John Adams

TV Show
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Running Time: 
501 Minutes

Paul Giamatti's brilliant turn as one of the founders of the U.S, John Adams makes it's way to the high definition format in a gorgeous box set from HBO Home Video.

Decent.  The picture is a bit faded out.  In the dark spots, there is plenty of inexplicable grain.

Biographies of characters, onscreen historical guide, a featurette on author David McCullough and a making-of featurette.

The 7-part series is tantalizing and the acting is completely flawless by the very underrated Giamatti and Laura Linney.  The bonus features are ok although I was hoping for a more in depth historical documentary and comparison film.  The picture is a bit of a let down as it's about as good as the original television broadcast, certainly no better.  The sound is crisp and clear throughout taking this set up a notch along with the great hard shell packaging.