Press Release PHE Press Release: Paramount Presents! Roman Holiday (1953) (Blu-ray)

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TBH, I've never been a fan of any of Roman Holiday's original poster art or publicity (which is why I have a poster of Breakfast at Tiffany's, despite that being my second or third favorite Hepburn film).

I would love to see a Criterion-style illustration for the cover instead.
 

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Hopefully I can remove this from the 50-title Paramount wish list. Major stuff, long neglected. The ones that remain unreleased (and this is just from MY wish wish)?

BLACK SUNDAY
BREAKDOWN
BRIDGES OF TOKO RI
BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
CATCH-22
CIVIL ACTION, A
CONQUEST OF SPACE
COUNTRY GIRL, THE
COURT JESTER, THE
DESPERATE HOURS, THE
DISORDERLY ORDERLY (and other missing Jerry Lewis films)
DRAGONSLAYER
FAIRY TALE: A TRUE STORY
FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY
FEAR STRIKES OUT
FIVE PENNIES, THE
GALLIPOLI
GOODBYE COLUMBUS
GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO
HUD
MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK
LADY SINGS THE BLUES
LAST TRAIN TO GUN HILL
LIL ABNER
LITTLE PRINCE, THE
LONGEST YARD, THE
MURPHEY'S WAR
NAKED JUNGLE, THE
NEVADA SMITH
NOBODY'S FOOL
NORTH DALLAS FORTY
NUN'S STORY, THE
PARALLAX VIEW, THE
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
POSSE
PRESIDENT'S ANALYST, THE
PRETTY BABY
RACING WITH THE MOON
RED TENT, THE
SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISHER
SIMPLE PLAN, A
SORROWFUL JONES (and other missing Bob Hope titles)
TESTAMENT
TIN STAR, THE
WILL PENNY
WONDER BOYS
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME

I hope that Paramount's new licensing deals, and films like ROMAN HOLIDAY coming out from the studio itself, will continue. So much of its catalog has been in demand for a very long (hopefully not too long) time.
Isn't it about time you removed The Nun's Story from your Paramount wish list? :)
 

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I'll wait for the reviews but how I hate that ugly packaging. Just give me a regular blu ray case without all the trashy packaging.
 

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The following titles on Dick's list of Paramount films in bold, I have digitally in HD:

  • BLACK SUNDAY
  • BREAKDOWN
  • BRIDGES OF TOKO RI (Not in OAR)
  • BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
  • CATCH-22
  • CIVIL ACTION, A
  • CONQUEST OF SPACE
  • COUNTRY GIRL, THE (Not in OAR)
  • COURT JESTER, THE
  • DESPERATE HOURS, THE
  • DISORDERLY ORDERLY (and other missing Jerry Lewis films)
  • DRAGONSLAYER
  • FAIRY TALE: A TRUE STORY
  • FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY
  • FEAR STRIKES OUT
  • FIVE PENNIES, THE
  • GALLIPOLI
  • GOODBYE COLUMBUS
  • GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO
  • HUD
  • MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES
  • LAST TRAIN TO GUN HILL
  • LIL ABNER
  • LITTLE PRINCE, THE
  • LONGEST YARD, THE
  • MURPHEY'S WAR
  • NAKED JUNGLE, THE (Not in OAR)
  • NEVADA SMITH
  • NOBODY'S FOOL
  • NORTH DALLAS FORTY
  • NUN'S STORY, THE (Warner Title)
  • PARALLAX VIEW, THE
  • PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
  • POSSE
  • PRESIDENT'S ANALYST, THE
  • PRETTY BABY
  • RACING WITH THE MOON
  • RED TENT, THE
  • SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISHER
  • SIMPLE PLAN, A
  • SORROWFUL JONES (and other missing Bob Hope titles)
  • TESTAMENT
  • TIN STAR, THE
  • WILL PENNY
  • WONDER BOYS
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
 
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Here are highlights of the Zoom press event that featured Film Historian Leonard Maltin and Paramount Head of Archives Andrea Kalas.

Very interesting, and a nice piece.

But it tells a very different story from the marketing blurb.

If the restored film is derived from an extant fine grain, with parts from a dupe, it should be beautiful.

I have no idea why this must be confusing.

Now looking forward to this release.
 
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The following titles on Dick's list of Paramount films in bold, I have digitally in HD:

  • BLACK SUNDAY
  • BREAKDOWN
  • BRIDGES OF TOKO RI (Not in OAR)
  • BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
  • CATCH-22
  • CIVIL ACTION, A
  • CONQUEST OF SPACE
  • COUNTRY GIRL, THE (Not in OAR)
  • COURT JESTER, THE
  • DESPERATE HOURS, THE
  • DISORDERLY ORDERLY (and other missing Jerry Lewis films)
  • DRAGONSLAYER
  • FAIRY TALE: A TRUE STORY
  • FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY
  • FEAR STRIKES OUT
  • FIVE PENNIES, THE
  • GALLIPOLI
  • GOODBYE COLUMBUS
  • GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO
  • HUD
  • MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES
  • LAST TRAIN TO GUN HILL
  • LIL ABNER
  • LITTLE PRINCE, THE
  • LONGEST YARD, THE
  • MURPHEY'S WAR
  • NAKED JUNGLE, THE (Not in OAR)
  • NEVADA SMITH
  • NOBODY'S FOOL
  • NORTH DALLAS FORTY
  • NUN'S STORY, THE (Warner Title)
  • PARALLAX VIEW, THE
  • PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
  • POSSE
  • PRESIDENT'S ANALYST, THE
  • PRETTY BABY
  • RACING WITH THE MOON
  • RED TENT, THE
  • SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISHER
  • SIMPLE PLAN, A
  • SORROWFUL JONES (and other missing Bob Hope titles)
  • TESTAMENT
  • TIN STAR, THE
  • WILL PENNY
  • WONDER BOYS
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
Yup, and I'm glad you're happy with those as opposed to owning physical discs. Guess I'm just an old dog.
 
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I guess my question is: why aren't all of the films Paramount is releasing here, plus all of those being released only in Australia, available everywhere? I don't believe there is a single Aussie title that is available from "Paramount Presents," or vice-versa with the exception of WAR OF THE WORLDS. I'm sure there is a reason for this exclusivity, but I'm not getting it.
 
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The following titles on Dick's list of Paramount films in bold, I have digitally in HD:

  • BLACK SUNDAY
  • BREAKDOWN
  • BRIDGES OF TOKO RI (Not in OAR)
  • BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
  • CATCH-22
  • CIVIL ACTION, A
  • CONQUEST OF SPACE
  • COUNTRY GIRL, THE (Not in OAR)
  • COURT JESTER, THE
  • DESPERATE HOURS, THE
  • DISORDERLY ORDERLY (and other missing Jerry Lewis films)
  • DRAGONSLAYER
  • FAIRY TALE: A TRUE STORY
  • FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY
  • FEAR STRIKES OUT
  • FIVE PENNIES, THE
  • GALLIPOLI
  • GOODBYE COLUMBUS
  • GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO
  • HUD
  • MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK
  • LADY SINGS THE BLUES
  • LAST TRAIN TO GUN HILL
  • LIL ABNER
  • LITTLE PRINCE, THE
  • LONGEST YARD, THE
  • MURPHEY'S WAR
  • NAKED JUNGLE, THE (Not in OAR)
  • NEVADA SMITH
  • NOBODY'S FOOL
  • NORTH DALLAS FORTY
  • NUN'S STORY, THE (Warner Title)
  • PARALLAX VIEW, THE
  • PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM
  • POSSE
  • PRESIDENT'S ANALYST, THE
  • PRETTY BABY
  • RACING WITH THE MOON
  • RED TENT, THE
  • SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISHER
  • SIMPLE PLAN, A
  • SORROWFUL JONES (and other missing Bob Hope titles)
  • TESTAMENT
  • TIN STAR, THE
  • WILL PENNY
  • WONDER BOYS
  • YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
Some of us PREFER physical media.
 

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Someone at the press event asked specifically about A Place in the Sun and Kalas said that one was completed as far as Paramount Archives is concerned, but no statement on when that will be coming to Paramount Presents BD.
 

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