To Kill A Mockingbird on Blu-Ray #giveaway

I developed my love of reading from my mom and my Nana.
That much, I know is true...
I can remember growing up my mom had a HUGE library...
As in the wall was nothing but bookshelves and they were full!  You name it, she had it...
She still does love to read, but she now reads most on her e-reader!
If you ask her to name her favorite book, she will quickly tell you:
Gone With the Wind... and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Sad thing, I have never read, nor watched either one!

To Kill a Mockingbird has just been scheduled for release in Blu-Ray format for January 31st.
I called to let my mom know that I would be getting one for review and she was pretty excited to know that it was being re-released for the 50th Anniversary.  As happy as she was about the release, I know she was disappointed that something she LOVES so much, I have never paid attention to...
So, next time we go home... Mom and I are having movie night and I will watch for the first time with her!

Ready to win a copy???

Digitally Remastered and Fully Restored with Over Three Hours of Bonus Materials Including Two Full­Length Documentaries

On Limited Edition Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ Combo Pack,
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, one of the screen’s most beloved and critically acclaimed films, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a commemorative Limited Edition Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ Combo Pack as well as on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on January 31, 2012. The powerful and poignant adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel hits the half-century mark, digitally remastered and fully restored from high resolution 35MM original film elements, plus more than three-and-a-half hours of bonus features chronicling the making of the cinematic masterpiece.

Scout, the heroine of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, lives with her father and brother and isn't privy to many positive, female role models who want her to be anything more than a 'lady' in a nice dress.

To honor the release of the film on Blu-ray on January 31, we will examine some more progressive and forward thinking female role models that Scout could have used to look up to, including the smart and talented Hermione from the Harry Potter series and Princess Leia from Star Wars.

Margo Channing from All About Eve

Margo Channing (played by Bette Davis) from the classic film All About Eve is tough as nails and definitely plays against the stereotype that woman are meek and easily led by men. Margo also stands out in comparison to the manipulative, lying Eve (played by Anne Baxter). Davis was nominated for an Academy Award for this role, and won the Best Actress Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Princess Leia from Star Wars

Princess Leia (played by Carrie Fisher) may seem demure at first glance, but she isn’t afraid to stare down cargo smugglers, military commanders, or even Sith Lords. Princess Leia isn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty either, often sporting a laser pistol and jumping into battle at a moment’s notice. Aside from being able to defend herself, Leia is always equipped with a one-liner that can put most anyone in their place.

Fa Mulan from Mulan

Fa Mulan (voiced by Ming-Na) is both strong and honorable. Unwilling to let her elderly father go to war, Mulan poses as a man and goes to the army in her father’s place. Mulan is able to succeed in training camp (often surpassing the actual men in her camp), and comes up with ingenius ideas that help defeat the Huns.

Erin Brockovich from Erin Brockovich

Julia Roberts portrays real life hero Erin Brockovich in a biographical film of the same name. Not only is Erin a single mother to three children (which is a feat in and of itself), but she also discovers a massive cover up of industrial poisoning by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and crusades for justice for those who were affected.

Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

Hermione Granger (played by Emma Watson) has shown an entire generation of girls that it’s cool to be smart and opinionated. Hermione is well read, extremely intelligent, logical, quick thinking, cool under pressure and very clever. She also has a soft spot for those in need, and often goes out of her way to defend those people or creatures.

For your chance to win a copy of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, simply answer the following question:

To Kill a Mockingbird was written by which Pulitzer-Prize-winning American Author?
  • Harper Lee
  • Alice Adams
  • Isabel Wilkerson

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me To Kill a Mockingbird was written by which Pulitzer-Prize-winning American Author?.
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Extra Entries:
(Please leave separate comment.)
Let me know if you were familiar with any of the other women/movies mentioned in this post.

Contest will end February 14 at midnight.

Contest for US - residents 18 and older. will select the winner.

Winner will have 72 hours to respond to winning email or a new winner will be selected.

Sponsoring company is responsible for shipment of prize. Jumpin Beans Blog will do everything available to ensure prize shipment is fulfilled, but can not be held responsible.

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. I am familiar with all the women/movies in the post.

  2. The author is Harper Lee.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. I am familiar with all of these movies.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Harper Lee.

  5. I am also familiar with everyone mentioned above. In addition, I'd mention Elastigirl and Violet from 'The Incredibles'. Both of them realize that their own uniqueness (the things that other less strong role models would say makes them weak) is the key to their success, and both of them show courage and determination in the face of great danger. Bethany Hamilton from 'Soul Surfer' also shows resiliency and bravery, in addition to maintaining a positive attitude in the face of horrible tragedy.

  6. I am only familiar with a few of the women in the article.

  7. Written by Harper Lee :)

  8. harper lee - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  9. Harper Lee

  10. I am familiar with all except Hermione Granger

  11. Harper Lee

  12. I am familiar with all of the women

  13. Harper Lee wrote this book.
    fatmeatloaf1 at gmail dot com

  14. Familiar with Hermione Granger and Princess Leia.

  15. Harper Lee - one of my favorite movies

    boris dot cynthia at

  16. I'm familiar with all of them and I'd like to add Norma Rae to the list

  17. I have seen Erin Brockovich

  18. Harper Lee

    jenny_anwar at

  19. I am familiar with some of them. Princess Leia, Hermione, and Erin Brockovich.

    jenny_anwar at


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