Original Score Missing from ‘Fugitive’ DVDs

Jun 24, 2008  •  Post A Comment

CBS Paramount has replaced all the background music for the upcoming release of the second season of “The Fugitive” TV series on DVD, Daily Variety reports. The company ran into problems relicensing the score for the series, which can very expensive for older shows because contract language never incorporated new media releases in the original agreements, Variety says. Some music-heavy shows, such as “Northern Exposure,” have encountered similar problems when making the jump to DVD, but “The Fugitive” marks the first time the entire background score for a series is replaced, the trade paper says.
—Sergio Ibarra


  1. IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding the music replacement on The Fugitive, Season Two, Vol. 1 —
    CBS/Paramount has now restored much of The Fugitive’s original music and is offering a replacement program to those who buy (or already bought) Season Two, Vol. 1. Then, for the price of a stamp, the buyers just mail in the form along with the 2 Proof-of-Purchase tabs, and within 4-6 weeks, they’ll receive 4 replacement discs, plus a new paper insert. Read about it at the below link to TVShowsonDVD.com –
    And here’s the link to the form:
    Also, a very knowledgeable fan posting on Home Theater Forum was given a review set of the replacement discs and here’s his opinion:
    “… let me be clear about something. When I said in my review that a “vast amount” of the music had been restored, I was speaking in terms of a comparison to the prior Season Two, Vol. 1 set. And that would be true. Now if you want to compare the replacement discs to the standards of Season One, I would say, roughly, 75-80% of the music in the episodes I have seen has been restored, the bulk of that being Rugolo. But that is just one man’s estimate. Everyone is going to have a different reaction to the set, but I am safe in saying it is a great improvement … The shows feel like The Fugitive again, even if synthesizers ocassionally pop up. But having the show FEEL like The Fugitive is the main thing.
    … No matter to what degree of detail I go, or what conclusions I draw, if you are a Fugitive fan I believe you owe it to yourself to get this new replacement set and give it a chance. Decide for yourself.”
    Home Theater Forum http://snipurl.com/c9lrs
    Cheers to all of us who wrote letters, sent emails, and posted online to Amazon and other websites.
    Here’s to the power of the pen and the Internet!!
    Thanks also to CBS/Paramount for now trying to do the right thing.

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