Exclusive ‘lincoln’ featurette: turning the monument into a man

One of the true pleasures of going to the movie theater this awards season was seeing an honestly unique portrait of Abraham Lincoln put onto the screen. It was nearly impossible not to respect the amount of care and thought Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis put into their painting of a man on the cusp of history in "Lincoln."

That’s why MTV Movies Blog is proud to debut this exclusive clip from the Blu-ray and DVD of "Lincoln," which hit shelves today. From a featurette on the disc, the look behind the scenes explores what Spielberg and Day-Lewis wanted to achieve with their focus biography of the 16th president of the United States.

What interested Day-Lewis so much about the role that would eventually win him another Academy Award (and MTV Movie Awards nomination) was the dichotomy between Lincoln’s public and private life. Spielberg, in working with screenwriter Tony Kushner, needed to find a moment in the president’s political career where those two intersected, and he found that with the passing of the 13th amendment.

In North America, “LINCOLN” will be available for in-home viewing as follows:

4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack Super Set (Blu-ray + Bonus Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

Bonus Features Include:

The Journey To Lincoln—Steven Spielberg and his collaborators discuss the challenges and excitement of bringing this story of a complex and very human president to the screen.

A Historic Tapestry: Richmond, Virginia—Steven Spielberg and team discuss the historical significance of Richmond, Virginia, and why they chose to shoot the film there.

In The Company Of Character—Delve into Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of Lincoln, and discover the authenticity and openness created by the actors and filmmakers on set.

Crafting The Past—Examine the re-creation of Lincoln’s era through authentic period details in production design, costume and makeup.

 Living With Lincoln—Follow Steven Spielberg, the cast and crew through the shooting of the film, from the battle at Jenkins’ Ferry, through the epic 13th Amendment showdown in the House of Representatives, to Lincoln’s tragic end.

 In Lincoln’s Footsteps—Explore the film’s editing, sound design, and the subtle yet poignant musical score by John Williams, and discover how relevant and inspiring Lincoln still is today.

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack  (1-Disc Blu-ray + 1-Disc DVD)

Bonus Features Include:

The Journey To Lincoln
A Historic Tapestry: Richmond, Virginia

1-Disc DVD

Bonus Features Include:
The Journey to Lincoln

"Lincoln" hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 26.