Of all those great prime-time soaps from the 1980s, the one that I watched religiously was “Falcon Crest,” a gripping tale of love and ambition, greed and power amidst the vineyards of California’s (fictional) Tuscany Valley. Featuring a phenomenal cast including Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, David Selby and Susan Sullivan, not to mention smart, complex scripts and possibly TV’s greatest theme music (by Bill Conti), “Falcon Crest” is a must and I hope it gets a DVD release soon!!!
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Okay, Dallas and Dynasty have now been released on DVD, now it is time to release the BEST of The Prime Time Soaps on DVD, FALCON CREST! Falcon Crest really set themselves apart from the rest of the pack! The Characters were Rich in Style and Complexities and the scenery was Breathtaking! Casting Jane Wyman as Angela Channing was a major coup. Falcon Crest has such a Gothic Feel to it, I dont even think the Words Soap Opera does it justice. More Like a Machivallian Play! Please Release this on DVD!
One of the best prime time soaps, “Falcon Crest” is at the top of the “got to have it” list, of prime time soap fans everywhere, when it’s finally released to dvd. Leading a stellar cast of talented actors is the undisputed Queen of cunning, scheming, and conniving, the incomparable Jane Wyman (Johnny Belinda, Pollyanna). The head of a vast California wine vineyard estate, Wyman controls her family with the same iron fist that she uses to control her business. The cast includes Robert Foxworth, Susan Sullivan, Lorenzo Lamas, and David Selby. From the beginning of this flamboyant tale of wealth and extravagance, you’ll get swept up in the lives of Wyman’s TV daughters, the quite and elegant Abbey and the kooky, but sweet tempered Emma. Robert Foxworth and Susan Sullivan play the new neighbors who become the thorn in Wyman’s side from the beginning. “Falcon Crest” was a worthy frontrunner with TV’s “Dallas,” “Knots Landing,” and “Dynasty,” giving it’s fans a weekly dose of some of the best plot lines and including new and interesting cast members. Some of that cast included handsome and debonair talents, Simon MacCorkindale and Parker Stevenson, beautiful and mesmerizing Ana Alicia and Morgan Fairchild, and a list of Hollywood film legends that no other prime time soap has come close to beating. Lana Turner, Rod Taylor, Celeste Holm, Cliff Robertson, Gina Lollobrigida, and that’s just to name a few. To sum up this review, “Falcon Crest” is an essential part of television’s prime time history and one of the best and eagerly anticipated tv to dvd releases mentioned for release. All we need now is a release date….