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Rich Man, Poor Man (mini-series) - Contents and Extras Revealed for 'The Complete Collection' DVDs


9-episode set WILL contain both mini-series, plus a bonus commentary

Posted by David Lambert
5/18/2010
 
At the end of April we first reported that Rich Man, Poor Man - The Complete Collection is coming to DVD in North America at last, with A&E Home Video releasing it on September 28th. Last week we were able to show you the cover art, too.

Now Amazon's pre-order listing (see button link, below) has added a studio-supplied description of the release. It confirms that this 9-DVD set will indeed have both mini-series productions on it: the 12-hour original from early 1976, and the 21-hour "Book II" which aired later in 1976. It will also include a new audio commentary that includes participation from show star Peter Strauss! You can read the details for yourself immediately below. Our thanks to reader Matt Swanson for pointing it out to us!

    The first-ever dramatic miniseries to appear on American television, the multi-award winning RICH MAN, POOR MAN spans decades and generations to trace the epic story of the Jordache family from 1945 to the late 1960s.

    Now available for the first time on DVD, RICH MAN, POOR MAN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION brings together all 34 episodes from Book I and II of this classic '70s series. Based on Irwin Shaw's best-selling novel and featuring an all-star cast (including Edward Asner, Bill Bixby, Susan Blakely, and Robert Reed), the series focuses in particular on Rudy Jordache (Peter Strauss) and his troubled brother Tom (Nick Nolte) as they navigate divergent paths away from their impoverished immigrant upbringing.

    While ambitious Rudy seems destined for success, Tom suffers from an endless string of bad luck but in the end, finds love. Encompassing a period of tremendous social and political upheaval, the Jordache saga explores timeless themes such as the difficulty of human relationships and the disillusionment of the American dream.

    An absorbing and masterful portrait of a fascinating and ill-fated family, RICH MAN, POOR MAN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION recaptures a landmark moment in American broadcasting history.

    BONUS FEATURE: Brand-new audio commentary for Book I: Chapter 1 featuring star Peter Strauss and television historian David Bianculli.
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Rich Man, Poor Man - The Complete Collection

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