Blu-ray Release: The Lost Weekend

Blu-ray Release Date: Nov. 24, 2020
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

From Billy Wilder, the legendary director of Sunset Blvd.Some Like It HotIrma La Douce and The Fortune Cookie, comes the classic 1945  drama The Lost Weekend starring Ray Milland (Dial M for Murder).

An uncompromising look at the devastating effects of alcoholism, The Lost Weekend was almost never released because of the poor reaction by preview audiences unaccustomed to such stark realism from Hollywood. It has since gone on to be regarded as one of the all-time great dramas in movie history, featuring Milland’s haunting portrayal of a would-be writer’s dissatisfaction with life that leads to a self-destructive three-day binge. Filled with riveting imagery, it co-stars Jane Wyman (All That Heaven Allows), won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Wilder), Best Actor (Milland) and Best Screenplay (Charles Brackett and Wilder).

Blu-ray extras include the following:

-Brand New 4K Master
-Audio Commentary by Film Historian Joseph McBride
-Radio Adaptation
-TRAILERS FROM HELL with Mark Pellington
-Theatrical Trailer
-Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
-Optional English Subtitles

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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.