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TV's "How the West Was Won" Coming to DVD

By Rich Heldenfels Published: March 18, 2013

Also includes the leading-up TV movie"The Macahans." The official word: Experience the triumphs and tribulations of the Old West when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings How The West Was Won: The Complete First Season to DVD July 9.  Originally broadcast in 1977 and based on the 1962 film of the same name, the first season of this beloved series features an all-star cast including James Arness (Gunsmoke), Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest) and Bruce Boxleitner (Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Tron). This two-disc set contains the entire first season, told in three 90 minute segments.  As an added bonus, the release includes the "The Macahans," the 1976 TV movie about the Macahan family’s initial journey out West to escape the Civil War.  How The West Was Won: The Complete First Season is priced to own on DVD at a $19.98 SRP.

How the West Was Won: The Complete First Season is a family saga focusing on the lives of the Macahan family in the Old West. The leader of the family, Zeb Macahan (James Arness) is accustomed to the harsh realities of life on the frontier. His sister-in-law, Kate (Eva Marie Saint), alone since the death of her husband, is struggling to maintain a home for her daughters and sons. Luke (Bruce Boxleitner), Kate's eldest son, is pursued by the law for desertion from the Union Army. Their stories are played out against a realistic recreation of the American West in that lusty, hard-hitting period when laws were frequently broken and progress was charted by individual suffering and survival.


Part 1 (95 min.)

Part 2 (96 min.)

Part 3 (88 min.)




TV Movie - The Macahans



$19.98 SRP / No MAP

2 DVD - 9s

Street Date: July 9, 2013

Order Due Date: June 4, 2013

Language:  English

Aspect Ratio: 4 X 3

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