New DVD Releases of Old Classics

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ROMAN HOLIDAY

Synopsis: There is an old saying: “See Naples and die … see Rome and LIVE!” And Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) plans to do just that. While on a high-profile tour of European cities, this modern-day princess decides to rebel against her regimented and stifling royal obligations once her regal entourage reaches Italy. Determined to take in all the sights and sounds of The Eternal City, she sneaks off on an adventurous exploration … one that leads to an encounter with handsome American newspaperman Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) and his affable photographer pal (Eddie Albert). Joe is desperate for an exclusive story — and he’s got a colossal one, once he discovers he’s in the company of a runaway princess! Can romance be far behind? Nominated to 10 Academy Awards and the winner of three*, director William Wyler’s timeless romp is an enthralling romantic comedy that will capture your heart and imagination. *Winner: Best Actress (Audrey Hepburn); Best Writing – Motion Picture Story (Dalton Trumbo); and Best Costume Design – Black & White (Edith Head), 1953.


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Sunset Boulevard

Synopsis: Gloria Swanson gives a career-defining performance as faded silent screen star Norma Desmond in director Billy Wilder’s dark and masterful film classic, “Sunset Boulevard.” William Holden is Joe Gillis, the young, down-on-his-luck screenwriter whom Norma drafts to help provide her with a workable script for her planned “return” to the modern-day screen. Erich von Stroheim is Max von Mayerling, Norma’s devoted servant and chauffeur, who harbors a few personal revelations of his own. Hollywood has never taken a more ominous, compelling or electrifying look at Hollywood than in this brilliant, Oscar®-winning tour de force that still mesmerizes with its witty, sardonic script, unforgettable cast, and provocative storyline. The exceptional cast also includes Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb and — as themselves — Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton, Anna Q. Nilsson and H.B. Warner.

 

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Sabrina

Synopsis: Isn’t it romantic…Sabrina is charming, humorous and aglow with some of Hollywood’s greatest stars. Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and Audrey Hepburn star in a Cinderella story directed by renowned filmmaker Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot). Bogie and Holden are the mega-rich Larrabee brothers of Long Island. Bogie’s all work, Holden’s all playboy. But when Sabrina, daughter of the family’s chauffeur, returns from Paris all grown up and glamorous, the stage is set for some family fireworks as the brothers fall under the spell of Hepburn’s delightful charms.

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