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Official Inaugural Celebration, The (2010)

Barack Obama , Joe Biden  |  NR |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jack Black, Steve Carell, Rosario Dawson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, Closed-captioned, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: April 13, 2010
  • Run Time: 206 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0035JHYK2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,722 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Disc 1:
Invocation by the Rt. Reverend V. Gene Robinson
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
Disc 2:
President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address
The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
At at time when DVDs of major movies are released on DVD within weeks of appearing in theaters, I was surprised to see that HBO took 14 months (!) to release this DVD set. It's not that they created anything new. What is here are two previously aired shows which had their credits attached when they were aired in January 2009. The first - of two- discs contains the 4 minute invocation and then proceeds to the "We are One" Concert at the Lincoln Memorial. It was a great concert - featuring once-in-a-lifetime groupings like Jon bon Jovi & Bettye Levett, James Taylor & Jennifer Nettles & John Legend plus long numbers by U2, Garth Brooks, John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen PLUS Springsteen and Pete Seeger singing "This Land Is Your Land". I didn't have HBO and so I'm glad I got to see it now. There are actors like Jamie Foxx and Steve Carrell who read narratives between the songs. Well done and the reason to get this DVD.

Disc two has the Obama Inauguration speech (19 minutes) plus the broadcast version of the Balls (71 minutes) with performances by Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey and Beyonce among others.

The packaging leaves a lot to be desired. There's not even a DATE for these evebts printed anywhere on package and no insert with track list or at least something about the events. IF HBO had gone a bit further this would be a true historic document to preserve for history. But they are really selling the concert. If you haven't seen the "We Are One" concert, I can recommend this. Otherwise, it's a documentation that is showing its age already as we go through the budget crisis and health care reform at a much slower rate than we thought would happen in January 2009.

Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Expected February 25, 2013
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I found viewing the 2009 Presidental Inaugural Celebration wonderful. Music from Pete Seeger - This Land Is Our Land, especially endearing. Since I didn't have the chance to travel to D.C during that time: this is almost like being there, sans the crowds and the cold.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I was quite satisfied with the product. I really wanted the concert right after it was televised, but was unavailable until now. While I have not viewed the neighborhood ball or the President's Inaugural Address on disc 2, the concert is on disc 1 in its entirety. Great Concert!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thr official Inaugura Celebration August 18, 2013
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Great, Great, Great. I have a special place for this at home. This mean so much to Me. Our first Black President in my live time. Just wish my mother was here to witness this and to watch this movie; she would love it as much as I do.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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This is not the broadcast of "The Neighborhood Ball" that was shown on ABC. The great performance by Shakira has been cut, the dj has been cut, the backstage interview with Obama has been cut.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A nice keepsake June 23, 2014
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Nice to have this as a keepsake and replay the various performances and speeches. Mirrored the euphoria of the time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Collector January 4, 2014
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Your product was everything you advertise. I will be re-ordering products of this kind again. I have a President Obama Collection and this item will go very well with my collection. Thank you again, a well satisfied customer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Nice to have in my Black History collection
Published 2 months ago by Anita Earls
4.0 out of 5 stars The product arrived in great condition.
There is nothing special about this DVD.....NOT!!!! I wanted to own a piece of American history and this is it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't return cd's. Amazon makes the seller rich by not allowing me to...
I did not want a cd; I thought I was buying a book, and there is no way to return them, all three cd's. I feel cheated. I haven't opened even one of them. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Dr. Luvenia Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelivable
This was the best purchase I have made regarding President Obama's Inauguration and contained information not previously known. Everyone should review this historic event.
Published 14 months ago by Jack Spade
5.0 out of 5 stars The Official Inaugural Celebration
I chose this rating because I really do love it. It made me feel as if I was there all over again.
Published 19 months ago by Mira Bourne
5.0 out of 5 stars The official inaugural celebration
I was dying to relive those moments,wonderful. An American celebration. The artists were all magnificent and now I can't wait to see this one.
Published 22 months ago by rolanda pierre dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars The Official Inaugural Celebration
Excellent. Most comprehensive version of the inauguration of Barack Obama. Great item to save to commerrate a moment in history that took a long time to happen. Read more
Published on January 5, 2012 by mind
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