Texas Rising / Sons of Liberty
(Boxed Set, 5PC)
Set immediately following the historic massacre at the Alamo, the History Channel miniseries "Texas Rising" depicts the events of the 1835-1836 Texas Revolution. Placed in charge of the recently formed Texas Rangers, Sam Houston (Bill Paxton) gathers together a ragtag army of patriots to assert their claim to the Lone Star State and destroy their Mexican enemies. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, and Crispin Glover co-star. And, "Sons of Liberty" is a handsome and exciting (if fanciful) miniseries look at the run-up to the American Revolution focuses on Boston patriot Sam Adams (Ben Barnes), as he wearies of enforcing the crown's oppressive taxes and foments a rebellion alongside John Hancock (Rafe Spall) and Paul Revere (Michael Raymond-James). Ryan Eggold, Dean Norris, Jason O'Mara, Henry Thomas, and Elizabeth Berrington also star in this History channel offering. 12 hrs. Total on five discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; featurettes.