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THE CLASSIC TALE STARRING SCREEN LEGEND GREGORY PECK

COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME

IN A LIMITED EDITION SET

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

60TH ANNIVERSARY




SHOWCASING OVER FOUR HOURS OF BONUS CONTENT INCLUDING A BRAND-NEW FEATURETTE ABOUT THE FILM’S ENDURING LEGACY



OWN THE NEW 4K ULTRA HD COMBO PACK WITH BLU-RAY™ AND DIGITAL CODE

AND RELEASING ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD ON OCTOBER 11, 2022

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT



Universal City, California, August 23, 2022 – One of the most critically acclaimed and cherished films to ever grace the silver screen, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, celebrates its 60th anniversary with a first time 4K Ultra HD release from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on October 11, 2022. The TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 60TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION set includes a 44-page booklet, four collectable international theatrical poster cards, and a film strip replica. The limited edition packs also include a new introspective featurette with the filmmakers, historians and family members reflecting on the film’s lasting messages of courage and hope that are still relevant 60 years later.



Experience one of the most significant milestones in film history like never before with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Gregory Peck stars as courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch—the Academy Award®-winning performance hailed by the American Film Institute as the Greatest Movie Hero of All Time. Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel about innocence, strength and conviction and nominated for eight Academy Awards®, this beloved classic includes hours of unforgettable bonus features. Watch it and remember why "it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”



BONUS FEATURES ON TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 60TH ANNIVERSARY
EDITION ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™& DVD:


  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: ALL POINTS OF VIEW (NEW) – Delve deep into the impact and legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird in this new documentary as film historians, scholars, and Gregory Peck’s grandson, Christopher Peck, reflect on the message of hope, courage and integrity that are still relevant 60 years after the film was released.
  • 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 and more.
  • ACADEMY AWARD® BEST ACTOR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH – Gregory Peck gives a speech at the Academy Awards® after winning for his performance as Atticus Finch.
  • AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE LIFE ACHIEVEMENT SPEECH – Gregory Peck’s speech after receiving the AFI Life Achievement Award.
  • EXCERPT FROM “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 talks about her time acting alongside Gregory Peck.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR ROBERT MULLIGAN AND PRODUCER ALAN PAKULA
  • ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER
  • 100 YEARS OF UNIVERSAL: RESTORING THE CLASSICS – Join in on the in-depth look at the film restoration process.





CAST AND FILMMAKERS:


Cast: Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, John Megna, Ruth White, Paul Fix, Brock Peters, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Collin Wilcox

Music By: Elmer Bernstein

Producers: Alan Pakula

Screenplay By: Horton Foote from the novel by Harper Lee

Directed By: Robert Mulligan



TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD LIMITED EDITION:

Street Date: October 11, 2022

Selection Number: 1000819475 (US)

Layers: BD-100

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen

Rating: Not Rated

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Castilian Spanish, Complex Mandarin, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French Canadian, French European, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Sound: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono for Feature and Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content) Castilian Spanish, Czech, French European, German, Italian, and Japanese (DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono)

Run Time: 02:09:07



TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD:

Street Date: October 11, 2022

Selection Number: 1000819474 (US) / 1000819479 (CDN)

Layers: BD-100

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen

Rating: Not Rated

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Castilian Spanish, Complex Mandarin, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French Canadian, French European, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Sound: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono for Feature and Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content) Castilian Spanish, Czech, French European, German, Italian, and Japanese (DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono)

Run Time: 02:09:07



TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:

Street Date: October 11, 2022

Selection Number: 1000819473 (US) / 1000819477 (CDN)

Layers: BD 50

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen

Rating: Not Rated

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, and Latin Spanish

Sound: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono for Feature and Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French European (DTS Digital Surround 2.0 Mono)

Run Time: 02:09:07



TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: October 11, 2022

Selection Number: 1000819472 (US) / 1000819476 (CDN)

Layers: DVD 9

Rating: Not Rated

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, and Latin Spanish for Bonus Content

Sound: English Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content


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I have the digibook DVD and it's a pretty wretched viewing experience. Can someone explain how the Blu-ray and, now, 4K UHD look considerably better?
 

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I have the digibook DVD and it's a pretty wretched viewing experience. Can someone explain how the Blu-ray and, now, 4K UHD look considerably better?

I think it's safe to say that with each new format, a lot of attention is being put into making a film of this caliber look better than the prior.

The Blu-ray and 4k release should look miles ahead of the DVD you own. However, as Robert has pointed out above, the link to Mr. Harris' post should make you a believer.
 

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Thread 'A few words about...™ To Kill a Mockingbird -- in Blu-ray'
https://www.hometheaterforum.com/co...t-tm-to-kill-a-mockingbird-in-blu-ray.311806/
Thanks for the link, Robert. I hate being disappointed, hence the thorough research. Was the Blu-ray master created at the same time as the 2005 anamorphic DVD? Or were there further improvements done (after 2005) to create the existing Blu-ray?
I don't have a 4K player. Has Universal explained the restoration work required to create the 4K UHD disc?
 

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Preorder placeholder. Should go live shortly

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"4x Sharper than HD" seems like a bit of a loaded statement for a film that's already mostly sourced from 2nd-3rd gen fine grain master positives. But then again, considering how bad Universal's old transfers used to be maybe it is.
 

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For anyone waiting, the pre-orders have gone live now at the link Ron posted.

Amazon is also taking pre-orders for the new Blu-ray only edition, which is what I want.
 

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Limited Edition also available


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