Lincoln – Now available on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Download


Every now and then I see a movie in the movie theater that I know I MUST add to my family’s move collection. Once such movie is Lincoln. I was fortunate to see the movie before it opened in theaters. The moment the end credits started to roll I knew I just had to have the film for our movie collection.

Lincoln is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download, Movies on Demand and other media sources. If you have not seen the movie yet I highly recommend it. The film was epic!

To be honest with you, when I first found out I was going to see the film I was worried that I would be so bored that I would dose off in the theater. I was looking for someone to pinch me to keep me awake (:-)). Within the first few minutes of the film, when Daniel Day-Lewis spoke as President Linoln for the first time, I was hooked. As boring as I think history is at times there was no way I was going to fall asleep on this movie.

There is a reason why Daniel Day-Lewis won for Best Actor at this year’s Academy Awards. He WAS Lincoln! His performance was down right astonishing! It’s as if someone went back in time, grabbed Lincoln and brought him back into the 21st Century. His voice, his manerisms, his appearance… Daniel Day-Lewis was Lincoln with every fiber of his being. He HAD to win the Oscar for Best Actor. There was no way he could lose that category.

Lincoln also stars Sally Field as Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd. Also staring in the film is Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, David  Strathairn and Hal Holbrook.

There is so much that this film brought to light that I never knew about President Lincoln. I admit I didn’t pay much attention in History class. I wish I had.

Lincoln Daniel Day-Lewis

The movie is based on a book written by Doris Kearns Goodwin called Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. The book, as well as the film, is 100% factual. A team of historians was assembled to make sure everything was as factual as humanly impossible. The film writers took zero creative liberties with this film.

The film shows viewers how Lincoln was very much a dotting father on his two children, Robert and Tad. It also showed the strained relationship with is wife Mary, due largely in part to the loss of their eldest son.

Lincoln did all he could to make sure the Thirteenth Amendment was pass, including trading political favors and allowing his aides to deal in vote brokering.

If you asked me to sum up this film in one would it would have to be EPIC. Everything about the film is amazing, from the acting to the costumes and from the scenery to the story it’s self. Truly amazing.

This is NOT necessary a “family friendly” film. I think it’s OK for children ages 12+, unless you have a 10 year old who is totally into history. There really isn’t anything “bad” about the film (no nudity, sex or things like that). I just feel that the subject matter is very “deep” and they actors speak they way they did back in that time period. Even as an adult I found myself at a loss from time to time trying to figure out what they were saying.


If you would like to read my original review you can find it here – Linoln Movie Review.

I have the Blu-ray/DVD copy of the film that I was sent free to review (there was no compensation).

There are A LOT of great bonus features available. I have the 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack Super Set which includes Blu-ray, a bonus Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download.

The bonus features include;

The Journey To Lincoln – Steven Spielberg and others discuss how they brought Lincoln to life on the big screen.

A Historic Tapestry: Richmond, Virginia – The film team share with viewers the historical significance of Richmond, Virginia.

In The Company Of Character – Daniel Day-Lewis and the other main characters discuss what it was like to be a part of this magnificent film.

Crafting The Past – I found this featurette especially interesting. It discusses how the filmmakers paid close attention to every single detail that went into the making of the film, from the wallpaper you see on the wall (one wallpaper has an identical design to wallpaper seen behind President Lincoln in an actual photograph). It’s interesting to see how much thought went into every scene.

Living With Lincoln – More behind the scenes information and thoughts from Steven Spielberg and others involved in the film.

In Lincoln’s Footsteps – This was another interesting featurette. It talks about the music and sound that went into the making of the film. They actually recorded a pocket watch that belonged to Lincoln so they had an accurate sound – the same ticking that Lincoln himself heard when he owned the watch.

The bonus features were all very intereseting. I feel that they enriched my viewing experience. You tend to see movies in a whole new light when you know what went on behind the scenes to bring the movie to life.

Look for Lincoln where ever movies are sold.

You can follow the movie on it’s official website, www.TheLincolnMovie.com.  You can also “like” the film on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/LincolnMovie)  and on Twitter (@LincolnMovie). You can also follow the conversation on Twitter with the hastag #LincolnMovie.

Here is the movie’s original trailer for your convenience. You can also see the trailer here, http://bit.ly/R1d4NV.



*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.


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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. saminder gumer says:

    i have not seen this movie, but have heard it is really good. i will probably get it on redbox.

  2. Vickie Couturier says:

    Ive heard both good an bad reviews on this movie,,I would like to see it though,,I like the clips ive seen so far

  3. Tammy S says:

    I really want to see this movie. It looks so good and did well during the award season. I really like Daniel Day-Lewis as an actor. I can’t wait to see this movie. I think my daughter would even enjoy watching this. Thanks for the review!

  4. i still need to see this. the length holds me back lol
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  5. missed this at the theather–so I am going to buy it for myself…..happy saturday
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  6. Thank you for the review, my brother would just love to have this. he loves stuff like this and long movies. I will be getting it for his b-day.

  7. Betsy Barnes says:

    I’m glad this is out now, I want to get it for my mom, she’ll love it 🙂

  8. We cannot wait to see Lincoln! My husband and I don’t get out to the movies as often as we like to, and we had to pick our big screen watching when so many greats came out. So psyched that it is finally available!!!!
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  9. June M. says:

    I love history so I am definitely interested in this movie. I don’t go to theaters much because I can’t sit for that long without having to get up & move due to my back/hip/leg problems, so DVDs/Netflix are my way to watch movies.

  10. Janet W. says:

    I’ve heard great things about this movie! My husband and I love anything about history, so we would really enjoy this!

  11. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I’m really looking forward to seeing Lincoln I’ve heard nothing but good things about the movie I really enjoyed your review. I really enjoy historic movies just the costumes the history true history movies um just really really good movies

  12. I really enjoyed the movie, my wife and I made a date out of it. She slept through a good portion in the middle of the film. Day-Lewis did a spectacular job but I didn’t expect any different from him. I will definitely be watching it again, maybe my wife will too!

  13. jamie braun says:

    ive been wanting to see this since i first saw the trailer on tv! I cant wait to go pick it up and snuggles on the couch with my hubby for hours watching it!

  14. Claudia says:

    I would love to see this movie, I read bad reviews on this movie, I didn’t have the chance to see Lincoln on theaters , I am glad I can get the movie and watch it now. thank you!

  15. This sounds like such a great movie, I didn’t get to see it when it was out at the theaters. Hopefully I will get to see it soon.
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  16. s riches says:

    I saw this movie at the theater and it is great. In my opinion Lincoln should have won the best picture Oscar.

  17. Kate F. says:

    Thanks for the review! I still need to see this movie.

  18. Susan Smith says:

    Nice review, I haven’t seen this movie yet but I do plan to borrow it from the library.

  19. Amy Green says:

    been dying to see it-have to rent-love the whole cast!