Star!

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Overview

Julie Andrews stars as Gertrude Lawrence in the Robert Wise-directed biopic Star! The film makes a strong debut on DVD with this release, which offers a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.20:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in 5.0 Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director. Wise has had a long and successful career in Hollywood dating back to his credit as...
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Overview

Julie Andrews stars as Gertrude Lawrence in the Robert Wise-directed biopic Star! The film makes a strong debut on DVD with this release, which offers a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.20:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in 5.0 Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director. Wise has had a long and successful career in Hollywood dating back to his credit as an editor on Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons, and his commentary is full of anecdotes and information. Also making for interesting viewing are a pair of featurettes, one dating from the film's production and the other a silver anniversary retrospective. Screen tests for Andrews and male lead Daniel Massey are included, as are photo galleries, trailers, and television advertisements for the film. This is a solid disc from 20th Century Fox.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-length audio commentary by director Robert Wise; "Star! The Sound of a Legend" original production featurette; "Silver Star" 25th anniversary featurette; Julie Andrews and Daniel Massey screen test; Still galleries; Trailers; TV spots
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2004
  • UPC: 024543113584
  • Original Release: 1968
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,365

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Andrews Gertrude Lawrence
Richard Crenna Richard Aldrich
Mikey Craig Sir Anthony Spencer
Daniel Massey Noel Coward
Robert Reed Charles Fraser
Bruce Forsyth Arthur Lawrence
Beryl Reid Rose
John Collin Jack Roper
Alan Oppenheimer Andre Charlot
Richard Karlan David Holtzman
Lynley Laurence Billie Carleton
Garrett Lewis Jack Buchanan
Jenny Agutter Pamela
Anthony Eisley Ben Mitchell
Jock Livingston Alexander Woollcott
J. Pat O'Malley Dan
Lester Matthews Lord Chamberlain
Bernard Fox Assistant To Lord Chamberlain
Murray Matheson Bankruptcy Judge
Robin Hughes Hyde Park Speaker
Barbara Sandland Mavis
Ellen Plasschaert Moo
Ann Hubbell Beryl
Conrad Bain Salesman at Cartier's
Matilda Calnan Dorothy
Peter Church Newsreel Narrator
Don Crichton Gertrude's "Limehouse Blues" Dance Partner
Anna Lee Hostess
Dinah Anne Rogers Molly
Elizabeth St. Clair Jeannie Banks
Jeanette Landis Eph
Harvey Jason Bert
Damian London Jerry Paul
Richard Angarola Cesare
Roy Scheider No credit
Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Howard Bristol Set Decoration/Design
Donald Brooks Costumes/Costume Designer
Willard Buell Makeup
Sammy Cahn Songwriter
Ridgeway Callow Asst. Director
Saul Chaplin Songwriter, Producer
Art Cruickshank Special Effects
Buddy G. DeSylva Songwriter
William Fairchild Screenwriter
Bernard Freericks Sound/Sound Designer
Douglas Furber Songwriter
Lennie Hayton Score Composer, Musical Arrangement
Michael Kidd Choreography
Emil Kosa Jr. Special Effects
Ernest Laszlo Cinematographer
Boris Leven Production Designer
William H. Reynolds Editor
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Bruce Siever Songwriter
Murray Spivack Sound/Sound Designer
Jay Thompson Songwriter
William Turner Makeup
Jimmy Van Heusen Songwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Main Feature
1. Overture
2. Main Titles
3. A Poor Start
4. Piccadilly
5. Bon Voyage
6. Oh, It's a Lovely War
7. Bloody Awful
8. In My Garden of Joy
9. London!
10. Forbidden Fruit
11. An Original Entrance
12. 'N' Everything
13. Love and Marriage
14. Burlington Bertie From Bow
15. The Knight Returns
16. An Uncrowned Queen
17. Parisian Pierrot
18. Naked Men, Naked Women
19. America!
20. Limehouse Blues
21. Ruling the Yanks
22. Someone to Watch Over Me
23. Toga Party
24. Dear Little Boy (Dear Little Girl)
25. Who Am I?
26. On Holiday
27. Not-So-Private Lives
28. Someday I'll Find You
29. Safety in Numbers
30. Farewell, Kind Sir
31. Witness for the Defense
32. Physician
33. I'll Show You!
34. Do Do Do
35. What Do You Want?
36. Has Anybody Seen Our Ship?
37. The Act Continues
38. Faultless Timing
39. Skylark
40. My Ship
41. Stop Acting!
42. The Sage of Jenny
43. Love and Marriage II
44. End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 -- Main Feature
   Play
   Language Selection
      English 5.0 Dolby Surround
      Commentary
         On
         Off
      English Subtitles
      Spanish Subtitles
      No Subtitles
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary
         On
         Off
Side #2 -- Bonus Features
   The Saga of Star!
      Part I. Putting it Together
         A Rare Jewel
         Story Development: "Star" Treatment
         Noel Coward and Beatrice Lillie
         Drawing on the Screenplay: Storyboards and Script Excerpts
         Directing Details
         The Sound of Gertie
         A Star Danced
         Distinct Stages
         After a Fashion
         Casting Glances
         Familiar Faces
         Rehearsing and Recording
      Part II. Production Diary
         The Studio
         On Location
         Back in Hollywood
         The Big Numbers
         Finishing Touches
         Behind the Scenes
      Part III. Exhibitions
         The Roadshow Era
         Creating an Image
         Solving the Identity Crisis
         The Great Hirschfeld
         First Looks
         A Royal World Premiere
         Foreign Engagements
         American Premieres
         First Cuts
         General Release
         Radical Surgery: Put on a Happy Face
      Part IV. A Lost Classic
         Reaching for Star!
         25th Anniversary: Back on the Screen
         The Program
         Musical Numbers
         The Company: The Cast
         The Production Team
         Black and White
         Laserdisc Credits
   Production Short: "Star! The Sound of a Legend" (Original 1968 Production Featurette)
   Advance Teaser Trailer
   Regular Theatrical Trailer
   Advance TV Spot (:60 TV Spot)
   Reissue TV Spot
   Regular TV Spot (Release TV Spot)
   :20 TV Spot
   "Silver Star!" (25th Anniversary Documentary)
   Julie Andrews and Daniel Massey Screen Test
   Still Galleries
      A Star! Scrapbook
      Gertrude Lawrence
      Julie Andrews
      Musical Numbers
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best filmed musical numbers ever made.

    This movie was not overly popular when first released, but having watched it for the first time since then I am amazed at the fantastic staged musical numbers. Like the movie or not, you will love the musical numbers. They make this a masterpiece and Julie Andrews is truely a Star!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Musical Numbers are First Rate

    The production numbers are what make this movie. They are first rate. The plot and storyline is mediocre and the movie is way too long -- almost 3 hours!!! But Julie Andrews is magnificent and the numerous numbers are memorable and well done. Watch it in two parts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love Julie, But I do not love this movie

    I love Julie Andrews. I am a HUGE fan. However, I had a really hard time liking this movie. It did not have a good story line at all. It was boring and could probably put one to sleep. I would not recommend this movie.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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