Salt and Pepper, One More Time on Blu-ray

Salt & Pepper. Courtesy of MGM.

Salt and Pepper and One More Time make their arrival on Blu-ray in a double feature packaged by Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

The two films are billed as “hilarious action comedies” but you’re mileage may vary. Personally, I forced myself to get through Salt and Pepper. It’s very telling when a film directed by Richard Donner also struggles to keep my attention. The fact that it stars two Rat Pack stars and falls short on the laughter front is most unfortunate. Maybe that’s just me. Donner steps away from the sequel and was replaced by Jerry Lewis for One More Time. One More Time is sourced from a brand new 2K master. The picture looks fine on Salt and Pepper but again, your mileage may vary when it comes to the film’s comedy.

More often than not, the Kino Lorber Studio Classics releases would also come with audio commentary. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the double feature. The only sort of bonus content included with these titles are their theatrical trailers and Trailers from Hell with Larry Karaszewski. That’s it.

Salt and Pepper

Nightclub owners Salt (Davis) and Pepper (Lawford) are recruited by the British Secret Service after a spy turns up dead. They discover a plot to overthrow the government and nobody believes them. This forces them to go it alone while battling clueless cops and rioting revolutionaries in their hopes to solve the case.

DIRECTOR: Richard Donner
SCREENWRITER: Michael Pertwee
CAST: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Michael Bates

One More Time

Salt and Pepper are back as the nightclub-owners-turned-detectives. This time, it is Jerry Lewis at the helm. Pepper assumes his brother’s identity after he turns up dead. Oh, he’s not just dead but murdered! They find themselves plunged into a wild caper filled with double-crosses and a crew of diamond smugglers with an evil plot to put them both on ice! The film also features cameos from horror greats Christopher Lee as Dracula and Peter Cushing as Dr. Frankenstein.

DIRECTOR: Jerry Lewis
SCREENWRITER: Michael Pertwee
CAST: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

United Artists released Salt and Pepper in theaters on June 21, 1968 and One More Time in theaters on May 27, 1970.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.