Kino Lorber Preps 1955 Classic ‘Marty’ for July 19 Blu-ray Disc Release

Kino Lorber is giving the 1955 classic Marty the special-edition treatment, celebrating the first film to win both a best picture Oscar and a Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm award.

Marty will be released July 19 on Blu-ray Disc, at a suggested retail price of $29.95, under Kino Lorber’s Studio Classics banner.

Directed by Delbert Mann, Marty stars Ernest Borgnine as Marty Piletti, a 34-year-old Bronx butcher who has always been shy and uncomfortable around women. So when he meets Clara (Betsy Blair), a lonely schoolteacher who’s just as smitten with him as he is with her, Marty’s on top of the world. But not everyone around him shares Marty’s joy. And when his friends and family continually find fault with Clara, even Marty begins to question his newfound love — until he discovers, in an extraordinary way, the strength and courage to follow his heart.

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Marty was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won four, including Best Actor for Borgnine, Best Director for Mann and Best Screenplay for Paddy Chayefsky.

Marty arrives on disc from a brand-new 4K master. The Blu-ray Disc special edition includes a new audio commentary track by entertainment journalists and authors Bryan Reesman and Max Evry. The disc includes both the 1.85:1 and 1.37:1 versions of the film.