Steve Martin and Michael Caine’s classic comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is joining Shout! Factory’s Shout! Select series.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is scheduled for release on Blu-ray on Jan. 22. Pre-orders are open now.
MGM’s 1989 riotous comedy finds Freddy Benson (Steve Martin — The Jerk, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Little Shop of Horrors) — and Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine — Secondhand Lions, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises) — as a pair of con men who make a bet with one another: The first to swindle a wealthy heiress out of $50,000 wins the bet while the other leaves town. The deal comes from a sort of comedy of errors, which is set off by Lawrence believing Freddy is a nefarious con man called “The Jackal.” When it is revealed that he is not “The Jackal,” the bet is set, and leads to plenty of comedy and laughs.
Shout! Factory’s upcoming re-issue of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels features the movie presented in a new 2K scan, a new bonus interview with script writer Dale Launer and feature-length audio commentary with director Frank Oz.
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