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April 8, 2013

LINCOLN Blu-ray & DVD Review


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!
BURBANK, Calif. (March 5, 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 LincolnSteven 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, VirginiaSteven Spielberg and team discuss the historical significance of Richmond, Virginia, and why they chose to shoot the film there.
·      In The Company Of CharacterDelve into Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of Lincoln, and discover the authenticity and openness created by the actors and filmmakers on set.
·      Crafting The PastExamine the re-creation of Lincoln’s era through authentic period details in production design, costume and makeup.
·      Living With LincolnFollow 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 FootstepsExplore 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
Direct Pre-book:                    January 29, 2013
Distributor Pre-book:           February 12, 2013
Suggested Retail Pricing:      4-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack = $28.00 U.S./$32.50 Canada
                                                2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack = $24.50 U.S./$28.00 Canada
                                                1-Disc DVD = $17.99 U.S./$22.50 Canada
Digital/On-Demand = please check with your television provider and/or favorite digital retailer for pricing
Rating:                                    PG-13
Feature Run Time:                Approx. 150 minutes
Aspect Ratio:                          Blu-ray: 1080p High Definition Widescreen (2.40:1)
                                                DVD: Widescreen 2.40:1– Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions
Audio:                                     English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages:                             French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
Subtitles:                                English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles (Applies To Film Content Only)
Those who would like to stay connected with the exciting “LINCOLN” release are encouraged to:
·      “Like” the Facebook page at facebook.com/LincolnMovie
·      Follow us on Twitter at @LincolnMovie
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·      View videos at YouTube.com/LincolnMovie
About DreamWorks Studios:
DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed in 2009 and led by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.  The company recently released The Help, which has resonated with audiences around the country and earned over $100 million at the U.S. box office. Upcoming releases include Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. DreamWorks Studios can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/DreamWorksStudios and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dw_studios.
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Our Review:
I did not get a chance to see this film when it was released in the theaters, but I am so glad that I was lucky enough to get a copy of the Blu-ray and DVD combo for my review. Daniel Day-Lewis is amazing in this film, it is no wonder why he won Best Actor for the work he did. Set in 1865, the costumes are amazing. As I watched the movie, it was clear that Spielberg paid attention to every little details. I felt like I stepped right into a history book. The movie documents the last 4 months of Lincon's life. I got to see his attempt to end the civil war as well as the dramatic moment where he was murdered. I must admit that even though I knew he was going to die, I just could not bear watch our nation losing someone so great. It was wonderful to see this visionary leader come to life in Spielberg's work. Watching Lincoln has definitely appreciate Presidents' Day that much more. Even if you have seen this movie in the theaters, I would still recommend picking up the Blu-ray and DVD combo. The Blu-ray includes interesting footage that takes you behind the scenes and reveal how the making of this film was possible. I thought that learning about how make up and costumes were put together so that this period film could appear authentic is especially interesting.

To buy it, please visit your local stores where DVDs are sold. You could also buy it online here:  http://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-Four-Disc-Blu-ray-Digital/dp/B00AZKCU7G/ref=sr_1_4?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1365662803&sr=1-4&keywords=Lincon

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.


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