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Name: CRITERION COLLECTION
Number: CRRN2963BR

SOME LIKE IT HOT (CRITERION COLLECTION / 1959) (BLU-RAY)
Starring:  Pat O'Brien, George Raft, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Barbara Drew
Directed By:  Billy Wilder

One of the most beloved films of all time, this sizzling masterpiece by Billy Wilder set a new standard for Hollywood comedy. After witnessing a mob hit, Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, in landmark performances) skip town by donning drag and joining an all-female band en route to Miami. The charm of the group’s singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, at the height of her bombshell powers) leads them ever further into extravagant lies, as Joe assumes the persona of a millionaire to woo her and Jerry’s female alter ego winds up engaged to a tycoon. With a whip-smart script by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond, and sparking chemistry among its finely tuned cast, Some Like It Hot is as deliriously funny and fresh today as it was when it first knocked audiences out six decades ago.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Audio commentary from 1989 featuring film scholar Howard Suber
New short program on Orry-Kelly’s costumes for the film, featuring costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and costume historian and archivist Larry McQueen
Three behind-the-scenes documentaries
Appearances by director Billy Wilder on The Dick Cavett Show from 1982
Conversation from 2001 between actor Tony Curtis and film critic Leonard Maltin
French television interview from 1988 with actor Jack Lemmon
Radio interview from 1955 with actor Marilyn Monroe
Trailer
PLUS: An essay by author Sam Wasson

RUN TIME: 121 minutes
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1
LANGUAGE: English

  
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