- Feb 8, 1999
- Real Name
- Robert Harris
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is many things. One of the best films of 2012, the best Lincoln biography ever brought to film (and there have been quite a few). To my eye, it has the best cinematography for 2012. An extraordinary lead performance, along with great support. A great score. Beautiful editing. An immersive sound track…
Thanks to Blu-ray, that imagery shines. Mr. Kaminski’s work on this film, with it’s filtered sunlight, deep shadows, and tonalities of blues and browns, is a perfect rendition of what we saw in theaters.
Photographed on film (35/3) and taken through a 4k DI, this would be one of the first films I’d go after, when true home 4k projection arrives. If you look at a list of new productions finished at 4k, that list will be far shorter than one might surmise.
Also, to me, Lincoln may be the shortest 150-minute film ever produced. It’s a near perfect production that will resonate for years to come.
Once you've seen the film, I suggest a read of Team of Rivals, on which it's based. A great book.
Currently priced at under $27 street as a two disc set, or $32 for a four-disc, with numerous extras.
Reference quality Blu-ray
Very Highly Recommended