Come back for our money when you decide not to butcher this classic show with your awful music/sound substitutions. I was fooled once with your volume 1 release, but I’ve learned my lesson.
I’m only giving this 1 star, sadly 0 stars doesn’t appear to be an option.
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Well, let me say first you totally rip us off by not releasing FULL SEASON sets, splitting the shows into usually 2 volumes per season Times are tight man, we just can’t afford split seasons anymore at the prices you charge! How come you don’t do it to all the shows? It seems Mannix, Hawaii Five- 0, Gomer Pyle get full season sets, yet the Streets of San Francsisco and The Fugitive are split? What’s the deal here? Second you rip us off again replacing the original music with, well let’s be frank about it – it’s JUNK!
My Three Sons had a fairly sophisticated soundtrack for a sitcom, and it played along with the characters, although the music in a sit com is not as imperative as a drama like “The Fugitive” which was horribly butchered musically, for the ridiculous amount we are paying for these things why can’t we get the original music? AND … why is this problem prevalent for the most part only to Paramount/CBS DVD products? Obviously there is a problem with your company’s legal department – they are either too lazy to do the research to get the needed clearances for the music OR they are too afraid of SOMETHING… In any event whoever is in charge of the music NEEDS TO BE FIRED!!!! They should have been FIRED after the first part of SEASON 2 of the Fugitive was released! What a PR fiasco that was for you Paramount CBS/DVD! I mean come on a cheesy synthesizer? GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER OVER THERE and release titles with music intact, and full season sets — then it would be a no brainer for those who are interested in your releases – we would just pre order them without wondering what sort of surprise is in store for us this time??!!! With the economy in such bad shape, nobody is going to take their chances anymore buying your products without knowing what they are getting ahead of time. OH, by the way *****(FIVE STARS for the the show’s original content, but I am giving MINUS FIVE stars to the music replacement!)
Volume 1 has just been released with all the great original music removed, the sophisticated scores by Jeff Alexander, Pete Rugolo, Arthur Morton, and Frank DeVol all replaced. The new composer must think this is a show for kids who need to be played down to and now we have ridiculous infantile sound effects performed on a digital synthesizer that is so dumbed down and unmusical and out of place for a 60′s TV show. Anyone familar with the original show or one who justs expects to hear music will find this unwatchable.
CBS/Paramount ruined The Fugitive the same way and have now ruined another American classic.
If you, CBS, want to change the music, fine, you own it, but be honest and warn your customers and why dont you try using a composer and arranger with some musical skills, who understands something about the show they are composing for.