On this President’s Day holiday, FilmEdge reviews the new Blu-ray edition of Alan J. Pakula‘s political thriller ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as the Washington reporters Woodward and Bernstein who trailed clues of the 1972 Watergate break-in directly to the White House.
This gritty drama retains its distinctive 1970s look in an HD transfer that reveals the minutiae of details in Gordon Willis‘ superb cinematography. A powerhouse cast including Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Martin Balsam, Jack Warden, Hal Holbrook and Ned Beatty put William Goldman‘s taut script on its feet with thoroughly engrossing effect even three decades after the resignation of Richard Nixon.
A solid collection of Bonus Features take you behind the scenes of film production and update the discussion with cast, crew and journalists who prompt an intriguing discussion of how the press and politics have changed since 1972. This Blu-ray edition of ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN smartly illustrates how relevant — and entertaining — this film remains as both a document of a watershed moment in American history and a cautionary tale which still resonates today. Visit FilmEdge to read our complete review, and don’t miss this classic work of 1970s cinema!