Out now from Arrow Academy is the classic Born Yesterday, a film which I hadnt seen until funnily enough yesterday seen, but had previously seen the 1993 remake (starring Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith) and so I was eager to check out first version of the film. Released in 1950 the film by George Cukor ( Adams Rib, A Star Is Born( 1954 version), My Fair Lady and much more) Born Yesterday delivers on all fronts there are some great comedy moments, great acting, wonderful zippy dialogue but also some dark moments that do take the film away from what you might think is a rom com.. Featuring an Oscar-winning turn from Judy Holliday , as the innocent and lovely Billie Dawn who is in a far from fairytale relationship with the downright miserable and nasty Harry Brock( played by Broderick Crawford) but is helped when the charming and decent hearted Paul (played by William Holden) comes into her life. , The film is a treat and with a beautiful High Definition presentation and all the bells and whistles you’d expect from Arrow Academy, this Blu-ray will make a great addition to your collection .Whilst the list of special features might not be the longest, this isnt the sort of film that needs hours and hours of behind the scenes information, but what is on the disc is more than enough to give you an insight into the making of the film and to learn a bit about the cast and crew.
Watching this classic has made me want to rewatch the remake at some point in the near future just to compare the differences and whilst I do recall Melanie Griffith playing the role of Billie to perfection. Judy Holliday was a treat to watch and I do need to check out some more of her onscreen appearances. Great work again by Arrow Academy.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Yesterday Today, a newly-filmed video appreciation by film critic Geoff Andrew
Remembering Judy Holliday, the academic Richard Dyer celebrates the Oscar-winning actress
Da na na… BUH-BOOM!, a new video essay on the film by critic David Cairns
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ignatius Fitzpatrick
First pressing only: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Pamela Hutchinson
Out Now on Blu Ray.
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