Up the Sandbox

Up the Sandbox

Director: Irvin Kershner

Cast: Barbra Streisand, David Selby, Jane Hoffman

     
 

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Irvin Kershner's 1972 drama Up the Sandbox comes to DVD from Warner Home Video as part of The Streisand Collection. The film is presented in a widescreen transfer with English or French soundtracks in Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish, and French. Special features include feature-length commentary from Barbra Streisand and

Overview

Irvin Kershner's 1972 drama Up the Sandbox comes to DVD from Warner Home Video as part of The Streisand Collection. The film is presented in a widescreen transfer with English or French soundtracks in Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish, and French. Special features include feature-length commentary from Barbra Streisand and Irvin Kershner, along with a vintage 1972 making-of documentary called "The Moviemakers."

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The 1970s, though not as revolutionary cinematically as the 1960s, still saw many changes in the manner of films that Hollywood produced. Musicals were on their way out, which fact couldn't have come at a worse time for Barbra Streisand. However, she had shown with The Owl and the Pussycat that she could be very bankable in a contemporary comedy. Up the Sandbox was the next step. Produced by Streisand's production company, Sandbox was a very personal creation for the star. It is arguably the only time that Streisand played a normal, ordinary, down-to-earth woman (albeit one with a rich fantasy life to which the audience is privy.) When Streisand's character is in the real world, there's precious little of the mannerisms, the concern with how well the actress photographs, or the worries about how the character will come across, and it reveals just how fine an actress Streisand can be when she puts her mind to it. Unfortunately, the film containing this understated performance is a mess, a confused muddle that can't seem to make up its mind whether to be a comedy or a drama and lacking the expertise to be an effective hyphenate. The fantasy sequences are frequently jarring and do not add enough pay-off for their inclusion. There's an insightful film hidden inside all of this, but the filmmakers have been unable to uncover it. Streisand learned her lesson from Sandbox's failure; though some of her subsequent films have indeed meant something personal to her, they have all featured the actress playing variations on the same character.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/2003
UPC:
0085391132523
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Special features: Commentary by Barbra Streisand; Feature -length audio commentary by director Irvin Kershner making-of documentary the moviemakers; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbra Streisand Margaret Reynolds
David Selby Paul Reynolds
Jane Hoffman Mrs. Yussim
John C. Becher Mr. Yussim
Jacobo Morales Fidel Castro
Iris Brooks Vicki
Conrad Bain Dr. Gordon
Sully Boyar Fat Man
Janet Brandt Aunt Ida
Lee Chamberlin Jan
Stockard Channing Judy Stanley
Marilyn Coleman Rose White
Ji-Tu Cumbuka Black Captain
Jennifer Darling Joanne
John Dennis Officer
Paul Dooley Statue of Liberty Guard
David Downing John
Moosie Drier Billy
Norman Fields Reporter
Carl Gottlieb Vinnie
Cynthia Harris Stella
Pitt Herbert Uncle Dave
Rita Karin Mrs. Grossbard
Vassili Lambrinos Jack Lawford
Renee Lippin Connie
Efrain Lopez Neris Castro's Aide
Anne Ramsey Battleaxe
Barbara Rhoades Dr. Boden
Conrad Roberts Clay
Isabel Sanford Maria
Pearl Shear Aunt Till
Lois Smith Elinore
Marc Vahanian David
Carol White Miss Spittlemeister
Mary Wilson Betty
Margo Winkler Hospital Clerk
Gary Smith Peter
Joe Bova John
Marina Durell Dr. Lopez
Paul Benedict Dr. Beineke
Ariane Heller Elizabeth Reynolds
Jane House Mrs. Keglin
George S. Irving Dr. Keglin

Technical Credits
Irvin Kershner Director
Richard Albain Special Effects
Robert Chartoff Producer
Robert de Vestel Set Decoration/Design
Martin Erlichman Producer
Billy Goldenberg Score Composer
David M. Haber Set Decoration/Design
Lee C. Harman Makeup
Harry Horner Production Designer
Lawrence O. Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Howard W. Koch Asst. Director
Robert Lawrence Editor
Rodger Maus Set Decoration/Design
Gordon Willis Cinematographer
Irwin Winkler Producer
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Zindel Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Daddy's Home [5:51]
2. Pregnant Again [3:18]
3. A Faculty Affair [4:03]
4. Mothers [3:40]
5. Taking on Fidel [5:53]
6. Sex Life of the Praying Mantis [2:35]
7. Latin Seduction [3:26]
8. Commandante's Secret [2:48]
9. Underprivileged [2:28]
10. Menacing Trip to the Park [4:35]
11. Militant Margaret [3:22]
12. Last of Lady Liberty [4:15]
13. Crayon Catastrophe [3:30]
14. New Jersey Home Movies [10:23]
15. Party Patter [5:32]
16. Dueling Chests [2:09]
17. More? [2:06]
18. Africa: Women Warriors [6:59]
19. Breakfast in Bed [3:17]
20. Out the Window [5:21]
21. Women's Clinic [6:51]
22. Family Merry-Go-Round [3:08]
23. End Credits [2:24]

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