In celebration of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing a digitally restored and 4K mastered Blu-ray on December 2nd. The edition will feature collectible Digibook packaging which contains rare photos and an essay from film historian Jeremy Arnold.
Released in 1939, the Frank Capra directed feature centers on a naive guy (James Stewart) who is called to become a member of the U.S. Senate. Initially hired for his perceived naivete, Mr. Smith wages a one man war with the jaded politicians of Capitol Hill, thus leading to a sea change in political and social consciousness.
Bonus features on this edition include: commentary from Frank Capra Jr., the original theatrical trailer, a rare international trailer which features deleted footage from the movie, and the Ron Howard narrated documentary Frank Capra’s American Dream. Several other featurettes, including “Frank Capra Jr. Remembers…Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” are also featured in this edition.
Nominated for 11 Oscars, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is one of James Stewart’s most beloved films (It’s a Wonderful Life was also directed by Frank Capra).
In the Soundcloud bar below, Jim Caviezel (during his When The Game Stand Tall interviews) reflects a memorable moment he had with James Stewart.