Cover artwork revealed for the May 2012 Blu-ray release of Doris Day & Rock Hudson’s ‘Pillow Talk’

February 22, 2012 3 Comments

In January 2012, we announced how Universal Pictures USA were this year celebrating its 100th anniversary by releasing on Blu-ray “newly restored” editions of 13 of its most iconic films. The chosen titles include Doris Day and Rock Hudson’s 1959 box office hit ‘Pillow Talk‘.

In our initial article we made a plea to the folks at Universal to drop their disappointing cover artwork used on the 2009 DVD re-issue of ‘Pillow Talk’. We instead urged them to revert to the cheery, eye catching cover sleeve shot used on their 2003 DVD release (which we know so many of you preferred!).

Well we are just thrilled to reveal here that Universal did indeed listen to our concerns and have produced a truly lovely cover sleeve for their upcoming Blu-ray release which is available to pre-order now from

The 2012 Blu-ray features a new 1080p video transfer of ‘Pillow Talk’ which is described as “erupting with dazzling color and detail”. Included is a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 soundtrack and a selection of bonus features (detailed below). This will notably be the first Doris Day film to be issued on Blu-ray format.

Pre-order it now from

  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • Bonus Features: Commentary with film historians Jeff Bond, Julie Kirgo, and Nick Redman; Back in Bed with Pillow Talk; Chemistry 101: The Film Duo of Doris Day and Rock Hudson; Unforgettable Characters; Restoring the Classics; and The Carl Laemmle Era
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3 Comments to “Cover artwork revealed for the May 2012 Blu-ray release of Doris Day & Rock Hudson’s ‘Pillow Talk’”
  1. Joseph Litsch says:

    Doris….Clara Bixby, is probably the most underrated singer, ancer, actress ever to pass through Hollywood and Beverly Hills. She was a master of light comedy, which seasoned actors will tell you is the hardest act to pull off and be believable (think of Cary Grant). Unfortunately, unless you chew scenery (think Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Lana Turner) you aren’t “acting” in the minds of Oscar voters. Doris could do it all, and much better than most. I think she defined herself perfectly in “Love Me or Leave Me,” when Ruth Etting told Marty Snyder (Jimmy Cagney), “I’m a singer.” I wish she had continued singing as Rosemary Clooney — another Cincinnati product did.

  2. Ben Honeycutt says:

    And ignored by the Academy once again.
    What is it going to take to give Miss Day the honorary Oscar she so richly deserves?
    After all, she is still the number one female box office star of all time.
    This award is long past due, Academy.
    Do it now while she can still enjoy the recognition.

  3. Wanda says:

    This is great news. Keeping the classics alive is paramount as well as a necessary component for the entertainment industry. Doris Day honours the people who love her by continuing to release new CD’s, DVD’s and now Blue Ray. Thank you and congratulations.

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