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Election Edition
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 135 (Oct 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris, Bob Hoskins, E.G. Marshall, David Paymer, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Sorvino, Mary Steenburgen, J.T. Walsh & James Woods

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One include two commentary tracks, both by Stone. Disc Two includes 12 deleted scenes, a 35-minute featurette Beyond Nixon, a 55-minute interview with Charlie Rose and Stone, the original theatrical trailer, and up-front previews. This Extended Directors Cut adds 26 minutes of footage, bringing it to a running time of 3 hours, 32 minutes.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 55760
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For language
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 212
(Color Type): Color With B/W Sequences
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1995
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/19/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Oliver Stone
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Nominated for four Academy Awards

DVD Picture:
Whites bloom in the anamorphically enhanced 2.39:1 DVD, which can give the image a washed-out, ethereal appearance. Resolution can be slightly soft, but is generally sharp. Compression artifacts are also noticeable on occasion. But black levels are solid

There is an audible sense of depth in the front stage of the Dolby