May 192021

The Last Married Couple in America is a drama-comedy starring George Segal and Natalie Wood (in her final completed performance) and the Kino Lorber Blu-ray includes a commentary track and theatrical trailer.



The Last Married Couple in America

Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Kino Lorber| R – 103 min. – $24.95 | May 4, 2021

Date Published: 05/19/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Gilbert Cates
Writer(s): John Herman Shaner (written by)
Cast: George Segal, Natalie Wood, Richard Benjamin, Valerie Harper, Bob Dishy, Dom DeLuise

Features: Commentary, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 23.08 GB
Total Bitrate: 28.26 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Kino Lorber provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


Mari (NATALIE WOOD) and Jeff (GEORGE SEGAL) are a happily married couple in Beverly Hills whose recently divorced friends make them feel like they are missing out by remaining married. To add to their woes, Jeff’s best friend (RICHARD BENJAMIN) fixes him up with dates while Mari’s best friend (VALERIE HARPER) is chasing Jeff all while a plumber turned X-rated star (DOM DELUISE) wants to use their house for a wild party.



This release comes with an Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and the Theatrical Trailer. The commentary is on the educational side, giving the history behind the production, influences, casting and characters.


VIDEO – 4/5

Kino Lorber releases The Last Married Couple in America onto Blu-ray and presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. Since there’s no mention on the back cover, presumably KL received this transfer from Universal. Either way, the picture here looks pretty good, detail is decent and colors appear well balanced. The natural film grain and noise is present though does look a bit heavy compared with other movies from the era. But even so, I have to think this is a significant improvement over the DVD release.

AUDIO – 4½/5

The movie comes with a standard but effective DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track which is perfectly satisfying for a movie that is mostly dialogue driven with some moderate depth for the score and ambient noises.





Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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