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West Wing: The Complete Second Season, The
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 86 (Jul 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

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WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Side A of the first disc includes audio commentary by creator Aaron Sorkin, director Thomas Shlamme, and actors Bradley Whitford and Janel Moloney for "In The Shadow Of Two Gunmen Pt. 1"; while Sorkin, Schlamme, and actor Martin Sheen provide commentary on Part 2. Sorkin, Schlamme, and Whitford also provide a commentary track on the "No

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 31621
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $59.98
(DVD Type): Four-Disc Set: DVD-18 x 3 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 957
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000 & 2001
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 05/18/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Thomas Schlamme, Alex Graves, Ken Olin, Christopher Misiano, Jeremy Kagan, Paris Barclay, Laura Innes, Scott Winant, Lou Antonio, Michael Engler, Jessica Yu, Bryan Gordon, Bill Johnson, Robert Berlinger
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
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DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVDs exhibit this television series with satisfying image quality. While the picture can have a slightly soft appearance, details can be nicely rendered. Bright whites often appear hazy, creating a glowing look in many scenes throughout the series. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. The picture can appear a bit dim and wanting in more contrast. While edge enhancement is not a problem with this set, there is some pixelization noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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