Blu-ray, Digital Release: The Greatest Show on Earth

Digital, Blu-ray Release Date: March 30, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $22.99
Studio: Paramount

Legendary director Cecil B. DeMille’s 1952 grand spectacle The Greatest Show on Earth arrives for the first time on Blu-ray as the latest addition to the Paramount Presents line.

A two-time Academy Award-winner–including Best Picture and Best Writing, Motion Picture Story–The Greatest Show on Earth captures the thrills, chills and exhilaration of the circus.  Featuring three intertwining plotlines filled with romance and rivalry and spectacular action sequences including a show-stopping train wreck, the film boasts a sensational cast that includes Cornel Wilde (Leave Her to Heaven), Charlton Heston (The Ten Commandments), Dorothy Lamour (Road to Morocco), Gloria Grahame (The Big Heat) and James Stewart (The Philadelphia Story).

Newly restored from a 4K scan of the original negative, this essential movie of the Golden Age of Hollywood packs action, romance, laughs and treachery into an epic only DeMille could create, resulting in one of 1952’s biggest hits.

The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Disc includes the newly restored film (a 4K scan of the original negative) in collectible packaging with a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments. There’s also a new Filmmaker Focus with film historian Leonard Maltin, exploring the making of the film and its reception, as well as access to a Digital copy of the film.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.