When British POWs build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it in David Lean's epic World War II adventure THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI. Spectacularly produced, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI captured the imagination of the public and won seven 1957 Academy Awards(r), including Best Picture, Best Actor (Alec Guinness), and Best Director. Even it's theme song, an old WWII whistling tune, the Colonel Bogey March, became a massive hit. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI continues today as one of the most memorable cinematic experiences of all time.
In 1960, following on from the success of their collaboration on Some Like it Hot, director Billy Wilder (Ace in the Hole, Sunset Boulevard) reteamed with actor Jack Lemmon (The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross) for what many consider the pinnacle of their respective careers: The Apartment.
C.C. ''Bud'' Baxter (Lemmon) is a lowly Manhattan office drone with a lucrative sideline in renting out his apartment to adulterous company bosses and their mistresses. When Bud enters into a similar arrangement the firm's personnel director, J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray, Double Indemnity), his career prospects begin to look up... and up. But when he discovers that Sheldrake's mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine, Irma la Douce), the girl of his dreams, he finds himself forced to choose between his career and the woman he loves...
Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, The Apartment features a wealth of Hollywood's finest talent on both sides of the camera at the top of their game. By turns cynical, heart-warming and hilarious, Wilder's masterpiece now shines like never before in this all-new, 4K-restored edition from Arrow Films.
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS Limited Deluxe Edition Blu-ray [3000 copies] 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
From the director of Frankenstein, a group of stranded travelers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of the highly eccentric, and potentially dangerous, Femm family. This well-performed, atmospheric thriller features the first starring horror role for Boris Karloff, as the hulking, disfigured butler. Based on the novel Benighted (1927) by J. B. Priestley. The Cohen Film Collection is proud to present this stunning new 4K restoration.
- feature length audio commentary by actor Gloria Stuart
- feature length audio commentary by James Whale biographer James Curtis
- interview with director Curtis Harrington on the rediscovery of this once thought-lost film
- new interview with Sara Karloff
- re-release trailer