Edouard Molinaro’s La Cage Aux Folles is getting a remastered Blu-ray release courtesy of The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
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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 St. 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.
From this elegant comic scenario stems a wild and warm-hearted farce about the importance of non-conformity and the beauty of being true to oneself…
This modest French comedy became a breakout hit in America, inspiring both a major Broadway musical and the blockbuster remake, The Birdcage.
La Cage Aux Folles arrives on Blu-ray on 2 April and includes the following extras:
- New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- 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