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The Apartment (Limited Edition) on Blu-Ray

Arriving this week on Limited Edition Blu-ray is Billy Wilder’s 1960 classic, “The Apartment” starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley McLaine, and of course My Favorite Martian aka Mr. Hand, Ray Walston. This was of course the film that Lemmon and Wilder reteamed on after “Some Like it Hot.

If you are a fan of the five-time Academy Award winning film, then you will be thrilled with this release from Arrow Academy.  Limited to a pressing of only 3,000 copies, this release includes a 4K restoration and tons of bonus features. Not only that, but also a 150-page hardcover book featuring new writing by Neil Sinyard, Kat Ellinger, Travis Crawford and Heather Hyche. Because of the limited pressing, you will want to grab your copy of Arrow’s “The Apartment” before they are gone.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENT:

  • Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional 5.1 remix in lossless DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with film producer and historian Bruce Block
  • New appreciation of the film and select scene commentary by film historian Philip Kemp
  • The Flawed Couple, a new video essay by filmmaker David Cairns on the collaborations between Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon
  • Billy Wilder ABC, an overview by David Cairns on the life and career of the filmmaker, covering his films, collaborators and more
  • New interview with actress Hope Holiday
  • Inside the Apartment, a half-hour “making-of” featurette from 2007 including interviews with Shirley MacLaine, executive producer Walter Mirisch, and others
  • Magic Time: The Art of Jack Lemmon, an archive profile of the actor from 2007
  • Original screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond (BD-ROM content)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Special collector’s packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Ignatius Fitzpatrick
  • Collector’s 150-page hardcover book featuring new writing by Neil Sinyard, Kat Ellinger, Travis Crawford and Heather Hyche, generously illustrated with rare stills and behind-the-scenes imagery

By: Marc Ferman