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Controversial Classics, Vol. 2 - The Power of Media (All the President's Men / Network / Dog Day Afternoon) (Two-Disc Special Edition) (2006)

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  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Unknown)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 518 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,318 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Controversial Classics, Vol. 2 - The Power of Media (All the President's Men / Network / Dog Day Afternoon) (Two-Disc Special Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Includes:
  • All the President's Men (Two-Disc Special Edition)
  • Commentary by Robert Redford
  • Telling the Truth About Lies: THe Making of All the President's Men
  • Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat
  • Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire
  • Vintage featurette: Pressure and the Press: The Making of All the President's Men
  • Vintage Jason Robards interview excerpt from Dinah!, hosted by Dinah Shore
  • Alan J. Pakula thrillers trailer gallery
  • Network (Two-Disc Special Edition)  
  • Commentary by Director Sidney Lumet
  • The making of Network: A 6-Part Anniversary Documentary
  • Vintage Interview excerpt from Dinah!, Hosted by Dinah Shore
  • Turner Classic Movies' Private Screenings featuring Sidney Lumet
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Dog Day Afternoon (Two-Disc Special Edition)
  • Commentary by director Sidney Lumet
  • The Making of Dog Day Afternoon: A New 4-Part 30th Anniversary Documentary featuring Al Pacino
  • Vintage featurette: Lumet: Film Maker

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Controversial Classics Vol. 2 (DVD) (3-Pack)

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! January 29, 2006
All three of these movies were among the greatest social commentaries of 1970s. They were quintessential in showing us how America lost its innocence; from the corruption in our government to the bastardization of the media to our adoration of scandal. I suppose Sidney Lumet's "Serpico" should have been included in this set too, as that film was the first to record the depth of corruption in the police force, but I have to admit, "Dog Day Afternoon" is a lot more entertaining! All three of these movies are scintillating entertainment on an intellectual scale that Hollywood rarely measures up to anymore. But these films are also great and important in how they foretold the pathetic state that our media is in now (including the lack of investigative journalism in our current printed press). In fact, "All The President's Men" is as politically relevant as ever - the similarities with this administration are very interesting! And WOW! -- all the extras on these discs look phenomenal!! I'm glad I hadn't bought the earlier 'no extras' releases of these films. If you've already bought them buy this set anyway - you know you're gonna watch them hundreds of times!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The summit for movies for serious adults May 13, 2006
CONTROVERSIAL CLASSICS VOLUME 2: THE POWER OF MEDIA is one of the crown jewel disk boxed sets in my private DVD library. It includes three incendiary masterpieces from the golden age of the 1970's: DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975), NETWORK (1976), and ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (also 1976). All three were Oscar contenders for Best Picture, and all three were winners for Screenplay.

DOG DAY AFTERNOON, directed by Sidney Lumet from a script by Frank Pierson, is so far-fetched that it has to be true. On a hot summer afternoon in 1972 Brooklyn, a nobody named Sonny Wortzik (Oscar nominee Al Pacino) robs a bank to pay for his male lover's (Oscar nominee Chris Sarandon) sex change operation. What should have taken ten minutes ends up becoming an eight hour media event, complete with pizza delivery to the hostages. Lumet took over an entire block in Brooklyn, had the hostages in effect play themselves with improvised dialogue, and worked like an Army commander with a thousand or so extras and stunning second-unit helicopters. The movie has incredible vitality and conviction from Lumet, powerhouse editing by Dede Allen (another Oscar nominee), and another of the great Pacino performances. Bonuses include a vintage featurette on Lumet, brand-new audio commentary by Lumet, and a four-part 30th anniversary featurette. Plus a brand-new remastered print of a great film.

If you thought DOG DAY was looney tunes, get a load at Paddy Chayefsky's audacious Oscar-winning Original Screenplay for another great Sidney Lumet triumph: NETWORK (1976). It is a satire on network television, but so outlandish that virtually everything (except the ending-thank God) has taken place. An unbalanced man (Oscar winner Peter Finch) becomes a media folk hero with super ratings.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile August 18, 2009
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I bought this set primarily for All The President's Men and Network. At the approximately $44 USD price I paid, that made the set just slightly more expensive than buying these two movies separately, but I did not own Dog Day, not had seen it, for years. The latter is a good movie as any of you who've seen it will know, but it's my least favorite of the three. I would have preferred, say, The China Syndrome, but that's just my preference.

I will leave more thorough content description up to others -- it's probably more thorough to look at each movie separately on Amazon and see the reviews just for that movie, but I will add a what I found interesting. I thought I would try doing something that has helped me when reading other movie reviews, which is to suggest films that might be of similar interest. They may or may not be for you, but I have discovered many fine movies this way. Note the links I embedded were the best available at the time from Amazon. If you are interested in any of these, you may find a non-special edition version or similar that is cheaper than what's linked here, so be sure to look around in order to ensure you're getting exactly what you want (DVD region 1 vs. 2, directors cut vs. regular version, etc) as prices differ.

I have a 'presidents' movie collection, with movies like Nixon [Blu-ray], JFK - Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition), Path to War (LBJ),
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Package Of Movies! May 10, 2012
I shop for DVDs at a nearby Ross Store. Yes, I know it's a clothing store but they have a lot of other things and everything is at bargain-basement prices. Let's take DVDs, for example. There's usually about 50 or so on the rack and I can almost always find a few which I might like and the average cost is under three bucks a DVD. Sure, I can afford to pay full price but I find it fun to pick up something of excellence for practically nothing. It's a mindset. Lets take one of my latest acquisitions. It's a three movie set carrying the banner "Controversial Classics Volume 2." The movies are "All The President's Men," "Network" and "Dog Day Afternoon." All are two disc versions with a lot of extras.

Well, what can I say? This is just a superb package of movies, the best multi-pack I've ever found. All three are five stars. No question. It would be more normal to get one good movie, one so-so movie and one turkey. Not here! All three are superb! I can't decide whether I liked "Dog Day Afternoon" or "All The President's Men" best. Maybe I'll go with "Dog Day," the story of a botched bank robbery. It's billed as a comedy, but it isn't. It's a case of superb realism and with everyone screwing up their assignments in one way or another, just the way people under extreme stress would do. And speaking of botched robberies, "All The President's Men" grippingly depicts the story of Watergate. It was just superb. "Network" was a step down but a very interesting study of the network news business. The movie is a satire and about three decades old, but just look at the modern news and it's "Network" all over again. This is a superb package of movies. I don't see how you can lose.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Watch Network, then turn off your tv
The other two are good movies, but Network is in a league of its own...not for its entertainment value(though it is a good movie) but for its context and dialogue about the real... Read more
Published 2 months ago by S. Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Show
The movie is based on the best seller ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN. It tells the story of two Washington Post reporters investigating the Watergate break-in at Democratic Party... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gene P. Louie
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm mad as hell, that I didn't buy this set earlier!!
These 3 films are a great buy for the price amazon has it at. The two Sidney Lumet films (Dog Day Afternoon and Network) alone, being the masterpieces that they are, make the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by The_Unknown_Rebel
5.0 out of 5 stars They Made a Difference
ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN is a very compelling movie. From a historical perspective it is still as fresh as this morning's headlines. Read more
Published 13 months ago by gobirds2
1.0 out of 5 stars Not real happy
Love all three movies, but Network was scratched to pieces. Wouldn't play the whole movie. Had to order another copy to be able to watch it.
Published 17 months ago by Ryan Begley
5.0 out of 5 stars All three films are excellent
It's the visual representation of an era, the 70's. I love Network, as Howard Beale rants and raves about everything that's wrong with America. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Angela Burton
5.0 out of 5 stars MAKE A LIST OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE 70'S/80'S . . .
Chances are these three fine films will be at the top or near to the top of the list. This three-some package is great. Fine prints, audio, packaging. Read more
Published on July 23, 2011 by Roy Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Trilogy
DVDS In Excellent Shape. Very Fast Delivery. Awesome Seller. Will Buy From Again.
Published on November 27, 2009 by Jack Chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars Tripple Classics
Being involved in the media myself, as a youngin' back in the day - these classics were films that I found quite interesting,
and since they came out on DVD and I now have a... Read more
Published on November 25, 2009 by Joe Tedd
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
Published on May 11, 2009 by B. NASKI
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