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Laugh out loud when “The King of Comedy, The 30th Anniversary” arrives on Blu-ray This March

king of comedy-001Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy is one of his films that people love, but does not seemed to get mention nearly as much as his other classics and more “popular” films.  I would easily put it in his top 10, if not his top 5.  It features another terrific performance by Robert De Niro, in a film that is an incredibly dark comedy about a sad man who desperately wants to be a star.  Jerry Lewis co-stars in a rare dramatic role, which easily adds to thematic nature of this film, which is simply great to watch as a lighter, yet similarly surreal companion to Taxi Driver, of all films.  Now the film arrives on a 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray on March 25th.  Read on to learn more about this upcoming release.

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The King of Comedy, The 30th Anniversary

Academy Award® Winner Robert De Niro*, Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard give mesmerizing performances in this “chilling black comedy” (TV Guide’s Movie Guide) that explores the painfully high and often hilarious price of fame. Desperate to be a star, struggling stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin (De Niro) enlists the aid of his fanatical friend Masha (Bernhard) to kidnap talk show host Jerry Langford (Lewis). The ransom? A guest spot for Pupkin. The results? Outrageous! The King of Comedy stands as Scorsese’s prophetic masterpiece which confronts a celebrity culture that “looks more disturbingly current with each passing year” (Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide).*Actor, Raging Bull, 1980; Supporting Actor, The Godfather Part II, 1974.

Special Features

Tribeca Film Festival: A Conversation with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Jerry Lewis
A Shot to the Top: The Making of The King of Comedy
Deleted And Extended Scenes
Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot

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