Blu-ray Release: Irma La Douce

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 17, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $23.39
Studio: Kino Lorber

The stars and director of The Apartment reunite in the bawdy, charming and romantic 1963 farce Irma La Douce, concerning a French policeman (Jack Lemmon, The Fortune Cookie) who falls in love with a prostitute (Shirley MacLaine, Being There).

Meet Nestor (Lemmon), a young man with a very complicated love life. To keep his beloved, the proud and profitable lady of the streets Irma la Douce (MacLaine), off the streets, he disguises himself as Lord X, who immediately becomes Irma’s sole client and means of support. But what’s a jealous boyfriend to do when the illustrious Irma claims that the man she’s really in love with is not the smitten Nestor, but the dotty old Lord himself?

The wonderful character actors Lou Jacobi (Cotton Comes to Harlem) and Herschel Bernardi (Love with the Proper Stranger) co-star in this classic comedy co-written and directed by the great Billy Wilder (Ace in the Hole).

Presented from a brand new HD master taken from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, Irma La Douce  received Oscar nominations for Best Actress in a leading role (MacLaine) and Best Cinematography, Color (Joseph LaShelle, Marty).

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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.