'Lincoln' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Wed Mar 6, 2013 at 01:25 PM PST by

Steven Spielberg's Academy Award nominated biopic is heading to Blu-ray!

In an early announcement to retailers, Disney/Buena Vista has revealed 'Lincoln' will hit Blu-ray on March 26.

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.

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.

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!

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements will 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; and A Historic Tapestry - Richmond, Virginia: Spielberg and his team discuss the historical significance of Richmond, Virginia, and why they chose to shoot the film there.

The 4-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack will add a few exclusives including: 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.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is $39 while the 4-Disc combo is $45.

You can find the latest specs for 'Lincoln' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 26.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Lincoln (2-Disc Combo Pack) (Blu-ray)
Lincoln (4-Disc Combo Pack) (Blu-ray)
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