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The Fugitive (1993) Harrison Ford (Actor), Tommy Lee Jones (Actor), Andrew Davis (Director) | Rated: PG-13 | Format: DVD FACTORY SEALED BRAND NEW:-
Do you know anyone who hasn't seen this movie? A box-office smash when released in 1993, this spectacular update of the popular 1960s TV series stars Harrison Ford as a surgeon wrongly accused of the murder of his wife. He escapes from a prison transport bus (in one of the most spectacular stunt-action sequences ever filmed) and embarks on a frantic quest for the true killer's identity, while a tenacious U.S. marshal (Tommy Lee Jones, in an Oscar-winning role) remains hot on his trail. Director Andrew Davis hit the big time with this expert display of polished style and escalating suspense, but it's the antagonistic chemistry between Jones and Ford that keeps this thriller cooking to the very end. In roles that seem custom-fit to their screen personas, the two stars maintain a sharply human focus to the grand-scale manhunt, and the intelligent screenplay never resorts to convenient escapes or narrative shortcuts. Equally effective as a thriller and a character study, this is a Hollywood blockbuster that truly deserves its ongoing popularity. --Jeff Shannon
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The first Blu-ray release (with the black cover) was pretty lackluster, featuring a relatively weak A/V presentation (including lossy Dolby Digital audio) and a few recycled bonus features from the old DVD special edition. This new 20th Anniversary Edition (white cover) has a great new transfer, a new lossless DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio track and two new bonus features: a retrospective featurette with Ford, Jones, director Andrew Davis, actors Joe Pantoliano and Jane Lynch; as well as the 2000 TV pilot of "The Fugitive"'s revival series, which was cancelled after 22 episodes back in 2001. This second series has not been released on DVD or Blu-ray thus far, so it's nice to have a taste of it here. Also, the older DVD bonus features are here as well, including a few vintage featurettes and more.
Overall, not quite a fully-loaded edition but definitely a big improvement over the first Blu-ray release. Whether you bought that, held off or have never seen "The Fugitive", this 20th Anniversary release is worth picking up.
In his review, Steve Douglas did a great job listing all the new features added to the blu-ray transfer from the DVD. While I was watching the movie, I enjoyed the clarity of the image and the new sound. I have a pretty good sound system, and I could feel the ground vibrating during some sections such as the train chase. Also, this new edition includes new features such as the pilot episode from the TV Series The Fugitive, and a new documentary entitled "The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase". It also includes all the previous features that were already on the DVD edition.
The price is so low that you might just want to buy this blu-ray right now without asking any questions, especially if you are a first-time viewer. You will not regret it!