Monday, October 15, 2012

Arriving on DVD and Blu-Ray, October 23rd -- ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER (Review)

Producer Tim Burton and Director Timur Bekmambetov’s
Thrilling Look at the Secret Life of Abraham Lincoln Wields its Axe onto
Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD October 23

Includes Exclusive Animated Graphic Novel and
Loaded With Never-Before-Seen Killer Content

LOS ANGELES, CA. (September 12th, 2012) –The election season is about to get a whole lot bloodier as a historical legend throws his hat into the ring in ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, arriving on Blu-ray™3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD October 23 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. A citizen by day and a hunter by night, this action-packed film with cutting-edge visual effects shows the Lincoln you know – with one additional quality of which you were unaware….until now.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER explores the secret life of Abraham Lincoln before he became President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (Dark Shadows) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.

Based on the New York Times Best Selling novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER stars Benjamin Walker (Flags of Our Fathers), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), Anthony Mackie (The Adjustment Bureau), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Rufus Sewell (The Tourist). The Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ are loaded with killer content and hard action, including an exclusive never-before-scene animated graphic novel prequel about the origins of vampires in the U.S.A. Prebook is September 12.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER 3-Disc Blu-ray™ 3D & 2-Disc Blu-ray™ Special Features
        The Great Calamity Graphic Novel
        Audio Commentary with Writer Seth Grahame-Smith
        The Making of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
            Dark Secrets: Book to Screen
            On the Set: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
            Vampire Hunting: Fight Choreography
            The Art of Transformation: Make-Up Effects
        A Visual Feast: Timur Bekmambetov’s Visual Style
        “Powerless” Music Video by Linkin Park 
My Thoughts:
This is one of those movies that my husband and I were split on. He enjoyed it, while I had a hard time getting into it. We did agree that the effects of this movie were good, and make you feel at times that you were watching real events unraveling, and not just a movie.  But, other than that, I didn't feel that characters were giving 100% to their roles.

Did you see this movie when it was in theaters?  What did you think?  My husband liked how they intertwined real facts about Honest Abe in telling the story. If you are looking for a good movie to get you into the Halloween spirit or are a fan of vampire flicks, then this movie is right up your alley.  But, if you are looking for an intellectual movie that will have you on the edge of your seat, this is far from it.  The plot is foolish and the undeveloped cast of characters makes the movie drag. Sorry -- wished I had liked this movie as much as my husband, but just couldn't get into it.

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world. 
Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy of this movie in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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