4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Digital Release: To Kill a Mockingbird: 60th Anniversary

4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, Digital Release Date: Available now
Price: 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, Digital $27.99
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Originally released in theaters in 1962, To Kill a Mockingbird is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. The movie stars Gregory Peck (The Guns of Navarone) as Atticus Finch, a lawyer in Depression-era Alabama who defends a black man (Brock Peters, Soylent Green) against an undeserved rape charge and deals with prejudice against his own children.

To Kill a Mockingbird also stars Robert Duvall (Crazy Heart) in his first feature film role.

Nominated for eight Oscars, the drama movie won statues for Best Actor (Peck), Best Art Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also was up for supporting actress Mary Badham (Our Very Own), Russell Harlan’s (Hawaii) cinematography, Robert Mulligan’s (Same Time, Next Year) direction, Elmer Bernstein’s (The Age of Innocence) score and the big Best Picture award.

The film was digitally remastered and fully restored for its 60th Anniversary Edition.

And dig these bonus features:

  • feature-length documentary “Fearful Symmetry” about the making of To Kill a Mockingbird, with cast and crew interviews and a look at author Lee’s hometown
  • feature-length documentary “A Conversation With Gregory Peck,” with interviews, film clips, home movies and more
  • “100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics” about the movie’s restoration process
  • Peck’s Academy Award acceptance speech
  • Peck’s remarks after receiving the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award
  • excerpt from “Tribute to Gregory Peck,” his daughter Cecilia Peck’s farewell to her father given at the Academy in celebration of his life
  • “Scout Remembers,” with actress Badham remembering her experiences working with Peck
  • commentary with director Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula
  • the movie’s original theatrical trailer.
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.