Hollywood studio Universal celebrates its 100th birthday with the big budget Blu-ray restoration of Doris Day & Rock Hudson’s film “Pillow Talk”

January 10, 2012 6 Comments

On the 30 April 2012, Universal Pictures celebrates its 100th anniversary and to celebrate the studio has revealed a restoration of 13 of its most iconic films which include Doris Day and Rock Hudson’s 1959 romantic comedy “Pillow Talk“.

We understand the newly restored film transfer of “Pillow Talk” will be released in North America on Blu-ray format on the 1 May 2012. You can pre-order it now from amazon.com. This is notably the first ever Doris Day film to receive a Blu-ray release and the all new picture quality is described as “erupting with dazzling color and detail”.

Other titles to receive the special restoration treatment are “All Quiet on the Western Front”, “The Birds”, Abbott & Costello’s “Buck Privates”, “Dracula” (1931), the Spanish-language “Dracula” filmed on the same set at night, “Frankenstein”, “Jaws”, “Schindler’s List”, “Out of Africa”, “Bride of Frankenstein”, “The Sting” and “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The restorations, will be released throughout the studio’s year-long centennial celebration and took three to six months each and cost $250,000 to $600,000 per title.

We do hope Universal reverts to using the adorable 2003 “Pillow Talk” DVD Cover Sleeve we really were disappointed by the 2009 DVD cover. Leave your comments below!

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6 Comments to “Hollywood studio Universal celebrates its 100th birthday with the big budget Blu-ray restoration of Doris Day & Rock Hudson’s film “Pillow Talk””
  1. Glynda Bennett says:

    I adore Doris Day and Rock Hudson. Always have (I’m 61). Always will. Can hardly wait to get the new/improved version of “Pillow Talk” for my very own. Thank you for caring.:)

    With love,
    glynda bennett
    xx

  2. Bryan says:

    Day 1 purchase for me! Thanks Universal, and thanks Stephen for your wonderful website!

  3. Carl Cooper says:

    Let’s hope they will also release “Midnight Lace” on dvd as part of their centennial celebration.

  4. Hello…I am so please..she deserves it,,she is a wonderful person…

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