Blu-ray Release: The King of Comedy

Blu-ray Date: March 25, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The King of Comedy movie scene

Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime: Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy

Robert De Niro (Once Upon a Time in America), Jerry Lewis (Rock-A-Bye Baby) and Sandra Bernhard (The Best of An Evening at The Improv) star in Martin Scorsese’s (Shutter Island)  unsettling The King of Comedy, a 1983 black comedy that explores the painfully high and often hilarious price of fame.

Desperate to be a star, struggling stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin (De Niro) enlists the aid of his fanatical friend Masha (Bernhard) to kidnap talk show host Jerry Langford (Lewis). The ransom demands? A guest spot for Pupkin on Langford’s show.

Fox’s 30th Anniversary Blu-ray release of The King of Comedy marks the film’s long-awaited Blu-ray debut.

The Blu-ray edition of the PG-rated film includes the following features:

  • Tribeca Film Festival: A Conversation with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Jerry Lewis
  • A Shot to the Top: The Making of The King of Comedy
  • Deleted And Extended Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.