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Posted by David Lambert
    Unschooled homesteader Sayward Luckett couldn't read her name if you showed it to her, yet she fell in love with and married agnostic, book-learned frontier lawyer Portius Wheeler. Now it's time to make a life with him in wild, wooded 1790s Ohio Territory. There will be children, seven in all; joy and hardships aplenty; inconstancies of heart; and the enduring legacy of settling a new land.

    Based on Conrad Richter's trilogy of novels (he received a Pulitzer Prize for the third), this miniseries - nominated for 6 Emmy Awards - celebrates the pioneering spirit as it chronicles Sayward's heroic, unadorned life. Elizabeth Montgomery and Hal Holbrook (earning two of those six Emmy nominations) lead a strong cast that includes Jane Seymour and W.H. Macy (his first screen credit).
The classic NBC-aired 1978 mini-series The Awakening Land, starring Elizabeth Montgomery of Bewitched, is now available to order as of today (January 19th) from the Warner Archive as an MOD (manufacture-on-demand) DVD. This comes on 3 discs, running approximately 333 minutes long. According to the top of the listing it is presented in widescreen, and further down it re-iterates "16x9 full frame" video (which is another way the Archive describes"widescreen"). We're uncertain if this aspect ratio is accurate, though, as a few other TV-DVD titles from the Archive - such as Planet Earth, for example - are listed this way online...but the actual disc arrives in 4x3 full screen. However the picture turns out to be framed, the price is $24.95, and like all MOD titles is is only available to ship to addresses in the United States due to legal restrictions. Our thanks to Bill Jankowski for his assistance with this story. Here's a look at the front of the box:

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