Saturday, March 23, 2013

LINCOLN Blu-ray Review...

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The Most Acclaimed Motion Picture-Drama of the Year, Is Now the Most Highly Anticipated Blu-ray™ Release Available For In-Home
Purchase and Viewing Beginning March 26, 2013!

One of the year’s most critically acclaimed and best reviewed motion picture dramas of the year, DreamWorks Pictures and Steven Spielberg’s “LINCOLN” arrives in North America on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand platforms on March 26, 2013 and Internationally on Digital HD beginning on April 24th and Blu-ray/ DVD on May 8th. With two Academy Award®-wins for “Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role” & “Best Achievement In Production Design”; a Golden Globe for “Best Performance by An Actor In A Motion Picture-Drama”; a BAFTA for “Leading Actor”; and AFI “Movie Of The Year,” “LINCOLN” is this year’s must-own motion picture to add to any collection!

As a 2013 Oscar® and Golden Globe® Award-winner for his performance as America’s 16th president, Daniel Day-Lewis leads an all-star cast including Academy Award® winners Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field. Also starring David Strathaim, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and James Spader, “LINCOLN” is based on a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner. The film is scored by multiple Oscar-winner John Williams.

Inspired by the true-life events confronting Abraham Lincoln and his monumental moral and political challenge to amend the United States Constitution to permanently abolish slavery, “LINCOLN” is a rich and compelling historical and human drama that has been hailed as one of the best film of the year. In-depth bonus features on the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack takes viewers behind-the-scenes of director Spielberg’s life-long fascination with Lincoln and the 12 years it took to bring the story of one of history’s and mankind’s greatest triumphs to the screen.

From DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, in association with Participant Media, “LINCOLN” is directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

In North America, “LINCOLN” will be available for in-home viewing as follows:

4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack Super Set (Blu-ray + Bonus Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

Bonus Features Include:
· The Journey To Lincoln—Steven Spielberg and his collaborators discuss the challenges and excitement of bringing this story of a complex and very human president to the screen.
· A Historic Tapestry: Richmond, Virginia—Steven Spielberg and team discuss the historical significance of Richmond, Virginia, and why they chose to shoot the film there.
· In The Company Of Character—Delve into Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of Lincoln, and discover the authenticity and openness created by the actors and filmmakers on set.
· Crafting The Past—Examine the re-creation of Lincoln’s era through authentic period details in production design, costume and makeup.
· Living With Lincoln—Follow Steven Spielberg, the cast and crew through the shooting of the film, from the battle at Jenkins’ Ferry, through the epic 13th Amendment showdown in the House of Representatives, to Lincoln’s tragic end.
· In Lincoln’s Footsteps—Explore the film’s editing, sound design, and the subtle yet poignant musical score by John Williams, and discover how relevant and inspiring Lincoln still is today.

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack  (1-Disc Blu-ray + 1-Disc DVD)

Bonus Features Include:
· The Journey To Lincoln
· A Historic Tapestry: Richmond, Virginia

1-Disc DVD

Bonus Features Include:
· The Journey to Lincoln

Internationally, “LINCOLN” will be available on Digital HD beginning April 24th and the Blu-ray and DVD will begin releasing May 8th.  Territory release dates, product configurations and bonus materials may vary per market. The international Blu-ray will contain the same six bonus features as the North America Super Set and the DVD special features will include “The Journey to Lincoln” and “Crafting the Past.”

Street Date: March 26, 2013
Rating: PG-13
Feature Run Time: Approx. 150 minutes

Daniel Day Lewis does a great job playing Lincoln. This movie really makes you appreciate all that Lincoln did for our Nation. It was interesting to see the events happening in the the last few months of his life. I was amazed to see the people that worked with Lincoln do everything they could to get the votes he needed to pass the 13th amendment. Sally Field did a remarkable job as Mary Todd Lincoln. She was the perfect person to play Lincoln's wife. I thought it was powerful when they were talking about letting their son Robert enlist in the Army, Mary said if he dies in the war you will have to answer to me sir! I liked seeing the House of Representatives in session and arguing about what to do with the 13th amendment. This film won a lot of awards and I can see why. The story is great and the Actors do an amazing job! 

There are a ton of special features on the Blu-ray. There is even a separate disc loaded with just special features. I liked watching how they decided on the actors to play certain characters. I also enjoyed watching how they made the movie. It was nice to see how welcoming the people of Virginia were to Steven Spielberg and the rest of the cast and crew. 

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Tom G. said...

Can't wait to get this thanks for the reminder!

Nicole Thompson said...


Anonymous said...

Another excellent review thank you

Misty Bowman said...

Great gift idea for my hard to buy for father-in-law!!!

Shauna said...

Yes for sure Misty he will love it! (:

Anonymous said...

Sounds neat

Lynn Carter said...

My brother said this was wonderful!

Rich Mom, Rich Dad. Poor Mom, Poor Dad. said...

I am super stoked to see Lincoln. I absolutely love Daniel Day Lewis and can see him as Lincoln. I loved Gore Vidal's Lincoln, so this one has to be phenomenal.

Becky Andrews said...

Loved Lincoln and look forward to getting it on DVD to watch again.

Angela said...

I know for sure my dad would appreciate and love this! Thanks!!

Phyllis said...

Would love to see this movie.

Johnson Family said...

We want to see this