Release Date: January 27, 2020

Judy was nominated for the Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress” for her riveting portrayal of “Irene Hoffman,” one of the key witnesses in one of the many cases at the Nazi war crime trials in Nuremberg, Germany, after World War Two.  The film features star turns by several other great actors, including Maximillian Schell who won the “Best Actor” Oscar.  It’s a definite “must-see” for the performances and its portrayal of a pivotal time in history.

From the BFI website:

This gripping, provocative and powerful film sheds a controversial light on the darkest era in modern history.

Nominated for eleven Oscars® including Best Picture, Judgment at Nuremberg contains searing performances by an all-star cast that includes Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich, and Judy Garland.  American judge Daniel Haywood (Spencer Tracy) presides over the trial of four German jurists accused of ‘legalizing’ Nazi atrocities.  As graphic accounts of sterilization and murder unfold in the courtroom, mounting political pressure for leniency forces Haywood into making the most harrowing and difficult decision of his career.

This new edition is presented in a two-disc set, with a Blu-ray disc featuring the film, and a bonus DVD packed with extras.

EXTRAS

  • Limited Edition 2-disc set (1 x Blu-ray + 1 x DVD)
  • Newly recorded audio commentary by film historian Jim Hemphill
  • The Guardian Interview: Maximillian Schell (1971, 86 mins, audio only): the actor in conversation with film critic Deac Rossell
  • In Conversation with Abby Mann and Maximilian Schell (2004, 20 mins): the actor and writer reminisce about Stanley Kramer and working on the film
  • The Value of a Single Human Being (2004, 6 mins) screenwriter Abby Mann discusses his Oscar®-winning screenplay 
  • A Tribute to Stanley Kramer (2004, 16 mins): a celebration of Stanley Kramer’s life and career, featuring interviews with screenwriter Abby Mann and Karen Sharpe, Kramer’s widow
  • Resistance (2008, 13 mins): the story of a group of ‘defectives’ and their lives within the walls of an institution as part of the Nazi’s Aktion-T4 – a program of mass murder through involuntary euthanasia
  • Heredity in Man (1937, 14 mins): a chilling insight into pre-Holocaust eugenics 
  • These Are the Men (1943, 11 mins): Ministry of Information propaganda short featuring narration written by poet Dylan Thomas
  • Man – One Family (1946, 16 mins): a propaganda short made for the Ministry of Information by Ivor Montagu at Ealing Studios
  • Berlin Airlift The Story of a Great Achievement (1949, 10 mins)
  • Trailer
  • Image gallery

***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet featuring reminisces of the film by actor William Shatner, new writing on the film and director Stanley Kramer by Jennifer Frost and full film credits

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PURCHASE FROM THE BFI HERE

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