The film is an outrageous, hilarious, and amazingly unpretentious trip through a funhouse of sexual identities.
Criterion’s impeccable 4K restoration ensures that this is the definitive home-video experience of Billy Wilder’s classic comedy.
In a perfect world, Richard Fleischer’s rowdy super-production would be in regular 70mm rotation at our few surviving repertory movie houses.
MGM does a highly respectable job transferring Billy Wilder’s lunatic escapade into a sexual hall of mirrors onto Blu-ray.
Hyperbole doesn’t come close to describing the importance and beauty of Criterion’s essential Blu-ray release.