The West Wing - Complete Season 5 details
|Starring:||Glenn Close, Martin Sheen, Matthew Perry, Dule Hill, Janel Moloney, Bradley Whitford, John Spencer, Gary Cole, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff, Stockard Channing, Allison Janney|
|Directors:||Laura Innes, Chris Misiano, Alex Graves|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
The West Wing - Complete Season 5 - Disc 1
|12 Disc 1|
The West Wing - Complete Season 5 - Disc 2
|12 Disc 2|
The West Wing - Complete Season 5 - Disc 3
|12 Disc 3|
The West Wing - Complete Season 5 - Disc 4
|12 Disc 4|
The West Wing - Complete Season 5 - Disc 5
|12 Disc 5|
The West Wing - Complete Season 5 - Disc 6
|12 Disc 6|
|Run time:||16 hours 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Apr 2005|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, English, French, Hebrew|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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As good as everBy TheMovieman (32 reviews) from Ramsbottom , 26 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]What is it about the Americans? They produce so much high quality drama. The West Wing is intelligent, witty, profound and superbly well acted and directed.The US must be wishing that Jed Bartlett could be the real president.
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Edge of my seatBy a customer from Horsham , 03 Mar 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI loved this first disc of Season 5. Was on the edge my seat as the Zoe kidnapping storey unveiled itself. Thank goodness President Bartlett is now back in the Whitehouse where he should be - it felt wrong without him! Can't wait for the next disc to come to me.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008After having read some of the reviews for season 5 I started to watch this season with trepidation, but I was astonished to discover that season 5 is not just good, it's fantastic! In fact, I enjoyed it more than seasons 3 and 4 -- and I didn't expect that!
Of course it's different to the 'light, bright and sparkling' first two seasons, but it needed to be. I don't think that wish-fulfilment fantasy could have lasted beyond season four, and in my opinion the cracks were already beginning to show by the end of the fourth season.
Season five sees a more gritty approach to both the characters, their relationships and the business of politics. The days of Aaron Sorkin's Camelot are over, and we get to see the West Wing without rose tinted glasses. At this point these people have been in power for six years. They came to Washington to change the world and they're realising that they haven't done it -- and that they're running out of time to make a difference. Tempers are frayed, relationships start breaking down. It's fabulous drama and the acting is, as ever, sublime. There wasn't a single episode of S5 that I didn't enjoy, but for me the stand outs were: Constituency of One, Disaster Relief, Shutdown, The Supremes, No Exit, Gaza, and Memorial Day.
The received wisdom seems to be that no one could write The West Wing as well as Sorkin, and I've even seen it suggested that if you enjoy this season you're not smart enough to appreciate the genius of the first four seasons. Well, that may be true. Obviously, if it is, I'm not smart enough to realise it! But The West Wing has always been greater than the sum of its parts, and it continues to be so with other writers at the helm. Real fans of the show -- of the characters, the drama, the politics and the relationships -- will relish season five, as much for the changes as for what stays the same.
Rent or buy it now, you won't be disappointed!
Consistently brilliantBy a customer from London , 09 Apr 2008Consistently brilliant
politics at it's best.By fibber (31 reviews) from Lancaster , 24 Feb 2008It's worth joining love film just to feel the excitement of those discs of political gold dropping onto your doormat.
Top notchBy a customer from Bury St. Edmunds , 11 Nov 2007Excellent, asalways with Sorkin's work