Anatomy Of A Murder: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 161 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: February 21, 2012
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    New Interview With Otto Preminger Biographer Foster Hirsch
    Critic Gary Giddins Explores Duke Ellington's Score In a New Interview
    A Look At The Relationship Between Graphic Designer Saul Bass and Preminger With Bass Biographer Pat Kirkham
    Newsreel Footage From the Set
    Excerpts From a 1967 Episode of Firing Line, Featuring Preminger In Discussion With William F. Buckley Jr.
    Excerpts From The Work In Progress Anatomy of "Anatomy"
    Behind The Scenes Photographs by Life Magazine's Gjon Mili
    Booklet Featuring An Essay By Critic Nick Pinkerton and a 1959 Life Magazine Article on Real-Life Lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Who Plays Judge Weaver
A virtuoso James Stewart plays a small-town Michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife (Lee Remick). This gripping, envelope-pusher, the most popular film by Hollywood provocateur Otto Preminger, was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex - but more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast - with a young George C. Scott as a fiery prosecuting attorney and legendary real-life attorney Joseph N. Welch as the judge-and influential jazz score by Duke Ellington, Anatomy of a Murder is a Hollywood landmark; it was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.