Originally released as a television series from 1999-2000.
Based on the series created by Aaron Sorkin.
Special features: commentaries from Aaron Sorkin, "The West Wing" creator and director Thomas Schlamme on five key episodes, including the "Pilot," "What kind of day has it been," "Take this Sabbath day," "In excelsis deo" (featuring additional commentary from co-executive producer/director Alex Graves) and "Celestial navigation" (with co-executive producer/director Chris Misiano joining Sorkin and Schlamme); all-new digital transfers; "The Primaries" and "The West Wing inauguration"--In-depth making-of documentaries; exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage from "The West Wing's" first season, including "Capital Beat" and "Sheet Music"; "Gag order"--a collection of outtakes and bloopers; "Off the record"--outtakes from various cast and producer interviews; deleted scenes.
Directors of photography, Thomas Del Ruth ... [et al.] ; editors, Russell Denove ... [et al.] ; original music, Roxanne Lippel ; costume designer, Lyn Paolo ; production designer, Ken Hardy.
John Spencer, Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Moira Kelly, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford.
Headed by President Josiah Bartlet, demonstrates that office politics are the same everywhere; things just have greater repercussions when your office happens to be the White House. Stories surround the President; his deputy communications director Sam Seaborn; his beleaguered press secretary, C.J. Cregg; the chief of staff, recovering boozehound Leo McGarry, who sacrifices his marriage to his career. Among the global crises Bartlet must finesse are a nuclear showdown between India and Pakistan, an American plane shot down by terrorists, and another downed U.S. plane in Iraq.
DVD format, region 1 encoding, Full screen presentation, Dolby surround, stereo.
English dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Multiple Emmy Awards; George Foster Peabody Award; Humanitas Prize; Television Critics Association Awards: Outstanding Achievement in Drama, New Program of the Year, Program of the Year; TV Guide Award; Excellence in Production Design Award; Artios Award; Imagen Award; Prism Award; Shine Award; Maggie Award; Gracie Allen Award; Vision Award; Quality (Q) Awards: Best Quality Drama, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor; Golden Satellite Awards: Best Television Drama Series, Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series.