Sabrina, Sunset Blvd & Roman Holiday Special Editions in November

**Paramount** has announced the debut of their Centennial Collection by giving three films in their library Special Editions. They are: Sabrina (1954), Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Roman Holiday (1953).

Due out on November 11th, each 2 Disc set is filled with Bonus Features (most of which were not on the original single disc versions). They will retail for $24.99, but are available at for only $17.99. Details below.

EDITORIAL NOTE: Those who feel compelled to complain about the cover art, please be thankful that Paramount's budget was allocated more toward Bonus Features, and hopefully restoration, than more glorious artwork.

Sabrina (1954)
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.


  • Audrey Hepburn: Fashion Icon (17:32)
  • Sabrina's World (11:25)
  • Supporting Sabrina (16:32)
  • William Holden: The Paramount Years (29:46)
  • Audrey Hepburn: In Her Own Words (11:40)
  • Behind the Gates: Camera (5:07)
  • Paramount in the '50s (9:32)
  • Galleries
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Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Hollywood looks at Hollywood. Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, an aging silent-film queen, and William Holden, as the struggling young screenwriter who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen's most memorable characters in "Sunset Boulevard." Winner of three Academy Awards®, director Billy Wilder's powerful orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic. From the unforgettable opening sequence -- a body found floating in a decayed mansion's swimming pool -- through the inevitable unfolding of tragic destiny, "Sunset Boulevard" is the definitive statement on the dark and desperate side of Hollywood. Erich von Stroheim as Desmond's discoverer, ex-husband and butler, and Nancy Olson as the bright spot amidst unrelenting ominousness, are equally celebrated for their masterful performances.

  • Commentary by Ed Sikov (author of "On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder")
  • Sunset Boulevard: The Beginning (22:46)
  • The Noir Side of Sunset Boulevard by Joseph Wambaugh (14:20)
  • Sunset Boulevard Becomes a Classic (14:29)
  • Two Sides of Ms. Swanson (10:32)
  • Stories of Sunset Boulevard (11:17)
  • Mad About the Boy: A Portrait of William Holden (11:15)
  • Recording Sunset Boulevard (5:48)
  • The City of Sunset Boulevard (5:32)
  • Morgue Prologue Script Pages
  • Franz Waxman and The Music of Sunset Boulevard (14:25)
  • Behind the Gates: The Lot (5:03)
  • Hollywood Location Map
  • Paramount in the '50s (9:32)
  • Edith Head - The Paramount Years Featurette (13:42)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (3:12)
  • Galleries
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Roman Holiday (1953)
Audrey Hepburn's Oscar winning performance in her first starring role.Roman Holiday was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and Audrey Hepburn captured an Oscar for her portrayal of a modern-day princess, rebelling against the 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.

  • Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years (29:54)
  • Remembering Audrey (12:11)
  • Rome with a Princess (8:56)
  • Dalton Trumbo: From A-List to Blacklist (11:54)
  • Restoring Roman Holiday (5:53)
  • Behind the Gates: Costumes (5:26)
  • Paramount in the '50s (9:32)
  • Trailers
  • Galleries
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