Blu-Ray News: 2 Classic Courtroom Dramas Coming January 9 from Kino Lorber
The event the world will never forget! Winner of two Academy Awards including Actor in a Leading Role (Maximilian Schell, Topkapi) and nominated for eleven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Judgment at Nuremberg
is a magnificent achievement in filmmaking, boasting brilliant
performances by an all-star cast. American judge Dan Haywood (Spencer
Tracy, Inherit the Wind) presides over the trial of four German
jurists accused of "legalizing" Nazi atrocities. But as graphic
accounts of sterilization and murder unfold in the courtroom, mounting
political pressure for leniency forces Haywood to make the most
harrowing and difficult decision of his career. This masterpiece,
considered by many as one of the greatest films of all time, was
directed by the great Stanley Kramer (On the Beach) with a
stupendous cast that includes Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene
Dietrich, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift and William Shatner.
Acting legends Spencer Tracy (Judgment at Nuremberg) and Fredric March (The Iceman Cometh) go toe-to-toe in this thrilling recreation of the most titanic courtroom battle of the century. The great Stanley Kramer (On the Beach) directs this masterpiece featuring Gene Kelly (On the Town) in a rare, critically acclaimed dramatic role. Inherit the Wind
is powerful, provocative cinema and a heaping measure of entertainment.
The controversial subject of evolution versus creation causes two polar
opposites to engage in one explosive battle of beliefs. Attorney
Clarence Darrow (Tracy) faces off against fundamentalist leader William
Jennings Bryan (March) in a small Tennessee town where a teacher has
been brought to trial for teaching Darwinism. The stellar supporting
cast includes Dick York, Donna Anderson, Harry Morgan, Claude Akins,
Norman Fell and Noah Beery Jr.