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LINCOLN emancipates Blu-Ray on March 26

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Daniel Day Lewis walked out of the Academy Awards with a well deserved grin on his face, as Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln biopic netted him another award and further proof that he may just be one of the greatest actors alive today.

I tried to watch the film on a flight back home last month, but any Oscar-worthy moments were drowned out by the shockwaves of epic snoring thanks to a fat yank sleeping away next to me on the plane. Fortunately, I can try attempt part deux when the Blu-Ray arrives.

Arriving on March 26 in North American markets, international releases of Lincoln will then make their way across the pond for a later April/May release. As usual, there’ll be a choice between a vanilla DVD version, a meatier Blu-Ray and a Meaty Deluxe 4 disc Blu-Ray set.  Here’s what’s on offer on those various menus, via Coming Soon:

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

If you haven’t seen Lincoln yet, well too bad then. Still, if you’re catching an international flight, then you can watch it on that tiny touch screen. If you’re still having doubts though, read Kervyn’s review which praises the film as a powerful piece of American drama bolstered by an ensemble cast.

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