James McAvoy brings Robert Redford's The Conspirator to Blu-ray

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Lionsgate has announced that the political drama THE CONSPIRATOR, from director Robert Redford and starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Tom Wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood, Justin Long and Alexis Bledel (television’s Gilmore Girls), will be released on Blu-ray in a deluxe edition and for a limited time will be available in a collectible foil-stamped packaging on August 16, 2011. The film follows the trial of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright) who is the only woman charged as a co-conspirator in the trial of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. She must have faith in her skeptical lawyer (James McAvoy) to prove her innocence and save her life.

I thought this film looked pretty fascinating and was surprised that it had a limited release (it only played on a little over 700 screens) and didn’t get the attention it probably deserved which is surprising since it had such a star-studded cast. Oh well, I know I’ll be picking it up this summer. Special features include:

The Conspirator Blu-ray

  • Feature-length documentary about the plot to kill Lincoln
  • Interviews with the cast and crew
  • Numerous featurettes on the making of the film and the true story behind it
  • Blu-ray Exclusive: Image galleries
  • Blu-ray Exclusive: Video commentary with Robert Redford

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