To Kill A Mockingbird Celebrates 50th Anniversary On Blu-ray

Witness high definition justice with To Kill A Mockingbird!

January 31st, 2012 will see the release of one of the greatest films of all time. Directed by Robert Mulligan and adapted from the novel by Harper Lee, Mockingbird stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, an Alabama lawyer who chooses to defend, against all odds, an African-American man accused of raping a white woman. But what is really memorable about this film is that it’s told from the point of view of his two young children and how all this affects them.

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Mockingbird won three Academy Awards: Best Actor: Gregory Peck; Best Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Henry Bumstead, & Oliver Emert; and Best Adapted Screenplay: Horton Foote.

The film stars a wide birth of talent including: James Anderson (Little Big Man), Frank Overton (Star Trek: The Original Series), Brock Peters (Soylent Green), William Windom (Planes, Trains & Automobiles) and Robert Duvall in his film debut as the memorable Boo Radley.

Newly restored from high resolution 35MM original film elements, Universal’s Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack presents the film in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1 with both 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 DTS audio tracks. In addition to Universal’s U-Control, BD-Live, pocket BLU, Keyboard, and uHear functionalities, the disc contains some fantastic bonus materials:

* Feature commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula
* Fearful Symmetry feature-length documentary
* A Conversation with Gregory Peck feature-length documentary
* 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics featurette on the film’s restoration process
* Gregory Peck’s 1963 Academy Award acceptance speech and his remarks upon receiving the AFI Life Achievement Award
* Excerpt from Cecilia Peck’s Tribute To Gregory Peck
* Scout Remembers featurette with actress Mary Badham
* Original theatrical trailer

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