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MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON Celebrating Its 75th Anniversary With Its Debut On Blu-ray Dec. 2

Mr-Smith-Goes-To-WashingtonI’m incredibly excited to be the one to announce the Blu-ray debut of one of old time Hollywood’s greatest films, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.  Sony will be putting this out and giving it plenty of love.  It should look absolutely gorgeous in this new 4K transfer.  The disc is also fully loaded with bonus material including commentaries, featurettes and a feature length documentary.  They’ve put it in digibook packaging that includes an essay from film historian Jeremy Arnold.  Jimmy Stewart gives an earnest performance here and is one of my all time favorites from the legendary actor.  Keep scrolling down to get the complete rundown of this release.

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Celebrating its 75th Anniversary with its Debut on Blu-ray Dec. 2

 

MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

 

Nominated for 11 Academy Awards®,
Including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor & Best Supporting Actor

 

Fully Restored in 4K & Presented in Collectible Digibook Packaging

With an All-New Essay by Film Historian Jeremy Arnold

 

Bonus Content Includes Five Featurettes, Commentary by Frank Capra Jr.
& the Feature-Length Documentary Frank Capra’s American Dream

MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, one of the crown jewels in the Columbia Pictures catalog, celebrates its 75th anniversary by debuting on Blu-ray Dec. 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  The Blu-ray, digitally restored & mastered in 4K, will be presented in collectible Digibook packaging, featuring rare photos and an all-new essay by celebrated film historian Jeremy Arnold.  Originally released during Hollywood’s golden year, 1939, MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON was nominated for 11 Academy Awards®[1] and follows a naive man (James Stewart) appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. Although his plans promptly collide with political corruption, he doesn’t back down.

Bonus content includes commentary by Frank Capra Jr., the original theatrical trailer, a rare international trailer that includes footage deleted from the final film, and the feature-length documentary Frank Capra’s American Dream, narrated by Ron Howard and incorporating interviews with the director’s friends, colleagues and admirers.  The featurettes include “Frank Capra Jr. Remembers … Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” in which the son of the famous director offers insight on his father’s technique, the motivation of the actors and the production of the film.  Also included are four additional featurettes offering a behind-the-scenes look at one of Hollywood’s greatest and most influential directors. 

SYNOPSIS:

An idealistic, newly-appointed senator (James Stewart) heads to Washington, where he single-handedly battles ruthless politicians out to destroy him. Winner of the 1939 Academy Award® for Best Writing (Original Story), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a timeless and stirring ode to the power of democracy.

Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:

§  Commentary by Frank Capra Jr.

§  Frank Capra’s American Dream feature-length documentary

§  Featurettes:

o    “Frank Capra Jr. Remembers… Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

o   “Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: A Family History”

o   “Conversations with Frank Capra Jr.: The Golden Years”

o   “Frank Capra: Collaboration”

o   “The Frank Capra I Knew”

§  Original Theatrical Trailer

§  Rare International Trailer

MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON has a running time of 129 minutes and is not rated.

“Academy Award®” and “Oscar®” are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Brandon is the host, producer, writer and editor of The Brandon Peters Show (thebrandonpetersshow.com) on the Creative Zombie Studios Network. At Why So Blu he is a Writer/Reviewer. Brandon is a lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash. You can also find older essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

2 Responses to “MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON Celebrating Its 75th Anniversary With Its Debut On Blu-ray Dec. 2”


  1. Aaron Neuwirth

    I love this movie!

  2. Brandon Peters

    Me too! Its one of those that every time I catch like a teeny little ounce of it on TV, I end up watching it to the end.

    Remember when Adam Sandler took a giant dump on it 12 years ago? At least Winona looked good.