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Roman Holiday / Sunset Boulevard This week, Paramount Home Entertainment has seen fit to release two classic films in special edition DVDs. William Wyler's 1953 Roman Holiday showcases Audrey Hepburn in her star-making, Oscar-winning performance as a princess who falls in love with an American journalist (Gregory Peck), while Billy Wilder's legendary 1950 Sunset Boulevard finds William Holden as a hack screenwriter who gets involved with a faded silent film star (Gloria Swanson in a tour-de-force turn as Norma Desmond). Both DVDs include photo galleries, trailers and a piece on costume designer Edith Head; Holiday also features two documentaries, while Sunset includes audio commentary by critic and Wilder biographer Ed Sikov, photos and script pages from a "Morgue Prologue," and more. Roman Holiday: 1/2; Sunset Boulevard:

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