Based on the novel of the same title by Robert Traver.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1959.
Disc one: Anatomy of a murder (161 min.)
trailer featuring on-set footage. Disc two: interview with Otto Preminger's 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. Plus: a 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 in the film.
Director of photography, Sam Leavitt ; editor, Louis R. Loeffler ; music, Duke Ellington.
James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick, Eve Arden, George C. Scott, Kathryn Grant, Murray Hamilton, Orson Bean, Arthur O'Connell, Joseph N. Welch.
A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife. A gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom drama, Anatomy of a murder 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 and influential jazz score by Duke Ellington, it is an American movie landmark.
Rating: Not rated.
DVD; widescreen 16:9; 1.85:1 aspect ratio; High-Definition digital restoration; PCM Dolby digital mono.; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; NTSC region 1.