Blu-ray Release: The Court Jester

Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 26, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $22.99
Studio: Paramount

Danny Kaye (White Christmas, On the Double) earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Comedy or Musical for his leading role in the 1956 comic farce The Court Jester, the latest edition to the “Paramount Presents” limited edition line of collectible Blu-ray releases.

The Court Jester was shot in Paramount’s trademark “VistaVision” widescreen format, capturing a grander scope of information on the film negative. For this new restoration, the original negative was scanned at 6K and one of the “separation masters” was also scanned and recombined with the negative scans to address color fading in the negative.  The results are stunning.

Presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster, and an interior spread with key movie moments, the new Blu-ray also includes a new Filmmaker Focus with film historian Leonard Maltin, access to a Digital copy of the film, and the theatrical trailer.

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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.