All the President's Men [2 Discs] [DVD] [1976]

Warner Bros. has done right by one of its finest productions of the 1970s with this two-disc edition of All The President's Men. It offers a new anamorphically enhanced widescreen transfer that is a noticeable improvement on their past edition of this title. There's a slight bit of print damage in the materials used here, but the improved color and sharpness of the image makes up for it. In terms of audio, the disc sticks to the film's original mono soundtrack; it obviously lacks the punch of a stereo track, but it is a well-mixed track that makes effective use of sound effects. As for extras, the first disc offers a commentary track with Robert Redford that offers plenty of interesting behind-the-scenes material about his work on the film, both as a star and a producer. The first disc is rounded out by a gallery of trailers for director Alan Pakula's thrillers for Warner Bros. The second disc is devoted entirely to extras. First up is trio of new featurettes that cover the making of the film, the influence of Woodward and Bernstein's Watergate stories on journalism, and the real identity of the reporter's infamous undercover source, "Deep Throat." All three include new interviews with all the principal cast and crew, as well as Woodward and Bernstein, plus added comments from luminaries like Oliver Stone and Walter Cronkite. The second disc is rounded with a vintage making-of featurette and, more interestingly, an appearance that Jason Robards made on Dinah! in 1976.
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Special Features

  • "Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of All the President's Men"
  • "Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire"
  • "Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat"
  • Commentary by Robert Redford
  • Vintage featurette: "Pressure and the Press: The Making of All the President's Men"
  • Vintage Jason Robards interview excerpt from Dinah!, hosted by Dinah Shore
  • Alan J. Pakula thrillers trailer gallery

Synopsis

All the President's Men
Conspiracy film specialist Alan J. Pakula turned journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's best-selling account of their Watergate investigation into one of the hit films of Bicentennial year 1976. While researching a story about a botched 1972 burglary of Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex, green Washington Post reporters/rivals Woodward (Robert Redford, who also exec produced) and Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) stumble on a possible connection between the burglars and a White House staffer. With the circumspect approval of executive editor Ben Bradlee (Jason Robards), the pair digs deeper. Aided by a guilt-ridden turncoat bookkeeper (Jane Alexander) and the vital if cryptic guidance of Woodward's mystery source, Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook), Woodward and Bernstein "follow the money" all the way to the top of the Nixon administration. Despite Deep Throat's warnings that their lives are in danger, and the reluctance of older Post editors, Woodward and Bernstein are determined to get out the story of the crime and its presidential cover-up. Once Bradlee is convinced, the final teletype impassively taps out the historically explosive results. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Dustin Hoffman
    Dustin Hoffman - Carl Bernstein
  • Robert Redford
    Robert Redford - Bob Woodward
  • Jack Warden
    Jack Warden - Harry Rosenfeld
  • Martin Balsam
    Martin Balsam - Howard Simons
  • Hal Holbrook
    Hal Holbrook - Deep Throat

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