Credit Creator Rod Lurie with a timely premise for "COMMANDER IN CHIEF". Geena Davis stars as a woman chosen by a Republican President to be his running mate to secure the moderate vote. When he's brought down by a stroke, she refuses to satisfy conservative requests to step aside, to allow the ultra-conservative Speaker of the House to assume the presidency. From the pilot episode and with consequent episodes, "COMMANDER IN CHIEF" offers great acting, writing and directing. Unfortunately, even with major production changes, the show never won the large audience it needed and was cancelled before a 2nd season could start.
Fans can be happy that a special tv movie is in the works, and then....who knows?
BUENA VISTA has released the first half of the season in a 2 disc "Inaugural Edition" offered here.
The 1.78:1 format is preserved with 16:9 enhancement. It's a spectacular looking transfer with deep colors, flawless contrast and deep blacks and grays. There are no artifacts or grain anywhere.
A Dolby Digital 5.1 mix has been provided. Surround effects are rare but effective. Most separation effects are targeted towards the front soundstage. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.