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James A. Michener's Texas (1994)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: May 7, 2013
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BAXTY7G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,252 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Based on the best-selling novel, the classic James A. Michener mini-series is finally on DVD! ??In a land of beauty and riches that draws those with big dreams and big hearts, Texas tells the epic tale of the extraordinary men and women of the southwestern frontier. Stacy Keach, Patrick Duffy, Chelsea Field, and Benjamin Bratt lead a stellar cast in this tale of the tumultuous years leading up to the Texas Revolution and the famous battle of the Alamo. To claim the land will take bravery. To hold the land will take sacrifice. To create a new way of life... will take passion. An epic this big could only happen in one place...Texas. ??

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for education or entertainment. November 17, 2013
By Akirk
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My college professor made us watch this movie for credit, and I loved it. I couldn't find it on Netflix, in Red Box, or anywhere, until I searched amazon. I am so glad they had it! I live in Texas, and this is a marvelous tale of how the state became what it is today, there is even a short part about the alamo thrown in there :) The reason I purchased it, even though it was about 20 bucks, and I never buy movies til they hit the $5 bin at walmart, is because I am homeschooling my kids, and I felt that even though it is a bit brutal for a child to watch, it really captures the history, and keeps relatively close to the actual story of Texas. They enjoyed watching it. The movie is educational as well as interesting, and sometimes it is hard to combine the two, especially in history, one of my sore subjects. Great actors in it, you should recognize most of them, and they do a great job of re-enactment. The best part about the item was, it wasn't damaged, and worked exactly like a movie is supposed to work! I have gotten DVD's in the past that were not secure and the inside plastic parts of them scratched the disc... But not this one, it was perfect!! Enjoy the show!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars James A. Michener's Texas June 6, 2013
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I was very disappointed with this dvd.........it was grainy and looked like a copy of a copy. The case was cheap and looked like the disc info was copied from a picture of the vhs case when this came out on video tape.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Texas! June 13, 2013
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Well done and entertaining. Michener's book outlines the content that is factual and that which is fabricated to tell the story of Texas. This is my second copy, and I never get tired of seeing the movie. Acting is superb, and the story is believable.

Both the book and the movie are great works.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Texas - A Joy to Watch November 2, 2013
By Don
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I enjoy watching old movies and this is one of those that I do like to watch and I have watched it about 4 or 5 times. I had it on VHS, so I wanted to get it on DVD to add to my collection. You will enjoy this movie.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars texas July 5, 2013
By marezo
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kept my attention from beginning to end. actors were great, scenery lovely and historically accurate. good job. the end over
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Movie October 30, 2013
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Great Actors in this inspiring movie focused on the start of the Great State Of Texas. Rick Schroder, Benjamin Bratt, Randy Travis, Stacey Keach and Patrick Duffey ..... were outstanding in their roles. Great Movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written February 18, 2014
By Kevin
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This story brought history to life. Great lineup of actors. They need to start making made for tv Miniseries like this again. A show the whole Family can enjoy together.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love This Movie January 17, 2014
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I had been waiting for it to be formatted in DVD. Very good quality. Package received in record time. I enjoy historical based movies whether real or fiction.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed.
NOt about Texas, but the Alamo. Very disappointed.
Published 15 hours ago by Jerry E. Tekell
5.0 out of 5 stars i have looked at this movie for a while glad i got it too fantastic...
i have looked at this movie for a while glad i got it too fantastic movie
Published 7 days ago by pikey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mini-Series and a pretty good history lesson on the roots of...
Great Mini-Series and a pretty good history lesson on the roots of Texas.
Published 18 days ago by Jeff B
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent movie based upon a great book
An excellent movie based upon a great book. The actors played their roles very well and were quite faithful to story.
Published 19 days ago by Norman M. Bissett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good
Published 24 days ago by fred hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD "TEXAS"
Glad to have this in our film library. A very interesting and well don movie. The acting
is very good and the photography is excellent. A great story about TEXAS. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Veronica Alexander
3.0 out of 5 stars OK but not inspiring.
We all know the story about the birth of Texas as an independent country, don't we? Grainy with decent sound, this is OK but not good in any manner.
Published 1 month ago by Edward Seiler
5.0 out of 5 stars The Story of Texas
This is a must see.... Lots of Action....Many Great Stars....and a Wonderful Story of how Texas became "Texas" It will leave you wanting more.
Published 2 months ago by Juanita V de la Paz
5.0 out of 5 stars Texas
The DVD was in excellent shape and the quality very good. I loved this movie because of the Historical value.
Published 2 months ago by Jane Pennock
4.0 out of 5 stars Gift for son
This was a gift for my grown son who took it home to watch. I have no idea how he liked it because he has not said. Sounded like a good DVD to me.
Published 3 months ago by dj
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