Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 2, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: SonyMr. Smith Goes To Washington
, one of the crown jewels in the Columbia Pictures
catalog, celebrates its 75th anniversary with its Blu-ray debut.James Stewart
in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Directed by Frank Capra
(It’s a Wonderful Life) and starring James Stewart
(Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
), the classic drana concerns an idealistic, newly-appointed senator (Stewart) who heads to Washington, where he single-handedly battles ruthless politicians out to destroy him. And although his plans promptly collide with political corruption, he doesn’t back down.
Originally released in 1939, the film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning one for Best Writing (Original Story).
The Blu-ray, digitally restored & mastered in 4K, is presented in collectible Digibook packaging, featuring photos and a new essay by film historian Jeremy Arnold
. Bonus content includes commentary by Frank Capra
Jr., the original theatrical trailer, a rare international