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“To Kill A Mockingbird” 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Collector’s Series Blu-ray Pack Coming

"To Kill A Mockingbird" 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Collector's Series Blu-ray Pack Coming

I’m really surprised this isn’t already on Blu-ray! My copy should be coming soon.

The details follow (50th anniversary release trailer underneath):

To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition

Digitally Remastered and Fully Restored with Over Three Hours of Bonus Materials Including Two Full¬Length Documentaries

On Limited Edition Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD

Available January 31, 2012

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.

Blu-ray™ and DVD Bonus 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 and more.

• 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics— An in-depth look at the film restoration process

• Academy Award® Best Actor Acceptance Speech— Gregory Peck’s speech after winning the Academy Award® for his performance as Atticus Finch.

• American Film Institute Life Achievement Award— Gregory Peck’s memorable remarks upon 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 shares her experiences working with Gregory Peck.

• Feature Commentary with Director Robert Mulligan and Producer Alan Pakula

• Original Theatrical Trailer

There’s more, but you get the picture. 

Watch the 50th anniversary release trailer below:

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To Kill A Mockingbird and Nigger Jim: Great American Classics My Ass! I never understood why "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "The adventures of Huckleberry Finn" are considered American classics? What, classic vehicles to carry the message… it takes good white folks to rescue dem po dumb darkies, I mean niggas jims? Uh huh, and in the end the darkie still gets screwed. Ummmm, what's the message? Wait, don't answer that, I have another question: Who has heard of Gil Scott Heron?
No folks, not Jill Scott, Gil Scott Heron. What, I bet you've heard of Nigger Jim and Edgar Allen Poe and the 50th Aniversary of To Kill A Mockingbird?

Well, I know you've seen – or heard – of Sex In The City, but what about Black Thighs? Huh, what, don't tell me you've never read Black Thighs?

Surely you've read The Night Before Christmas – but what about – Before The White Man Came? Yep, you've seen Message In A Bottle, but what about Message To The Messengers? Who wrote the words to that poem and what was the message? Hint: It was a message to rappers by the Godfather. Nope, not James Brown nor "Don" Vito Corleone… Gil Scott Heron.

Okay, maybe this is not fair. Maybe all of your novels and books of poetry were stolen be Nigger Jim or got lost in the washing machine or in the brainwash. But I'm just saying, I am sure you've seen Broke Back Mountain, but what about On Coming From A Broken Home, huh? Have you read that? Surely you've heard of Hill Street Blues, but what about The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues? Come on now folks, Woman Are From Venus And Men Are From Mars – right. Okay, let me hear it, Whitey On The Moon… answers, questions, give me a line or two?

Well, if you've been stumped, it's gimme time. I mean, who hasn't seen "Waiting To Exhale", but what about "Waiting For The Ax"? Come on, I know you've heard about the old negro and his Uncle Tom's Cabin, but what about the words from "The Klan"…. huh, have you read them?

You guys are starting to piss me off. But maybe I am speaking to the wrong crowd? So I'll direct my attention to the old school audience. Now, which of you has not taken a quick peek at the soap operas All My Children and The Guiding light? Okay, but what about the lyrics from Save The Children and The Guided? Wait, I have an easier one. Everybody knows a little something about Days Of Our Lives, but what about "Lady Day And John Coltrane"? Do you know anything about that literature?

I should have made this a black thang. Okay, here we go. Er'body has danced to the Sooooul Train, but what about Your Soul And Mine. I mean, have you heard of that? But wait, who can forget Denzel Washington's performance in Walter Moseley's Devil In A Blue Dress, but do you know anything about "Me & The Devil"? Huh, have you heard of that?

Oh lawd, I am crying because this ass whoopin is hurting me more than it's hurting you, but I can't stop this train. No, not the soul train, this train of thought.

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Er'body knows about Juneteenth and Martin Luther Kings Birthday. What about the American poet and author Gil Scott Heron? Okay, maybe he didn't kill a mockingbird or Harper Lee(the author of To Kill A Mockingbird), but why is her book considered an American Classic? Is it because her book championed the thought that it's the American way of life – (always has been) – that white folks are superior to black folks. And, from what I read, the messages is… it's standard procedure to mistreat po colored folk? OH HAPPY DAY! To Kill A Mockingbird is on Blu Ray! And The Help is ….

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