DVD releases, Films

Let’s bring Mayerling back to life!

1 Comment 15 June 2011

For those of you that don’t know, in 1957 Audrey Hepburn and husband Mel Ferrer starred in a television adaptation of the popular story Mayerling, about a prince and his ill-fated love affair. It was part of the Producers’ Showcase series, and as far as I know it was never officially released on home video to own.

This is where Dan comes in. He emailed me recently and has taken it upon himself to start up a petition to get Mayerling released! It’s not just someone collecting signatures on the internet, either; he has spoken to people associated with the company holding the rights and the main reason why the film has never been released was because they honestly think there isn’t enough interest in this piece. I know quite a few people who beg to disagree! I’m sure quite a lot of you do too, and this is where you can actively help. Dan has a petition to sign here, as well as a campaign on Facebook. Sign it, like the page, pass the links on, and get the word out! Let’s show the people in charge that there is interest in Mayerling, get it dusted off and properly released for all to enjoy. Dan has posted a message with more details on the Audrey 1 forum, and if you’ve never even heard of Mayerling before, he’s also been kind enough to post a clip on YouTube:


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  1. Alex Kogan says:

    Films Around the World, Inc. (www.filmsaroundtheworld.com) is delighted to announce that the Hepburn/Ferrer heirs have approved the release of the 1957 live television broadcast of MAYERLING, starring Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer in their TV debuts. Preserved for archival purposes on a primitive B&W kinescope, which has now been digitally mastered and restored, it will soon be available on DVD on our new silver and blue Mr. FAT-W Video label, through Amazon.com. It will have its premiere exhibition publicly at the Munich Stadtmuseum/Filmmeuseum’s Audrey Hepburn Retrospective, at 9PM on Saturday, June 24, 2013.

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