Roman Holiday 4K 08/08/23

Paramount Pictures
4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray

William Wyler’s perennial charmer is 100% undiluted entertainment: Gregory Peck and the new star Audrey Hepburn share a Roman fairy tale that’s also a tourist’s dream. A runaway Princess takes in the town like a galavanting Cinderella, not realizing that she’s being set up for an image-damaging photojournalism exposé. The show is a hands-down joy and one of brightest hits of the 1950s. One surprise is that it was also finessed to make just the right political statement for the Cold War — even though it was written by ‘dangerous’ Dalton Trumbo, using a front. On 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray from Paramount Pictures.