Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the addition of the 20th Anniversary Edition of director Andrew Davis’ classic thriller, The Fugitive, to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film stars Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, Andreas Katsulas, Joe Pantoliano, and Jeroen Krabbé. The Fugitive is currently available for pre-order online and will be available everywhere beginning on September 3rd.
In the film, unjustly accused and found guilty of murdering his wife (Ward), former Chicago surgeon Dr. Richard Kimble (Ford) escapes from custody and races to uncover the identity of the real killer and the reasons for his wife’s death, all while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by tenacious United States Deputy Marshal Sam Gerard (Jones). Based on the classic 1960’s television series of the same name, The Fugitive garnered seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and earned Tommy Lee Jones a Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Golden Globe. In 2001, The American Film Institute also listed it as one of the “100 Most Thrilling” American films.
The Fugitive was released in August of 1993 and grossed over $368 million in worldwide box office.
Complete technical specifications have yet to be revealed, so it’s unknown at this time if the 20th Anniversary Edition release features the same MPEG-2 video transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track as the film’s 2006 Blu-ray release, or boasts a new remaster, AVC-encoded transfer and/or lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track. However, the Blu-ray will include several special features, including:
- The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase – A new featurette that includes interviews with director Andrew Davis, actors Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, and others
- Introduction by Andrew Davis and Harrison Ford
- Commentary by Andrew Davis and Tommy Lee Jones
- On the Run with the Fugitive
- Derailed: Anatomy of a Train Wreck
- “The Fugitive” – 2000 WB Pilot, new to this release
- Theatrical Trailer
Theatrical Trailer For The Fugitive courtesy of George Lewis