A Star Is Born [DigiBook] [Blu-ray] [1976]

  • SKU: 20756719
  • Release Date: 02/05/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Barbra Streisand
  • Wardrobe Tests with Commentary by Barbra Streisand
  • Deleted Scenes/Alternate Takes with Optional Commentary by Barbra Streisand
  • A Star Is Born Trailer Gallery

Synopsis


A Star Is Born
The third remake of the 1932 drama What Price Hollywood?, this adaptation of A Star Is Born moved the story into the mid-1970's and changed the milieu from the movie business to pop music. John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson) is a rock star whose career has peaked; he is numbed by booze and cocaine, his music has lost its edge, and his performances have become painfully haphazard. One night, after a concert, he stumbles into a club where he sees a singing group fronted by Esther Hoffman (Barbra Streisand). John likes what he hears and loves what he sees; he tries picking her up, but soon realizes if he wants to see her, he'll have to ask her out on an actual date. He does, and before long the two become involved, although Esther has trouble with John's rock star lifestyle. One night, a typically burned-out John lets Esther sing a few songs at one of his shows; before long she's the talk of the record business. While Esther's star begins to rise, John's continues to sink, and while she desperately tries get John to clean up and focus on his music, it may be too late to save him. The song "Evergreen" earned this film an Academy Award for Best Song; the credits contain the amusing notice, "Ms. Streisand's Clothes from ... Her Closet." ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Barbra Streisand
    Barbra Streisand - Esther Hoffman
  • Kris Kristofferson
    Kris Kristofferson - John Norman Howard
  • Paul Mazursky
    Paul Mazursky - Brian
  • Gary Busey
    Gary Busey - Bobby Ritchie
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    Oliver Clark - Danziger



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for the Streisand music alone!

    Posted
    Starcrazy

    This movie captures Streisand at the very peak of her career. The song selections are phenomenal and showcase both her personality and her extraordinary range. There are few films that capture such powerful emotional responses to loss. You may want to check your pulse if you can watch this film and not cry during her final performance of "Are you watching me now". A once in a lifetime talent performing at her very best, Streisand gives the viewers a rare look at her tender and vulnerable side. A serious collection would be incomplete without this gem of entertainment value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Poor audio, great movie

    Posted
    Tipsy

    Nice picture quality and packaging including the book. Since they took the time for packaging why didn't they clean up the audio? They songs are loud but the scens where they are talking is way low. Only rate it an 8 due to this flaw.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    classic movie at a good price point

    Posted
    gtcox
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    once again the wife loves this movie and I finally got it at a great price, so if you are not familiar with movie, then give it a chance, you cant go wrong with a classic rock n roll love story nuff said

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the movie

    Posted
    AL4217
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    Love the movie gets a 5 star. The sound is very loud in the concerts but you then you have to turn up the volume to hear them when they are talking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rock and Roll Love Story

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    KeurigVarietyPack
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    It is a tumultuous love story about two rock and roll stars. It stars Barbra Striesand and Kris Kristofferson.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    ifactor
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    i like the movie, is excellent and for the years it was released i still like everything on it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie

    Posted
    Theresa
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    I saw this decades ego and still love it. Kris Kristopherson is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mothers favorite movie

    Posted
    HiHelloBuy
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    She watches it all the time and loves it, her age is 62.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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