It's hard to believe that Jerry Lewis is 85.
The French always seemed to appreciate his comedic skills more than American critics, so it's with interest that many will receive this new documentary, "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis." Anchor Bay will release the title on DVD January 22, 2013.
Here's their announcement:
On January 22nd Anchor Bay Entertainment releases Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis on DVD. This hilarious and insightful new documentary that premiered on the Encore channel last year and was an official selection at a dozen international film festivals, including Cannes, examines the career of one of the nuttiest and most innovative comedic minds of all time. From his early days on the road with vaudevillian parents, to his amazing rise to fame with partner Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis has lived an amazing life and has become one of the most influential people in the world of cinema and silliness. The SRP is $19.98. Pre-book date is December 26th.
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis is a contemporary look at a true living legend through in-depth and candid interviews with Jerry Lewis, never-before-seen film footage and contributions from some of Lewis’s most famous devotees. Director/Producer Gregg Barson explores the superstar comedian from a fresh perspective. Barson is the only filmmaker granted unlimited behind-the-scenes access to Jerry Lewis, resulting in unfiltered reflection on an 80-year career in show business. Plus, travel the world with the ever-vibrant and charismatic man himself as he continues his comedic reign at the ripe, young age of 85.
So join Alec Baldwin, Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, Carl Reiner, Quentin Tarantino, Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Carol Burnett, Richard Lewis, Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Woody Harrelson, Richard Belzer and more, as they look back on the classic days of Hollywood movies and pay tribute to a talented actor, writer, director, producer, singer and dancer, who changed the world of comedy thanks to his creativity, vision and pure audacity!