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Blu-ray Review: Audrey Hepburn 7-Movie Collection

October 25, 2021

By John Corrado

On October 5th, Paramount released the Audrey Hepburn 7-Movie Collection for the first time on Blu-ray. It’s timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, director Blake Edwards’ 1961 adaptation of the Truman Capote novella, which features Hepburn in the iconic role of Holly Golightly.

In addition to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the set also includes Hepburn’s breakout film Roman Holiday, which won her the Oscar for Best Actress; the romantic comedy Sabrina; the Tolstoy adaptation War and Peace; the Paris-set fashion musical Funny Face (co-starring Fred Astaire); the meta screenwriting comedy Paris When It Sizzles; and the Oscar-winning musical My Fair Lady.

If this set looks and sounds familiar, that’s because it was first released on DVD in 2019, including the same selection of films and cover art. This is basically the same as the DVD collection (sans the pink slipcover), except upgraded to Blu-ray and with the addition of bonus features on five of the films. Like with the 2019 release (reviewed here), this set comes highly recommended. If you are a fan of Hepburn, like I am, it’s an economical way to add some of her most famous films to your collection.

Hepburn is one of the biggest film and fashion icons of the last century, and with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday (a personal favourite of mine), and My Fair Lady (which also received a standalone 4K Ultra HD release earlier this year), this set gives you some of the most beloved films in the Paramount vault as well.

Bonus Features (Blu-ray):

The 8-disc set includes a selection of legacy bonus features on all but two of the films (Paris When It Sizzles and War and Peace), and a second disc to accompany My Fair Lady. The bonuses on Roman Holiday are the same as on the 2020 standalone Blu-ray release (reviewed here). Codes for digital copies of all seven films are also included in the package, another nice upgrade from the DVD set.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s:

  • Commentary by producer Richard Shepherd
  • A Golightly Gathering
  • Henry Mancini: More Than Music
  • Mr. Yunioshi: An Asian Perspective
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The Making of a Classic
  • It’s So Audrey: A Style Icon
  • Behind the Gates: The Tour
  • Brilliance in a Blue Box
  • Audrey’s Letter to Tiffany
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Galleries
My Fair Lady:
  • More Loverly Than Ever: The Making of My Fair Lady Then & Now
  • 1963 Production Kick-Off Dinner
  • Los Angeles Premiere 10/28/1964
  • British Premiere
  • George Cukor Directs Baroness Bina Rothschild
  • Rex Harrison Radio Interview
  • Production Tests
  • Alternate Audrey Hepburn Vocals
  • Galleries
  • Comments on a Lady
  • Theatrical Featurettes
  • Story of a Lady
  • Design for a Lady
  • The Fairest Fair Lady
  • Trailers
  • Awards
Funny Face:
  • Kay Thompson: Think Pink!
  • This is VistaVision
  • Fashion Photographers Exposed
  • The Fashion Designer and His Muse
  • Parisian Dreams
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Audrey Hepburn: Fashion Icon
  • Sabrina’s World
  • Supporting Sabrina
  • William Holden: The Paramount Years
  • Sabrina Documentary
  • Behind the Gates: Camera
Roman Holiday:
  • Filmmaker Focus: Leonard Maltin on Roman Holiday
  • Behind the Gates: Costumes
  • Rome with a Princess
  • Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years
  • Dalton Trumbo: From A-List to Blacklist
  • Paramount in the ‘50s
  • Remembering Audrey
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Galleries

Audrey Hepburn 7-Movie Collection is a Paramount Home Entertainment release.

Street Date: October 5th, 2021

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