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Lincoln [VHS]

4.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jason Robards, James Earl Jones, Glenn Close, Richard Widmark, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Directors: Peter W. Kunhardt
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Number of tapes: 4
  • Studio: PBS Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: June 9, 1998
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6303359221
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,819 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Scott E. Rosenau on June 8, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This series which originally aired on ABC in 1992 is an excellent documentary about Abraham Lincoln. Using period pictures and the words of Lincoln and his contemporaries, this series produced by the Kunhardt family covers the full span of Lincoln's life, focusing primarily on his Presidency.
The only difficulty one might have is that the video often jumps around through Lincoln's life. One moment they are talking about the Emancipation Proclamation and slavery issues and then the video jumps back 5 years to the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
Overall, though, the series is well-produced and has wonderful narration, photography, and includes discussion by Lincoln historian David Herbert Donald.
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I was lucky enough to have bought the companion book before I saw this documentary. Once I saw it, I had to have it. This is THE definitive Abraham Lincoln biography. Not only does it show us the Abe we all remember from grade school, but the videos do a great job of showing us the many levels of Lincoln: the man, the husband, the father, the President, the lawyer. Can't say enough good things about this.
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***** I found this 4-series biography set to be ONE OF THE BEST BIOGRAPHIES I HAVE EVER SEEN. There was more information about Abraham Lincoln in these videos than the shorter,and less interesting, A&E or History Channel versions. The presentation was done very tastefully and thoroughly. The pictures and theme music seem historically accurate.Also,the voices of James Earl Jones and Jason Robards literally gave me the chills for their perfect portrayals and narration.Also, no one voices a better Mary Lincoln than the one-and-only Glenn Close. On a whole, the video was excellent. These videos even entertain children of all ages.

The downside is that this edition is no longer in production, and only available in VHS format. So, if you get your hands on a set of these videos, I'd suggest you hold tight.

I highly recommend, without hesitation!!
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Well done series, with a good cast. I wish this came on DVD as well, since VHS is going to the wayside.
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In spite of the fact that the product is a VHS, the quality is still good. Excellent seller as well; VHS set was exactly as described. I've seen and read quite a lot over the years on Mr. Lincoln, yet this piece offered more.

This is a VERY hard to get doc.
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