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1776 (DVD)

Overall Rating Rating 4.8  |  4 reviews  |  Write a review
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Item #: 2384755
    This acclaimed film version of Peter Stone's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, which was one of the last big-budget studio musicals, stars William Daniels (TV's Saint Elsewhere) as John Adams and Howard Da Silva as Ben Franklin. A rollicking, anachronist......more

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This acclaimed film version of Peter Stone's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, which was one of the last big-budget studio musicals, stars William Daniels (TV's Saint Elsewhere) as John Adams and Howard Da Silva as Ben Franklin. A rollicking, anachronistic treatment of the creation of the Declaration of Independence, with the American forefathers conducting themselves with uncharacterstic--and comical--indignity. Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography (Harry Stradling, Jr.)

Actor(s): Andy Albin, Ray Middleton, William Daniels, Blythe Danner, Patrick Hines, Charles Rule, Jordan Rhodes, Emory Bass, William Duell, Fred Slyter, Heber Jentzsch, William Hansen, William H. Bassett, Howard Caine, Leo Leyden, Mark Montgomery, Roy Poole, John Cullum, Ken Howard, Howard Da Silva, Jonathan Moore, John Myhers, Ralston Hill, Daniel Keyes, Barry O'Hara, Frederic Downs, Richard O'Shea, David Ford, Peter Forster, John Holland, Donald Madden, Ronald Holgate, Stephen Nathan, Virginia Vestoff, Jack De Mave, Rex Robbins, William F. Engle, James Noble, Richard McMurray, Gordon Devol
Director(s): Peter H. Hunt
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD Director's Cut
Genre: Musicals
Rating: Parental Guidance
UPC: 043396058910
Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 in
Weight: 0.25 lbs
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  • Better, still not complete

    A good dub of a somewhat restored version of the original. It's still around 10 minutes shorter than the old Laserdisk release, which included all the footage deleted from the theatrical release, so (for example) song like "Sit Down, John" are still somewhat trimmed. But since most of the cast of this film came from the Broadway original, this is as close as we will ever get to experiencing the show in its original form. And it's still a great show that does a remarkable job of mixing musical theatre and mostly pretty accurate history.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The same
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very basic packaging, but DVD appears to be of good quality.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Great movie

    I don't usually care much for musicals, but this one is terrific. Much of it is very funny, and all of it is highly entertaining. It shows much of the struggle and debate, led by John Adams along with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, to get our Declaration passed through the Continental Congress.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • 1776-An experiment in freedom

    1776 tells the story of the Declaration of Independence, from choosing the committe to write it and the battles to get passed and signed unanimously. The political struggles were real, the great men were capable of being petty and selfish as well as brilliant. It's a compelling story which i make a point to watch every 4th of July and every election day. The cast is superb, and the production is terrific.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • 1776

    This is a wonderful movie musical. Although not quite accurate historically, it's close enough. I would recommend this for family viewing.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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