Reelz Recommends: A Thrilling Period Movie that Reimagines Our Greatest President as Action Hero on DVD/Blu-ray
10.23.12 by BJSprecher
"History prefers legends to men."
Embark on a journey to the past to discover the astonishing secret life of the 16th President of the United States and the real reason for the American Civil War.
The Flick: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
The Skinny: Visionary Russian director Timur Bekmambetov's follow-up to Wanted (2008) is
based on Seth Grahame-Smith's best-selling biographical horror novel of the same name. Grahame-Smith, who wrote the screenplay adaptation himself, also wrote the Dark Shadows screenplay for Tim Burton, who co-produced Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
The Players: Benjamin Walker (Flags of Our Fathers) stars as Abraham Lincoln, a vampire killer since childhood and becomes an Abolitionist and politician after discovering that vampires purchase slaves for use as food. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper, Rufus Sewell and Robin McLeavy also star.
The Goodies: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D today, Oct. 23rd. The 2-disc Blu-ray and 3-disc Blu-ray 3D combo packs include several featurettes, including "The Making of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," "Dark Secrets: Book to Screen," and "The Art of Transformation: Make-Up Effects"; the "Powerless" music video by Linkin Park; and The Great Calamity, an all-new animated graphic novel prequel detailing the origins of vampires in America Check out a preview of the exclusive graphic novel below.