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the DVD version is great. you get additional footage such as JFK's Inaugural Address, One Day in Berlin, One Week in October, and The Last Two Days.
throughout the mini-series you see the tension between Hoover and both Jack and Bobby, you go along on the campaign trail with JFK, right up until the shots are fired in Dallas.
i surley enjoyed watching all of it.
All the major elements that made up the presidency of John F. Kennedy are explored very nicely during this five-hour program, including the Bay Of Pigs invasion of April 1961 and the ultra-frightening Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962.
"Kennedy" star Martin Sheen, who portrays President Kennedy here, is certainly no stranger to playing Kennedys. Prior to this 1983 TV mini-series, Martin was cast as Attorney General Robert Kennedy in the 1974 telefilm, "The Missiles Of October" (opposite William Devane's portrayal of JFK).
In another "Kennedy connection", Sheen played Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach in the 2003 film, "The Commission", which explores The Warren Commission's examination into President Kennedy's 1963 assassination.
Mr. Sheen is probably now best-known for playing fictional "President Bartlet" on the NBC-TV drama, "The West Wing".
A major reason I purchased this DVD product was for the extra features included on Disc 2. Here, we get to see the real JFK in action, in a series of documentaries and historic film footage. These extras total 75 minutes, making this 2-Disc package a completely absorbing and satisfying experience for anyone who wants to look back into history at one of the most popular men ever to occupy The White House.
The four bonus programs on the second disc of this set are:
>> JFK's Inaugural Address to the nation (January 1961).
>> "One Week In October" -- A half-hour film produced in 1964 by the Department Of Defense about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I lived thru this time period but as a preteen so it was wonderful to look again at this piece of history. As always Sheen does a wonderful job. Read morePublished 24 days ago by S. Rowley
Another great series about the Kennedy clan. Great acting jobs from all the cast!Published 2 months ago by Barbie Doll
I love martin sheen I have watched him on west wing as president Bartlett But here in this Miniseries He portrays JFk His accent was perfect
Its a bit long Vincent... Read more
Had not seen this when it was originally aired. Great performances by the cast and historical content was accurate for the most part.Published 3 months ago by Jan B.
Very exhaustive and informative made in a very specific way.Published 6 months ago by ZAZA SIAMASHVILI
The video is great series into the life of JFK. The only problem was that my disc two was broken when I got it. I was very disappointed.Published 9 months ago by BRIAN D. ST. JUSTE