Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline are both President and accounted for in two hit comedies about the nation's Oval Office. Rob Reiner directs The American President [Side A], starring Douglas as a widower chief executive whose poll numbers plummet when he falls for an environmental lobbyist (Annette Bening). Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dreyfuss and more top talents co-star in this nimble exploration of private romance in a public Presidency. And in a land where anybody can become President, anybody just did! Kline and Sigourney Weaver star in Dave [Side B], the wry Ivan Reitman-directed story of a lookalike who becomes a stand-in for the country's actual President. From coast to coast the votes are in:this double feature is a winner by a landslide!]]>
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I absolutely can NOT recommend buying this version, even at the awesome price I got it for. If you just want the movies to say you have them, buy this. If you really want to enjoy the movies, buy them separate and get better quality recordings.
The quality of the video in these dvds leaves much to be desired. The quality reminds me of something you would see if you taped the show and you didn't have cable/satelite (antenna) and then tried to use filters to reduce noise. The original DVD release of American President had noise in it too but the picture seems more "pixelated" in this release. I guess since these movies are well over 10 years old a higher quality format doesn't exist? Actually, My eariler comments about the quality was its appearance on a LCD monitor. It looks quite decent on TV.
That being said it is very convient having 2 movies on 1 dvd at a great price, so I would recommend this dvd over VHS anyday.
Dave is even better. Kevin Kline is irrisistable in the role of a President look-alike (he plays the President as well). With a wonderful sense of comic timing and a splendid script, this impossible story becomes completely believable. Like The American President, this is another Capra-esque story, but here the addition of an average guy put into the Presidential role is a kind of flattery to the audience -yes, we think, we could do that as well. I loved the scene where Kline brings in his old friend to work out the budget as they snack on brats. Supporting cast is terrific. Weaver can be both icy and melting; Langella is intimidating and fierce (and also quite funny), and Rhames is perfect. I should also mention Linney, very funny, and Kingsley, quite touching. But the show belongs to Kline, and he brings it off with brio. A lovely film.
He enjoys them as much as I do AND he suggested watching one of our double-feature movies on Inauguration Day :)
And...double-feature...?? Can't beat a two for one deal :) This one is nice, too...Separate disks for the shows.
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Both of these movies are five-star movies in their own rights.
"The American President" is primarily a drama, showing us a behind-the-scenes look at White House... Read more
Good and bad. The American President played alright but Dave showed large pixels.Published 2 months ago by Manka Kelly
Two refreshing movies about the humanness of the occupants of the White House. Top notch acting in both.Published 4 months ago by Nancy Kostyk
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