Movie Renter's Guide - July, 2008



"Mad Men" (Blu-ray)


In New York City, 1960, advertising agencies were having a field day saying whatever they wanted to say about various products, and they were making a fortune doing it. Their egos were huge, their salaries were huge, their power was almost limitless.

And of course, part three of Money, Power, and  . . . Sex.

This high definition TV series just completed Season One, and all the episodes are here.

Don Draper (Hamm) is the centerpiece of the series, and the key player in his advertising agency.

The episodes basically wallow in the booze, the cigarettes, the money, and the sexism that characterized this period of American big business history.


  • Lionsgate/AMC
  • 2007, Color, Unrated, 7 Hr 46 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English DTS HD Master Audio
  • Directed by Various
  • Starring Jon Hamm
  • Entertainment:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Extras:
  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: Mild
  • Language: Mild


Of all the new series that I have seen, this is the best one so far. It is on AMC, and I plan to watch Season 2. I highly recommend it.


Like most new sources, the picture quality of this series is excellent. The soundtrack does not really exploit the capabilities of DTS HD Master Audio, but I didn't expect it to. This is not an action series.


These include director's commentary, Advertising the American Dream, and other things.