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

Release Date:02/05/2013
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    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


    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

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