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SPHE Press Release: Comanche Moon


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#1 of 1 Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 22 2008 - 02:09 AM

“… Lonesome Dove back in the saddle with a satisfying prequel”
- Entertainment Weekly, Gillian Flynn

Comanche Moon
-The Second Chapter in The Lonesome Dove Saga -

Val Kilmer, Steve Zahn and Rachel Griffiths Star in the
Extended Cut of Epic Western Miniseries Debuting
February 26 on 2-Disc DVD

Bonus Features Include Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, Actor
Profiles and a Look at Comanche Heritage

Culver City, CA (January 22, 2008) – The epic western miniseries, Comanche Moon - The Second Chapter in the Lonesome Dove Saga, prequel to the hugely popular and award-winning series, will debut on DVD February 26 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the follow-up novel, also written by “Lonesome Dove” author Larry McMurtry (Brokeback Mountain, The Last Picture Show), Comanche Moon - The Second Chapter in the Lonesome Dove Saga stars Val Kilmer (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang), Steve Zahn (Rescue Dawn), Academy Award® nominee Rachel Griffiths (Hilary and Jackie, TV’s “Brothers and Sisters”, “Six Feet Under”), Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Linda Cardellini (TV’s “ER”), and Wes Studi (TV’s “Into the West”). Comanche Moon - The Second Chapter in the Lonesome Dove Saga aired on CBS primetime television and the entire series will now be available as a two-disc DVD for $29.95 SRP.

Directed by Simon Wincer (TV’s “Into the West”, “Lonesome Dove,” Free Willy), Comanche Moon - The Second Chapter in the Lonesome Dove Saga follows Texas Rangers Gus McCrae (Zahn) and Woodrow F. Call (Urban) as they struggle to preserve the western frontier against the Comanche Indians. Both men battle with ever-increasing tension in their personal lives -- Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe (Cardellini), and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young prostitute who loves him. New characters include Captain Inish Scull (Kilmer), a Yankee aristocrat and hero of the recently concluded Mexican War; Inez Scull (Griffiths), the Captain's sexy wife who doesn't hesitate to keep busy with other men while her husband's away from home; and Idahi, a Comanche ally of Chief Buffalo Humps (Studi).

Two proud but very different men, McCrae and Call enlist with a Ranger troop in pursuit of three outlaws: Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture. Assisting the Rangers in their wild chase is the renowned Kickapoo tracker, Famous Shoes, plus their comrades-in-arms - Deets, Jake Spoon and Pea Eye Parker - in the bitter struggle against the defiant Comanches who are determined to defend their territory and their way of life.

DVD Special Features Include:
Featurette: Behind the Scenes of Comanche Moon
Featurette: Riding Into the Sunset – Cowboy & Riding Training
Featurette: A Look at the Comanche Heritage
Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
Widescreen Presentation
Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
Subtitles: English, French

Broadcast Year: 2008

Comanche Moon - The Second Chapter in the Lonesome Dove Saga has a run time of approximately 284 minutes and is not rated. Artwork is available at Welcome to SPHE Connect. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at Sony Pictures


Two-Disc DVD
DVD Catalog # 22647
UPC Code: 0-43396-22647-0
Order Date: 1/24/08
SLP: $29.95

Ronald J Epstein
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