Warner Bros. is getting "Presidential" with the November 7 releases of The West Wing: The Complete Seventh Season and The West Wing: The Complete Series on DVD.
Fans will get a double dose of their favorite president when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases both The West Wing: The Complete Seventh Season and The West Wing: The Complete Series on DVD November 7, 2006, allowing collectors the chance to finally own a complete set of this critically acclaimed series. Consumers can top off their existing collections with the addition of the final, seventh season DVD box set or take the opportunity to own the deluxe, complete series gift set, which contains the entire library beautifully packaged in one elegant, all-inclusive box.
The West Wing: The Complete Seventh Season contains all 22 episodes, along with never-before-seen footage and other bonus features in a six-disc set that will retail at $59.98 SRP. The West Wing: The Complete Series contains all 154 episodes of the series, as well as enhanced content, on 45 DVDs and will retail at $299.98 SRP.
In this final, seventh season, it's the end of one era and the beginning of another as President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen) prepares to pass down the presidential torch and Congressman Matthew Santos (Jimmy Smits) and Senator Arnold Vinick (Alan Alda) battle it out on the campaign trail, both hoping to become his successor. This season is jam packed with drama as it includes a live debate, an election, a transition and a final performance by and remembrance of the late John Spencer.
This final season of The West Wing earned six Emmy nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Martin Sheen, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Allison Janney and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Alan Alda.
The perfect holiday gift for any The West Wing fan, The West Wing: The Complete Series contains all 154 episodes of the series on 45 DVDs featuring 112 hours of amazing content. Consumers can relive all seven seasons of this award winning series which has garnered 24 Emmy Awards, including four for Outstanding Drama Series, two Golden Globes, including one for Best TV Drama Series, two Peabody Awards and more!
The dossier gift set also contains hours and hours of viewing extras featuring all of the enhanced content contained on previous season set releases which includes over 20 commentaries, over 20 documentaries and behind-the-scenes featurettes, gag reels, unaired scenes and more! The box set will also include an element that has never before been released on a The West Wing DVD set -- the original pilot script along with an introduction by series creator Aaron Sorkin.
"It is with great pride that we bring the final chapter of `The West Wing' to viewers along with the complete series gift set. Aaron Sorkin and John Wells did a tremendous job of creating multi-dimensional characters and intriguing drama while bringing focus to timely topics and treating fans to the inner-workings of the White House. It is a show that will be missed," commented Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV Marketing.
She added, "We anticipate enthusiastic consumer response for these two DVD releases as fans look forward to completing their `The West Wing' collections or buying the entire series all at once with this unique dossier gift set. Additionally, with the holiday season soon upon us, both releases serve as great gift ideas for any `The West Wing' devotee or fan of quality television."
The West Wing premiered in the fall of 1999 and follows the challenges and responsibilities of the U.S. President Josiah Bartlet and his White House staff. The ensemble cast includes Alan Alda as Senator Arnold Vinick, Stockard Channing as First Lady Abigail Bartlet, Dule Hill as Charlie Young, Allison Janney as C.J. Cregg, Josh Malina as Will Bailey, Janel Moloney as Donna Moss, Richard Schiff as Toby Ziegler, Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet, Jimmy Smits as Senator Matt Santos, John Spencer as Leo McGarry and Bradley Whitford as Josh Lyman.
The West Wing previously won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 along with 20 individual Emmys awarded to writers, actors and crew. Moreover, the show holds the record for the most Emmys won by a series in a single season by winning nine during its first season on the air. By winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, the show is tied with "Hill Street Blues" and "L.A. Law" for most Emmys won in that category. Currently, "The West Wing" ranks 8th in all-time number of Emmy Awards won by a series.
DVD Features - The West Wing: The Complete Series:
- All 154 Episodes of this Award Winning Series
- Pilot Script and Forward by Series Creator Aaron Sorkin
- Hours and Hours of Viewing Extras From All Seven Seasons!
DVD Features - The West Wing: The Complete Seventh Season:
- "Live from the Director's Chair" - A multi-angle view from the truck as the director calls the live show (RT 47:00 approx.)
- "Countdown to West Wing Live" - Behind-the-scenes featurette (RT 25:00 approx.)