Paris When It Sizzles, a frothy lampoon of the movies starring Audrey Hepburn and William Holden, died at the box office in 1964 and was then quickly forgotten. While no classic, it does offer plenty of fun, two perfect leads, an array of star cameos (everyone from Tony Curtis to Frank Sinatra), and a jazzy Nelson Riddle score. Its rapid-fire spoof of cinematic clichés has a very modern sensibility, not unlike a more romantic version of The Simpsons. The old video butchered the film in the pan-and-scan process, making it seem like director Richard Quine had no clue about camera placement and editing, when in fact he was in complete control of the material. Thankfully, the excellent anamorphic widescreen transfer shows that the film has Hollywood craftsmanship to spare, with rich, deep colors. Plenty of stars who displayed romantic chemistry on the screen couldn't stand each other. This was not the case for Holden and Hepburn; the two were deeply in love and Holden was devastated when Hepburn wouldn't leave her husband for him. Perhaps the inside story of their relationship will be discussed in a future DVD release of Paris When It Sizzles (or Billy Wilder's sublime Sabrina). In the meantime, this disc offers a welcome chance to reevaluate this minor but still underrated film.