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Bye Bye Birdie [DVD] [1963]

  • SKU: 3671191
  • Release Date: 07/27/1999
  • Rating: G
From the opening menu, featuring star Ann-Margret's famous phone-pose set against a bubbly 1960s backdrop, this DVD presentation of Bye Bye Birdie is a colorful treat. The film comes in both widescreen and full-screen versions (each on a different side of the disc) and can be played with either English 2.0 Dolby Surround, English 5.0 Dolby Digital, or its original English three-channel theatrical presentation. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai. Special features include the theatrical trailer and detailed talent files for director George Sidney and stars Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, and Paul Lynde. Also included is a booklet detailing a history of the musical's Broadway run, as well as production notes on the film.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • Interactive menus
    • Languages: English 5.0 [Dolby Digital] and two-channel [Dolby Surround]
    • Original English three-channel theatrical presentation
    • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
    • Talent and filmographies
    • Scene selections
    • Full-screen and widescreen formats
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Anamorphic transfer
    • Production notes
    • Digitally remastered video and audio
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Bye Bye Birdie
    George Sidney's adaptation of the satiric Broadway musical smash by Michael Stewart, Charles Strouse, and Lee Adams -- about an Elvis Presley-inspired rock star, who is drafted into the army and who creates a near-riot in a small Midwestern town when he stops there for one last publicity junket -- takes good-natured swipes at popular culture, rock n' roll, and American family life. Dick van Dyke re-creates his Broadway role of Albert Peterson, a down-on-his-luck songwriter for the rock-n'-roll idol Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson). When Birdie is drafted into the army, Peterson is worried about his future as a songwriter. His secretary, Rosie (Janet Leigh in a brunette wig), with whom Albert has long been romantically attached, convinces Albert to write a farewell song for Birdie that he will sing on The Ed Sullivan Show to a specially selected fan. The lucky fan turns out to be Kim McAfee (Ann-Margaret) of Sweet Apple, Ohio. When Birdie arrives in this hick town, the population goes crazy and in the ensuing madness, Albert must deal with the celebrity-fawning population, Kim's manic father (Paul Lynde, also re-creating his Broadway role), and his own domineering mother (Maureen Stapleton), while he loses Rosie to the Shriners. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Janet Leigh
      Janet Leigh - Rosie DeLeon
    • Dick Van Dyke
      Dick Van Dyke - Albert Peterson
    • Ann-Margret
      Ann-Margret - Kim McAfee
    • Maureen Stapleton
      Maureen Stapleton - Mama Peterson
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      Jesse Pearson - Conrad Birdie



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      BUY BUY, BIRDIE

      Posted
      mediaboy

      What great fun seeing a young Ann-Margaret, who hinted greater things to come, in this role. And Dick V.D. adds several stars to any production he's in. But to see Paul Lynde, and hear that laugh, voice and see his facial expressions was worth the price of the DVD!!! And the song "Kids" is a classic! Elvis resemblances aside, "BBB" is a fun romp through the 60s!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Musical Comedy

      Posted
      Kevin1057
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      My two high school students are doing this musical in drama club, so it was fun to watch this movie version, although its quite different from the original musical and the version they are doing in drama club.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good fun.

      Posted
      TVWatcr
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      This movie is not the greatest movie ever made, but it is good family fun. I bought the movie because I had recently seen the play and I like the music.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good fun!

      Posted
      Rangerprime2001
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      Fun songs! Funny characters! Lots of great songs! Sit back and enjoy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Musical

      Posted
      gfallon82
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      Bought for my wife and I never saw it before. Feel good movie

      I would recommend this to a friend



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