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The American President

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment . R4 . COLOR . 109 mins . M15+ . PAL

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"The American President" is a story about a recently widowed President who falls in love with an environmental lobbyist and the pitfalls and problems that occur from that relationship. This is a very well done "love story" with a few laughs along the way. The chemistry between Michael Douglas and Annette Bening is superb, and the supporting cast (mainly Martin Sheen) is spot on.

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I'm somewhat undecided about the video quality on this one. For me, the colours seemed a little washed out and the image did not seem as sharp as some recent releases. The issue of the colours however is probably to do with the settings - The White House probably isn't the most colourful and vibrant place around.

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Even though the DVD is in 5.1, this is a dialogue movie - don't expect anything much from your surrounds and sub. I did notice that on my system the sub (.1) dropped out in 2 or 3 places (for about 10-15 minutes) in the movie. Whether this is a mastering problem or I just have a bad DVD, I don't know.

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Even though there are "extras" on this DVD, they are rather poor. The trailer is in 4:3 and mono (?) - and very poor quality. The cast notes are just that - notes. And the "making of" extras are just like the cast extras - notes. It is particularly annoying to have to "read" how they did certain scenes rather than to see footage of how they did it.

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