Blue and the Gray [3 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 4327268
  • Release Date: 11/06/2001
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Overall Customer Rating:
50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Digitally mastered audio & video
  • Full-screen presentation
  • Audio: English [mono], French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selections


Originally networkcast in three installments, the 8-hour Blue and the Gray is a sprawling adaptation of a story concept by Civil War historian Bruce Catton. The drama begins in 1859, with young war correspondent-to-be John Hammond meeting future Union officer Stacy Keach at the trial of abolitionist John Brown (Sterling Hayden). They are reunited two years later during the presidential campaign of Abraham Lincoln (Gregory Peck) and are eyewitnesses at the battle of Bull Run. Keach marries Julia Duffy in 1862, while Virginia-born Hammond writes his dispatches from the Deep South. A subplot concerning a family torn by North/South loyalties is resolved just before Appomattox. The Blue and the Gray was first telecast November 14, 16 and 17, 1982. ~ Hal Erickson

Cast & Crew

  • Stacy Keach - Jonas Steele
  • John Hammond - John Geyser
  • Lloyd Bridges - Ben Geyser
  • Rory Calhoun - Gen. George Meade
  • Colleen Dewhurst - Maggie Geyser

Overall customer rating

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

50%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not work

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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Was very disappointed with this DVD. Half way through part one it just stopped working. I really wanted to want her this series.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mini series

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Excellent mini series on the Civil War. Acting in it is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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