DVD REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard – The Centennial Collection

Sunset Boulevard is one weird movie. I mean that in a good way, this movie keeps you on your toes. You have no idea what is going to happen next.

The movie starts out with a dead man floating in a pool at a Sunset Boulevard Mansion. If that doesn’t immediately grab your attention than we’ve lost all hope for you. This tragic story is an inside look into Hollywood filmmaking.

Sunset Boulevard has one hell of a golden quote: “All right, Mr. Demille, I’m ready for my close-up.” Yeah it’s one of those quotes that you’ve heard before but never knew where it came from. Well now you know.

This movie defines a classic. It is surely one that most people will enjoy.

The DVD includes:
Commentary by Ed Sikov (author of On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder)
Sunset Boulevard: The Beginning
The Noir Side of Sunset Boulevard by Joseph Wambaugh
Two Sides of Ms. Swanson
Stories of Sunset Boulevard
Mad About the Boy: A Portrait of William Holden
Sunset Boulevard Becomes a Classic
Recording Sunset Boulevard
The City of Sunset Boulevard
Original Morgue Prologue
The Score of Sunset Boulevard
Behind the Gates: The Lot
Hollywood Location Map
Paramount in the ‘50s – Retrospective Featurette