Frost Nixon (BLU-RAY)

Frost Nixon

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Running Time: 
123 Minutes

Director Ron Howard admitted voting for Richard Nixon in the 1972-election.

Sure it was nominated for 5 Oscars (including Best Picture) and it has strong pedigree behind it like Frank Langella, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell and Director Ron Howard.  But, what does that all really mean for a movie based around an interview?  Sure, it was one hell of an interview and, yes, it can be argued that it changed political interviews from fluff to accountability, but it is still..an interview.

Ok, the picture isn't the greatest as the color is somewhat faded and it actually gets a little spotty at times.  The sound, however, is crisp and clear.

Some footage of the original interview, making-of, deleted scenes, a look at the Nixon library and commentary.

The commentary is a bit amusing and, with Ron Howard's normal tongue-in-cheekiness, you wonder how such a and befuddled and somewhat soft-spoken person can churn out some of our generations finest films.  It is a shame that the entire original interview couldn't be included (instead of a link to a website - www.frostnixon.com - that houses the original).  The picture quality is a let down and, although the sound on this dialogue heavy movie is great, it isn't enough to save the quality as a whole.

Peter Oberth
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