This week, there's not much in the way of new movies to mention being released to home video (unless you're into Josh Hutcherson or Dane Cook--and if so I'm sorry--in which case there's the bizarre horror comedy Detention). So, we give you this lovely new box set of seven Marilyn Monroe classics on Blu-ray, released today on the 50th anniversary of the star's passing, which includes:
- The Seven Year Itch
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
- How to Marry a Millionaire
- River of No Return
- There's No Business Like Show Business
- Some Like It Hot (previously released on BD)
- The Misfits (previously released on BD)
The transfers are superb, the blacks very black and the colors brilliant, and the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 tracks sound terrific (though if you're a purist, you have the option of listening in mono, too). There are no extras here that haven't been previously released in SD, but there are still a lot of bonus features worth watching regardless and the films' appearance in HD is a significant enough improvement that fans will want to snap this release up. (Sadly, we wish Niagara had been included, but you can't have it all.)
Now, do you want a copy? Tell me below in the comments which of the seven movies is your favorite, and a copy can be yours! Winner will be selected at random and notified by email by next Tuesday, Aug. 7. Open to U.S. residents 18 and over only, please.
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some like it hot!
Like me, "Some Like It Hot".
Seven Year Itch all the way!
I like Some Like It Hot.
Monroe's Some Like It Hot is probably my favorite.
I'll go with 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.'
My favorite is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
My favorite is There's No Business Like Show Business
Gotta say Some Like it Hot!
Some Like It Hot
She was the greatest "Godzilla"
Some Like It Hot. She was adorable as Sugar. I loved it! :)
I am a huge Marilyn fan. I have my home office decorated in ALL MARILYN...my husband thinks I'm crazy!
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" is my all time favorite movie.
Some Like it Hot - a classic
So many good films listed here, so hard to choose!?!? BUT, I have to agree with the general consensus here, SOME LIKE IT HOT is a standout! I can't imagine anyone else in the role of kooky singer, Sugar!
(pick me!) LOL
Some Like it Hot is a masterpiece. "Where's the bourbon?"
Seven Year Itch
I'm embarassed to say that I've never seen a MM movie! But after watching Smash this year, I'm looking forward to seeing some (or all) of the films in this collection.
loved River of no Return
The Seven Year Itch- can anything beat Marilyn Monroe in that dress over that vent?
Her performance in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" was fantastic~!
I don't think anything can hold a candle to her role as Sugar in Some Like it Hot!
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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