Thursday, June 13, 2013

Killing Lincoln on Blu-ray (review)

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.


I wasn't sure I would like this because it isn't really something that interest me but I gave it a chance. I am glad I did.

This is very well done and the acting is fantastic. I didn't really know the story of how he had died since I don't think I ever learned any of it in school (I went to French schools here in Canada) but I am so happy I have watched this movie. I haven't read the book but I had heard of it before.

Would this be something I would ever watch again? I don't think I would ever watch it again. Not because it isn 't any good (I think it is a good one) but this genre of movies isn't something I would watch more than once but I do know some people who would.

If your father is into all this history stuff I think he might enjoy this Blu-ray.  

*The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.*

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