The West Wing - The Complete Fifth Season

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Series creator Aaron Sorkin and longtime director Thomas Schlamme bowed out after Season 4, leaving network executives and viewers somewhat apprehensive about the future of this highly regarded series. And, indeed, many West Wing fans claim that the show lost its way during this year. But the 2003-4 run suffers only by comparison to the earlier ones; there are many great episodes among those collected in this box set. The season opener ...
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Special Features

Closed Caption; 2 documentaries: In POTUS We Trust - presidential profile of Josiah Bartlet and his portrayer Martin Sheen; Gaza: Anatomy of an Episode; Commentary on 3 key episodes; Unaired scenes on 3 episodes; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (episodes only)
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Series creator Aaron Sorkin and longtime director Thomas Schlamme bowed out after Season 4, leaving network executives and viewers somewhat apprehensive about the future of this highly regarded series. And, indeed, many West Wing fans claim that the show lost its way during this year. But the 2003-4 run suffers only by comparison to the earlier ones; there are many great episodes among those collected in this box set. The season opener picks up with the daughter of President Josiah Bartlet Martin Sheen in the hands of kidnappers, compelling the distraught chief executive to relinquish the presidency to Speaker Walken John Goodman in the absence of a vice president. The hard-nosed Republican successor subsequently launches an attack on Qumar, and Bartlet is humbled by the disclosure that he authorized the assassination of a Qumari terrorist. Reportedly, Goodman's character was to have played a more prominent role in Season 5, but Zoey Bartlet is quickly rescued and Josiah reclaims the Oval Office when the crisis passes. Viewers wanted him there, not a boorish, brazen pol like Walken. New blood is injected into the show when Gary Cole joins the cast as newly sworn-in VP "Bingo Bob" Russell, who's hardly a hit with the staff. Our favorite episode of the year is the penultimate one, "Gaza," in which staffer Donna Moss Janel Moloney, while on a fact-finding mission in that dangerous strip of land, learns firsthand why the Israelis and Palestinians are so bitter toward each other -- just before she's seriously injured in a car bombing. While it's true that The West Wing was never quite the same after Sorkin and Schlamme left, the show continued to provide thoughtful and provocative entertainment, as is amply demonstrated by the 24 episodes collected herein.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/2005
  • UPC: 012569712768
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 15:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,809

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 1
1. "Come On In, Leo" [4:37]
2. What If? [8:03]
3. Running the Story [9:27]
4. Presidential [8:33]
5. Two Speeches [10:52]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Through the Roof [3:55]
2. Bombing Qumar [8:40]
3. Republican Agenda [9:47]
4. 24 Hours [7:34]
5. The Lord Giveth [11:39]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Message: Action [4:04]
2. Breathe and Walk [10:28]
3. Not Candidates [10:29]
4. VPs on Parade [8:23]
5. Bingo Bob; the Fourth [9:22]
6. End Credits [:38]
1. Lost in Translation [5:08]
2. Complicated [8:16]
3. Asking for Freedom [5:40]
4. Piano-Bench Conference [10:54]
5. State of Sadness [12:28]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #2 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 2
1. Jobs [5:25]
2. On Message [9:42]
3. No Free Lunch [7:48]
4. Correcting Amy [9:42]
5. Senator's Ploy [9:49]
6. End Credits [:39]
1. Twister [4:24]
2. Leo's Woodshed [7:50]
3. AWOL [8:43]
4. Josh vs. the Dome [10:47]
5. Needed: Leadership [10:34]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Mr. Chief Justice [4:55]
2. Delicate Situations [8:14]
3. Lifetime Appointment [8:57]
4. Sent by the President [8:24]
5. Impasse [11:55]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Running on Empty [3:51]
2. Political Poker [9:50]
3. Desperate Measures [10:07]
4. March to the Hill [9:38]
5. One on One [9:00]
6. End Credits [:37]
Disc #3 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 3
1. First Family Holiday [5:25]
2. The AG [4:52]
3. Lose-Lose Issue [8:28]
4. Father of Daughters [8:50]
5. Moral Questions [15:10]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Riyadh Situation [3:15]
2. Short Straw [10:57]
3. Ex-Presidents [8:42]
4. Ex-Presidents 2 [10:40]
5. Lassiter Letter [8:28]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Slap! [3:14]
2. Charlie's Card [8:34]
3. Stingy With Pardons [10:40]
4. Candidates for Commutation [11:07]
5. The Burden [8:44]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Wake-Up Call [3:57]
2. Third Rail [9:26]
3. 42:2 [9:00]
4. Donna: Staff Spy [10:38]
5. Crossing the Divide [9:53]
6. End Credits [:37]
Disc #4 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 4
1. Double Flash [3:05]
2. The Nightmare [9:05]
3. Mars or Bust [7:26]
4. B-2s in the Air [11:02]
5. Mutual Assured Destruction [11:27]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. "We're Hit!" [5:51]
2. Chicken Suit; Halo Drop [7:06]
3. Vietnam [7:41]
4. Tall Lady vs. Taylor [8:46]
5. The Rescued [13:08]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. C.J. Blindsided [4:54]
2. No Room [9:07]
3. Bras and a Book [6:30]
4. The Hoynes Article [7:42]
5. Private Conversations [13:53]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Target: Ellie Bartlet [3:41]
2. Muppets [8:18]
3. Traditional Values Alliance [11:06]
4. Ellie at the Center [10:27]
5. Opposition Research; Big Bird [8:44]
6. End Credits [:37]
Disc #5 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 5
1. Names, Names, Names [4:55]
2. Red Herrings [8:42]
3. On the Short List [8:39]
4. Lang for Mulready [7:07]
5. Extraordinary Dissent [12:08]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Behind the Podium [3:53]
2. Starting With Ike [11:04]
3. Shaw Island [9:41]
4. Another Casey Creek? [7:37]
5. Apprehended [9:42]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Free Trade [5:14]
2. 17,000 Pink Slips [7:40]
3. Donna-Josh Rift [10:19]
4. Josh Didn't Know [10:32]
5. Short Run, Long Run [9:13]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Crash [5:43]
2. Toby vs. Will [7:11]
3. Rinses, Rancor and Plague [10:31]
4. Sartre [9:00]
5. Only a Drill? [10:18]
6. End Credits [:38]
Disc #6 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 6
1. Erez Checkpoint [4:13]
2. E-mail From Donna [7:36]
3. Silence... and Orders [9:05]
4. Staff Opinions [12:01]
5. Admiral's Wife [9:12]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. "My Fellow Americans..." [5:30]
2. Options [9:00]
3. Escalation [8:09]
4. Bratwurst Diplomacy [11:08]
5. Pitching Peace [8:51]
6. End Credits [:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 1
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   Special Features
      7A WF 83429 Commentary by Executive Producer/Writer John Wells and Co-Executive Producer/Director Alex Graves
      The Dogs of War Commentary by Executive Producer/Writer John Wells and Co-Executive Producer/Director Christopher Misiano
   Episodes
      7A WF 83429
         Chapter Index
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      7A WF 83429 Commentary
      The Dogs of War
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      The Dogs of War Commentary
      Jefferson Lives
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      Han
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   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
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Disc #2 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 2
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      Constituency of One
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      Disaster Relief
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      Separation of Powers
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      Shutdown
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   Languages
      Subtitles: English
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      Subtitles: Español
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Disc #3 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 3
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   Special Features
      Political Missteps From Slow News Day With Introduction by Alex Graves: Play All
      Political Missteps From Slow News Day With Introduction by Alex Graves: Introduction by Alex Graves
      Political Missteps From Slow News Day With Introduction by Alex Graves: Bi-Focal Bureaucrat
      Political Missteps From Slow News Day With Introduction by Alex Graves: Meeting of the Minds
      Political Missteps From Slow News Day With Introduction by Alex Graves: Mini State of the Union
   Episodes
      Abu el Banat
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      The Stormy Present
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      The Benign Prerogative
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      Slow News Day
         Chapter Index
         Political Missteps
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      Slow News Day Political Missteps
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
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Disc #4 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 4
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   Special Features
      Political Missteps From Eppur Si Muove: Puppephobia
   Episodes
      The Warfare of Genghis Khan
         Chapter Index
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      An Khe
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      Full Disclosure
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      Eppur Si Muove
         Chapter Index
         Political Missteps
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      Eppur Si Muove Political Missteps
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #5 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 5
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   Special Features
      The Supremes Commentary by Executive Producer Alex Graves, Director Jessica Yu and Writer Debora Cahn
   Episodes
      The Supremes
         Chapter Index
         Commentary
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      The Supremes Commentary
      Access
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      Talking Points
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      No Exit
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   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #6 -- The West Wing: The Complete Fifth Season, Disc 6
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   Special Features
      In POTUS We Trust
      Gaza: Anatomy of an Episode
      Political Missteps From Memorial Day: Play All
      Political Missteps From Memorial Day: Introduction by Christopher Misiano
      Political Missteps From Memorial Day: Mr. President Elect
   Episodes
      Gaza
         Chapter Index
         Start
      Memorial Day
         Chapter Index
         Political Missteps
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      Memorial Day Political Missteps
   Languages
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
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