[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2007.
Special ed.; [standard version].
2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Criterion collection; 396.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) 396.
DVD; Dolby Digital mono.
Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Bob Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal, Frank Jaquet.
Writers, Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman ; producer/director, Billy Wilder ; director of photography, Charles B. Lang, Jr.; editing, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Hugo Friedhofer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
National Board of Review Award for Best Actress (Sterling).
MPAA rating: Not rated.
An early look at the impact of mass media in the public arena, featuring the story of a cynical and manipulative journalist.
Special features (disc 1) : optional audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard ; theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Special features (disc 2) : "Portrait of a 60% perfect man", featurette (includes in-depth interviews with Wilder by film critic Michel Ciment (60 min.)) ; excerpts from a 1986 appearance by Wilder at the American Film Institute (24 min.); a 1984 interview with Douglas by Michael Thomas (14 min.); excerpts from a 1970 audio interview with co-scriptwriter Newman (10 min.); new video afterword by filmmaker Spike Lee (6 min.); gallery of production stills and behind-the-scenes photos.
CC1705D Criterion Collection.