I've been complaining about the lack of Roman Holiday on Blu for... well, since I've had a Blu-ray player.
But if they waited until they did a new, major restoration to it, it was worth it.
I see the article also mentioned a Breakfast at Tiffany's restoration, so I assume that'll be released somewhere in the Paramount Presents line soon enough.
Is that the new restoration, or just a rerelease of the 2011 version that happened when Paramount took their catalog titles back from WB?Breakfast was restored in 2016 and released on BD in 2017. I would imagine if it appears in the Paramount Presents line up, it would merely be a repackaging of the previous release.
Which continues to beg the question, what took so long for Roman Holiday to show up on BD when it was restored in 2015 and Breakfast at Tiffany's was done a year after that and saw a BD release within the following year?
I got mine from an honest-to-goodness staffed-by-human-beings bricks-and-mortar store, Videomatica in Vancouver. I order everything from them, and if it’s not some kind of Amazon exclusive (I’m looking at you, “Western Stars”) they‘ll get it for me. The “Roman Holiday” Blu-Ray I got from them is the identical disc that’s in the “Paramount Presents” series, but with no cardboard outer sleeve. I have a couple of those, also from Videomatica, and they were quite a bit more expensive than “Roman Holiday” was, which means that they were U.S. imports. That packaging is no big deal if you ask me.Amazon Canada didn't get any stock, so I went with WOW HD.
That was an act of unusual and generous courtesy. Peck is a favorite actor and I loved reading this.
Gregory Peck is one of the few actors about whom no-one ever says anything bad. It's a very small group: Tyrone Power, Roger Moore, David Niven, one or two others but not many.A great and generous move on his part which all his fans loved. It did him no disservice, but kudos instead.