Dress Gray (mini-series) - The Gore-Vidal-Adapted 1986 Mini-Series Starring Alec Baldwin and Hal Holbrook
MOD release is now available from the Warner Archive
Posted by David Lambert
Nominated for three 1986 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Miniseries and Writing, Dress Gray stars Alec Baldwin, Hal Holbrook, Eddie Albert and Lloyd Bridges in Gore Vidal's explosive adaptation of Lucian K. Truscott IV's best-selling novel. When freshman cadet David Hand (Patrick Cassidy) is found dead in a river, the evidence shows he'd had sex with an upperclassman before he was deliberately drowned.
Intent on avoiding a scandal, Academy commandant General Charles Hedges (Holbrook) suppresses the truth and declares it an accident. But when sergeant cadet Ry Slaight (Baldwin) learns of the cover-up and threatens exposure, he's forced to find the killer before Hedges can falsify charges and have him expelled.
The Warner Archive Collection has today (November 13th) released a DVD of Dress Gray, the two-part 1986 mini-series adapted by Gore Vidal from a novel by Lucian K. Truscott IV. A young Alec Baldwin leads a cast of stars in this 192-minute drama. As a newly-available manufacture on demand (MOD) title from Warner, it's currently only available to U.S. customers at the WBshop.com online store (see button link below) for $18.95 SRP. It's expected to soon be available from Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program as well, where global customers will be able to buy it too. Here's a look at the cover art: