Blu-ray Release: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 11, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Another classic from producing/directing powerhouse Stanley Kramer, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) is a comedy-drama that lightly takes on the heaviest of subjects: race in America.

Guess-Whos-Coming-to-Dinner1Here, a crusading liberal couple – gorgeously played by that legendary team, Spencer Tracy (Judgment at Nuremberg) and Katharine Hepburn (The African Queen) – find their beliefs tested when their daughter (Hepburn’s real-life niece, Katharine Houghton) arrives home with her new fiancé: a handsome, brilliant African American man (Sidney Poitier, To Sir, With Love).

Nominated for ten Oscars, the film won two: Best Actress for Hepburn and Best Original Screenplay for William Rose.

Twilight Time’s Blu-ray edition of the movie is over-flowing with bonus features. Here’s a breakdown:

-Isolated Score Track
-Audio Commentary with Film Historians Eddy Friedfeld, Lee Pfeiffer, and Paul Scrabo
-Introductions by Karen Kramer, Steven Spielberg, Tom Brokaw, and Quincy Jones
-A Love Story for Today
-A Special Kind of Love
-Stanley Kramer: A Man’s Search for Truth
-Stanley Kramer Accepts the Irving Thalberg Award
-2007 Producers Guild Stanley Kramer Award Presentation to An Inconvenient Truth
-Original Theatrical Trailer

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives and prebook NOW!!

About Laurence

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.