John Adams Blu-ray

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$39.98
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.
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  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Run Time: 560 minutes
  • Region: A
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: HBO Home Video
  • Blu-Ray Release Date: June 16, 2009
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio: ENGLISH: DTS-HD MA 5.1
    SPANISH: DTS Stereo
    FRENCH: DTS Stereo
  • Genre: Drama
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Fact Are Stubborn Things: Exclusive Historical Guide
    Who's Who In History: Character Biographies
    David McCullough: Painting With Words
    The Making Of John Adams
  • Release Date: 2008

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5 Reviews
4.8

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HBOJohn Adams Blu-ray
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Entertaining (5)
  • Informative (5)
  • Original (4)
  • Great cinematography (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (4)
  • Adult viewers (3)
  • Perfect gift (3)

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4.0

Faithful to the Basic History

By HeadstickDeb

from Randolph, MA

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Fabulous Costumes
  • Good Basic History
  • Informative

Cons

  • Minor Historic Inaccuraci
  • Poor Visual Effects

Best Uses

  • At Home

Comments about this product:

I love Abigail Adams, and read biographies about her and John often. Therefore, I notice little ways the screenwriters took liberties with minor details. Yet those details are indeed minor! This series wonderfully introduces this couple, showing the very significant role they played in founding our nation.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would watch this set again now.

By Paladin

from Rome, GA

About Me Casual Viewer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Informative
  • Original
  • Outstanding

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift

    Comments about this product:

    This one of the very best things I have ever seen on television. We went through the set with our daughter and son-in-law (PHD in history). We then gave a copy to my brother-in-law for his birthday and have watched most of the set again with him. We have recommended to several other people that they get a set. The time just flies by when you are watching this set.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Superb

    By Coach DKing

    from Manteca, Ca

    About Me Avid Moviegoer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Perfect Gift
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about this product:

      Excellent product. The Blue Ray version is fantastic. There is no better way to see how the Ol' Red, White, and Blue got started. The DVD is excellent! Highly recommend it for anyone!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Brilliant!

      By Kim

      from Cleveland, Ohio

      About Me Movie Buff

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about this product:

          I loved this series. Truely informative, exciting, entertaining. I found myself crying and then cheering. All Americans should watch this series.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fascinating

          By vgirl

          from Kailua, HI

          About Me Avid Moviegoer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • Informative
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift
            • School
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            This movie put the story of America's Independence in perspective. It painted a vivid picture of the history and moved my emotions to truly appreciate my freedoms.

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