Great news for classic movie fans as we have news of two classic movies that are heading your way in April.
On the 2 April LA Cage Aux Folles is being released.
THE OUTRAGEOUS, UPROARIOUS SMASH ART-HOUSE COMEDY OF THE 1970S!
Renato (La grande bouffe’s UGO TOGNAZZI) and Albin (Diabolique’s MICHEL SERRAULT)—a middle-aged gay couple who are the manager and star performer at a glitzy drag club in St. Tropez—agree to hide their sexual identities, along with their flamboyant personalities and home decor, when the ultraconservative parents of Renato’s son’s fiancée come for a visit. This elegant comic scenario kicks off a wild and warm-hearted farce about the importance of non-conformity and the beauty of being true to oneself. A modest French comedy that became a breakout art-house smash in America, EDOUARD MOLINARO’s La Cage aux Folles inspired a major Broadway musical and the blockbuster remake The Birdcage. But with its hilarious performances and ahead-of-its-time social message, there’s nothing like the audacious, dazzling original movie.
FRANCE | 1978 | 96 MINUTES | COLOUR | 1.66:1 | IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
- New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- New interview with director Edouard Molinaro
- Archival footage featuring actor Michel Serrault and Jean Poiret, writer and star of the original stage production of La Cage aux Folles
- New interview with Laurence Senelick, author of The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre
- French and U.S. trailers
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein
23 April THE AWFUL TRUTH
CARY GRANT AND IRENE DUNNE CHARM IN LEO MCCAREY’S OSCAR-WINNING SCREWBALL COMEDY.
In this Oscar®-winning farce, CARY GRANT (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and IRENE DUNNE (Love Affair) exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other’s infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. Try as they each might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can’t help but meddle in Lucy’s ill-matched engagement to a corn-fed Oklahoma businessman (His Girl Friday’s RALPH BELLAMY), and a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead. Directed by the versatile LEO MCCAREY (Make Way for Tomorrow), a master of improvisation and slapstick as well as a keen and sympathetic observer of human folly, The Awful Truth is a warm but
unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistible.
UNITED STATES | 1937 | 91 MINUTES | BLACK & WHITE | 1:37:1 | ENGLISH
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:
- New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- New interview with critic Gary Giddins about director Leo McCarey
- •New video essay by film critic David Cairns on actor Cary Grant’s performance
- Illustrated 1978 audio interview with actor Irene DunneLux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring actor Claudette Colbert and Grant
- PLUS: An essay by film critic Molly Haskell
You can pre-order one or both now from Amazon.
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