SPHE Press Release: Civil War Dramas on DVD

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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator

    Jul 3, 1997
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    Ronald Epstein
    Two Critically-Acclaimed Epics Featuring All-Star Casts


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    The Blue and the Gray: Recut

    Beulah Land

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    Both Titles Available on DVD July 26, 2005

    Culver City, CA (May 16, 2005) - On July 26, 2005, Sony Pictures Home
    Entertainment will release a
    pair of spectacular Civil War epics - THE BLUE AND THE GRAY: RECUT and
    DVDs will be available for $19.94 SLP and $24.96 SLP respectively.

    With its all-star cast, spectacular production values and a terrifying
    authenticity, 1982's THE BLUE AND
    THE GRAY - called "hauntingly beautiful" by NEWSWEEK - set the standard for
    television mini-series.
    The Civil War epic originally clocked in at nearly seven hours in length,
    but an abridged version
    available for the first time pares the film down to four and a half hours
    on two discs. THE BLUE AND
    THE GRAY stars Oscar® winner and four-time nominee Gregory Peck (To Kill a
    Mockingbird), two-time
    Emmy nominee Lloyd Bridges (Airplane!, TV's "Sea Hunt"), Oscar® nominee
    Paul Winfield
    (Sounder, TV's "227"), Emmy-nominee Stacy Keach (TV's "Mike Hammer"),
    Oscar® nominee Rip Torn
    (Men in Black), Oscar® nominee Robert Vaughn (The Magnificent Seven),
    Oscar® winner and seven-time
    nominee Geraldine Page (The Trip to Bountiful, Interiors), and three-time
    Emmy winner and eight-time
    nominee Colleen Dewhurst (TV's "Road to Avonlea").

    BEULAH LAND, available on DVD for the first time, originally aired on
    television in 1980 and ignited a national
    interest in Civil War history. The five-hour epic stars Oscar® nominee
    Lesley Ann Warren (Victor/Victoria),
    three-time Emmy® nominee Meredith Baxter Birney (TV's "Family Ties"),
    two-time Oscar® nominee Eddie
    Albert (Roman Holiday), Emmy® nominee Don Johnson (TV's "Nash Bridges"),
    Oscar® nominee Hope
    Lange (Peyton Place) and Michael Sarrazin (They Shoot Horses Don't They?)

    The Blue and the Gray (1982)
    Based on the works of Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton, THE BLUE & THE
    GRAY is recognized for its historic
    accuracy, dramatic intensity and spectacular battle sequences. Filmed
    entirely on location in Arkansas with
    over 160 characters and 6,3300 extras, this searing sagacontains all the
    stirring conflict and narrative lyricism
    of such cinematic masterpieces as Gone with the Wind and Glory. The film
    brilliantly reconstructs an eternally
    fascinating and controversial era in American history when families and
    nation were divided between the black
    and the white, the North and the South and THE BLUE & THE GRAY.

    1.33 Full Screen Presentation
    Audio: English
    Subtitles: English, French
    Bonus Previews

    Rated: Not Rated
    Color / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 296 Minutes
    DVD Catalog # 11486 / DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-11486-9
    DVD Order Date: 6/23/05
    DVD SLP: $19.94

    Beulah Land (1980)
    An epic story of the Old South, BEULAH LAND follows the triaals and
    tribulations of Sarah Kendick (Leslie Ann Warren),
    a strong-willed woman who runs a thriving plantation in antebellum Georgia.
    Married to a man whose wasteful ways take
    her family to the brink of ruin, Sarah struggles to endure family
    betrayals, extramarital affairs, financial hardship and
    General Sherman's troops in a sweeping series of adventures that follow the
    Kendrick clan before, during, and after the
    American Civil War. Michael Sarrazin, Eddie Albert, Hope Lange, Paul Rudd,
    Martha Scott, Don Johnson, Meredith
    Baxter Birney, Jenny Agutter, Jonathan Frakes, and Madeline Stowe co-star
    in this compelling, Emmy®-nominated
    mini-series, based on the best-selling novels by Lonnie Coleman.

    1.33 full Screen Presentation
    Audio: English
    Bonus Previews

    Rated: Not Rated
    Color / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: 281 Minutes
    DVD Catalog # 05182/ DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-05182-9
    DVD Order Date: 6/23/05
    DVD SLP: $24.96
  2. SteveVM

    SteveVM Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 28, 2005
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    Let's see....Why would I want a cut down version of the Blue and the Gray. This new recut version ia about an hour and a half shorter. I would rather have the full mini-series not this pared down version.
    But I will probably get the BEULAH LAND
  3. MatthewA

    MatthewA Lead Actor

    Apr 19, 2000
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    You can get the uncut Blue and the Gray on DVD.
  4. Bill Parisho

    Bill Parisho Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 16, 2004
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    Sony must of thought I just got off the bus from Stupidsville! They can take their cut version of The Blue And The Gray and.....
    well you know the rest.
    Bill Parisho

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