remade with Tim Daly a few years ago but was canceled quickly. Daly has no luck, does he?