Blu-ray, DVD Release: Billy Liar

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 28, 2019
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

From John Schlesinger, the acclaimed director of (Midnight Cowboy and Sunday Bloody Sunday) comes the 1963 British New Wave comedy-drama Billy Liar starring Tom Courtenay (The Dresser) and Julie Christie (Don’t Look Now).

Courtenay gives a flawlessly nuanced performance as Billy Fisher, the underachieving undertaker’s assistant whose constant daydreams and truth-deficient stories earn him the nickname “Billy Liar.” Julie Christie is the handbag-swinging charmer whose free spirit just might inspire Billy to finally move out of his parents’ house. ‘

Veering from gritty realism to flamboyant fantasy, Billy Liar is a winner, beautifully shot in black-and-white CinemaScope by Denys N. Coop (The Mind Benders, Rosebud).

Kino Lorber’s new editions of the film include a commentary by Kat Ettinger.


Buy or Rent Billy Liar

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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.