Billy Wilder Film Collection

MGM / UA   (1959) / Region 1
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Billy Wilder Film Collection

Rediscover four timeless films from legendary writer/director Samuel "Billy" Wilder! No DVD library is complete without this 4 disc collection of his most beloved comedies from Hollywood's golden age: The Apartment (winner of the Best Picture, Directing, Art Direction, Film Editing and Original Screenplay Academy Awards, 1960), The Fortune Cookie (1966 Oscar winner for Supporting Actor, Walter Matthau), Kiss Me, Stupid and Some Like It Hot (1959 Oscar nominee for Directing, Adapted Screenplay and Actor for Jack Lemmon). With a career that spanned more then 50 years and a legacy of over 60 films, Billy Wilder remains a true motion picture icon with an indelible place in movie making history.

Some Like It Hot

When Chicago musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) accidentally witness a gangland shooting, they quickly board a southbound train to Florida, disguised as Josephine and Daphne, the two newest - and homeliest - members of an all-girl jazz band. Their cover is perfect until a lovelorn singer (Marilyn Monroe) falls for "Josephine," an ancient playboy (Joe E. Brown) falls for "Daphne," and a mob boss (George Raft) refuses to fall for their hoax!

The Apartment

C.C. Bud Baxter (Lemmon) knows the way to success in business...its though the door of his apartment! By providing a perfect hideaway for philandering bosses, the ambitious young employee reaps a series of underserved promotions. But when Bed lends the key to the big boss J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurry), he not only advances his career, but his own love life as well. For Sheldrake's mistress is the lovely Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), elevator girl and angel of Bud's dreams. Convinced that he is the only man for Fran, Bud must make the most important executive decision of his career: lose the girl....or his job.

Kiss Me, Stupid

When the world-renowned singer "Dino" (Martin in a hilarious self-parody) passes through Climax, Nevada, he doesn't count on meeting two would-be songwriters with a plan to trap him there and serenade him with their songs. But then again, they weren't counting on Dino's insatiable appetite... for wine and women! And when one of the men learns that his own wife was once president of Dino's fan club, he hires a replacement wife (Kim Novak) to help lure the carousing star into a song-buying mood!

The Fortune Cookie

Harry Hinkle (Jack Lemmon) is one lucky guy! When he's accidentally clobbered by a 220-pound halfback, all Harry suffers is a slight concussion. All, that is, until Whiplash Willie (Matthau) a legal scoundrel of the first order arrives on the scene! For if Harry follows shyster Willie's advice and feigns a crippling injury, the two charlatans can split a cool million in phony insurance claims. But can Willie's world-class finagling dispel those ominous words that lie within the fortune cookie on Harry's hospital plate

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Dec 05 2007
  • Production Year 1959
  • Empire SKU 1382041
  • UPC Code 883904102786
  • Studio  MGM / UA
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 4
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English, French and Spanish

Features

Orignal Theatrical Trailers
Audio Commentary from Bruce Block - Film Producer and Historian
Inside The Apartment Documentary
Magic Time: The Art Of Jack Lemmon
Alternate Scene

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    English Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
    French Dolby Digital Mono
    Spanish Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 B&W
    Widescreen 2.35:1 B&W (Anamorphic)

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