Star Is Born

Directed By: Frank Pierson Starring: Barbra Streisand

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by Beth Wescott on 12/15/2006

I saw this movie upon its release in 1976. I loved it then, and love it still. I have been searching for this movie to purchase on DVD for such a long time. I finally found it on to you I finally have this movie. Kris Kristofferson is so wonderful in this movie that you cannot help but feel so badly for him and to cheer him on. Barbra Streisand’s vocals are also excellent. I once saw an interview with him and he stated he changed his life around after filming Star is Born and this movie depicted his real life. One of the best and hottest love stories you'll want to ever see. Read More

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She wanted the whole thing

on 12/18/2006

My wife knows that I'm a collector of movies and I asked her what film did she enjoy that I didn't have in my collection. She mentioned "A Star is Born" with Kristofferson and Streisand. I had known of two other versions of the same story but I knew I had to get this one and thanks to I was able to pre-order and surprisingly have the selection arrive before Christmas. I'm looking forward to a quiet evening and watching this classic (with all the music) with my wife. Thank you Read More

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Rock star john howards has seen his career decline. Too many years on the road have made him cynical. He meets the innocent and very talented singer esther hoffman and they fall in love. Her rise makes his fall even more apparent. A love story for the time.


Studio Warner
SKU 40723729
UPC 085393353629
UPC 14 00085393353629
Format DVD
Release Date 11/11/2008
Rating Rating
Love Story
Rags To Riches
Rock And Roll
Tear Jerker
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Two rock superstars play out their lives against the high pressure background of big-time rock and roll. Streisand's singing adds luster to a familiar script. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Song Score. Academy Awards: Best Song ("Evergreen").
Plot Summary
Summary In this third remake of the classic made originally in 1937, the story is updated for the 1970s and concerns a rock superstar and his downward spiral into booze and drugs.
Frank Pierson
Barbra Streisand
Cast & Crew
Barbara Streisand - Executive Producer
Barbra Streisand - Actor
Frank Pierson - Director
Gary Busey - Actor
Joan Didion, et al. - Writer
Jon Peters - Producer
Kris Kristofferson - Actor
Oliver Clark - Actor
Peter Zinner - Editor
Polly Platt - Production Designer
Robert Carson, et al. - Story By
Robert Surtees - Cinematographer
Roger Kellaway, et. al. - Original Music By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1976
Catalog ID 33536
UPC 00085393353629
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 140 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Oscar (1977) Barbra Streisand, Paul Williams, Winner, Best Music, Song,Robert Surtees, Nominee, Best Cinematography,Roger Kellaway, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review There's just no way, after all the times we've seen Streisand and all the ways she's imprinted herself on our minds and tastes, for us to accept her as a kid on the way up, as an unknown who hitches her destiny to a star. Even in her first rags-to-riches movie, even in Funny Girl, we knew and she knew that she was Barbra Streisand. I guess in A Star Is Born we're supposed to forget that. Fine; we could try if she'd let us.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Streisand,Barbra
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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