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The In-Laws (1979) Spend Their 40th Birthday on Criterion

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The In-Laws (1979)On July 5, 2016, The Criterion Collection released The In-Laws on Blu-ray. Arthur Hiller directed the film which starred Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, and Richard Libertini.

‘The In-Laws’ Criterion Summary

Warner Bros originally released The In-Laws on June 15, 1979. Peter Falk and Alan Arkin make for a hilarious dream team in this beloved American sidesplitter. Directed by Arthur Hiller from an ingenious script by Andrew Bergman, The In-Laws may at first seem like a generic meet-the-parents comedy, as Arkin’s mild-mannered dentist suspiciously eyes Falk’s volatile mystery man, whose son is engaged to his daughter. But soon, through a series of events too serpentine and surprising to spoil, the two men are brought together by a dangerous mission that takes them from suburban New Jersey to Honduras. Fueled by elaborate stunt work and the laconic, naturalistic charms of its two stars, The In-Laws deserves its status as a madcap classic—and has continued to draw ardent fans in the years since its release.

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2003 featuring director Arthur Hiller, actors Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, and writer Andrew Bergman
  • New interview with Arkin
  • In Support of “The In-Laws,” a new interview program featuring actors Ed Begley Jr., Nancy Dussault, James Hong, and David Paymer
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by comedy writer Stephen Winer and a 2011 recollection of the making of the film by Hiller

    Original typography on cover by Erik Marinovich

Available At: Amazon.com

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