A Star is Born on DVD… again

A story popular to be translated into film three times in the last several decades, the most enduringly popular version of the Hollywood tear-jerker A Star is Born is the 1954 film starring Judy Garland and James Mason. Already available as a fairly impressive disc from Warner Brothers Home Video, the film is about to get the treatment from the folks over at Creative Design.

Judy Garland and James Mason star in director George Cukor’s brilliant musical remake of “A Star is Born.” One of the most beloved show-business stories of all time, it represents a career peak for many involved. Garland is singer Esther Blodgett, an undeniable talent on the rise. She catches the eye of Norman Maine (Mason), an alcoholic actor in career decline. Their intense love transforms them both, but only one will survive Hollywood’s slings and arrows.

Like all previous Creative Design titles, “A Star is Born” will contain the same DVD previously released by Warner Brothers. The DVD-18 disc contains an anamorphic widescreen transfer and several nice additions including a deleted musical number “When My Sugar Walks Down the Street”, trailers from the 1937, 1954, & 1976 Film Versions; Garland, Mason and Cukor filmographies, a Documentary Network Telecast of Hollywood Premiere and Newsreel Coverage of Post-Premiere Party, three alternate clips of “The Man That Got Away”, original recording session music and a report by Jack L. Warner, featuring footage not seen in the movie. In addition to the DVD, the package will include eight original limited edition lobby card prints, an exclusive limited edition image from the movie and 35mm film frame, an original movie poster, and six original black and white photograph stills.

Coming on November 6th. The set will carry the daunting retail price of $79.95. Despite the higher cost, “A Star is Born” promises to be another beautiful edition of a classic American film.

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