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Anatomy of a Murder

Spine #600

Feb 21, 2012

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

Anatomy of a Murder

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Directed By: Otto Preminger
Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, George C. Scott, Eve Arden, Joseph N. Welch
Licensor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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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-pushing courtroom potboiler, the most popular film from Hollywood provocateur Otto Preminger, was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex-more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. With its outstanding supporting cast-including 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.

  • 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": The Making of a Movie
  • Behind-the-scenes photographs by Life magazine's Gjon Mili
  • Trailer, featuring on-set footage


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