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Synopsis: Widely considered one of the finest works of America cinema, Paramount Presents is proud to bring Producer/Director George Steven’s masterwork to Blu-ray—remastered from a 4K film transfer in celebration of its 70th Anniversary. Montgomery Clift stars as George Eastman, determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite (Elizabeth Taylor). Shelley Winters is the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Eastman’s professional and romantic prospects. This second Paramount Pictures adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, which was itself based on a notorious true crime tale, was the first film to win the Golden Globe in the category of Best Picture—Drama, before winning six Academy Awards, including Best Director.

Special Features and Technical Specs:<br />
  • <br />
  • NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM<br />
  • NEW Filmmaker Focus: Leonard Maltin on A PLACE IN THE SUN<br />
  • Retrospective Cast and Crew Interviews<br />
  • Commentary by George Stevens Jr and Ivan Moffat<br />
  • George Stevens: Filmmakers Who Knew Him<br />
  • Theatrical Trailers<br />
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature<br />
  • Collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of each film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments<br />
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STREET DATE: AUGUST 10.

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A lot of people have been waiting on this title. I'll probably not buy it unless it's an improvement over the Imprint BD release. I doubt it because I think it's derived from the same 4K restoration and has the exact same bonus material. I'll wait on reviews to be sure.
 

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A lot of people have been waiting on this title. I'll probably not buy it unless it's an improvement over the Imprint BD release. I doubt it because I think it's derived from the same 4K restoration and has the exact same bonus material. I'll wait on reviews to be sure.

I could be very wrong about this so consider it just to be an opinion.

I always figured that the Imprint masters came from Paramount and that they would remain unchanged if and when the studio released them on their own.

I also never rushed to buy any Imprint release knowing that a domestic release could be around the corner.
 

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I'm not usually one to grumble about cover art, but you have one of the most beautiful screen pairings in film history (Elizabeth and Monty), and this is what they come up with? It doesn't convey any of the atmosphere of the film. Oh well, the main thing is that this wonderful film is finally getting a North American release, and those who didn't want to go to the trouble and expense of importing last year's Imprint release will have a chance to add it to their collections.
 

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I'm not usually one to grumble about cover art, but you have one of the most beautiful screen pairings in film history (Elizabeth and Monty), and this is what they come up with? It doesn't convey any of the atmosphere of the film. Oh well, the main thing is that this wonderful film is finally getting a North American release, and those who didn't want to go to the trouble and expense of importing last year's Imprint release will have a chance to add it to their collections.
... At least they're not giving Shirley the short Shrift ;)!
 

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I could be very wrong about this so consider it just to be an opinion.

I always figured that the Imprint masters came from Paramount and that they would remain unchanged if and when the studio released them on their own.

I also never rushed to buy any Imprint release knowing that a domestic release could be around the corner.
Right! Again, I'll be very interested in what the reviews say about this Paramount Presents release compared to Imprint's.

The back cover of the Imprint Blu-ray:

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The upcoming Paramount Blu-ray release:

Synopsis:​

Widely considered one of the finest works of America cinema, Paramount Presents is proud to bring Producer/Director George Steven’s masterwork to Blu-ray—remastered from a 4K film transfer in celebration of its 70th Anniversary. Montgomery Clift stars as George Eastman, determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite (Elizabeth Taylor). Shelley Winters is the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Eastman’s professional and romantic prospects. This second Paramount Pictures adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, which was itself based on a notorious true crime tale, was the first film to win the Golden Globe in the category of Best Picture—Drama, before winning six Academy Awards, including Best Director.

Special Features:​

  • NEW Filmmaker Focus: Leonard Maltin on A PLACE IN THE SUN
  • Retrospective Cast and Crew Interviews
  • Commentary by George Stevens Jr and Ivan Moffat
  • George Stevens: Filmmakers Who Knew Him
  • Theatrical Trailers:
 

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I didn't bother with the Imprint since it was inevitable that Paramount (or Criterion) would release it here. And I LOVE the artwork! It would have been so easy to give us a tacky "big heads" shot of Clift and Taylor! The artwork looks more like a book jacket and I'm down with that.
 

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I didn't bother with the Imprint since it was inevitable that Paramount (or Criterion) would release it here. And I LOVE the artwork! It would have been so easy to give us a tacky "big heads" shot of Clift and Taylor! The artwork looks more like a book jacket and I'm down with that.

Who's your avatar now, Thomas? Pretty lady.
 

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Groundbreaking Films Arrive on Blu-ray™ this August with New Bonus Content


Three acclaimed cinematic classics join the collectible Paramount Presents line with the Blu-ray release of A PLACE IN THE SUN and NASHVILLE on August 10, 2021 and BUGSY MALONE, making its U.S. Blu-ray debut on August 31, from Paramount Home Entertainment.



A PLACE IN THE SUN

Director George Stevens’ masterwork A PLACE IN THE SUN won six* Academy Awards® and is widely considered one of the finest works of America cinema. Remastered from a 4K film transfer in celebration of its 70th anniversary, the film is presented on Blu-ray with a brand-new Filmmaker Focus featuring film historian Leonard Maltin talking about George Stevens and the innovative film techniques he used for this unforgettable story of ambition, passion, and betrayal. The disc also includes previously released bonus content, including commentary by George Stevens, Jr. and Ivan Moffat, retrospective cast and crew interviews, and a segment on George Stevens featuring filmmakers who knew him.



Montgomery Clift stars as George Eastman, a young man determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite (Elizabeth Taylor). Shelley Winters is the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Eastman’s professional and romantic prospects.



NASHVILLE

Director Robert Altman’s seminal film NASHVILLE remains an essential classic of 70s cinema with its complexly textured portrayal and critique of America’s obsession with celebrity and power. Newly remastered from a 4K scan of original elements, the film is presented on Blu-ray with a new featurette entitled “24 Tracks: Robert Altman’s Nashville.” The disc also includes a previously released commentary by Altman.



Fittingly, NASHVILLE is Volume 24 of the Paramount Presents line as the film follows 24 distinct characters with intersecting storylines over five days in the titular city. The phenomenal ensemble cast includes Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Geraldine Chaplin, Henry Gibson, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Shelley Duvall, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, and Barbara Harris.



BUGSY MALONE

Acclaimed director Alan Parker redefined the movie musical with his first feature-length film, BUGSY MALONE, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. Available for the first time in the U.S. on Blu-ray, the film has been remastered from the original elements for this limited-edition release. The Blu-ray includes a new Filmmaker Focus delving into this early work from the director of Fame, The Commitments, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Mississippi Burning, and Evita.



Set in 1929 New York City, BUGSY MALONE captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers—all portrayed by child actors. As Tallulah, the sassy girlfriend of the owner of Fat Sam's Grand Slam Speakeasy, future superstar Jodie Foster leads a talented cast. Parker’s sharp script, combined with the music and lyrics of Paul Williams, makes for an irresistible satire that’s truly one-of-a-kind.



The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Discs™ come in collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of each film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments. Each disc also includes access to a digital copy of the film.




Paramount Presents: A Place in the Sun

Street Date: August 10, 2021

U.S. Rating: Not Rated



Paramount Presents: Nashville

Street Date: August 10, 2021

U.S. Rating: R



Paramount Presents: Bugsy Malone

Street Date: August 31, 2021

U.S. Rating: G







*1952, Best Director (George Stevens), Best Writing, Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Costume Design, Black-and-White, Best Film Editing, and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture



“ACADEMY AWARD®” and “OSCAR®” are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.





 

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Groundbreaking Films Arrive on Blu-ray™ this August with New Bonus Content


Three acclaimed cinematic classics join the collectible Paramount Presents line with the Blu-ray release of A PLACE IN THE SUN and NASHVILLE on August 10, 2021 and BUGSY MALONE, making its U.S. Blu-ray debut on August 31, from Paramount Home Entertainment.



A PLACE IN THE SUN

Director George Stevens’ masterwork A PLACE IN THE SUN won six* Academy Awards® and is widely considered one of the finest works of America cinema. Remastered from a 4K film transfer in celebration of its 70th anniversary, the film is presented on Blu-ray with a brand-new Filmmaker Focus featuring film historian Leonard Maltin talking about George Stevens and the innovative film techniques he used for this unforgettable story of ambition, passion, and betrayal. The disc also includes previously released bonus content, including commentary by George Stevens, Jr. and Ivan Moffat, retrospective cast and crew interviews, and a segment on George Stevens featuring filmmakers who knew him.




Montgomery Clift stars as George Eastman, a young man determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite (Elizabeth Taylor). Shelley Winters is the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Eastman’s professional and romantic prospects.



NASHVILLE

Director Robert Altman’s seminal film NASHVILLE remains an essential classic of 70s cinema with its complexly textured portrayal and critique of America’s obsession with celebrity and power. Newly remastered from a 4K scan of original elements, the film is presented on Blu-ray with a new featurette entitled “24 Tracks: Robert Altman’s Nashville.” The disc also includes a previously released commentary by Altman.




Fittingly, NASHVILLE is Volume 24 of the Paramount Presents line as the film follows 24 distinct characters with intersecting storylines over five days in the titular city. The phenomenal ensemble cast includes Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Geraldine Chaplin, Henry Gibson, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Shelley Duvall, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, and Barbara Harris.



BUGSY MALONE

Acclaimed director Alan Parker redefined the movie musical with his first feature-length film, BUGSY MALONE, which celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. Available for the first time in the U.S. on Blu-ray, the film has been remastered from the original elements for this limited-edition release. The Blu-ray includes a new Filmmaker Focus delving into this early work from the director of Fame, The Commitments, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Mississippi Burning, and Evita.




Set in 1929 New York City, BUGSY MALONE captures a flashy world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls, and dreamers—all portrayed by child actors. As Tallulah, the sassy girlfriend of the owner of Fat Sam's Grand Slam Speakeasy, future superstar Jodie Foster leads a talented cast. Parker’s sharp script, combined with the music and lyrics of Paul Williams, makes for an irresistible satire that’s truly one-of-a-kind.



The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Discs™ come in collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of each film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments. Each disc also includes access to a digital copy of the film.




Paramount Presents: A Place in the Sun

Street Date: August 10, 2021

U.S. Rating: Not Rated




Paramount Presents: Nashville

Street Date: August 10, 2021

U.S. Rating: R




Paramount Presents: Bugsy Malone

Street Date: August 31, 2021

U.S. Rating: G








*1952, Best Director (George Stevens), Best Writing, Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Costume Design, Black-and-White, Best Film Editing, and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture



“ACADEMY AWARD®” and “OSCAR®” are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Glad to see A Place In The Sun make it to BD in NA, been waiting a long time for this...can now check off one from my "Wish List"!
 

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Agreed The Viavision image leaves a lot to be desired but the has the better cover and at least I don’t have wait for all the usual Paramount drek/nonsense to get to the movie every time I load it. It’s already ruined the experience w Ten Commandments and My Fair Lady discs.
Like why shouldn’t the discs default to the film’s native language especially when buying it in the USA? Utter stupidity.

I was hoping for a Criterion version eventually too cause they usually get it right image wise. Oh well someday.