The Bastard (mini-series) - 3 Miniseries on DVD Together: 'The Bastard,' 'The Rebels,' 'The Seekers'
'The Kent Chronicles,' based on novels by John Jakes, stars Andrew Stevens, William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Don Johnson and more!
Posted by David Lambert
Based on the bestselling novels by John Jakes (North and South)! 3 miniseries, nominated for two Emmys and a Golden Globe, with William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Don Johnson, Patricia Neal, George Hamilton, Delta Burke, and Tom Bosley.
This star-studded Revolution-era romp follows the fortunes of a young Frenchman (Andrew Stevens, Dallas) as he immigrates to America 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).
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. Also starring 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).
NOTE: Contains violence and sexual situations. Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond our ability to correct from the original materials.
On July 31st Acorn Media, which recently became RLJ Entertainment, will be releasing "The Kent Chronicles" on DVD. This 3-disc set will contain 3 mini-series from 1978-79: The Bastard (189 minutes), The Rebels (190 minutes), and The Seekers (189 minutes). The final disc will also contain bonus material in the form of an original promotional trailer, and a biography of author John Jakes. The shows will be presented in the original 1.33:1 "full screen" aspect ratio, with English mono audio and English subtitles. Cost is $59.99 SRP in the USA, and CA$74.99 SRP in Canada. Here's a look at the packaging, along with a pre-order link: