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  • Published: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2002.
  • Year Published: 2002
  • Edition: Restored director's cut.
  • Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 166 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: PG

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  • 0767860322 :
  • 043396058910

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1776

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Call number: DVD Musical Seventeen

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Book by Peter Stone. Based on the musical play "1776" produced on the New York stage by Stuart Ostrow.

Special features include widescreen presentation, director and screenwriter commentary, screent tests, bonus trailers, production notes, scene selection, interactive menus.

William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, Blythe Danner.

1776 is a delightful musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around the familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England. All events lead up to that most significant date, July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed.

DVD, Region 1 encoding, widescreen.

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This is the director's cut. This film was really worked over before it was released. Nixon was even responsible for an important part of it cut. The commentary is interesting and well worth listening to. William Daniels is a great Adams. According to the commentary, they tried to keep as close to history as possible. Not being a historian I can't speak to that. This is a very enjoyable work. Ron Holgate (who won a Tony for this) is very funny singing "The Lees of Old Virginia". The play opened on Broadway in 1969 and the film in 1972. The material regarding slavery and the political right was radical, for mainstream entertainment, at the time.

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