China Beach: Season 1

China Beach: Season 1

Bring home the Emmy® Award-winning first season of China Beach including the gripping two-hour pilot episode

Includes nearly three hours of bonus features

$39.99 $29.99

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From the moment China Beach debuted in 1988, with its iconic opening credits set to the Supremes’ “Reflections” as its theme song, it was hailed as groundbreaking television. In an era of testosterone-driven war movies, China Beach delivered a unique perspective: the Vietnam War through the eyes of women!

Relive the complete first season, including the gripping two-hour pilot. Includes nearly three hours of bonus features about the making of the series as well as the 25th anniversary cast reunion with Dana Delany (First Lieutenant Colleen McMurphy), Marg Helgenberger (K.C. Kolowski), Michael Boatman (PVT Sam Beckett), Robert Picardo (Captain Dr. Dick Richard) and many more.

Disc 1

  • "China Beach Parts I and II"

    Meet the women of the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam, 1967; Army nurse Colleen McMurphy, Red Cross newcomer Cherry White, singer Laurette Barber, and civilian worker K.C. Kolowski.  

    Bonus: Episode commentary by series co-creator and executive producer John Sacret Young and director/producer Rod Holcomb. Recorded November 2003.

  • "Home"

    McMurphy questions her hatred for a Vietnamese nurse when the latter goes into labor after saving an American's life.

  • "Hot Spell"

    After surviving a mortar attack, K.C. and Cherry confront dangerous black marketeers on the fringes of Da Nang.

Disc 2

  • "Somewhere Over the Radio”

    Laurette sees field combat first-hand when a helicopter crash strands her with Lila and Cherry in the Vietnamese highlands.

  • "Waiting For Beckett"

    Beckett's quest for inner peace leads him to an unlikely source; Cherry displays surprising strength while pressured to help a deserter.

  • "Brothers"

    Cherry and McMurphy follow Dodger into the Vietnamese underworld to search for Cherry's missing brother.

  • "Chao Ong"

    Laurette gets her big show-business break; McMurphy and Natch seek comfort with each other; guest Nancy Sinatra.

Disc 3

  • "China Beach Season 1: Bonus Features"

    • Featurette: China Beach—How it all began
    • Featurette: Highlights from the 25th Anniversary Cast Reunion (taped December 12, 2012)
    • Interviews with:
      • Dana Delany
      • Chloe Webb

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