Seat42f and Universal Studios Home Entertainment have teamed up to give TWO lucky winners a copy of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on BLURAY. For a chance to win your own copy simply answer the following question: To Kill a Mockingbird was written by which Pulitzer-Prize-winning American Author? Only one entry per person. Contest ends February 7th. Winners will be notified on February 8th via email so make sure to use a valid email address when you post your comment.
BLURAY Release Date: January 31st, 2012
To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the screen’s most beloved and critically acclaimed films, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a commemorative Limited Edition Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ Combo Pack as well as on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on January 31, 2012. The powerful and poignant adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel hits the half-century mark, digitally remastered and fully restored from high resolution 35MM original film elements, plus more than three-and-a-half hours of bonus features chronicling the making of the cinematic masterpiece.
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.
Over the course of the film, Jem and Scout lose their innocence after witnessing the evil and racism that is prevalent in their small town. To celebrate the release of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Blu-ray on January 31, this feature will explore other famous stories that deal with a loss of innocence, including Platoon and Lord of the Flies.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
In the film adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, young Jem and Scout are exposed to the extreme racism, cruelty and injustice in their small Alabama town. Scout and Jem gradually lose their innocence through witnessing a rape trial where their father, Atticus Finch, is defending a wrongly accused black man.
LORD OF THE FLIES (1963)
Based on the novel of the same name, Lord of the Flies is the story of a group of young boys who, after their plane is shot down, become stranded on an isolated tropical island, and must figure out how to survive and govern themselves. As the group divides and succumbs to fear, hate and violence, the boys mourn their loss of innocence.
THE OUTSIDERS (1983)
Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of The Outsiders has been praised for its realistic portrayal of poor teenagers. Starring C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, and Diane Lane, The Outsiders is the story of a group of poor Greasers who are at odds with the wealthy Socs, which results in death, injury and teens being forced to take responsibility for their actions.
STAND BY ME (1986)
Stand By Me, starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Jerry O’Connell and Corey Feldman, is the story of four young boys who embark on an adventure to find the body of a missing boy so that they can be local heroes. This much-loved film deals with a death, stereotypes, confronting fears, and growing up.
Oliver Stone’s Academy Award winning film Platoon stars Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen. The film takes place during the Vietnam War and graphically depicts the realities of war, including death, destruction and rape. The film highlights the characters’ internal battles with morality, and its tag line was, “The first causality of war is innocence.”