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DVD Playhouse--February 2012

DVD Playhouse—February 2012

By Allen Gardner

To Kill A Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Edition (Universal) Robert Mulligan’s film of Harper Lee’s landmark novel pits a liberal-minded lawyer (Gregory Peck) against a small Southern town’s racism when defending a black man (Brock Peters) on trumped-up rape charges. One of the 1960s’ first landmark films, a truly stirring human drama that hits all the right notes and isn’t dated a bit. Robert Duvall makes his screen debut (sans dialogue) as the enigmatic Boo Radley. DVD and Blu-ray double edition. Bonuses: Two feature-length documentaries: Fearful Symmetry and A Conversation with Gregory Peck; Featurettes; Excerpts and film clips from Gregory Peck’s Oscar acceptance speech and AFI Lifetime Achievement Award; Commentary by Mulligan and producer Alan J. Pakula; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS 2.0 mono.

Outrage: Way Of The Yakuza (Magnolia) After a brief hiatus from his signature oeuvre of Japanese gangster flicks,
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TV highlights 19/09/2011: Buddha In Suburbia | Gypsy Eviction – The Fight For Dale Farm: Dispatches | Doc Martin | Sandhurst | Made In Chelsea | This Is Jinsy

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Buddha In Suburbia | Gypsy Eviction – The Fight For Dale Farm: Dispatches | Doc Martin | Sandhurst | Made In Chelsea | This Is Jinsy

Buddha In Suburbia

7pm, BBC2

Lelung Rinpoche is one of Tibetan Buddhism's three principal reincarnations, a 40-year-old lama on a mission to recover the scattered teachings of his predecessors. In Dharamsala, he's honoured as a holy man, yet in recent years Lelung has spent more time in Ruislip, as a garden shed-dwelling guest of the Dušek family. Cameras follow Lelung on a trip to India, Mongolia and China, and it's a life that seems less contradictory than you might imagine, perhaps because its principal has a kind of steely modesty that makes him at home everywhere he travels. Jonathan Wright

Gypsy Eviction – The Fight For Dale Farm: Dispatches

8pm, Channel 4

The brouhaha of Dale Farm sounds specifically concocted to nudge the Daily Mail towards apoplexy. The Essex settlement is
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