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The Seven Year Itch

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The blonde upstairs gives a man ideas, especially with his wife gone for the summer. Directed by Billy Wilder.

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  • Actors: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts, Robert Strauss
  • Directors: Billy Wilder
  • Writers: Billy Wilder, George Axelrod
  • Producers: Billy Wilder, Charles K. Feldman, Doane Harrison
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround), French (Mono), Spanish (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (256 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000JF5TXO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,298 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Seven Year Itch" on IMDb

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By Mark Norvell on November 15, 2002
Format: DVD
This is the ultimate Monroe film. The one where she stands over a subway grating on a hot summer night to feel the rush of cool air from the trains passing beneath---the rush of air blowing the skirt of her sexy white halter dress up around her. But there's a movie that goes with this legendary image and it's a classic. Based on the adult Broadway play, "Itch" was watered down for the screen and stars Tom Ewell as the frustrated married man and Monroe as the Girl Upstairs. One hot New York summer, a man sends his wife and small son away for the summer---as all New York men do this time of the year according to Ewells' narration. He's left alone in their apartment to struggle with his vices---cigarettes and booze---when all of a sudden the Girl moves in sub-letting the apartment upstairs. She's a TV model and commercial actress and delightfully portrayed by Monroe. The homely and dumpy Ewell begins having steamy sex fantasies visualizing himself as a powerful lover irrestible to women. Monroe wants to be neighborly so she keeps inviting herself down to his flat frustrating the hopelessly timid Ewell. She doesn't realize her effect on him but he's got an air condtioner and it's hot upstairs. She's completely guileless. Monroe is perfect as the Girl and Ewell personifies the Everyman confronted with temptation when left to his own devices. Monroe is breathtaking in Technicolor and her performance speaks volumes about her comic potential. The subway grating scene caps her legend as a sex symbol but when you watch her performance here you see she was so much more than that.
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"Chapter 6-the Brubaker-Steichel theory of the sporadic infidelity pattern of the married male, or the Seven Year Itch."
Having sent his wife Helen and son Ricky to Maine to avoid the scorching July Manhattan summer, Richard Sherman, "keymaster" of a pocket edition publisher, stays behind to work, promising his wife to abstain from drinking and smoking. "Some husbands think just because their wives are away for the summer, they can run wild." However, the appearance of a young blonde renting his upstairs neighbours' apartment turns his life topsy-turvy, turning him into a bundle of nerves.
Sherman approves the covers of the pulp books: "Soup up the title a little, get yourself a cheerful and interesting cover. It's a question of imagination, and Mr. Sherman has a lot of it," says the narrator. To quote his wife and as a promoting film technology gag, "lately, you've been imagining in Cinemascope and Stereophonic sound." From his imagination, including a parody of the beach scene in From Here To Eternity, we learn that he doesn't feel he's good-looking or charismatic. It's his time with The Girl that changes him. His imagination ranges from the humorous, ridiculous, even paranoid. And he reveals his thoughts in soliloquys, which at times resemble trains-of-thought or even his subconscious.
The Girl turns out to be a typical blonde, but fun-loving, friendly, with simple tastes, understanding, trusting, and as it turns out, compassionate as seen from her sympathy for the creature of the black lagoon: "He wasn't really all bad. I think he just craved a little affection, you know. A sense of being wanted and needed." Oh, and she's definitely not a Rachmaninoff girl.
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Format: Blu-ray
I picked this up because I'm a huge Billy Wilder fan and I've never seen the film. It's fantastic! Beautiful HD transfer. Wonderful humor from the times that still feels relevant and a big "stick it" to the Hays Code.

The best part about this though is the special features. Commentary, picture-in-picture history lesson on the Hays Code, multiple featurettes. It's a great release!
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How can anyone NOT buy this movie in blu-ray. What a difference over the regular dvd, This is one of my favorite movies of her, and comparing it to my regular dvd the blu-ray blows it away. I sometimes have [2] decks hooked up in my system and can go back & forth from deck to deck. I match up the scenes on both decks & keep flipping back & forth, & the blu-ray wins hands down, no questions asked ! I would recommend this to any & all Marilyn fans. What a treat to see her in a movie in the first place & now to see her in this far better quality version. I say go get this in blu-ray & if you have the dvd go ahead & throw it as far away as you can. You won't be watching it anymore, I guarantee. I can only comment here on the video portion as I don't have a fancy sound system. It sounds ok to me anyway.
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Billy Wilder's 'Seven Year Itch,' old-fashioned as it may seem to some, walks a fine line between timelessless and nostalgia with respect to both its premise and its cinematic legacy. Monroe and Ewell are indelible as its stars, the situations are classically amusing, and the whole package-- while in its weaker moments exhibiting that certain lack of subtlety which has devalued so many slapstick sex farces of the era-- by and large is delivered with a knowing wink, signifying an un-self-conscious acceptance of its flirtation with 1950s taboos and allowing it to achieve a level of elegance that transcends its 'naughty' hijinks and innuendo. 4-plus stars.

The real surprise with this Blu-ray release-- aside from an excellent hi-def picture-- is the new set of bonus features, which includes:

- commentary by Wilder biographer Kevin Lally

- picture-in-picture Hays Code reference

- Marilyn Monroe timeline

- 'Monroe & Wilder: Intersection of Genius' mini-doc

The remaining extras (deleted scenes, AMC Backstory, etc.), mentioned in Amazon's product info above, also appear on the 2006 Fox DVD. Blu-ray earns 4 1/2 stars.
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