West Wing - Complete First Season

The West Wing - Complete First Season

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Director: Alan Taylor, Alex Graves, Anthony Drazan, Arlene Sanford

Cast: Alan Taylor, Alex Graves, Anthony Drazan, Arlene Sanford

     
 
The complete 22-episode first season of the award-winning drama The West Wing is compiled in this special box set, which treats the material with care and respect. All the episodes have been transferred to disc in the original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and the audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Surround. The dialogue is in English with optional

Overview

The complete 22-episode first season of the award-winning drama The West Wing is compiled in this special box set, which treats the material with care and respect. All the episodes have been transferred to disc in the original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and the audio is mastered in Dolby Digital Surround. The dialogue is in English with optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. Bonus material includes commentary tracks featuring members of the cast and creative team; two documentaries on the production of the series; a behind-the-scenes look at how an episode is produced; outtakes, bloopers, and unseen footage; and interviews with the cast and crew.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Cree McCree
This much-acclaimed series may be based on the American presidency, but our European allies got first dibs on the DVD -- much to the disappointment of devoted domestic fans, some of whom even bought special players to view the Region 2 discs. Now the rest of us can boot up the debut season, which was definitely worth the wait. Far from seeming dated, The West Wing has aged remarkably well for a show premiered at the turn of the century in a pre-9/11 world. Headed by Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet, a strong ensemble cast demonstrates that office politics are the same everywhere; things just have greater repercussions when your office happens to be the White House. Rob Lowe more than makes up for some bad career moves with his sly turn as deputy communications director Sam Seaborn. Allison Janney actually makes us care about C. J. Cregg, Bartlet's beleaguered press secretary. And John Spencer puts a taut emotional spin on the chief of staff, recovering boozehound Leo McGarry, who sacrifices his marriage to his career. In retrospect, several Season 1 story lines seem eerily prophetic. Among the global crises Bartlet must finesse are a nuclear showdown between India and Pakistan, an American plane shot down by terrorists, and another downed U.S. plane in Iraq. Copious special features include two meaty making-of documentaries and a reel we'd love to see the real White House produce: "Gag Order," a collection of outtakes and bloopers.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2003
UPC:
0085392425921
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
15:56:00
Sales rank:
10,416

Special Features

Closed Caption; First-season making-of documentaries The Primaries and The Inauguration; Behind-the-scenes segments Capital Beat and Sheet Music; Deleted scenes; Gag Order; The West Wing Suite; Off the Record; Audio commentary on 5 key episodes by Aaron Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme, Alex Graves and Christopher Misiano; All-new digital transfers; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Sheen Actor
Allison Janney Actor
Dulé Hill Charlie Young
Lisa Edelstein Laurie (Brittany Rollins)
Allison Smith Leo McGarry's Daughter,Mallory O'Brian
Elisabeth Moss Zoey Bartlet
John Amos Admiral Fitzwallace,Admiral Percy Fitzwallace
Kathryn Joosten Delores Landingham,Deloros Landingham
Michael McGuire Cal Tillinghouse
Robert A.A. Lowe Actor
Tim Matheson John Hoynes,Vice President John Hoynes
Marlee Matlin Joey Lucas
NiCole Robinson Margaret
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Captain Morris Tolliver M.D. (guest)
Stockard Channing Actor,Abigail Bartlet,Abigail Bartlett
Thom Barry Mark Richardson
Timothy Busfield Concannon, Danny,Danny Concannon
F. William Parker Rev. Al Caldwell (guest)
Jorja Fox Gina Toscano
Sara Botsford Jenny McGarry

Technical Credits
Alan Taylor Director
Alex Graves Director
Anthony Drazan Director
Arlene Sanford Director
Bill D'Elia Director
Christopher Misiano Director
Clark Johnson Director
Don Scardino Director
Ken Olin Director
Kevin Rodney Sullivan Director
Laura Innes Director
Marc Buckland Director
Michael Lehmann Director
Robert Berlinger Director
Thomas Schlamme Director

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete First Season
1. Staff [9:59]
2. Josh's Gaffe [4:54]
3. His and Her Pagers [9:34]
4. Tour de Farce [8:14]
5. Executive Wrath [9:26]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. How to Lose a Client [4:46]
2. Just a Joke [7:46]
3. Medial Advice [8:28]
4. Hiring Mandy [11:03]
5. An Act of Terrorism [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. C.J. Finds Out [4:46]
2. A Hovering Cloud [7:46]
3. Charlie [8:28]
4. Cadillac - 1 [11:03]
5. Civis Romanus [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Practical Idealism [4:46]
2. Financial Disclosure [7:46]
3. Political Hardball [8:28]
4. Leo Strikes Out [11:03]
5. Hoynes [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
Disc #1, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete First Season
1. The Ringer [9:59]
2. Big Block of Cheese Day [4:54]
3. Slinging Numbers [9:34]
4. Wolf Pack [8:14]
5. Josh: Include Me Out [9:26]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Trip 9s [4:46]
2. A Census Consensus? [7:46]
3. 7,000 Pages [8:28]
4. Article I Section II [11:03]
5. Nightmare Scenario [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Fashion Statements [4:46]
2. Salmon Tonight [7:46]
3. Kid in the Radio Shack [8:28]
4. Mingle [11:03]
5. Blowing in the Wind [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Detention [4:46]
2. Cabinet Meeting [7:46]
3. Unwelcome Rider [8:28]
4. Chinese Opera [11:03]
5. Nailing It [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
Disc #2, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete First Season
1. Who Da Man? [9:59]
2. Accused [4:54]
3. Unnamed Source [9:34]
4. Worst-Kept Secret [8:14]
5. Meeting Mendoza [9:26]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Christmas Spirit [4:46]
2. Toby's Coat [7:46]
3. Presidential Gifts [8:28]
4. Skid Row [11:03]
5. Honor Guard [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Invasion [4:46]
2. Out of the Loop [7:46]
3. We Got Us a Ball Game [8:28]
4. Deposition Position [11:03]
5. The 82nd Airborne [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Out Cold [4:46]
2. Dr. Bartlet [7:46]
3. Coming Clean [8:28]
4. The Price You Pay [11:03]
5. The Short Straw [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
Disc #2, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete First Season
1. A Sticky Wicket [9:59]
2. In the Trash [4:54]
3. Pressuring Leo [9:34]
4. A Father's Pain [8:14]
5. Second Chances [9:26]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Death Sentance [4:46]
2. 48 Hours [7:46]
3. Joey Lucas [8:28]
4. The Devil You Know [11:03]
5. For I Have Sinned [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. A Judge Jailed [4:46]
2. If The Shoe Fits [7:46]
3. A Secret Plan [8:28]
4. Wesley Police Station [11:03]
5. A Free Man [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Air Force I, 3 AM. [4:46]
2. Agent Tuscano [7:46]
3. Hollywood Mogul [8:28]
4. The Fund-Raiser [11:03]
5. Strange Bedfellows [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
Disc #3, Side A -- West Wing: The Complete First Season
1. Breaking News [9:59]
2. Rival Staffs [4:54]
3. Death Threats [9:34]
4. Telling Charlie [8:14]
5. Oval Office Spat [9:26]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Day of Jubilee [4:46]
2. The Jackal [7:46]
3. $1.7 Trillion [8:28]
4. 40 Acres and a Mule [11:03]
5. Annuit Coeptis [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. How's the Weather? [4:46]
2. Mandy's Memo [7:46]
3. FEC Trial Balloon [8:28]
4. Beat it With a Stick [11:03]
5. Out Here in the Fields [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
Disc #3, Side B -- West Wing: The Complete First Season
1. Over the Wall [9:59]
2. Solemn Work [4:54]
3. Bad News Pollster [9:34]
4. Bush League [8:14]
5. A Great Discussion [9:26]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Report Card [4:46]
2. Friendly Coercion [7:46]
3. Embassy Shuffle [8:28]
4. Caught on Film [11:03]
5. The Poll Truth [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Town Hall Meeting [4:46]
2. Pilot Down [7:46]
3. Columbia [8:28]
4. Policy Jog [11:03]
5. The Rope Line [8:33]
6. End Credits [:37]

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The West Wing - Complete First Season 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
30RockNHipHop More than 1 year ago
For my money, this is still the greatest show in the history of television. Aaron Sorkin is not only the best television and film writer in the world, but is in my view the best working writer we have. The first season of the series does an amazing job of introducing characters and making you love them almost instantly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the beginning The West Wing has been a show to reflect and learn from. Even though the characters are fictional, there is no doubt that many wish they could be real. If you are interested in learning about the concepts of our government purchase this series, sit back and learn, while enjoying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this series and yet wonder why they have excluded the viewers that prefer VHS. Many of us would prefer VHS (or have it in both formats) for convenience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't get anything done. I really thought I knew the characters until this. YOu get an opportunity to watch and watch again picking up on things that we don't always get when it was on TV. I keep watching and rewatching. I love it. I am waiting for the 2nd season to come out on DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must admit that I watch a lot of TV, too much really, and the vast majority of the time I feel guilty about it. But the one show that I never feel guilty watching is The West Wing. There's not a character I don't like, or an episode that does not make me laugh then cry. The writing is at times humorous and at other times inspiring. Finally, I learn something new about government, or people, or the world at large every episode. Who can have guilt over that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is THE best show on television right now, so it is only fiting that the DVD set is also spectacular. The behind the scenes-special features are great! Thank you Aaron Sorkin!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank goodness for TV on DVD - I miss this show very much. The writing, the acting, the directing - everything is pitch perfect. Billed as a drama, this is also one of the wittiest shows to hit network television. You learn an incredible amount about politics and how the government works - all while enjoying the characters and great writing. I recommend buying Season 1 and 2 together because the Season 1 finale is quite the cliffhanger. JUST BUY IT!
KLSiegel More than 1 year ago
What fun revisiting favorite scenes and moments in the first season of West Wing! If you loved the series, if you loved the characters - buy this series! (And if you hated the cliffhanger at the end of Season I, buy Season II at the same time!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series and a great value with 2-sided discs. Many of the ideas that seemed out of reach when the series was broadcast have been realized. It tremendous fun to see what we wished for in a different time. The actors are, of course, perfect in their roles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the West Wing is a brilliant, often funny look at the inner workings of the White House, the role of the President, the White House hierarchy and the craziness of the political landscape. The series addresses many issues and the bitter divide between the party in power and the opposing party, much of which is starkly evident today. You don't have to be a genius to understand the West Wing, even though it's sophisticated entertainment. The writers are exceptional.
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