|Format||Standard Play CAV|
|Running Time||129 minutes|
The video transfer for this 1963 feature is below average. The dark scenes are too dark, loosing all detail. The brightness seems to change from shot to shot, often multiple times within the same scene. The print used for this release is terrible, full of scratches, breaks and tears. There are obvious alias problems with some of the costumes. I was not overly impressed with the audio on this film either. However, one cannot deny the fact that the courtroom scene on side 4 contains a dramatic performance by Gregory Peck. This scene is punctuated by his long closing arguments which end very quietly. I found myself straining to hear his final words and realized the soundtrack was utterly silent except for his voice. I was impressed.
To Kill a Mockingbird by catalog number, should be listed in the Feature Films section under Drama. DiscoVision later moved the title into that category in subsequent catalogs. The only reason one can find for DiscoVision listing it as a "classic feature film" would be that it is in Black & White, and it was made before 1965. Lonely are the Brave also shares this numbering inconsistency, falling by number into the Action/Adventure category where it belongs.
There has been an interesting dead side located on a copy of this title. Side 2 of the experimental CLV Animal House.