Posted: 21st January, 2010
Secret People has been released on DVD in the UK by Optimum Home Entertainment.
This is a much welcomed release, because it was previously unavailable in the UK or US - the only prior release being a Japanese version with fixed subtitles. Whilst it is described as a region 2 release, we don't yet know if the disc does contain region encoding.
The release of Secret People brings us a step closer to being able to collect all of Audrey's movies on DVD - the most notable absence right now is Monte Carlo Baby.
Set in 1930s London, Secret People stars Valentina Cortesa and Audrey Hepburn as Maria and Nora, two sisters whose father has been murdered for political reasons. Adopted by a kindly Italian restaurateur (Charles Goldner), Maria and Nora gradually overcome the loss of their father and get on with their lives. But when an old family friend enters the picture, the girls are plunged into a maelstrom of international intrigue. The upshot of this is a misguided murder charge and an eleventh-hour act of selfless sacrifice.