Texas Rising DVD
Cast: Bill Paxton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Crispin Glover, Ray Liotta, Kris Kristofferson, Chad Michael Murray, Brendan Fraser, Cynthia Addai-Robinson
Director: Roland Joffé
Genre: TV – Action/Adventure
Running Time: 600 minutes
From Academy Award®-nominated director Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields) and the producers of the Golden Globe® winning miniseries Hatfields & McCoys comes the gut-wrenching and inspiring true story of how the state of Texas fought for its freedom and formed America's oldest and most legendary law enforcement agency – the Texas Rangers. With an all-star cast including Bill Paxton (Titanic), Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Grey's Anatomy), Olivier Martinez (Unfaithful), Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) and Kris Kristofferson (Blade), this is a story of human spirit rising in the face of insurmountable odds and claiming a piece of history for themselves.
In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked from within by ferocious Comanche tribes, no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the cruel rule of the Mexican General Santa Anna (Martinez). The heroic General Sam Houston (Paxton), the rag-tag Rangers and the legendary 'Yellow Rose of Texas" lead this story of the human will to win against insurmountable odds.
There are times in the building of civilisations that men must stand and be counted, or fall and be forgotten.