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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Audrey Hepburn Collection Blu-Ray Review

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Audrey Hepburn Collection Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: "Sabrina" (1954): 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. "Roman Holiday"(1953): Roman Holiday was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and Audrey Hepburn captured an Oscar for her portrayal of a modern-day princess rebelling against her royal obligations who explores Rome on her own. She meets Gregory Peck, an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her true identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love. Eddie Albert contributes to the fun as Peck's carefree cameraman pal. Stylishly directed by William Wyler, this romantic comedy ranks as one of the most enjoyable films of all times. "Breakfast At Tiffany's"(1961): From the opening strains of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer's haunting Oscar-winning song "Moon River," you'll once again be under the alluring spell of that madcap, carefree New York playgirl known as Holly Golighty (Audrey Hepburn) in this 24-carat romantic comedy based on Truman Capote's best-selling novella. George Peppard is the struggling and "sponsored" young writer who finds himself swept into Holly's dizzying, delightfully unstructured lifestyle as she determinedly scours Manhattan for a suitable millionaire to marry. The sparkling special features on this Anniversary Edition DVD only add to the luster of director Black Edwards' timeless film classic. Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam and Mickey Rooney co-star: Mancini won an additional Academy Award for his enthralling musical score.

Review: There are only a few stars from years gone by that stay fresh in our minds and the charming Audrey Hepburn is definitely one of them.  This great new Blu-ray collection gives us three of her best films, Sabrina, Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's!  These classics look amazing in high-definition...this is the first time that I've seen them that way.  We even get the option of watching each of them in black and white or color!  I really appreciated that feature.  This is a must have and a fun family friendly watch.

The special features include: "Sabrina": "Sabrina Documentary"; Photo Gallery. "Roman  Holiday": "Remembering Roman Holiday" Documentary; Restoring Roman Holiday Featurette; "Edith Head - The Paramount Years" Featurette; Photo Galleries; Teaser Trailer; Theatrical Trailer; Re-Release Trailer. "Breakfast At Tiffany's": Commentary by Producer Richard Shepherd; The Making Of A Classic; It's So Audrey: A Style Icon; Brilliance In A Blue Box; Audrey's Letter to Tiffany; Original Theatrical Trailer.

Interest Range: Film Classics