May 23, 2012

Peter Graves ITC Series Whiplash Comes to Region 1 DVD

Nearly 30 years before Peter Graves headed down under to film the Mission: Impossible revival series, the actor journeyed to Australia to shoot a Western for ITC, Lew Grade's famed UK production company responsible for such classics as The Saint and The PrisonerWhiplash has been available on DVD from Network in Region 2 for a few years (I reviewed that set here), but TV Shows On DVD reports that the U.S./UK/Australian co-production will soon make its Region 1 debut as a complete series from Timeless Media Group (recently acquired by Shout! Factory). There's no release date yet, but there is cover art for the 4-disc set and a link to order it from the TMG website. The future Jim Phelps played American entrepeneur Christopher Cobb (loosely based on a real person), who founded Australia's first stage coach line on the 1860s outback armed with a bullwhip instead of a pistol. It's a good show, and well worth checking out for Peter Graves fans.

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