Blu-ray Release: Lenny

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 10, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1974 film drama Lenny, directed by Bob Fosse (All That Jazz) and starring Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie, Ishtar) as the late, legendary comedian Lenny Bruce, makes its Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time.

Dustin Hoffman is Lenny

Dustin Hoffman is Lenny

Lenny jumps between various sections of the Bruce’s life, including scenes of when he was in his prime and the burned-out, strung-out performer who, in the twilight of his life, used his nightclub act to pour out his personal frustrations. Constantly in trouble for flouting obscenity laws, Lenny develops a near-messianic complex which fuels both his comedy genius and his talent for self-destruction. Worn out by a lifetime of tilting at Establishment windmills, Lenny ultimately dies of a morphine overdose in 1966.

Needless to say, we’re excited to see Bruce Surtees’ lustrous black-and-white photography rendered in high-definition.

There’s no word yet on the special features package, but we’re hoping it includes an isolated audio track highlighting Ralph Burns’ wonderful, piano-driven score. And, needless

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to order your Blu-ray discs directly from distributor Screen Archives is NOW!

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.