Posted Fri Jun 26, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The HISTORY epic western will ride to Blu-ray in September.
In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate says 'Texas Rising' will hit Blu-ray on September 1.
Spectacularly portraying the story of the most important moment in Texas history, Texas Rising is directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated director Roland Joffé (Best Director, The Mission,1986; Best Director, The Killing Fields, 1985). The action-packed Western features an all-star cast, including Golden Globe® nominee Bill Paxton (Best Actor in a TV Series, "Big Love," 2010), who himself is a direct descendant of the character he plays, Sam Houston; Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas); Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV's "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe"); Thomas Jane (HBO's "Hung"); Olivier Martinez (Unfaithful); Cynthia Addai-Robinson (TV's "Arrow"); Chad Michael Murray (TV's "One Tree Hill") and Max Thieirot (TV's "Bates Motel").
HISTORY® brings to life the thrilling, gut-wrenching and inspiring true story of how the state of Texas fought for their independence from the commanding rule of the Mexican General Santa Anna (Martinez), ultimately forming one of America's oldest and most legendary law enforcement agencies - The Texas Rangers. From rough-hewn Rangers with guns on their hips to the legendary "Yellow Rose of Texas" (Addai-Robinson), whose brains were matched only by her beauty, this is a story of the human spirit rising in the face of insurmountable odds and claiming a piece of history for themselves.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and over 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus material, including the "Capturing the Revolution: Filming Texas Rising" all-access featurette and two additional featurettes that look at the real lives of Sam Houston and Antonio López de Santa Anna, allowing viewers to go deep inside the thrilling historic events and behind-the-scenes of the creation of the epic mini-series.
You can find the latest specs for 'Texas Rising' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 1.
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