DVD Review: ROMAN HOLIDAY Centennial Collection
ROMAN HOLIDAY has been released on a new Centennial Collection DVD.
Roman Holiday was the first starring role of the beautiful and classy Audrey Hepburn, and put her on the map of Hollywood. She even won the Oscar for her performance. Roman Holiday also stars Gregory Peck, who makes a great team with Audrey Hepburn. Needless to say that Roman Holiday is a classic worth owning.
Audrey Hepburn plays a princess who escapes out of her palace to explore Rome for a day. Along the way she meets an reporter, Gregory Peck, who spends the day with her pretending not to know who she is, while trying to get an exclusive story, accompanied by his photographer friend, played by Eddie Albert. But as things would have it, the princess and the reporter fall in love. I guess you could say this is a typical romantic comedy story, but it’s not exactly. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck add a whole other level to the movie. Audrey Hepburn’s natural acting abilities are a joy to watch and complimented perfectly by Gregory Peck.
With all the less than average movies that are coming out lately, it’s just a pleasure to watch a movie that reminds you 1) why we love movies so much 2) what a good movie is supposed to be like.
The Centennial Collection of Roman Holiday also provides an even better picture of this unforgettable movie. Although I’m not sure about all the technical jargon, there is a feature that goes into it on the DVD, “Restoring Roman Holiday.”
Overall, I highly recommend Roman Holiday, especially if you haven’t seen it yet and enjoy old movies.
DVD Special Features:
Full Screen Format
Dolby Digital: English Mono, French Mono
- Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years
- Remembering Audrey
- Rome with a Princess
- Dalton Trumbo: From A-List to Blacklist
- Restoring Roman Holiday
- Behind the Gates: Costumes
- Paramount in the ‘50s- Retrospective Featurette
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Teaser Trailer, Original Theatrical, Theatrical Re-release Trailer
- Galleries: Production 37, The Movie 44, Publicity 13, The Premiere 8
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert
Release Date: November 11, 2008
Synopsis: Audrey Hepburn plays 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.