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
Top Customer Reviews
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
Loved this award winning series. The cast was one in a million that made this so entertaining and memorable. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Stephen Quon San WONG
excellent series! Gives you a pretty accurate peek into the real deal.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
I'm certain the collection is probably perfectly fine....BUT the package arrived looking old, shopworn, scratched, lots of abrasions and blemishes to a box that is a large part of... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Donna P. Johnson
A great collection of all the seasons of the Aaron Sorkin show, a lot to watchPublished 28 days ago by Fred
One of the best television series ever produced. Not for people who sit and watch mindless sitcoms every night.Published 1 month ago by Mike Burns
One of the all time BEST shows on tv. Inspiring, Timely. well written and well directed. And to have the whole package allows me and other members of the family enjoy it at their... Read morePublished 1 month ago by linda elliott
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