Sunday, June 23, 2013

Now Available on DVD and Blu-Ray -- Killing Lincoln (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this movie from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


The Suspenseful Thriller that Will Take You Behind the Bullet that Killed America's Greatest President Debuted on Digital HD May 21 and Released to Blu-ray and DVD on June 11

"Narrated by Oscar winner Tom Hanks* and produced by Tony Scott (Unstoppable, The A-Team) & Ridley Scott (Prometheus, American Gangster), KILLING LINCOLN delivers a thrilling perspective into the criminal mind of John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators. Watch the conspiracy unfold on Digital HD May 21 and Blu-ray and DVD June 11 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment – just in time for Father’s Day!

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, KILLING LINCOLN is the suspenseful, eye-opening account of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. While some aspects of the plot to slay Lincoln and cripple the newly forming union are widely known, much more of the history unfolds in this insightful thriller. As John Wilkes Booth becomes increasingly obsessed with removing Lincoln from office, a secret faction of conspirators forms, and ultimately empowers Booth to carry out an event that will change America forever. Narrated by Oscar® Winner Tom Hanks* and produced by Tony Scott and Ridley Scott, this historical masterpiece stars Billy Campbell (TV’s The Killing) in a spectacular turn as President Lincoln.

KILLING LINCOLN recounts one of the most dramatic events in American history and details how one gunshot changed the country forever. The movie premiered on the National Geographic Channel and was seen by 3.4 million people, making it the most-watched broadcast in the network’s history. This epic chronicle is the first in a trilogy of books written by Bill O’Reilly and his researcher and partner Martin Dugard that will be adapted for the screen with National Geographic and Scott Free Productions. The second in the trilogy is “Killing Kennedy,” a riveting chronicle of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The final installment in the trilogy is “Killing Jesus,” which follows the events leading up to the crucifixion.

The KILLING LINCOLN Blu-ray and DVD are loaded with extra features and additional content that takes the viewer deeper into the shocking events surrounding the unthinkable tragedy."

*Actor: 1994, Forrest Gump; 1993, Philadelphia.

KILLING LINCOLN Blu-ray and DVD Special Features
        Commentary featuring Executive Producer and Screenwriter Erik Jendresen
        An Interview with Author Bill O’Reilly
        Uncovering the Truth: The Making of Killing Lincoln
        Lincoln In Virginia


My Thoughts:

If you are looking for a good movie to watch this summer on DVD or Blu-Ray, may I suggest "Killing Lincoln," which recently released on 6/11?  My husband and I watched this movie last night, and both agreed that it was one of the best movies we have seen in a while, and by far our favorite movie about the assassination of US President Abraham Lincoln. 

I was happy to see this movie narrated by Tom Hanks, in which Lincoln was played by Billy Campbell (most recently known for his role in TV's, The Killing).  With so many movies about this and other US President assassination and attempted assassinations, what makes this one stand out?  Well, first out, it is produced by Tony Scott and Ridley Scott, who are known for turning out great films.  Also, this film shared little known facts about the assassination plot.  For instance, did you know that Booth wanted to kidnap Lincoln and exchange him for Southern Prisoners of War?  He even spent his over money ($4000, which was a lot at that time), arranging the kidnapping.

This film was a suspenseful thriller, which really did educate us more about the assassination of Lincoln.  While we knew the outcome of the film, the way in which the story was told and unfolded really added to the suspense of this overall great film.  This is one film we will not hesitate to watch again...and again.

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 Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this movie from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. this sounds like a good movie...I would like to see this movie and so does my husband...thanks for your review and sharing

  2. sounds interesting. I have not heard of this movie before