20th Century Fox Entertainment has officially announced that it will release 2D and 3D Blu-ray editions of Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), starring Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper. The two releases will be available for purchase on October 23rd.
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.
3-Disc Blu-ray 3D & 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Features:
This movie was great, at first it looked like a PBS special and I thought what the hell and almost left. I had know real anticipation for this movie, I just went to see it to kill time. I really was suprised on how much I liked it and how all the pieces came together and the end, I believe I was the only person that laughed at the end when the wife said the last words of the movie i beleive, because you know whats coming after what she said. Recommended
I agree with 'wonka' ... I had not read the book so I was not privy to any literary deviations. However, the movie was not excellent but offered an early Sam Raimi-esque coolness ala Army of Darkness that glossed over most people. It was a popcorn flick, no doubt, but put a decent mix of humor and action into a mixed-genre film.
I didn't love it, but I enjoyed it overall. I look forward to wathing it again, at home. I am forgiving and usually can suspend disbelief while watching a movie and just enjoy it, even if a film 'could've been better'. The 10pm audience, that I watched it with, all had a good laugh and enjoyed the cheekiness and knew we were not to take it so seriously. I'm mean ... it's Abe Lincoln .... fighting vampires .... come 'on.
I believe most lovers of history AND action AND vampires/occult mythos will lean towards liking the movie (unless they are put-off by plot variances from the book as mentioned in other posts).
I was underwhelmed by the book, so I skipped it in theaters. (The posts above say the movie deviates from the book like that's a bad thing). The people I knew that did see it said that it was fun, but they also said the same thing about "The Raven."
Looks great, but is only so-so as a film. I really enjoyed the book and had high hopes for the movie, but the script just fell flat. I may pick it up as an oddity if it ever makes it to the bargin bins.