Disc One Palomino Photographer Samantha Taylor finds inspiration in a California ranch and the arms of rugged ranch hand Tate Jordan, but will old demons stop their passion in its tracks? Starring: Lindsay Frost, Eva Marie Saint, and Peter Bergman Secrets After the TV cameras stop rolling, the cast of a popular new soap opera discover that the intrigue in their own lives is just as sensational as what is on screen. Starring: Christopher Plummer, Josie Bissett, and Nicole Eggert Disc Two Star Years after their first fateful meeting, fame, fortune and circumstance threaten to destroy a second chance at love for a beautiful singer and a Vietnam veteran. Starring: Jennie Garth and Craig Bierko Bonus Movie: The Promise Two college students find their love changed forever when a dangerous accident forces them to choose between their hearts and their futures. Starring: Kathleen Quinlan and Stephen Collins
Girls, this is just what the doctor ordered: A cozy, romantic boxed set of some of Danielle Steel's best escapist films--like the best of Lifetime Movie Network condensed into two fabulous discs. The set contains four films, including the little-seen but deeply involving The Promise
, starring a lovely young Kathleen Quinlan and Stephen Collins, pre-7th Heaven
. The two play college sweethearts whom fate brings together in a jarring, violent way--forcing them to make a chain of decisions that will affect their lives forever. Quinlan and Collins have believable chemistry and their longing is palpable. Bonus: the production values are extremely high, including a score by David Shire, and direction by Gil Cates (perhaps most famous as the director of the Academy Awards broadcasts). The other films include:
- Palomino, a tale of worldly city gal finding her inner ranch hand--and true love in the arms of a wrangler--in rugged California horse country. Lindsay Frost and Peter Bergman have palpable sexual tension, and the always-welcome Eva Marie Saint makes a memorable cameo.
- Secrets, starring Josie Bissett (an actress talented enough to lead her own TV series) as a soap star who finds the juice and intrigue off camera every bit as knotty as her show's plotlines.
- Star, with Jennie Garth and Craig Bierko as lovers for whom time, distance, and enormous difference of circumstance matter not when they unexpectedly reunite years later.
So heat up the tea and popcorn; this disc is a perfect girls' weekend, whether you have several girlfriends joining you or just your own sweet comfy self. --A.T. Hurley