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Great news Barbra Streisand fans!


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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   JasonLH

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Posted December 12 2001 - 01:47 AM

According to Ms. Streisand's official site, the following specials will be released on DVD in 2002:


My Name is Barbra
Color Me Barbra
The Belle of 14th Street
A Happening in Central Park
Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments
Putting it Together: The Making of the Broadway Album
One Voice
The Concert

Perhaps will we see all her specials in a box set.
It's a great day for Barbra fans (and I'm sure there are one or two of you here).

Cheers,
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#2 of 19 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted December 12 2001 - 03:26 AM

Also according to Fox, Hello Dolly is in the works for 2002.

Now if only we could get Warner to give us What's Up Doc!

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#3 of 19 OFFLINE   Thomas T

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Posted December 12 2001 - 05:01 AM

This is great news! It's made my day. If she's in any way involved, I know it will be done just right.

Frankly, I can easily live without stuff like What's Up Doc? and The Main Event but I want Yentl and Nuts.

#4 of 19 OFFLINE   Larry Gardner

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Posted December 12 2001 - 05:16 AM

Thomas T:

If I'm not mistaken MGM is working on a Yentl DVD for release in 2002 (it's a United Artists film).

Nuts as well as What's Up Doc is a Warner Bros. title. Hopefully, when the others are released, Warner will release their's as well.

Warner Bros. doesn't seem to initiate anything on their own anymore!

#5 of 19 OFFLINE   John P Grosskopf

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Posted December 12 2001 - 01:42 PM

Good News?

What, did Babs get hit by a truck?Posted Image hee hee hee...

#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Ernesto Santos

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Posted December 12 2001 - 02:18 PM

B. S. Posted Image
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#7 of 19 OFFLINE   Thomas T

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Posted December 12 2001 - 04:55 PM

Don't give up your day job just yet, Mr. Grosskopf! A few more years on the comedy club circuit and then maybe you'll be ready for the big time.

#8 of 19 OFFLINE   John P Grosskopf

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Posted December 13 2001 - 09:20 AM

Actually, I'm waiting for the 12 hour Babs documentary about the making of PRINCE OF TIDES entitled:

"I Spent a Million Dollars on these Nails and I'm Going to Make Sure They're Overly Conspicuous in Every Shot of this Movie...and the Poster Too)"

It was culled from 600 hours of behind the scenes footage, but was never released because Babs felt the shot on video feature never accuarately captured the color of her finely manicured nails properly. Posted Image

Seriously, I have never forgiven her for Butchering the book PRINCE OF TIDES (one of my faves) and changing the story to focus so much on her character. It removed the heart of the book and became a vanity piece for her...nails and all. Posted Image

#9 of 19 OFFLINE   Larry Gardner

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Posted December 13 2001 - 09:42 AM

John:

I'm happy for yuou and all that - BUT WHAT THE HELL DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH THIS THREAD?

IF YOU WANT TO BARF ON BABS - DO IT IN YOUR OWN !!**? DAMN THREAD!

Thank you kindly!!!

#10 of 19 OFFLINE   John P Grosskopf

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Posted December 14 2001 - 03:28 AM

Have we lost our senses of humor? Posted Image

I did use smilies. Posted Image

I'm even keeping my day job just in case. Posted Image

While we're discussing Bab's work on video (back to topic, not humor now), where is a Criterion version of Prince of Tides? A few years ago it was coming on laserdisc, but Babs it had shelved.

The story goes that she had second thoughts and threatened to sue if the discs reached consumers because the commentary she recorded (and had originally green-lighted) made her look like a control freak. Criterion lost out big time on this one due to her unilateral decision.

At least it didn'r make her look like a control freak. Posted Image (That's back to humor BTW).

#11 of 19 OFFLINE   Larry Gardner

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Posted December 14 2001 - 06:32 AM

John:

Prince of Tides! Wrong again!

The official story goes that Babs had the final say on the finished project on LD, mastering, commentaries, ...

Prior to letting her review the finished product, Criterion mastered and pressed the disc.

She refused this version since they didn't follow the agreed upon contract.

Once everything was worked out, Criterion released the approved Streisand Prince of Tides on LD.

The reason I know this, is because I OWN a copy.

#12 of 19 OFFLINE   Bhagi Katbamna

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Posted December 14 2001 - 06:36 AM

John, don't mind them, I enjoyed your post.
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#13 of 19 OFFLINE   Ernesto Santos

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Posted December 14 2001 - 02:10 PM

I WILL REITERATE:

B. S. Posted Image


John, you are alright in my book. I can see you live in the right state too. Posted Image
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#14 of 19 OFFLINE   John P Grosskopf

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Posted December 15 2001 - 04:22 AM

Let me clarify, as I was referring to the first pressing, which had to be destroyed by the boxful by Criterion. When I wrote to Crterion when the title was delayed, I was told the delay had to do with reediting the commentary track to please Babs.

She had given her approval (perhaps verbally) and Criterion pressed the first run of the disc. The eventual product was exactly the same transfer, but had the commentary re-edited to please Babs for the reasons stated above. Criterion ended up losing big time because much of the profit was eaten up by having to destroy the first run of product.

As far as Babs and P.O.T., I also remember reading somewhere that she called up the TV network that showed it and told them to turn up the volume as she was watching it at home.

How does Babs across in the released commentary?

#15 of 19 OFFLINE   Bhagi Katbamna

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Posted December 15 2001 - 06:33 AM

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As far as Babs and P.O.T., I also remember reading somewhere that she called up the TV network that showed it and told them to turn up the volume as she was watching it at home

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I wonder if she writes slowly because she knows people can't read that fast.
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#16 of 19 OFFLINE   Rob W

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Posted December 15 2001 - 07:56 AM

Actually, according to the story, Babs called the network to complain that the sound on the commercials during PRINCE OF TIDES was excessively loud compared to the sound levels of the film. I believe she felt they kept destroying the mood of the film because the levels were so haphazard.

Of course, the way you choose to distort it is a lot funnier.

And Pat Conroy, who wrote the book ( and co-authored the screenplay ), has publicly expressed his total satisfaction with the finished product. This does not invalidate any opinions of the film in any way, but it does indicate that the original author shares a large portion of credit / blame for the film version.

#17 of 19 OFFLINE   bob kaplan

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Posted February 02 2003 - 03:47 AM

Just thought i would revive this to see if anyone has any further information on the Specials being released to DVD. It would be a nice thing...thanks.
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#18 of 19 OFFLINE   Kevin Porter

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Posted February 02 2003 - 05:08 AM

What about the ones that hate her. Anyone see the John Mccain sketch on SNL? So, so funny.
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Posted February 02 2003 - 06:05 AM

Whatever you think of her, (and she isnt my favorite, i must say, though i admire her talents)
those were critically acclaimed, Emmy award winning CBS
specials, and it would be great to have them on DVD.
Especially the first one.
So, what happened to them? 2002 is long gone.