Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Day Lincoln Was Shot

The cable station TNT put out some great original movies during the mid-to-late 90s, and even into the early 2000s. Why they’ve stopped making feature films, I don’t know. However, through the years some of these pictures have been released on DVD. I’m still waiting on The Avenging Angel, starring Tom Berenger. But, one of the movies I’ve been waiting to see on DVD is finally coming! At least, I think it is. Movies Unlimited now has a page for the 1998 film The Day Lincoln Was Shot. According the site, the movie will be released on May 13 of this year. That is all the information I can seem to find at the moment (even Amazon doesn’t have a listing as of today). It makes sense that this movie would be released as Robert Redford’s The Conspirator will hit theaters this month (on the 146th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination). Redford’s film actually looks to be pretty good based upon the previews. We don’t see too many quality historical pictures these days, so I welcome those that come along. Let’s just hope it sticks to the facts and doesn’t slide in some political opining in the background! And, here’s hoping Movies Unlimited is correct, and TNT’s very good film will finally get the home video release it deserves.

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