Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The West Wing The Complete Series Collection|
Actors: Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, John Spencer
Director: Jason Ensler
Genres: Drama, Television
The West Wing ventured where no other TV series had gone before: an extraordinarily intimate look at an American President and the inner workings of the White House. Experience all the crises, triumphs, lofty idealism and ... more »
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Claudia R. (gadgetgirl)
Reviewed on 9/8/2014...
This is one of the best series that has ever been written for TV. The case is wonderful, keeps everything neatly organized - I've had no issues with reposting if the cover art is included.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Sarah G. (sarah1975) from ATLANTA, GA
Reviewed on 8/15/2013...
Since another member posted a comment that this series couldn't be posted to SwapADVD I checked with the SwapADVD staff and they provided the following feedback:
"The UPC code must appear on any DVDs that you post--that means if the UPC appears only on the box that holds a set of DVDs, then the box must be sent with the DVDs. If the UPC appears on a label that was attached to the set, then the label must be included. The requestor will be able to re-swap them ONLY if the discs she or he receives include the official UPC, printed by the manufacturer.
If you have the label with the UPC, you may post your set into the system, as long as it also meets other requirements or being postable. To learn more, please see the Help Center doc, "Is my DVD okay to post here?"."
So, if you have both the label with the UPC code and the box with the DVDs, and they meet the other requirements of being postable then this series can be posted.
And, for the record, this is an absolutely wonderful series and the extras included with the series are also delightful.
Scott W. (gotaloveit) from LAYTON, UT
Reviewed on 10/3/2011...
The problem with this set is that it can not be posted on here because it doesn't have a UPC on the box after it has been opened and the site requires that to post anything.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
No English subtitles, packaging scratches disks
R. C. Harris Jr. | Oslo, Norway | 12/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The West Wing is by far the best television series I've ever seen. 5 stars for that. However this set, although nice to look at, has too many flaws for me to recommend it very highly. 3 stars for this set.
My main gripe is that there are no English subtitles. Why not? There is plenty of space on the disks and subtitles don't take up that much. The gain would be far greater than the cost!
I often have to rewind episodes three or four times to catch a phrase that I can't quite make out hearing the first or second time. There is often so much background noise (sirens, crouds, music, etc) that one can't make out all the brilliant dialogue by only listening to the audio.
The UK editions have English subtitles, so why can't the American versions?
Another gripe is the packaging. While it is very nice to look at on the shelf, cleverly designed with file folders holding each season, it is impractical and scratches the disks! The folders are hard cardboard and the slits (not even lined with felt or soft material) are so narrow you have to really press the disks in, damaging and scratching them up!
The UK boxed set uses 22 slimline DVD cases, holding two discs each, all packaged within season-by-season slip cases.
I recommend paying a little extra and ordering the UK version instead: ASIN B000I8OC08 on Amazon.co.uk. It has the same 21+ hours of extras this set has so you won't be missing anything except the booklet and script, which frankly doesn't add much value.
Edit: As somebody kindly pointed out in the comments, seasons 1-5 have subtitles. Only seasons 6 & 7 are without English subs."
Westwing the complete series
Maria Amaro | 01/24/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, what a joy it was to actually get my hands on this wonderful series.
It is everything I thought it would be, except that after season four, English subtitles are no more. Being a hearing impaired person, I was very very disappointed to find this out. The booklet never said...interestly the Individual box sets have English sub titles...So, If you're hearing impaired or deaf, buy the box set individually....it is a good series thought..."
Why this series is important.
William Bullard | Fayetteville, AR | 10/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think this set has a few advantages that will make it an essential part of many collections. First off, it's a visually beautiful DVD set. From the single picture, I can see that a lot of thought was put into the packaging. This makes the set stand out far above the standard cardboard flip books that make up most sets.
Next up, it'll make a great set to give to people as a Christmas gift. Now I know that many DVD sets are given out each year, but this is different. It can be argued that the entire series was created and maintained with one goal in mind..... to raise the level of public debate, and to educate our society in the workings of the government. THAT makes this a set that I can't wait to buy, and lend out to younger adults. These kids will one day be our leaders, and even if they don't agree with the politics of the series, they could gain a thirst for serving the people.
Also, as other members in the "club" of faithful fans can understand, the money is a small price to pay for a complete set of this wonderful series. It's not just the politics, but the characters brought to life by a perfect combination of talent. This series was more than something to talk about over the water cooler, it changed lives. For me, they became like members of my family. I have many goals to accomplish in my 70ish years on this earth, one is to sit down and meet Richard Schiff. This series will show you why.