(April 13, 2005 - Burbank, CA) – On June 7, 2005, Warner Home Video proudly presents the DVD release of the passionate and riveting “The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years.” Richard Chamberlain returns as the ambitious Archbishop Ralph de Bricassart, who reunites with Amanda Donohoe, as the willful Meggie Cleary O’Neil, in this companion to the extremely popular, critically acclaimed miniseries "The Thorn Birds." As “The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years” opens, the lovers are caught in the turmoil of World War II when fate forces them back together after ten years apart. Through the war-torn streets of Italy to the endless miles of the Australian Outback, this epic romance bridges the gap in an unforgettable journey into the hearts and minds of two lovers torn between their passion for each other and their loyalty to church and God. Also included in the extraordinary cast are Maximilian Schell, Simon Westaway, and Julia Blake. “The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years” will be available on DVD for $19.97 SRP or in a two-pack Collector's Set with the original "The Thorn Birds" for $39.98 SRP. With operations in 89 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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