In celebration of its 40th anniversary, The Jerk will be released on Blu-ray via Shout Select on December 18. The feature, which marked Steve Martin’s feature film debut, centers on Navin Johnson, the adopted son of a black sharecropping family in Mississippi. Gradually realizing the world is a big place, Navin ventures out to find his “special purpose. The feature, which co-stars Bernadette Peters, was directed and co-written by Carl Reiner (Martin received a story credit). T
This version was remastered from a brand new 2K scan and contains new bonus features. Extras include a conversation with Steve Martin and Carl Reiner, a conversation with writers Michael Elias and Carl Gottlieb, learn how to play “Tonight You Belong To Me,” and The Lost Film Strips of Father Carols Las Vegas De Cordova.
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