Synopsis ~ Winner of two Oscars®, here’s the romantic comedy that sparkles like diamonds! From the opening strains of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer’s haunting, Oscar®-winning song “Moon River,” you’ll once again be under the alluring spell of that madcap, carefree New York playgirl known as Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) in this 24-carat romantic comedy based on Truman Capote’s best-selling novella.
George Peppard is the struggling and “sponsored” young writer who finds himself swept into Holly’s dizzying, delightfully unstructured lifestyle as she determinedly scours Manhattan for a suitable millionaire to marry. The sparkling special features on this Anniversary Edition DVD only add to the luster of director Blake Edwards’ timeless film classic. Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam and Mickey Rooney co-star; Mancini won an additional Academy Award® for his enthralling musical score.
Running Time: 115 minutes
Number of Disks: 1
– Commentary by Producer Richard Shepherd *Used on 2006 Release
– A Golightly Gathering HD *Used on 2009 Release
– Henry Mancini: More Than Music HD *Used on 2009 Release
– Mr. Yunioshi: An Asian Perspective HD *Used on 2009 Release
– The Making of a Classic *Used on 2006 Release
– It’s So Audrey: A Style Icon *Used on 2006 Release
– Behind the Gates: The Tour *Used on 2009 Release
– Brilliance in a Blue Box *Used on 2006 Release
– Audrey’s Letter to Tiffany *Used on 2006 Release
– Original Theatrical Trailer HD *Used on 2006 Release
Ever since Audrey gazed longingly through that infamous Tiffany window audiences have been enamored with Holly Golightly, and now on this her 50th year of whirl-winding Peppard’s “Paul” to and fro while never saying, “No”, Breakfast At Tiffany’s: 50th Anniversary brings a glorious Blu update to the gal who makes you palpitate.
Unfortunately the most presently polished bit is the packaging, as this anniversary edition utilizes extras featured in both Breakfasts 2006 and 2009 releases, and while the supplements themselves are every bit as entertaining in this release, one can’t help but bet there has to be some seldom seen segment-worthy material lying dormant in the ample vaults of Paramount.
Recapping the re-runs though, Shepherd’s 2006 commentary is as probing as it is provocative, covering a wide variety of topics from the film’s shooting style and locations to its many – and sometimes controversial – characters. The “Making of a Classic” feature is also well worth your time, dealing with roughly the same aspects as Shepherd’s commentary but with the added bonus of behind-the-scenes footage and photographs.
For anyone that is enamored with Audrey Hepburn as much as the iconic film, “It’s so Audrey” examines not only the multitude of fashion utilized in this film, but also a few other well known films as well as dealing with the legendary style and fashion sense of the actress herself.
Other notable features include brief looks at both Tiffany’s and Paramount Studios, a reexamining of the controversial Mr. Yunioshi role portrayed by Mickey Rooney, a wonderful retrospective dedicated to the legendary Henry Mancini, and a reunion of the “Party Scene” patrons to take a long stroll down memory lane.
So whether you’re a fan of Audrey, Tiffany, or you just love their chemistry, Breakfast At Tiffany’s: 50th Anniversary Edition should be one party you can’t wait to say “Timber!!!” to.
*Purchase this title and other recent releases locally HERE
Cast: Audrey Hepburn | George Peppard | Buddy Ebsen | Martin Balsam | Mickey Rooney
Director: Blake Edwards
Central Writers: Truman Capote
Theatrical Release: October 5, 1961
Blu-Ray/DVD Release: September 20, 2011
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE