Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I am very happy to see that one of America's greatest actors is finally starting to get some love on Region 1 DVD. This set, coming in late June, is one of the first of hopefully several highlighting some of the long unavailable films from the late great Jack Lemmon. While the titles are perhaps minor, I am thrilled to see that the very funny Pffft (in which a young Kim Novak can be seen), and the underrated Under The Yum Yum Tree and The Notorious Landlady (also featuring Novak) are appearing. I'm also pleased that the six disc set will also include extras, like a documentary on the much missed Lemmon and an episode of the Ford All Star Theater. When asked to name my favorite all time actor, Lemmon's name is one of the first ones that come to mind and I can't wait for this set...now if someone would just release The April Fools on disc.