DVD Rating: **

Reviewed by: Andrea Mullaney

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Given the age of the series, it doesn't look too dated, with a clear print making the most of rather flat filming techniques.

There are no extras about the mini-series itself, but four pieces of historical footage which will be useful to students of the period: Kennedy's original inaugural address, his speech in Berlin (see him declare himself a Berliner, or hamburger as he actually said), a stodgy Ministry of Defense (US spelling) film about the Cuban missile crisis and a film about the engagements and events he took part in over the two days before the assassination.

These are all pretty interesting and provide the side-benefit of being able to compare and contrast Kennedy's accent with Martin Sheen's take on it.

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2003
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TV mini-series on the life and death of an American president.
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Product Code: 3711505283

Region: 2

Ratio: 4:3

Sound: Dolby Digital mono

Extras: Three documentaries sourced from the JFK archives in Boston: One Week In October; The Last Two Days; One Day In Berlin; The Inaugural Address

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