Posted Thu May 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
Two 1990s presidential comedies will be running for Blu-ray in September.
'The American President' - Director Rob Reiner ('When Harry Met Sally') and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin ('The Social Network') have crafted this romantic comedy about the relationship that blooms between environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening, 'American Beauty') and Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas, 'Wall Street'), the President of the United States. Smitten with one another, Wade and Shepherd want to pursue something deeper, much to the chagrin of the President's loyal Chief of Staff (Martin Sheen, 'Apocalypse Now'), but the two lovers find their connection strained by both global political issues and the machinations of the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee (Richard Dreyfuss, 'Jaws').
'Dave' - Academy Award-winner Kevin Kline ('A Fish Called Wanda') stars in director Ivan Reitman's comedy as Dave Kovic, a likable temp agency owner who bears a striking resemblance to President of the United States Bill Mitchell. After Mitchell goes into a coma during an extramarital affair, his staff tasks Dave with doubling for the President in order to avoid a national scandal. However, what begins as mere subterfuge quickly turns into something meaningful as Dave sets about using his newfound status to make the world a better place, an action that earns him the admiration of Mitchell's wife (Sigourney Weaver, 'Ghostbusters') as well as the ire of his Machiavellian Chief of Staff (Frank Langella, 'Frost/Nixon').
Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $19.98.
You can find the latest specs for 'The American President' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under September 25.
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