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The Rose [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1979]

  • SKU: 4361926
  • Release Date: 05/19/2015
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 6)

    Special Features

    • Audio commentary featuring Director Mark Rydell
    • New interviews with Rydell, Zsigmond, and actor Bette Midler
    • Archival interviews with Midler and Rydell, with on-set footage
    • Plus: An essay by critic Paula Mejia


    The Rose
    Bette Midler stars as Rose in this somber drama loosely based on the life of the late Janis Joplin. She plays an ill-fated singer who succumbs to the pressures of performing by indulging in drugs and alcohol. Her sweetheart Dyer (Frederic Forrest) is the former chauffeur who naively tries to save her from self destruction, while her British manager Rudge (Alan Bates) is ultimately blamed for not preventing her inevitable fall. The story mirrors any one of a number of popular singers who have fallen victim to the excess of success. Midler and Forrest were nominated for Oscars for their performances, with Best Editing laurels given to Timothy O'Meara and Robert Wolf. The Rose was a box office smash and was the plum role that elevated Midler to star status in the eyes of the public and Hollywood. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Bette Midler
      Bette Midler - Rose
    • Alan Bates
      Alan Bates - Rudge
    • Frederic Forrest
      Frederic Forrest - Dyer
    • Harry Dean Stanton
      Harry Dean Stanton - Billy Ray
    • Barry Primus
      Barry Primus - Dennis

    Customer rating

    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Movie Sucks!!!


      Hello I was Very Disapointed when I found out that it really had nothing to do with Janis Joplin or her Music!!! I mean my friends all bragged about how good this movie was!! And I was just shocked to see that it really wasn't about janis!! Or her great music!! They really should come out with a really nice movie called The Life & Story of Janis Joplin!! And have them feature all of her Music & demo's!! Than add a nice sound track to it.. I mean with today's tech's. They could use some of her home video's & interviews!! And just have a really good actress lip sing to Janis Joplin's Songs!! Wouldn't be the first time someone was pretending to sing to someone eles's songs!! I would Not tell anyone that this movie was or is based on Janis Joplin's Life!! Because that's a lie!! And No I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone either.. Thank You.. WhiteMagic4169!!!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Movie


      This movie is one of my favorite's of all time. The portrayal of Janis Joplin's life is on point. Bette Midler does an incredible act in this movie. Highly recommended... Especially for those who love true life stories of the famous.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      great movie

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      movie was great and seeing it on bluray was awesome

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bette Midler is heartbreaking

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This movie is so wonderful and a must see for any Bette Midler fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Powerful film

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Wonderful work by Bette Middleton. Also, my moms favorite movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      excellent movie


      this is one of my favorite moves and was glad to find it on best buy at a good price

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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