Becky Ann Baker
Almost all of the political commentary (the surprisingly little that there is) has practically nothing to do with Bush (or Cheney, for that matter), so making him the focus of the terrorist attack was unnecessary. Sure, showing the death of our current US leader guarantees a stronger emotional response from viewers (because of its potential realism), but there's not enough justification for it. Any other type of terrorist attack would've served the film's purpose just fine.
Where DEATH OF A PRESIDENT shines is the filmmaking. It mixes both real and newly filmed archival footage, artificial news segments, and talking head commentary (all from actors, most of whom are excellent). In this respect, the movie is an admirable effort. The technical proficiency with which the documentary is handled marks the most interesting thing about it. It's just too bad they couldn't lend some actual meaning to the rest.
Audio Commentary (with director Gabriel Range): A somewhat compelling but very repetitive look at the film, and the events that inspired it.
Audio Commentary (with director Gabriel Range, screenwriter Simon Finch, editor Brand Thumim, and line producer Donall McCusker): An even more repetitive commentary, this time because it revisits topics discussed from the first one. Sometimes even word-for-word. But at least the fact that it's a group discussion livens things up a bit.
Interviews (18:29): These interviews with filmmakers Gabriel Range, Simon Finch, and Brand Thumim pretty much just repeat what was already said in the commentary tracks. But seeing as though the commentary tracks are pretty repetitive themselves, you may as well save yourself the time and watch only this.
Also included is the film's Theatrical Trailer.