Texas Rising [3 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 4283032
  • Release Date: 09/01/2015
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (90 out of 96)

Special Features


  • Capturing the revolution: filming Texas Rising
  • Sam Houston: a man of the revolution
  • General Santa Anna: leading Mexico

Synopsis


The Western drama miniseries Texas Rising is set in the throes of the Texas Revolution, and recounts important events in the early history of the Texas Rangers. This dramatic account of real-life events follows General Sam Houston (Bill Paxton) and his troops, as they battle the Mexican army, led by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (Olivier Martinez). After being defeated at the Alamo, the Texas troops are surrounded, but attempt to mount a comeback, leading to a dramatic conclusion at the Battle of San Jacinto. Brendan Fraser, Thomas Jane and Crispin Glover co-star in the five-part series, which also features Ray Liotta and Kris Kristofferson as President Andrew Jackson. ~ Tom Ciampoli

Cast & Crew


  • Bill Paxton - Sam Houston
  • Olivier Martinez - Santa Anna
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson - Emily West
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan - "Deaf" Smith
  • Christopher McDonald - Henry Karnes



Overall customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gritty, enjoyable miniseries about early Texas

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    retlaw1066
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    This miniseries depicts the Texas War of Independence. The action is gritty and the violence occasionally graphic. The characters are portrayed as down to earth people with very realistic character flaws and quirks, not idealized saints or paragons of virtue. Although the general events portrayed are historically accurate, many of the lesser incidents and dramatic action show a great deal of artistic license. Not recommended for history buffs, but recommended for anyone looking for a western miniseries that does not take itself too seriously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gift for a history lover

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    Gouge93
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    I bought this as a gift for someone who loves history and is more into non-fiction film than fiction. So I haven't actually watched this. However, the person I bought this for as a gift loved it and pretty much watched the entire thing in less than a day (it's 7 and a half hours long). He had said it was really good and he learned some interesting things.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product and Service

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    Dracks
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    First, I asked the first associate I saw if the Texas Rising was in and they said yes and walked me to it. The price was lower than Walmart, Target and Kmart. The Product itself is in excellent condition and I know if it was not I could return it with no problem. I have watched it two times and look forward to the third.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

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    KayJay
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    Being from Texas (and a retired State Peace Officer) I ALWAYS look forward to ANY project that reflects the grand past of this great state. Texas Rising didn't fail to tell a grand tale with a likeable cast and ambitious production values. Better yet, it tells the story every Alamo movie doesn't, Bravo!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Show!

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    LordHill
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    it is a good show and as someone from Texas I definitely appreciate it. it is not 100% accurate but they definitely capture the personalities of those they are playing and overall it is made well. I got a good price at Best Buy and I would definitely recommend checking it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of th best Mini-series I have seen.

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    Thorarin
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    Everyone involved in this series did an outstanding job. The History Channel did a nice job in presenting all of the problems that the Texas folks faced when trying to gain their independence from Mexico. Portrayed heroes and bad guys as real people. Well done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way Back When

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    Electrotnicjunky
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    With a great cast, The History Channel Does it again. If you like history, westerns, drama, action and suspense than this is a great mini series. Done in the same vein as The Hatfield's and McCoy's. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mini Series

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    Oldfossil
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    I watched this when it was on T.V. and loved it. I had to buy it for a good friend who is from Texas, but he missed most of it when it was on T.V.. What he saw of it he loved it. Great Christmas present for him this year.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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