Some Like It Hot

2 discs. b/w. 121+ min. Criterion Collection. 1959. DVD ISBN 9781681435213. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681435206. $39.95.
On the lam with an all-female band after witnessing a mob hit, cross-dressing musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) both fall for sexy singer Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) in Billy Wilder's classic slapstick comedy. Made for Hollywood indie United Artists, Hot snubbed waning Production Code rules with its cleverly uproarious treatment of gender bending and sexual orientation. Restored to its lustrous black-and-white origins, this supplement-laden release sports an archival interview with Curtis, who offers priceless production stories. [See Trailers, LJ 10/1/18.]

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