The movie is a classic directed by Billy Wilder. It won the Best Picture Oscar in 1960. All the lead actors are brilliant. It could be called a rom-com if one were to put it in a genre. Fans of Mad Men could clearly spot how this movie inspired the production design and costumes for that series. Even the hindi movie Life in a Metro had a plot featuring Sharman Joshi lifted from this movie. And inspite of being a 54 year old movie, it doesn't feel dated. Its a must watch for all movie-buffs.
The movie looks beautiful in HD. It has stunning black and white cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. If someone hates black and white movies, the video quality on this disc could change their opinion. On the other hand, the sound on the disc is remixed in DTS HD MA 5.1 from the original mono track. The original mono track is not included on the disc. For a dialogue-driven film, it sounds good and the dialogues can be heard clearly. The surrounds are rarely used, only for the busy office environment sounds and background score. The extras are few, but all the extras from the international blu-ray releases are there. They include a Commentary with Film Historian Bruce Block, Inside The Apartment (a good behind the scenes feature), Magic Time - The Art of Jack Lemmon and the trailer.