Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Park Circus:
Park Circus is delighted to announce the big screen
release of Billy Wilder’s cross-dressing comedy Some Like it Hot. The film has
been restored in 4K by MGM, Park Circus and The Criterion Collection. The
theatrical re-release will follow the world premiere of the new 4K restoration
at The 75th Venice International Film Festival.
Featuring an all-star cast of Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
and Marilyn Monroe, Some Like it Hot is set in Prohibition-era Chicago, where a
couple of struggling musicians are in the wrong place at the wrong time when
they witness the Valentines Day Massacre and find themselves on the run from
the mob. They accept a new gig out of town as part of an all-girl jazz troupe and
rock up on the train dragged up and raring to go.
Recently voted by the BBC
as the greatest comedy of all time, Some Like It Hot is a romantic comedy, a
buddy movie, a crime caper, and a musical - and a timely anthem in praise of
tolerance, acceptance, and the possibility of transformation.
A 4K restoration by MGM, Park Circus and The Criterion
Collection. Restored from the 35mm original camera negative. The 35mm
fine-grain master positive and a 35mm duplicate negative and were used to
replace missing/damaged sections of the camera negative. Restoration was
undertaken at Criterion Post, New York. Additional restoration and grading were
completed at Roundabout Entertainment, Santa Monica.
The film will open at the BFI Southbank and at selected
venues across the UK from 2 November.