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Kino Lorber Studio Classics Releases the 1966 Camp Classic ‘The Oscar’ on Blu-ray & DVD

Kino Lorber Studio Classics is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of THE OSCAR, in a brand new 4K restoration. Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Tony Bennett, Edie Adams, Ernest Borgnine, Milton Berle, Eleanor Parker, Joseph Cotten, Jill St. John, Ed Begley, Walter Brennan and Broderick Crawford co-star in this overheated camp-classic masculine version of All About Eve.

The Blu-ray and DVD are set to street on February 4, 2020, with a SRP of $29.95 for the Blu-ray and $19.95 for the DVD. This edition from Kino Lorber Studio Classics includes two new audio commentaries, one by Patton Oswalt, Josh Olson and Erik Nelson, and the other by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson.

Frankie Fane (Boyd) has clawed his way to the top of the Hollywood heap. Now, as he’s preparing to win his first Oscar, his friend Hymie Kelly (Bennett) reminisces about their life together, his ruthless struggle to the top and the people (see above) he’s stepped on to make it there. Nominated for 2 Oscars® for Art Direction-Set Decoration (Color) and Costume Design (Color).

Includes cameos by Hollywood legends Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Edith Head, Merle Oberon, Nancy Sinatra, Joan Crawford and Hedda Hopper. Directed by Russell Rouse (The Thief, The Fastest Gun Alive, The Caper of the Golden Bulls), with a screenplay by the great Harlan Ellison (The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone), Rouse and Clarence Greene (Pillow Talk, D.O.A.), based on a novel by Richard Sale (The White Buffalo, Driftwood).

Special Features:
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Patton Oswalt, Josh Olson and Erik Nelson (Special thanks to sound recordist Austen Zajonc and Harlan Ellison’s archivist, Jason Davis)
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell, and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Trailers

 

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