Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Balcony

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 20, 2020
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

In a very special brothel known as the “Balcony,” the customers live out their wildest dreams, oblivious to a revolution that’s going on outside. Nd that’s what does down in The Balcony, based on acclaimed French avant-garde dramatist Jean Genet’s (The Maids) play.

Directed by Joseph Strick (Tropic of Cancer), this star-studded film features Shelley Winters (Wild in the Streets) as the brothel’s madam and Peter Falk (The In-Laws) as her occasional lover, who enlists her help in halting the revolution. The leader of the rebels (Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek) falls for the madam’s executive assistant (Lee Grant, Shampoo), who longs to return to her former role as just “one of the girls.”

Featuring Oscar-nominated cinematography by the George J. Folsey, this classic drama-satire co-stars Ruby Dee (Jungle Fever), Kent Smith (The Spiral Staircase) and Jeff Corey (Home of the Brave).

Kino Lorber’s Special Edition discs contain the following bonuses:

-NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
-New Interview with Star Lee Grant

Buy or Rent The Balcony

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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.