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But unfortunately this one, which I also consider to be right up there among the very best I have ever seen, seems to have been totally forgotten by everyone (--well maybe not by the fans, but by everyone making those all-important marketing decisions as to what gets released and what doesn't).
All I ever see anywhere is the so-so James Dean movie which only covers part of the Steinbeck book. Yeah, yeah, so Dean is a cultural icon like Marilyn and Elvis and they figure his name alone will make it sell. But why not release this one as well? It deserves to be released for another very good reason: QUALITY!!
Forget Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. THIS is the role that Jane Seymour deserves to be remembered for. She proved to doubters once and for all that she truly CAN act. It's a pity that younger viewers have never had the opportunity to see what I consider to be her finest performance ever.
So I send out a loud HELLOOOO~ to the marketing geniuses out there in DVD-makerland to try and wake them up and remind them of the greatness of this wonderfully sprawling mini-series. Yes there ARE people out here who remember it well and can't wait to see it again. Come on DVD-making people. Give us the FULL mini-series, uncut and remastered.
And after that, how about "Rich Man, Poor Man", "Captains and Kings", "Roots: The Next Generations" and "Centennial"? Ahh, I sure do miss those glory days of the heyday of the TV mini-series...
Great support comes from Warren Oates, Lloyd Bridges and Soon-Tek-Oh as a faithful and intelligent Chinese manservant whose wisdom and insight far exceeds those around him. See this one and you'll forget the wholesome "Dr. Quinn" that Seymour later portrayed in the series of the same name.
one of STARMAKERS 'all on one vhs tape' releases...even dingy
and scratchy it is great. Jane Seymour and EVERYONE in it just
bring it to life. Jane is the most wicked woman you are ever likely to see (Cathy)...but the whole thing really captures
the book...and it is a great book...Anyway...ANCHOR BAY..PLEASE
come through with a dvd release of this nearly forgotten classic...and get Jane Seymour to go on Jay Leno and plug it so people know it is available. You would be doing all of us out here a great service. Thanks
I was skeptical at first, thinking this was going to be some romantic hogwash intended for women only. But low and behold, Steinbeck's fiction proved as superior as they say. Add to that the youthful Seymour, who'll leave you wanting to see more, and it's genuine entertainment. Today's TV shows pale in comparison.
Many of the characters deserve applause. The old well-digger, the feuding brothers, the philosophical Chinaman/pretend simpleton... they all mesh into quite a team. It's a memorable production, and first-rate drama.
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It was wonderful to see this movie again. It is a great screen adaption.Published 8 days ago by Bezhodeer
movie with many twist; a must see! A cleaver girl knows how to twist what she wants from men and does not want her children; many twists and turns.Published 27 days ago by Ginger Wilson
My favorite of Steinbeck's books and a fantastic performance by all.Published 1 month ago by JOVial1
One of my favorite movies. Midrash on the Cain and Abel story.Published 2 months ago by Andrea Gjerde
I remember viewing this mini-series when it was on TV in the 80's. I liked it very much, but I also remember thinking that it was nothing like the James Dean movie. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cecelia Saunders
I saw this series many years ago on TV and loved it! The movie "East of Eden" with Julie Harris, Raymond Massey, and James Dean is great, but it is only the 2nd half of the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Imagaknit
On CD #1, some of the picture was blurred. Other two CD were perfectPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer