The Gregory Peck Film Collection (To Kill a Mockingbird / Cape Fear / Arabesque / Mirage / Captain Newman, M.D. / The World in His Arms)
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An Academy Award winner and AFI Life Achievement Award recipient, Gregory Peck embodies all of the traits of a Hollywood leading man: distinguished, worldy and confident. Now, for the first time ever, 6 of his most memorable films are available together in The Gregory Peck Film Collection. See the beloved actor in some of his most daring roles in To Kill A Mockingbird, Cape Fear, Arabesque, Mirage, Captain Newman, M.D. and The World in His Arms. Featuring co-stars Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Walter Matthau and Robert Mitchum, The Gregory Peck Film Collection showcases one of the greatest actors of all time at his best.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Ranked 34 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest American Films, To Kill a Mockingbird is quite simply one of the finest family-oriented dramas ever made. A beautiful and deeply affecting adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, the film retains a timeless quality that transcends its historically dated subject matter (racism in the Depression-era South) and remains powerfully resonant in present-day America with its advocacy of tolerance, justice, integrity, and loving, responsible parenthood. It's tempting to call this an important "message" movie that should be required viewing for children and adults alike, but this riveting courtroom drama is anything but stodgy or pedantic. As Atticus Finch, the small-town Alabama lawyer and widower father of two, Gregory Peck gives one of his finest performances with his impassioned defense of a black man (Brock Peters) wrongfully accused of the rape and assault of a young white woman. While his children, Scout (Mary Badham) and Jem (Philip Alford), learn the realities of racial prejudice and irrational hatred, they also learn to overcome their fear of the unknown as personified by their mysterious, mostly unseen neighbor Boo Radley (Robert Duvall, in his brilliant, almost completely nonverbal screen debut). What emerges from this evocative, exquisitely filmed drama is a pure distillation of the themes of Harper Lee's enduring novel, a showcase for some of the finest American acting ever assembled in one film, and a rare quality of humanitarian artistry (including Horton Foote's splendid screenplay and Elmer Bernstein's outstanding score) that seems all but lost in the chaotic morass of modern cinema. --Jeff Shannon
Superior to Martin Scorsese's punishing 1991 remake, this 1962 thriller directed by J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone) stars Robert Mitchum as a creepy ex-con angry at the attorney (Gregory Peck) whom he believes is responsible for his incarceration. After Mitchum makes clear his plans to harm Peck's family, a fascinating game of crisscrossing ethics and morality takes place. Where the more recent version seemed trapped in its explicitness, Thompson's film accomplishes a lot with a more economical and telling use of violence. The result is a richer character study with some Hitchcockian overtones regarding the nature of guilt. --Tom Keogh
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Yet I also admit that I didn't purchase this boxed set collection of his films because of my admiration for Peck's film work. I was looking to purchase one specific film of his, "Captain Newman, M.D.", a movie I had seen in the theaters during my formative teen years in the early 1960s, but the single DVD of this movie was $32 and I decided it would be wiser to spend six dollars more to buy it in this boxed set of six films rather than to pay the $32 asking price for the one DVD alone.
What a hidden treasure I uncovered for those extra six dollars! I watched "Captain Newman, M.D." first, of course, and enjoyed it just as much as I did when I first saw it in 1963, but then I began watching the others in the set and I realized what I had been missing all these years. The classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of his films I've always wanted to see but admit I have never watched and I now realize why it is a classic! I've viewed it three times, now, and I can't get enough of it! "Cape Fear" is such a powerful film, and Robert Mitchum such a perfect villian, that I wonder to myself why I have never taken the time to sit down and see it in its entirety before. "Arabesque" and "Mirage" are two spy genre films I did see in the theater during my college years and it was good seeing them again (both are very entertaining in a "007" kind of way), but "The World in His Arms" is one of those cut and dried adventure films from the early 1950s that are best left to Saturday Matinee goers who have nothing better to do. I did enjoy each and every one of these films, though, and for less than $7.00 per DVD (shipping included) I can't say that I've ever spent my money more wisely for a boxed set of films.
I thoroughly recommend this Gregory Peck Film Collection to anyone who loves quality classic films.
"The World in His Arms" (1952) stars Gregory Peck as a seal hunter enlisted by Russian countess Ann Blyth to take her to Alaska so she can evade marrying a Russian diplomat. When Blyth is kidnapped, Peck and rival Anthony Quinn race to save her.
Sig Rumann, John McIntire co-star. Peck portrays WWII military psychiatrist "Captain Newman, M.D." (1963) in this acclaimed comedy-drama, administering help to the battle fatigued. With Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, and Robert Duvall.
Peck is an amnesia victim whose attempts to discover his identity may also turn up a murder plot, in the gripping "Mirage" (1965). With Diane Baker, Walter Matthau.
In director Stanley Donen's James-Bondian thriller "Arabesque" (1966), Peck plays a language professor hired to decipher a secret code, scrambling to outwit hired gunmen and save the life of an Arab prime minister. Sophia Loren, George Coulouris co-star.
Seven-disc set also includes the Special Edition of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Cape Fear" (1962). 10 3/4 hrs. total. Standard/Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English, French; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.
You know you have quality when you have films that have survived this long, and they still stand up and stand out as great film! I know you have to pick and choose what films go into a set like this and, great choices!
I would recommend adding The Big Country to this set to make it perfect, however, you can just do what I did and order that movie as well.
These are movies that prove what makes a great movie! Todays film makers could learn a thing or two from these films! No I'm not saying there aren't any great films today, or that there weren't a bunch of stinkers back then, but when you have these as great examples, use them!
Think how good Transformers COULD HAVE BEEN with a great director and actors like these! I do go on! Anyway! Buy it! You won't regret it!
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