Whiplash - Australia's 'Western' Show, Starring Peter Graves, is Coming to DVD!
'The Complete Series' is in the works by Timeless (now owned by Shout! Factory)
Posted by David Lambert
After Friday's press release announcing that Timeless Media Group has been bought out by Shout! Factory, a number of our readers headed over to the TMG website to see what they could see over there. Nothing new about their acquisition was spotted, but various fans DID spot a new title that Timeless has in the works! According to this page, a 4-DVD set of Whiplash - The Complete Series, starring Peter Graves (Mission: Impossible, Airplane) is being produced, with a place list price of $34.98 SRP. A street date isn't mentioned so far, but below is the studio description and their package art, too. Stay tuned for updates!
Whiplash, a western TV series set in outback of Australia during the 1860's, stars Peter Graves (Mission Impossible) as "Christopher Cobb." The series is loosely based on the life of Freeman Cobb, who was the genuine founder of Australia's first stagecoach line, Cobb and Co. Cobb used a bullwhip instead of a pistol to settle disputes, however, he did carry a rifle that he had to use on more than one life or death occasion. Keen observers will notice that the team that Cobb drives is led by 5 horses, not the Western American stage's traditional four, six, or even twelve horses. The landscape is pure Western Australia, as rugged and beautiful as its American counterpart, and the series is in crisp black and white. Whiplash stands out from other television western series of its era in that the guest casts are composed of some of the best Australian actors including Leonard Teale, John Fegan, Chips Rafferty, Chuck Faulkner, Terry McDermott, Stuart Wagstaff, Lionel Long and Aboriginal actor Robert Tudawali, who is featured in several episodes.