Blu-ray Release: The Fortune Cookie

Blu-ray Release Date: April 11, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Director Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard), pairing for the seventh time with writing partner I.A.L. Diamond, brings us the blackest of black comedy in 1966’s The Fortune Cookie.

The tale focuses on the travails of a TV cameraman (Jack Lemmon, Cowboy) who is injured while shooting a sporting event, and then inveigled into an insurance scam by his brother-in-law, the infamous Whiplash Willie (Walter Matthau, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three). Matthau snagged a well-earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar® for his indelible comic performance.

Special features on this Twilight Time release include an isolated music track and an 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 NOW so you can order!

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.