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Kotch (Blu-ray) PG

Walter Matthau in the role only he could make so excitingly different...
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: February 5, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1971
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Note: Audio commentary by film historians Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood
    • Promotional trailer with star Walter Matthau and director Jack Lemmon
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 8


User Ratings: 964
Rating: 5/5 -- Great turn by Walter Matthau in aged makeup, and nicely directed by friend Jack Lemmon.
Jun 21, 2008
Lengthy but likeable, almost totally because of Matthau's performance.
Aug 1, 2001
Rating: B- -- Walter Matthau gives a compelling, Oscar-nominated performance as a grumpy old man in this melodrama, the only film star Jack Lemmon directed. Full Review
Aug 3, 2012
Rating: 2/4 -- There aren't many comic actors I admire more than Matthau, and he does his best to be an old man in Kotch, but the illusion simply isn't there. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
Rating: 3/4 -- Matthau's warm characterization propels this sweet and earnest movie. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Feb 8, 2019
Rating: 3/4 -- Though only 50 years old when he made the film, Matthau is more than convincing as the doddering Joe Kotcher... Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Jun 14, 2018
Rating: 2/4 -- ...very slow and very gentle... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Mar 28, 2014

Product Description:

Jack Lemmon's debut as a director is helped by another memorable Walter Matthau performance. Matthau plays an elderly widower who is at odds with his family but doesn't give up on life. This top-rated comedy-drama received 4 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Actor (Matthau) and Best Song ("Life Is What You Make It").

Plot Synopsis:

In this touching film directed by actor Jack Lemmon, an elderly widower refuses to let his son and daughter-in-law move him into a retirement home.
Wilma Kotcher tells her husband, Gerald, that his father is no longer welcome in their home. But the feisty dad, Joseph P. Kotcher, won't allow himself to be locked up with a bunch of other senior citizens. Instead, he decides to move in with a troubled teenage babysitter who has become pregnant.
Joseph finds new meaning in his life by lending the girl, Erica, a hand. At the same time, the teenager learns a lot about life from her new roommate.
But Erica must still make an important decision: should she keep the baby or not'
Meanwhile, Joseph's family starts having a change of heart about him.


Production Notes:

  • Shot in Metrocolor.
  • Originally rated MPAA GP.
  • Additional cast: James Brodhead and Jessica Rains.
  • Additional credits: Harry Hogan II (Assistant Director).
  • Directorial debut for actor Jack Lemmon. Actress Felicia Farr is Lemmon's wife.
  • Released theatrically in New York City on September 30, 1971.
Kino Lorber Studio Classics

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 106,957
  • UPC: 738329231019
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
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