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4.8 out of 5 stars
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on 12 October 2014
From start to finish this is truly one of the best films to come out of the Paramount Studio's, or any other studio come to think of it. Gloria Swanson, in the greatest performance of her career, gives a brilliant portrayal of how narcissistic and out of touch divas can become living on past successes. Her over the top Norma Desmond character is a delight to watch - at least from this side of the camera - and one can only hope that modern divas can see themselves in Swanson's performance. Featuring a stellar cast from William Holden as the down-on-his-luck writer, Erich Von Stroheim as the discoverer, ex-husband and butler and Nancy Olsen as the young attractive writer who helps Holden finish Desmond's script. Cameo appearances from the great Buster Keaton, Cecil B. DeMille and Anna Q. Nilsson make Sunset Boulevard a must watch film for anyone who loves great movies. Directed by the legendary Billy Wilder, Sunset Boulevard is an iconic cinematic experience that straddles send-up with more than a touch of Hollywood reality.

The dvd has superb crystal clear sharp blemish free viewing quality and the mono audio sounds great. Extras include; the Making Of Sunset Boulevard which is a very informative 26 minute documentary, a 14 minute featurette on costume designer Edith Head, and a 15 minute featurette regarding the music of Sunset Boulevard. Original Morgue Prologue Script pages where you also get to view silent scenes that were cut from the film are an excellent inclusion, as is the Hollywood Location Map. Together with the film, all of these really good extras and the 3 minute 13 seconds trailer makes this dvd a fantastic package to own. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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VINE VOICEon 20 January 2015
I have the film previously on DVD and was a little dubious as to how it could be improved upon, but as a fan of blu ray and vintage movies I thought I would give it a go. I wasn't disappointed at all!
Looking better than ever, glorious blacks, whites and greys and in a pristine condition with a clear crisp soundtrack.
The disc is loaded with extras too.
This is a true film classic that should be in every film buffs blu ray library!
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on 2 June 2017
Fine acting. A revealing film.
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on 25 July 2017
A deserved classic of cinema. This film should not be missed, with a stunning performance by Gloria Swanson
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on 26 June 2017
Must rate along with the best ever movies...Gloria Swanson...nobody could have done it better!
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on 20 July 2017
The obvious thing about Classic Movies, is that they are classics for very good reasons! Innovative storytelling is everything with Sunset Boulevard! The narrator is a floating corpse! Priceless!
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on 2 August 2017
Excellent quality of re-mastering. Just loved it.
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on 28 July 2017
Great old movie
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on 16 September 2017
Excellent
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on 10 June 2017
Great
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