Follow the fortunes of a young Frenchman (Andrew Stevens) as he immigrates to America during the Revolutionary War and crosses paths with historical heavyweights including Paul Revere (William Shatner), Benjamin Franklin (Tom Bosley), Samuel Adams (William Daniels), and George Washington (Peter Graves). Nominated for two Emmys and a Golden Globe and broadcast in the late 1970s
Three historical miniseries based on John Jakes's bestselling novels;
Featuring William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Don Johnson, Patricia Neal,
George Hamilton, Delta Burke, and Tom Bosley
The Kent Chronicles
North American DVD Debut on July 31, 2012
The Bastard, The Rebels, and The Seekers
Silver Spring, MD -- Chronicling the saga of the Kent family in early America, the star-studded Revolution-era romp, Kent Chronicles, makes its North American DVD debut from Acorn Media on July 31, 2012. Based on the bestselling novels by John Jakes (North and South), the "godfather of the historical novel," these three miniseries follow the fortunes of a young Frenchman (Andrew Stevens, Dallas) as he immigrates to America during the Revolutionary War and crosses paths with historical heavyweights including Paul Revere (William Shatner, Star Trek), Benjamin Franklin (Tom Bosley, Happy Days), Samuel Adams (William Daniels, St. Elsewhere), and George Washington (Peter Graves, Mission: Impossible). Nominated for two Emmys(R) and a Golden Globe(R) and broadcast in the late 1970s, the DVD 3-disc set includes three miniseries based on the popular Kent family novels: The Bastard, The Rebels, and The Seekers, plus the original 2-min. trailer ($59.99, www.AcornOnline.com).
Filled with adventure and romance, these three miniseries chronicle the saga of the Kent family in early America. In The Bastard, Frenchman Phillipe Charboneau adopts a new identity as Philip Kent in the colonies. In The Rebels, Kent fights in the War of Independence and strikes up a friendship with a dashing and reckless Virginian (Don Johnson, Miami Vice). The Seekers completes the story as Philip's sons and grandson forge a life on the western frontier and fight in the War of 1812. The set also stars Patricia Neal (Breakfast at Tiffany's), George Hamilton (Where the Boys Are), Olivia Hussey (Romeo & Juliet), Delta Burke (Designing Women), and Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City).
Besides Kent Chronicles, Acorn has released other U.S. miniseries including The Adams Chronicles, Backstairs at the White House, and, most recently, Washington: Behind Closed Doors.
Street: July 31, 2012 SRP: $59.99
DVD 3-Disc Set: 3 miniseries; approx. 568 min.; SDH subtitles
BONUS: Original trailer (2 min.) and a biography of John Jakes
July 22, 2012, 11:07 am - PR
Keywords: historical, drama