[New York] : HBO Video, 
3 videodiscs (ca. 501 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Includes English and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Danny Huston, David Morse, Sarah Polley, Tom Wilkinson, Clancy O'Connor, Rufus Sewell, Justin Theroux.
Producers, David Coatsworth, Steven Shareshian ; director, Tom Hooper ; directors of photography, Tak Fujimoto, Danny Cohen ; editor, Melanie Oliver ; composers, Rob Lane, Joseph Vitarelli.
Originally broadcast on HBO as a seven-part mini-series in 2008.
Based on the book written by David McCullough.
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history.
Special features: Discs 1-3: Facts are stubborn things: an exclusive onscreen historical guide; disc 3: Documentary: David McCullough: painting with words (a rare and personal glimpse at the life and works of author David McCullough); "The making of 'John Adams'" featurette.
Disc one: Part I: Join or die / written by Kirk Ellis ; pt. II: Independence / written by Kirk Ellis -- disc two: pt. III: Don't tread on me / written by Kirk Ellis ; pt. IV: Reunion / written by Kirk Ellis & Michelle Ashford; pt. V: Unite or die / written by Kirk Ellis -- disc three: pt. VI: Unnecessary war / written by Kirk Ellis ; pt. VII: Peacefield / written by Kirk Ellis .
MW, 6-08; 8-08(add); 9-08(add); 5-09(rpl); 8-12(rpl)
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