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The West Wing: The Complete Series Collection
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- 154 episodes on 45 discs
- New to this set: Pilot script with foreword from series creator Aaron Sorkin and Episode guide
- Over 20 commentary tracks
- Over 20 Behind-the-scenes featurettes
- Unaired scenes
- Gag reels and more
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My main gripe is that there are no English subtitles. Why not? There is plenty of space on the disks and subtitles don't take up that much. The gain would be far greater than the cost!
I often have to rewind episodes three or four times to catch a phrase that I can't quite make out hearing the first or second time. There is often so much background noise (sirens, crouds, music, etc) that one can't make out all the brilliant dialogue by only listening to the audio.
The UK editions have English subtitles, so why can't the American versions?
Another gripe is the packaging. While it is very nice to look at on the shelf, cleverly designed with file folders holding each season, it is impractical and scratches the disks! The folders are hard cardboard and the slits (not even lined with felt or soft material) are so narrow you have to really press the disks in, damaging and scratching them up!
The UK boxed set uses 22 slimline DVD cases, holding two discs each, all packaged within season-by-season slip cases.
If your DVD player can play European DVD's, I recommend paying a little extra and ordering the UK version instead: ASIN B000I8OC08 on Amazon.co.uk. It has the same 21+ hours of extras this set has so you won't be missing anything except the booklet and script, which frankly doesn't add much value.
EDIT: As somebody kindly pointed out in the comments, seasons 1-5 have subtitles. Only seasons 6 & 7 are without English subs. Also, if you do consider buying the UK edition, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A REGION FREE DVD PLAYER, or that your player can play European DVD's. Read the comments to this review for tips on how to check your player. Thanks for voting and commenting! :)
In rapid-fire succession we were introduced to Sam Seaborne (Rob Lowe), Leo McGarry (John Spencer), CJ Cregg (Allison Janney), Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford), and Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff), the senior staff of a fictional presidential administration, along with the equally-rapid-fire walk-and-talk style that became the series' hallmark under director/executive producer Thomas Schlamme.
By the time that first episode ended, with its closing minutes serving as our first introduction to President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen), intoning "I am the Lord thy God..." with his trademark twinkle, I was hooked. Somehow Sorkin, assisted ably by his journeyman cast of famous and familiar faces, had managed to make me care about a show I had no business caring about. Those first few seasons were about as perfect a collective of television episodes as has ever been produced. Ever. And they have the raft of Emmys (24) to prove it.
It's truly a testament to the bravura power of creator Sorkin that he was able to create characters of such lasting vividity that three years after his exit that initial fondness diminished not one iota, not even through cast departures bitter (Lowe's salary-dispute led to his exit in year four) and sudden (Spencer's death by heart attack).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is our second collection of the Complete Series. We are on our 5th time through. The West Wing in our opinion is the finest dramatic series we have ever seen. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Beautiful presentation. This was a gift for my son, who insisted on putting it on our bookshelf facing out after he pored over it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Genie213
A must have for any West Wing fan! My only regret is that I waited so long to purchase it.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
We purchased this collection at Christmas. We are viewing Season two. Each DVD had a place where it sticks and will not go forward. This was very annoying. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Michael B. Laskowski
This was a well written, thoughtful series with good actors. It meshed the issues of the White House, government and human issues together to create a deep character plot. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Howard B. Simpson
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Season 1 still 4x3?||
My roommate has the set (I have the individual seasons) and Season One is still 4:3. I think this was the only way it was available other than for opening the matte and presenting the show in a format originally unintended by the creators.
Oct 27, 2008 by Eric Klein | See all 5 posts
|In Excelsis Deo||
When you select the episode, try moving your cursor to "off" under the commentary info and clicking play - that should play the episode without commentary
Jul 13, 2008 by Wezzo | See all 7 posts
|New West Wing 'webisode' !!! 09-19-2012||
Sep 26, 2013 by jivadas | See all 2 posts
They are doing this because of the coming Christmas season. When they probably want to claim 75% off sale. My suggestion is to keep your eyes open and buy on sale.
Oct 29, 2008 by 'notreal | See all 7 posts
|Commentaries, extras, what does this include?||
The set being sold at A&E/History Channel's website says their's includes all the commentaries from the previous volumes. However, it might be a different collection as 1) the packages are presented differently and 2) it is available OCTOBER 7th.
Does anyone know if this is just a typo or is... Read More
Sep 25, 2006 by HRW | See all 8 posts
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