To Kill a Mockingbird [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy]

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Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962 by Horton Foote and the producer/director team of Robert Mulligan and Alan J. Pakula. Set a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch's six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham). While Robinson's trial gives the film its momentum, there are plenty of anecdotal occurrences before and after the court date: Scout's ever-strengthening bond with older brother Jem (Philip Alford), her friendship with precocious young Dill Harris (a character based on Lee's childhood chum Truman Capote and played by John Megna), her father's no-nonsense reactions to such life-and-death crises as a rampaging mad dog, and especially Scout's reactions to, and relationship with, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall in his movie debut), the reclusive "village idiot" who turns out to be her salvation when she is attacked by a venomous bigot. To Kill a Mockingbird won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Peck), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Art Direction. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
1/31/12 
Studio
Universal Studios
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
130
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono (Recorded in mono, but split to give the illusion of a stereo mix on home theater systems).
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
Video Features
  • Fearful Symmetry - A feature-length documentary on the making of To Kill a Mockingbird with Cast and Crew Interviews and a visit to Author Harper Lee's home town
  • A Conversation with Gregory Peck - An intimate feature-length documentary on one of the most beloved actors in film history with Interviews, Film Clips, home movies
  • Academy Award Best Actor Acceptance Speech
  • American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award - Gregory Peck's memorable remarks upon receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Excerpt From The Academy Tribute To Gregory Peck - Cecilia Peck's heartwarming farewell to her father given at the Academy in celebration of his life
  • Scout Remembers - Actress Mary Badham shares her experiences working with Gregory Peck
  • Feature Commentary with Director Robert Mulligan and Producer Alan Pakula
  • Theatrical Trailer - Original theatrical trailer of the film
  • 100 Years of Universal: Restoring The Classics - An in-depth look at the intricate process of preserving the studio's film legacy
Number of Discs
2

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