1776: Restored Director's Cut DVD

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"A wonderfully happy meeting of our distinct American history with that peculiarly American dramatic forum: the musical comedy." -Wall Street Journal

1776 is a delightful musical celebration of the founding of the United States of America based on the award-winning Broadway production. The story centers around the familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England: the tough unyielding John Adams (William Daniels); the charming and pragmatic Benjamin Franklin (Howard Da Silva); the brilliant young Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard), who is chosen to write the Declaration of Independence even as he longs for the company of his new bride Martha (Blythe Danner); and the rest of the Continental Congress. All events lead up to that most significant date July 4, 1776 when the Declaration was signed. Wonderful songs combined with history make this excellent family viewing.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: PG
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 166 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: July 2, 2002
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
  • Director: Peter Hunt
  • Cast: William Daniels , Howard Silva , Ken Howard , Donald Madden , Blythe Danner , John Cullum , Ron Holgate , David Ford , Virginia Vestoff
  • Genre: Musical
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Director and Screenwriter Commentary
    Screen Tests
    Bonus Trailers
    Production Notes
    Scene Selections
    Interactive Menus
  • Release Date: 1972

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15 Reviews
4.5

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TCM1776: Restored Director's Cut DVD
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (12)
  • Entertaining (12)
  • Great cinematography (7)
  • High production value (7)
  • Informative (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (11)
  • Adult viewers (6)
  • Younger viewers (6)
  • Perfect gift (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (6), Movie buff (5), Avid moviegoer (3)

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5.0

Great Movie

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from Sacramento CA

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Informative
  • Original

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    Comments about this product:

    Love buying movies from TCM.

     
    5.0

    Our forefathers were hilarius.

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    from Doddridge, Arkansas

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

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      Comments about this product:

      I am not familiar with another movie quite like it. For one thing, it was stunningly honest and provocative (and in such an artistic way)about the issue of slavery and how it entered into the pursuit of independence from England. Wow.

      It was informative and fun and the characters were lovely.

      I liked the manner in which the communications between John Adams and his wife were shot.

      All the actors seemed perfect for their roles.

       
      5.0

      Nice addition to my collection.

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      from Florida

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      Pros

      • Entertaining

      Cons

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        • At Home
        • Travel

        Comments about this product:

        Very entertaining!

         
        4.0

        Good movie but doesn't show full screen.

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        from SE Wisc

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining

        Cons

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          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          The movie shows with a black bar on the top and a top bar on the bottom. Very disappointing.

           
          5.0

          Recommended whole hearted-Lee!

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          from South Glastonbury, CT

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Informative
          • Passionate History Lesson

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              Comments about this product:

              This is a great film is about the birth of our nation, told in an entertaining way by wonderful actors, with beautiful costumes of the era. The fact that it's also a history lesson set to music doesn't hurt either. Becoming a beloved favorite that only improves with multiple viewings. Add it to your collections and it will be one of Yours, Yours, Yours.

               
              5.0

              Should be maditory for July 4th

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              from Budd Lake NJ

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              should be manditory ov3er the 4th

               
              1.0

              Not happy

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              from Albany, NYT

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                • Disappointing

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                • At Home

                Comments about this product:

                The tape was a bluetooth and I could only use just a DVD, So it was disappointing.

                 
                5.0

                Music is terrific

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                from Delaware, Ohio

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Informative
                • Original

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                    Comments about this product:

                    Great Actors

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Revolution phase 2

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                    from the moon

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value
                    • Original

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                      Comments about this product:

                      fine

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      OUTSTANDING

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                      from DETROIT,MI

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                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Excellent Audio And Video
                      • Great Cinematography
                      • High Production Value
                      • Informative

                      Cons

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                        Comments about this product:

                        IT IS OUTSTANDING FOR BOTH MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT AND LEARNING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY

                         
                        4.0

                        Great music and a history lesson.

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                        from Denton, TX

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                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • High Production Value
                        • Original

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                          Comments about this product:

                          Great original music.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I would recommend this work to anyone.

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                          from Bellingham, WA

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Great Cinematography
                          • High Production Value
                          • Informative
                          • Original

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                            • At Home
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                            Comments about this product:

                            The movie, while entertaining, is based on fact. I reviewed all of the men who singed the Deceleration of Independence. These men gave up fame and fortune to form a new government. The seeds of the civil war were planted by this congress. John Adams was at his best and so was Thomas Jefferson. All of the men who signed the deceleration were well educated and principled.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Enjoyable....some language strong....

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                            from Arroyo Grande, California

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Enjoyable
                            • Entertaining
                            • Great Cinematography

                            Cons

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                              • At Home

                              Comments about this product:

                              Good overall story about 1776 ---very entertaining musical incorporated with theme. Some of the language a little too strong for me. This is more of an adult movie....

                               
                              5.0

                              Clever, funny, touching, FUN!

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                              from New Haven, CT

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                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • Great Cinematography
                              • High Production Value

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                                Comments about this product:

                                Every year I make this film part of my Independence Day celebration; to remember and appreciate our Founding Fathers and take pride in being an American. 1776 is a great film!

                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Congress never changes

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                                from Clinton, IA

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                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Informative
                                • Original

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                                  Comments about this product:

                                  What wonderful music and insight into the first Congress, and beginnings of this nation. Things have not really changed all that much. I have loved this film through the years and I especially enjoyed the restored director's cut. Everyone should view this look into the past, and learn from it.

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