To Kill A Mockingbird Blu-ray + DVD Review

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Digitally Remastered and Fully Restored with Over Three Hours of Bonus Materials 
Including Two Full­Length Documentaries On Limited Edition Collector’s Series
Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD 
Available January 31, 2012

 Universal City, Calif. (November 28, 2011) – To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the screen’s most beloved and critically acclaimed films, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a commemorative  Limited Edition Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ Combo Pack  as well as on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on January 31, 2012. The powerful and poignant adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel hits the half-century mark, digitally remastered and fully restored from high resolution 35MM original film elements, plus more than three-and-a-half hours of bonus features chronicling the making of the cinematic masterpiece.

This is a classic story, the film is very moving. It portrays imagination, struggle, friendship, and many aspects of life that seem fresh, though the movie is very old. The story is told from the unique prospective of a well to do family during the great depression, that alone sets it apart from most films. There are several plot elements that come full-circle by the end of the movie, and show that people can be, and are capable of doing both beautiful and ugly things. I think that far fewer people have seen this movie than I had originally thought. Everyone needs to though. It is an excellent film about taking a stand, friendship, trust, learning, and growing, among many other things. It is exciting to me to see this movie given the attention that it deserves. Reviewing it was an honor. Everyone should grab a copy, it might not be available forever.

The Limited Edition Collector’s Series Combo Pack of To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition will include a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy of the film, packaged in a hardcover book featuring exclusive movie memorabilia including script pages with Gregory Peck’s handwritten notes, storyboards, poster art and much more.

Released theatrically in 1962, To Kill a Mockingbird won instant accolades for its nuanced performances, splendidly crafted narrative and bold endorsement of racial tolerance, fairness and honor, a combination that still resonates with audiences today. It earned eight Academy Award® nominations and three wins including a Best Actor statuette for Gregory Peck in one of his most iconic roles asthe principled Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Art Direction. The prestigious American Film Institute lists To Kill a Mockingbird as one of the 100 Greatest American Films and also names Atticus Finch as the No. 1 Film Hero of All Time. A timeless, enduring classic that remains as relevant and impactful today as it was at its release, To Kill a Mockingbird’’s appeal continues to span generations.

In honor of its centennial anniversary, Universal Pictures proudly salutes 100 years of unforgettable films that have entertained audiences and touched the hearts of millions around the globe. In celebration of our first 100 years, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is proud to present a selection of our many beloved movies as part of an extensive year-long program that underscores the studio's rich cinematic history and indelible cultural impact.
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Where to purchase:You are able to purchase from local retailers and Amazon for $17.99. Release date Jan. 30, 2012.

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