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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Internationally-Beloved SISSI Trilogy Comes Together in "FOREVER MY LOVE", a Film Perfect for the Whole Family, on DVD on 11/20

"Glittering splendor... Schneider is a sight to behold." --The New York Times



Street Date: November 20, 2018
DVD SRP: $24.95

Romy Schneider Vaulted to International Stardom in Her Career-Defining Role as the Fairytale Austrian Princess -- Don't Miss This Film
Perfect for the Whole Family!

Romy Schneider became an international star for her career defining role as an Austrian princess caught between love and royal responsibilities. Her three world-renowned and lavishly-produced Sissi films followed the "fairy-tale" lives of Princess Elizabeth and her husband Franz Josef from courtship through marriage.

Featuring an original theme song written by Burt Bacharach, FOREVER MY LOVE brings together the SISSI trilogy - SISSI (1955), SISSI: THE YOUNG EMPRESS (1956) and SISSI: THE FATEFUL YEARS OF THE EMPRESS(1957) into one condensed English-dubbed version, which was theatrically released by Paramount Pictures in the U.S. before becoming a perennial holiday classic on television.

Directed by Ernest Marischka, the story begins in the 1850's, as Archduchess Sophie of Austria selects the Bavarian Princess Helene to wed her son, Emperor Franz Josef. But the emperor falls in love with Helene's uninhibited younger sister, Sissi, instead.

Following the magnificent imperial wedding in Vienna, Sissi takes her newly acquired responsibilities very seriously but breaks one tradition after another. Franz Josef, however, delights in her openness and simplicity, which eventually prove instrumental in winning over the restless Hungarian nation.

Hungary's Count Andrassy confesses his love for Sissi, but although she is attracted to him, she remains faithful to her husband, and they enjoy a second honeymoon in the Alps. She becomes ill with tuberculosis, however, and is sent to Spain for treatment. Under the devoted care of her mother, Duchess Ludovika, she miraculously recovers and is reunited with Franz Josef.

From Romy to Sissi - Making-of Featurette
Sissi's Great-grandson at the Movies - Excerpt from the documentary film Elisabeth: Enigma of an Empress

Type:  DVD
Running Time:  145 minutes
Aspect Ratio:  1.33:1 Full Screen
Audio:  2.0 Stereo | CC

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