Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ Comes to Blu-ray and DVD March 26, 2013


One of my favorite films of last year was Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln‘, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis in his Academy Award winning performance as the sixteenth Presiden of the United States. I always enjoy Spielberg’s historical epics, and ‘Lincoln’ was no different. The film, based on the novel, ‘Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln’, which explored the framing of the thirteenth amendment, and the last few months of his life. It’s a truly moving excellent film that explores a part of the history of the United States that isn’t always touched on.

The film features an impressive cast that includes Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and James Spader, all who give some of their finest performances to date. I’ve been looking forward to getting a chance to re-watch this film, so I’m excited to see that Walt Disney Studios will be releasing the film on March 26, 2013, on blu-ray and DVD. There will be a four disc Ultimate Collector’s edition, two disc blu-ray edition, and a single one disc DVD version. Hit the jump to see the differences between the different releases, as well as a trailer for this two time Academy Award winning film.

Here’s a breakdown of what each of the different releases will have to offer:

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

I’m definitely looking forward to the four disc blu-ray set, because it looks like it’s going to have a whole slew of cool history features, and as a history buff, I really can’t wait to delve into them. Are you looking forward to adding ‘Lincoln’ to your movie collection, and which version would you want to pick up? Let me know in the comments below, only here at Chip and Company, and check out the trailer for the film. ‘Lincoln’ will hit blu-ray on March 26, 2013.

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Patrick Campbell is a self a huge geek and cinephile. Currently residing in Orange County, CA, he finds his time watching movies, reading comics, and trying to keep up with the latest film and theme park news. He actively uses twitter. Follow him at @pj_campbell.