The beautiful Romy Schneider stars in three captivating films (plus a prequel) based on the tumultuous life of the beloved Austrian Empress, Sissi. The glowing star of films by Visconti, Losey and Sautel, Schneider left an indelible mark on European cinema but is best known as “Sissi”, a role that launched her international career.
The story of the early years of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her beloved Franz Joseph, the Sissi films (released 1955-57) continue to exert a romantic and nostalgic spell on worldwide audiences.
This 4 DVD set includes Sissi - the classic first film following Sissi’s first year in court and her adjustment to being part of a joint monarchy; Sissi - The Young Empress; and Sissi - The Fateful Years of an Empress, charting Sissi’s frustrations with court life in Vienna. The set includes the prequel to the trilogy, Sissi - Victoria in Dover.