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Old 11-06-2008, 08:35 AM
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First Titles in the Paramount Centennial Collection to Debut November 11, 2008

HOLLYWOOD, CA. – In keeping with its ongoing commitment to retrieving and presenting treasured films from its nearly 100-year history, Paramount Home Entertainment will launch of a new line of classics that were digitally mastered and restored called the Paramount Centennial Collection. Debuting on DVD November 11, 2008, the first three titles in the collection will be Roman Holiday (1953), Sunset Blvd. (1950) and Sabrina (1954). All three films will be available in a 2-disc set including an 8-page Collectible booklet. Titles in the Paramount Centennial Collection will undergo processes using the latest digital technology for pristine presentations to protect these classics for generations to come, and most will include new bonus features highlighting elements of the film or Paramount’s rich cinematic history.

Starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn and directed by William Wyler, Roman Holiday won three Oscars® for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Costume Design and Best Writing. Hepburn is at her transcendent best as a sheltered princess who falls for an American newsman in Rome in this timeless classic.

Director Billy Wilder’s cinematic masterpiece Sunset Blvd. captures the often disturbing reality behind Hollywood’s illusions with stellar performances by Gloria Swanson and William Holden. The film was nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, and won three for Best Art Direction, Best Music and Best Writing.

Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden star in Sabrina, the comedic story of a classic love triangle directed by Billy Wilder. The film garnered six Oscar nominations and won for Best Costume Design.

The Roman Holiday DVD will be presented in full screen format with Dolby Digital English, French or Spanish Mono and English, French or Spanish subtitles. Bonus material includes:
o Behind the Gates: Costumes
o Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years
o Remembering Audrey Hepburn
o Rome with a Princess
o Dalton Trumbo: From A-List to Blacklist
o Restoring Roman Holiday
o Paramount in the ‘50s
o Photo Galleries
o Original Theatrical Teaser trailer
o Original Theatrical Trailer
o Theatrical Re-release Trailer

The Sabrina DVD will be presented in full screen format with Dolby Digital English, French or Spanish Mono and English, French or Spanish subtitles. Bonus material includes:
o Behind the Gates: Camera
o Audrey Hepburn: Fashion Icon
o William Holden: The Paramount Years
o Sabrina’s World
o Supporting Sabrina
o Audrey Hepburn: In Her Own Words
o Paramount in the ‘50s
o Photo Gallery

The Sunset Blvd. DVD will be presented in full screen format with Dolby Digital English, French or Spanish Mono and English, French or Spanish subtitles. Bonus material includes:
o Commentary by Ed Sikov, author of On Sunset Blvd: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder
o Behind the Gates: The Lot
o The Noir Side of Sunset Blvd. by Joseph Wambaugh
o Two Sides of Ms. Swanson
o Mad About the Boy: A Portrait of William Holden
o Sunset Blvd.: The Beginning
o Stories of Sunset Blvd.
o Sunset Blvd. Becomes a Classic
o Recording Sunset Blvd.
o The City of Sunset Blvd.
o Original Morgue Prologue
o The Score of Sunset Blvd.
o Hollywood Location Map
o Paramount in the ‘50s
o Photo Gallery
o Original Theatrical Trailer

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About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.
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