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John Adams to be released on DVD

Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney in John Adams

Preview by Jack Foley

JOHN Adams, the multi Emmy Award® and Golden Globe-winning epic screen adaptation of David McCullough’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, will be released on DVD on February 2, 2009, from HBO Entertainment, just after the final episode airs on Channel 4.

Executively produced by two times Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks and from the team that brought you Band of Brothers, this seven part mini-series swept the board at the 2008 Emmy Awards® with 17 nominations and 13 wins including, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Actress and Outstanding Mini-series.

It also recently won four awards at the 2009 Golden Globes®.

John Adams chronicles the life of the second President of the Unites States, a man whose fiercely independent sprit, reference for the rule of law and commitment to personal liberty profoundly influenced the values on which the United States was founded.

He is widely regarded as one of the most important political figures in American history and key instigator in the United States Declaration on Independence in 1776.

The mini-series also explores the extraordinary relationship between Adams and Abigail his wife of 54 years, a partnership regarded as one of the most moving love stories in American history. John and Abigail are played by Academy Award® nominees Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, while Benjamin Franklyn is portrayed by Golden Globe winning British actor, Tom Wilkinson.

The DVD of the mini-series is released two weeks after Barrack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America as a 3-disc, 7-part series. It’s also packed with extras, including a Making of John Adams behind the scenes feature, an On Screen Historical Guide where viewers can learn historically relevant information about the featured time period and a documentary about David McCullough, the two-time Pulitzer prize winner of the book on which the series is based.