La Cage Au Folles (#671)

$29.99
Type: New Blu-Ray

Renato (Ugo Tognazzi) and Albin (Michel Serrault)—a middle-aged gay couple who are the manager and star performer at a glitzy drag club in Saint-Tropez—agree to hide their sexual identities, along with their flamboyant personalities and home decor, when the ultraconservative parents of Renato’s son’s fiancée come for a visit. This elegant comic scenario kicks off a wild and warmhearted French farce about the importance of nonconformity and being true to oneself. A breakout art-house smash in America, Edouard Molinaro’s La Cage aux Folles inspired a major Broadway musical and the blockbuster remake The Birdcage. But with its hilarious performances and ahead-of-its-time social message, there’s nothing like the audacious, dazzling original movie.

SPECIAL FEATURES

New, restored 2K digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

New interview with director Edouard Molinaro

Archival footage featuring actor Michel Serrault and Jean Poiret, writer and star of the original stage production of La Cage aux Folles

New interview with Laurence Senelick, author of The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre

French and U.S. trailers

New English subtitle translation

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein

New cover by Maurice Vellekoop