↑ Return to DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

The American President

The American President DVD CoverBACK COVER TEXT

“Two enthusiastic thumbs up! Very smart, very funny.” -Siskel & Ebert

Boy meets girl – and the press tracks their every move, rivals fire broadsides and a Presidency with a 64% popularity rating plunges to 41% in seven weeks. When you’re the President, everyone knows where you live. Michael Douglas portrays the widower Chief Executive who falls for a lobbyist (Annette Bening), then free falls in the polls in this winning romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner. Bustling staff members (Martin Sheen, Michael J. fox, David Paymer, Anna Devere Smith), a sneering opponent (Richard Dreyfuss), state dinners, formal protocol, informal moments, global crises – all come into focus as Reiner and his stars explore the balance between private romance and public Presidency.

——————————————————————————–

GENERAL DISC INFORMATION

DISTRIBUTOR :: Warner Brothers
CASE TYPE :: Snapper
BOOKLET :: None
The American President DVD Back CoverRUNNING TIME :: 1 hour 45 minutes
ASPECT RATIO :: 2:35:1
SOUND MIX :: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPOKEN LANGUAGES :: English
CAPTIONS/SUB-TITLES :: English and French
MENUS :: Film Still with Music
NAVIGATION :: Good
PICTURE QUALITY :: Very Good

——————————————————————————–

SPECIAL FEATURES

CAST AND CREW
–Michael Douglas :: 12 Pages
–Annette Bening :: 5 Pages
–Martin Sheen :: 5 Pages
–David Paymer :: 4 Pages
–Samantha Mathis :: 4 Pages
–Michael J. Fox :: 4 Pages
–Written by Aaron Sorkin :: 2 Pages
–Produced and Directed by Rob Reiner :: 7 Pages
THE OVAL OFFICE
–The Re-teaming of Reiner and Sorkin :: 2 Pages
–Striving for Authenticity :: 4 Pages
–Creating Camp David and Other Special Effects :: 7 Pages
THEATRICAL TRAILER

——————————————————————————–

WEBMASTER’S REVIEW :: WARNING — POSSIBLE SPOILERS

A typical early disk from Warner Brothers, this disk is adequate. There are some extra features, although not a great amount. However, it must be pointed out that this film wasn’t exactly a huge hit and therefore may not have deserved the ‘deluxe treatment.’

The print quality of this DVD is very good and it is in wide-screen. The bulk of the special features are text pages that give information about the actors in the film and about the physical oval office.

In short, the film itself looks and sounds very good, but the extras are nothing to get excited about. If you like the movie, it is definitely worth the price (currently at $15 or less) because the disk will never wear out and you can watch it in it’s proper aspect ratio.