Paramount Home Entertainment UK will add seven titles to its Blu-ray catalog in September. Amongst them are Billy Wilder's Sabrina (1954), Stanley Donen's Funny Face (1957), Taylor Hackford's An officer and a Gentleman (1982), and James L. Brooks' Terms of Endearment (1983).
Romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. Sabrina Fairchild (Hepburn) is the impressionable daughter of the chauffeur to the wealthy Larabee family. Her childhood crush on David Larabee (William Holden), the playboy younger brother, goes unnoticed until she returns a woman from finishing school in Paris. When David's dalliance with Sabrina places a lucrative business deal at risk, hard-headed elder brother Linus (Bogart) steps in and decides to woo her himself. Street date: September 2.
Romantic musical comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Jo Stockton (Hepburn) is a bookshop worker with intellectual pretensions. Discovered by the editor of a top fashion magazine and asked to become the figurehead of a new collection, Jo is talked into going to Paris by photographer Dick Avery (Astaire), and they soon become romantically involved. The all-singing, all-dancing Technicolor extravaganza features classic songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Street date: September 2.
Romantic drama starring Richard Gere. When US Navy recruit Zack Mayo (Gere) begins the 13-week basic training course which will qualify him to attend flight school, he immediately comes into conflict with the tough, no-nonsense Sergeant Foley (Louis Gossett Jr). Foley selects Mayo as the special recipient of his sadistic attentions, but the recruit refuses to be broken and meanwhile finds solace in his developing relationship with local factory girl Paula Pokrifki (Debra Winger). The film won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Gossett Jr) and Best Original Song ('Up Where We Belong' written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Saint-Marie and Will Jennings). Street date: September 2.
This sequel to 'The Naked Gun' finds inept police lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) back on the case, but still nursing his wounds following the end of his relationship with beautiful Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley). Street date: September 2.
Third in the successful series of movies based on the TV series 'Police Squad'. Bungling Los Angeles police lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) is called out of retirement when his old department learn of a terrorist plot to hold the Oscar night attendees to ransom. Street date: September 2.
James L Brooks' multi-Oscar-winning film about the volatile relationship between the over-bearing Aurora (Shirley Maclaine) and Emma (Debra Winger), the daughter who cannot wait to escape her clutches. The story covers 30 years, and ranges from Emma's late-teens, her marriage to Flap Horton (Jeff Daniels), Aurora's difficulties facing her new role as a grandmother, and her relationship with Garrett Breedlove (Jack Nicholson), an ex-astronaut who is constantly searching for excitement in his life. The story then moves toward a tragic, tear-jerking conclusion, as Emma discovers that she has cancer. Street date: September 2.
Outrageous satirical comedy from the creators of 'South Park', with puppets. In the 'War on Terror' Team America is the United States' first line of defence, an elite unit of counter-terrorist operatives whose adventures take them all over the world - frequently destroying most of it as they go. When the team learn that evil Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il is planning to destroy the world, they recruit a Broadway star to go undercover in his hideout. On the way, the team manage to wipe out lots of real-estate as well as take on bleeding-heart, liberal Hollywood celebrities like Sean Penn and film-maker Michael Moore. Street date: September 9.
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Beware of one thing: so far, Paramount has yanked every bonus on the European release of their catalog titles, apart from a few select films (such as Once Upon a Time in America).
I guess they don't want to translate the extras, which is even more insulting as the extras are subtitled and translated into French, Spanish and Portuguese on the American editions. Which is why I haven't bought The Man who Shot Liberty Valance, as I prefer to wait for the US edition... which will feature the extras with French subtitles.
Anyway, this list is a hint that Warner has a clue on how to handle catalog releases, contrary to Paramount, even if the deal doesn't cover directly Europe. They were definitely picked by Warner in the US to bring some logic to the catalog and you'll see an announcement soon for the domestic market. It made zero sense, business-wise, for Paramount to sell The Naked Gun, Airplane!, or Breakfast at Tiffany's as isolated releases while they would be much more at home as parts of dedicated collections. And I guess that Paramount will now release catalog titles on a steady, regular pace.
Sabrina, Sabrina my 2nd favorite Audrey movie ( Wait Until Dark ) at last on blu ray. I already have Funny face from the u.k. ( actually I think its from Sweden) . Im so thrilled and no doubt will b a first day order. Now please come out with Wait Until Dark and Roman Holiday and Love in the Afternoon and the rest. Please she was an incredible woman . Why these titles can't be released state side I don't know. Just like Little Mermaid no date here for release but U.K got their date. Also will getting all the Naked Guns too . Mayb the short lived Tv series of Naked will b released one day on blu. Me and my bros use to leave the room to stop from laughing so hard .