50th Anniversary DVD edition of Doris Day & Rock Hudson’s #1 movie “Pillow Talk”

May 27, 2009 No Comments

Universal Studios are to release a new edition of the much adored romantic comedy “Pillow Talk” which first paired Doris Day with Rock Hudson.

Universal Studios have just confirmed for me the full release information for the 2009 “50th anniversary” DVD edition of their box office hit movie. In short, you’ll get some new specially commissioned ‘Bonus Features’ which commemorate the 50-year legacy of this classic film. My only criticism (and it is big-time criticism!) is that Universal did not elect to remaster the film footage in time for its landmark anniversary. They instead used an existing digital transfer from their 2007 Day & Hudson comedy collection DVD set. The 2009 “Region 1” (U.S. and Canada only) DVD will be in North American stores from the 14 April 2009.

Pillow Talk: 50th Anniversary Edition
Label: Universal Studios Home Ent. USA / Item Code: 61106006
Order the Region 1 NTSC DVD from amazon.com

  • Video: Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Number of discs: 1

Bonus Features:

  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH FILM HISTORIANS JEFF BOND, JULIE KIRGO, AND NICK REDMAN
  • CHEMISTRY 101: THE FILM DUO OF DORIS DAY & ROCK HUDSON
    “In this featurette, we’ll examine the chemistry between Rock Hudson and Doris Day. We’ll learn from film historians how the actors and filmmakers first recognized the spark in Pillow Talk, and how Day and Hudson fanned the fire for two additional hugely successful films.”
  • BACK IN BED WITH PILLOW TALK
    “Film historians, experts, and authors, as well as cast and crew, will discuss the many elements that propelled Pillow Talk to a top-grossing box office spot for Universal in 1959.”
  • THEATRICAL TRAILER (2:19)
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