| Sunset Boulevard (Blu-Ray) |
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Norma Desmond gets her close-up in hi-def this November 6th as Paramount has announced the release of Sunset Boulevard (Blu-Ray).
No word on bonus features, but the standard DVD extras are likely to carry over.
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.
BONUS FEATURES (Likely to carry over from the standard DVD):
- Commentary by Ed Sikov (author of "On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder")DISC 2:
- 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
- The Score 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)