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Holiday (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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ActorKatharine Hepburn; Cary Grant; Doris Nolan; Lew Ayres; Edward Everett Horton
Audience RatingNR (Not Rated)
CreatorEverett J. Riskin
DirectorGeorge Cukor
EAN ListEAN List Element: 0715515239813
FormatBlu-ray; Subtitled
Item DimensionsHeight: 540; Length: 70; Weight: 37; Width: 750
LabelThe Criterion Collection
ManufacturerThe Criterion Collection
Number Of Discs1
Number Of Items1
Package DimensionsHeight: 70; Length: 750; Weight: 37; Width: 540
Product GroupDVD
Product Type NameABIS_DVD
PublisherThe Criterion Collection
Release Date2020-01-07
StudioThe Criterion Collection
TitleHoliday (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
UPC ListUPC List Element: 715515239813

On January 7, 2020, the Criterion Collection releases Holiday on Blu-ray. George Cukor directed the film starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Doris Nolan.

‘Holiday’ Criterion Summary

Two years before stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and director George Cukor would collaborate on The Philadelphia Story, they brought their timeless talents to this delectable slice of 1930s romantic-comedy perfection, the second film adaptation of a hit 1928 play by Philip Barry. Grant is at his charismatic best as the acrobatically inclined free spirit who, following a whirlwind engagement, literally tumbles into the lives of his fiancée’s aristocratic family—setting up a clash of values with her staid father while firing the rebellious imagination of her brash, black-sheep sister (Hepburn). With a sparkling surface and an undercurrent of melancholy, Holiday is an enchanting ode to nonconformists and pie-in-the-sky dreamers everywhere, as well as a thoughtful reflection on what it truly means to live well.

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Holiday (1930), a previous adaptation of Philip Barry’s play, directed by Edward H. Griffith
  • New conversation between filmmaker and distributor Michael Schlesinger and film critic Michael Sragow
  • Audio excerpts from an American Film Institute oral history with director George Cukor, recorded in 1970 and ’71
  • Costume gallery
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Dana Stevens

New cover based on a theatrical poster

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On January 7, 2020, the Criterion Collection releases Holiday on Blu-ray. George Cukor directed the film starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Doris Nolan.

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