Blu-ray, DVD Release: Some Like It Hot

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 20, 2018
Price: DVD $17.97, Blu-ray $22.97
Studio: Criterion

One of the most beloved films of all time, Billy Wilder’s 1959 sizzler Some Like It Hot set a new standard for Hollywood comedy.

After witnessing a mob hit, Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry (The Vikings‘s Tony Curtis and The Fortune Cookie‘s Jack Lemmon, in landmark performances) skip town by donning drag and joining an all-female band en route to Miami. The charm of the group’s singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, Love Happy) leads them ever further into extravagant lies, as Joe assumes the persona of a millionaire to woo her and Jerry’s female alter ego winds up engaged to a tycoon.

With a whip-smart script by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond, and sparking chemistry among its finely tuned cast, Some Like It Hot is as deliriously funny and fresh today as if it had just been made.

Criterion’s new edition of the classic include the following:

* New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
* Audio commentary from 1989 featuring film scholar Howard Suber
* New program on Orry-Kelly’s costumes for the film, featuring costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and costume historian and archivist Larry McQueen
* Three making-of documentaries
* Appearance from 1982 by director Billy Wilder on The Dick Cavett Show
* Conversation from 2001 between actor Tony Curtis and film critic Leonard Maltin
* French television interview from 1988 with actor Jack Lemmon
* Trailer
* An essay by author Sam Wasson

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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.