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Stealing Lincoln's Body
Stealing Lincoln's Body
Actor: Various
Director: History
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     2009     1hr 34min

One of the strangest, most intriguing, and yet almost unknown episodes in American history unfolded in 1876, eleven years after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. A band of Chicago counterfeiters hatched a plot to steal...  more »

     
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Actor: Various
Director: History
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/26/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Stealing Lincoln's Body
Daniel Siciliano | henderson, nevada USA | 03/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very informative documentary. Most people have no idea what our 16th president's body went through until it's final resting place some 30 years AFTER his assasination. Did you know that the original "Lincoln's Tomb" had to be rebuilt due to faulty construction, or that the president's body was buried in the basement of the tomb (not in the vault above) for over a decade for fear of another attempt at stealing it! This film goes into great detail about how the body was preserved, the journey across Amercia and the plot to steal it.Digital reconstruction of the body in the casket and of Lincoln himself. A must for history buffs, Lincoln historians and those just curious. Well worth it!"
A "Must Have" for Any Lincoln Buff!!
Robert A. Simons | Monroe, MI USA | 05/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved this gem of history past but what is really facinating is the technology used that made Mr. Lincoln "come to life". We see him walking down the White house staircase, walk down the street tipping his hat to people as they walk by and, along with his wife Mary, sitting in the box at Ford's Theatre at the moment of his assassination by a pistol shot to the back of his head at the hand of actor John Wilkes Booth. It is just like seeing actual clips of Lincoln bringing him to life (and death) again. This is a "Must Have" for the collection of any admirer of our sixteenth president who died just five days after saving the union of the United States after four years of a bloody Civil War. *****"
Most Unique
WCrandall | USA | 10/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the most unique Lincoln program I have ever seen. Using modern "Motion Capture" animation technology, (think Tom Hanks in Polar Express) Lincoln literally comes to life like never before. (excepting the various Lincoln shows at Disneyland and Walt Disney World) They used real images of Lincoln in a computer and had an actor in a "motion capture suit." The result is the most interesting, unique and maybe even startling video I have even seen.
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Great
Johnathonti | Ohio | 08/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fascinating Documentary with the right amount of Drama added in. The real and lesser known history of Lincoln's body is revealed."