|Signature Collection Special Edition Features|
|Presented in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original 35 millimeter theatrical prints|
|Running audio commentary by director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula.|
|Fearful Symmetry, an original documentary featuring interviews with director Robert Mulligan,
actors Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall and Brock Peters, producer Alan Pakula,
screenwriter Horton Foote and composer Elmer Bernstein.|
Historic stills of the town of Monroeville
Original location footage of the town
Interviews with the local residents and prominent Alabama attorney
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Gregory Peck won an Oscar® for his brilliant performance as Atticus Finch, the southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of a Pulitzer Price-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all a mood makes this film a masterpiece.
The setting is a dusty southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him -- except Peck, the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate but doomed defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.