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Title 1776 [(DVD) videorecording] / Jack L. Warner and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ; producer, Jack L. Warner ; screenplay, Peter Stone ; director, Peter H. Hunt.

Edition Restored director's cut.
Imprint [United States] : Columbia Pictures, 2002.
Publication Info. Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2002]
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 166 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1; digitally mastered; widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1.
Language English soundtrack; optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Cast William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, Blythe Danner, John Cullum, Roy Poole, David Ford, Virginia Vestoff, Ron Holgate, Ray Middleton, John Myhers, Rex Robbins, William Duell.
Credits Director of photography, Harry Stradling, Jr. ; music and lyrics, Sherman Edwards ; based on a conception by Sherman Edwards ; choreography, Onna White.
Note Book by Peter Stone. Based on the musical play "1776" produced on the New York stage by Stuart Ostrow.
Special features: director and screenwriter commentary, screen tests, bonus trailers, production notes.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Audience Rated PG.
Summary 1776 is a delightful musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around the familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England. All events lead up to that most significant date, July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed. This is the DVD "restored" version which runs ca. 166 minutes -- longer than the theatrical release cut, yet shorter than the laserdisc "restored" version.
Subject Stone, Peter, 1930-2003 -- Television adaptations.
Stone, Peter, 1930-2003 -- Film adaptations.
Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Drama.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Drama.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Drama.
United States. Declaration of Independence -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Musicals.
Musical films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Warner, Jack L., 1892-1978, producer.
Stone, Peter, 1930-2003, screenwriter.
Hunt, Peter H., director.
Daniels, William, 1927- actor.
Da Silva, Howard, 1909-1986, actor.
Howard, Ken, 1944- actor.
Danner, Blythe, actor.
Vestoff, Virginia, actor.
Madden, Donald, 1933-1983, actor.
Stradling, Harry, 1925- cinematographer.
Edwards, Sherman, composer.
Ostrow, Stuart, 1932-
Columbia Pictures Industries.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Seventeen seventy-six
ISBN 0767860322
Standard No. 043396058910
Music No. 05891 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
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Delightful and Informative X
December 03 2013
When was the last time you enjoyed Revolutionary War era history, even if you aren't a history buff? The casting in this musical is spot-on. I found myself liking John Adams despite his obnoxious personality; Ben Franklin was positively charming; Thomas Jefferson and his bride were endearing and well captured; and in whole the story was very engaging. From a critically musical perspective, the music was nothing special but the dialogue was so witty that it made up for the musical lack. In short, our entire family laughed all the way through it while learning some mostly accurate history. I would gladly watch it again - and will!
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