Blu-ray Release: The Nutty Professor 50th Ann.

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $54.99
Studio: Warner Home Video

The Nutty ProfessorThe high-definition debut of Jerry Lewis’ (Rock-a-Bye Baby) classic comedy movie The Nutty Professor is this 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.

The beloved 1963 film stars Lewis as shy and bumbling chemistry professor Julius F. Kelp. Unlucky in love, Kelp makes a potion to help him attract his crush, student Stella Purdy (Stella Stevens, The Poseidon Adventure). The potion turns Kelp into smooth nightclub singer Buddy Love, and works beautifully to draw in Stella, but the unstable formula makes Love slip back into Kelp at the most embarassing moments.

The four-disc Nutty Professor 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition contains the movie on Blu-ray as well as DVD, plus DVDs of two other Lewis films: Cinderfella and The Errand Boy.

Lewis helped compile the plentiful extras for the Collector’s Edition, which include two new items:

  • “Jerry Lewis: No Apologies,” an intimate look at the comedian and his more than eight decades entertaining crowds
  • Director’s Letter written by Lewis to present this collection.

The Nutty Professor 50th Anniversary Blu-ray boxThe set also has special features included from older DVD releases:

The Nutty Professor

  • Recreated “Being A Person” book: 96-pages made up of drawings and quotes inspired/written by Jerry Lewis and drawn by his personal illustrator. 250 copies of this book were originally made and distributed to members of the cast and crew of The Nutty Professor after the director heard of general conflicts among them.
  • CD: Phoney Phone calls 1959-1972: Years before the Jerky Boys were harassing unwitting shop clerks, housewives and businessmen, Lewis perfected the art, as these recordings show. Released in 2001 on the Sin-Drome label, this is a collection of private prank calls secretly recorded by Jerry Lewis over the years.
  • 48-Page Storyboard Book
  • 44-Page Cutting Script with Jerry’s notes
  • Commentary by Jerry Lewis and Steve Lawrence
  • The Nutty Professor: Perfecting The Formula Behind-The-Scenes Footage
  • Jerry Lewis at Work
  • Jerry at Movieland Wax Museum with commentary by son Chris Lewis
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Jerry and Stella Promos
  • Bloopers
  • Screen Tests
  • Outtakes
  • Original Mono Track
  • Trailers


  • Commentary by Jerry Lewis and Steve Lawrence
  • Bloopers

Errand Boy

  • Select Scene Commentary by Jerry Lewis and Steve Lawrence
  • Bloopers
  • Promo Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer


Buy or Rent The Nutty Professor 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition
Amazon graphic
Blu-ray/DVD Combo
DVD Empire graphicBlu-ray/DVD Combo Movies Unlimited graphicBlu-ray/DVD Combo Netflix graphic

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.