One of the television programs most anticipated to hit DVD finally debuts in the format, with the original mid-1970s ABC miniseries and the "Book II" sequel encompassed by this nine-disc set. Peter Strauss and Nick Nolte play the dissimilar Jordache brothers, Tom and Rudy, whose relationship sets in motion novelist Irwin Shaw's sweeping saga that comes to incorporate numerous other characters.
Co-stars Edward Asner and Fionnula Flanagan earned two of the four Emmy Awards that went to the first production; others featured between the two dramas include Susan Blakely, Bill Bixby (who also directed a number of episodes), Kim Darby, Ray Milland and Robert Reed. DVD extras: interview with Strauss. **** (Not rated: AS, P, V)Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun