John Adams (Widescreen)

John Adams (Widescreen)
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"John Adams" is a sprawling HBO miniseries event that depicts the extraordinary life and times of one of Americas least understood, and most underestimated, founding fathers: the second President of the United States, John Adams. Starring Paul Giamatti ("Sideways", "Cinderella Man", HBOs "American Spendor") in the title role and Laura Linney ("You Can Count On Me", "Kinsey") as Adams devoted wife Abigail, "John Adams" chronicles the extraordinary life journey of one of the primary shapers of our independence and government, whose legacy has often been eclipsed by more flamboyant contemporaries like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin. Set against the backdrop of a nations stormy birth, this sweeping miniseries is a moving love story, a gripping narrative, and a fascinating study of human nature. Above all, at a time when the nation is increasingly polarized politically, this story celebrates the shared values of liberty and freedom upon which this country was built.

Documentary, Featurette, Production Notes.

"David McCullough: Painting With Words"; "The Making Of John Adams" and "Facts Are Stubborn Things".

Specifications

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, David Morse, Rufus Sewell, Sarah Polley
Director: Tom Hooper
Studio Name: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: 06/10/2008
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Screen Format: Widescreen
Run Time (in minutes): 501 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.68
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 1.0 x 5.8 x 7.9
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Customer Reviews | 62 reviews | 4.8 out of 5

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62 reviews | 4.8 out of 5

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12/14/2009

Customer review by KnoxTNDad

5.0 stars by KnoxTNDad

My order was received much quicker than expected and the product was exactly as I believed it would be. Usually when I find such a deal ($20 online instead of the $35+ in stores) the product is a cheaper case or quality or something but this is exactly the product you find in the store. Good job on Wal-Mart's part. As for the movie itself, the main menu of each disk is a bit confusing at first (unlike a simple "play" option on most DVDs, you are sent to a sub-play menu and then a brief summary of what the episode is about. At first I thought I had done something wrong by getting to a summary instead of the movie starting but then I simply hit play again and the movie started. The History of John Adams (and many others for that matter) moves along at a pretty good clip. You won't get a full history lesson on John Adams or his family or those around him, but you get a better sense of life in the early part of colonial America (i.e., beliefs, environments, situations, causes and effects, and relationships). I enjoyed feeling like I was walking through history and learning how our Founding Fathers came to believe in freedom and liberty and create a nation like non other. Also, I feel I could sit down and watch these movies again which adds great value for me if a movie has "replay potential".

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Knoxville, Tn
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
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john adams
3/8/2009

Customer review by SHIPSHEWANABABE

5.0 stars by SHIPSHEWANABABE

Kudos to HBO! This makes history come alive. I so enjoyed watching this and would again. I almost felt as if I were there. Beautiful imagery and interesting story, I hope HBO does more of the same.

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ohio
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Once per month
Great Movie
11/15/2009

Customer review by misspianolady

5.0 stars by misspianolady

Loved the in history John Adams. Some may want to note there is some nudity in a surgery scene and a few graphic battle scenes.

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