To Kill a Mockingbird [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [1962]

  • SKU: 4434804
  • Release Date: 05/26/2015
  • Rating: NR
Includes Digital Copy
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (91 out of 93)

    Special Features


    • Fearful Symmetry: a feature-lenght 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 and more.
    • 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 Pecks'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.
    • U-Control: scene companion - go behind the scenes with this picture-in-picture feature narrated by Cecilia and Anthony Peck.

    Synopsis


    To Kill a Mockingbird
    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

    Cast & Crew


    • Gregory Peck
      Gregory Peck - Atticus Finch
    • Mary Badham
      Mary Badham - Jean Louise "Scout" Finch
    • Image coming soon
      Philip Alford - Jem Finch
    • Image coming soon
      John Megna - Dill Harris
    • Ruth White
      Ruth White - Mrs. Dubose



    Customer rating

    4.8
    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Remaster

      Posted
      iforgotmynickname
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      Everything about this picture is great. Especially the new treatment it received for Blu ray. The sound, although not 5 channel surround (none was available at the time) Is impeccable, The picture itself? Just watch the extra on the care and handling that went into this release. You would think "Hollywood" would take better care of their product but they don't and now with the high definition blu ray and beyond releases they are up against it working to make it all look better. And it isn't easy. Neglect has been rampant. Prints and negatives need repair. EVEN IF they made the positive from the negatives and put them away They did not do that with any great care, It is surprising.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Classic film, great acting, poor Blu-ray

      Posted
      BigDinCA
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      Great movie and great special features. I'm sure the Blu-ray would be even better, but I couldn't get it to play in my PS3. I even took the first 2 copies back to BB, opened, and they swapped it for a new one. And I doubt it was just a bad batch of discs, as I went to 3 separate stores in a 60 mile radius(I live in SoCal and drive all over for work, so I just took it with me) over two days. My PS3 works fine with every other Blu-ray and game I have. Not with this one. Too bad because I would have loved to see and hear it converted for HD.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An Enduring Movie Classic

      Posted
      cwlw
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      This is a story of the customs of a rural Southern town in Mississippi in the 1930’s and the smoldering discontent of society during the “Great Depression.” This enduring classic movie still pleases its’ audience today even after over 50 years and I am sure that it will continue to do so for generations to come. It’s truly a memory that is now gone but yet we still remember it for what it was.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GREAT RESTORATION

      Posted
      Iforgotmynickname
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      I have few words to say about this. IT IS A MASTERPIECE. I could watch it once a month for life. I loved watching this beautifully restored version. The sound was outstanding. The picture crisp and sharp. Watch the extras to see how lovingly they treated this film while restoring. It's just like you remember only better.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Reflections into the past but relavent today

      Posted
      1234
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      This movie gave us a hint of the past which today seems as relevant today as it was then. Gregory Peck is very good, a bit laid back, but this was supposed to be fifty years ago when this happened. But it also seems that we haven't moved forward that much. This could be today in some parts of the country. Very good movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      To Kill a Mockingbird - Still a 5* Movie

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      ChrisM
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      It has probably been over 45 years since I originally watched this movie and read the book. I cannot believe how much more I enjoyed it now. This movie is a timeless classic and Gregory Peck was absolutely deserving of his Oscar. His Atticus Finch was believable and the supporting actors and actresses were excellent also. I will say that I was surprised at who the actor who played "Boo" Radley was!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      classic

      Posted
      prlwctd

      This superlative adaptation of Harper Lee's controversial book is a nice examination of race relations as well as a charming coming of age story. Scout Finch (Mary Badham) is a southern tomboy who goes through life with her brother Jem (Phillip Alford) while their attorney father Atticus (a perfect Gregory Peck) is defending a wrongfully accused man (Brock Peters); a trial which, in this racist time, he has no chance of winning.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A beautiful Classic

      Posted
      walterelbello
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      It's a beautiful classic, but it may not be a movie for everyone especially for a younger generation. Unless you have a keen eye for art well done then it doesn't matter what generation your from. I read the book back in high school and didn't really care for it. Totally prefer the movie over the book. I would warn you that movie is pretty long, so prepare yourself.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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