The Thorn Birds [2 Discs] [DVD] [1983]

  • SKU: 19292935
  • Release Date: 06/28/2011
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Commemorative documentary The Thorn Birds: Old Friends, New Stories


The Thorn Birds [TV Miniseries]
This mammoth TV miniseries, based on the best-selling novel by Colleen McCullough, proved to be a ratings bonanza; indeed, its viewership was surpassed only by the 1978 blockbuster Roots. Set in Australia, the story covers 42 years in the life of Ralph de Bricassart (Richard Chamberlain), a Roman Catholic priest engaged in a constant struggle between his calling and his carnal desires. The women in de Bricassart's life include Meggie Cleary (Rachel Ward, in her first American TV role) and Meggie's iron-willed grandmother Mary Carson (Barbara Stanwyck). Also in the cast are Jean Simmons and Richard Kiley as the Clearys, Sydney Penny as the young Meggie, Bryan Brown as Luke O'Neill, Mare Winningham as Justine (Meggie's daughter) and Christopher Plummer as the Archbishop. This 4-part, 10-hour presentation earned an Emmy award for Barbara Stanwyck, and Golden Globes for Stanwyck and Richard Chamberlain. Originally telecast March 27 through March 30, 1983, The Thorn Birds was followed 13 years later by The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years, again starring Richard Chamberlain. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Chamberlain
    Richard Chamberlain - Ralph de Briccasart
  • Rachel Ward
    Rachel Ward - Meggie Cleary
  • Barbara Stanwyck
    Barbara Stanwyck - Mary Carson
  • Christopher Plummer
    Christopher Plummer - Vittorio Scarbanza di Contini-Verchese
  • Bryan Brown
    Bryan Brown - Luke O'Neill

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great miniseries

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    A must for any DVD collection. Just as good as when I saw it 30 years ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Love Story

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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Movie about family and the love story of 2 people who can't be together.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great and timeless classic

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    i saw this movie when i was a teenager and now me and my teenage daughter are watching it together.its one of her favorites and is going in her collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one of my favorite movies, classic!

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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I watched this movie with my mom awhile back so I decided to purchase it on DVD! a good watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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