Alan Arkin and Peter Falk shine in the 70s comedy classic THE IN-LAWS

Arthur Hiller’s 1979 action-screwball comedy classic The In-Laws will be released on BluRay by the Criterion Collection July 5th. BUY FROM AMAZON

Alan Arkin stars as Sheldon “Shelly” Kornpett a quiet dentist whose daughter is getting married. What should be a joyous celebration becomes tense because of Sheldon’s unease around his new son in law’s businessman father Vincent (Peter Falk). As the two men get to know each other Vincent reveals that he is actually an undercover CIA agent working on a special assignment and needs Shelly’s help. A rollicking, once in a lifetime adventure ensues taking the mild mannered Shelly and the volatile Vincent all the way from New Jersey to Central America. The In-Laws is a late 70s gem that features exciting stunts, lots of laughs and a pair of brilliant comedic performances by acting legends Arkin and Falk. Co-starring Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault, Paul L. Smith, Carmine Caridi, Ed Begley, Jr., Michael Lembeck, David Paymer and James Hong.

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




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