I picked up a copy of the "Star!" DVD in NYC last week at one of those stores that tends to have amnesia when it comes to street dates (the street date is April 20). Fox has done a commendable job in including nearly all of the extensive supplements from the laser disc set, including the audio commentary by Robert Wise, Julie Andrews and many others. Although the text and photos can be a chore to page through (there is a lot of text, but not much text is presented on each page), much of the material is worthwhile, such as bios of Gertrude Lawrence and the film's principals, an overview of the roadshow era, extensive discussions of the production process, the film's disappointing box office reception, the cuts that were made (with Wise's reluctant approval) during the roadshow run and the disastrous re-release a year later under a different title with an hour of footage removed. The DVD also includes screen tests for Andrews and Daniel Massey, which were not in the laser release. The roadshow version is included on the DVD. Video and audio (Dolby Digital 5.0) are fine, but hardly reference quality; the source material shows its age in spots. The overture is included but the intermission and exit music have been omitted (they were included on the laser release). The layer change occurs at the intermission break. Apart from the omission of the intermission and exit music, my only other complaint would be the packaging; a not-very-flattering shot of Andrews on the cover with the bizarre tag line "A dazzling, decadent [?!] musical!" Some consider "Star!" to be a lost classic. I don't share that opinion, but it remains a great showcase for Andrews, who does some of her best musical work here. If you're a fan, this is a must-have. And the story behind the making and reception of "Star!" is a fascinating one, whether you're a fan of Andrews or not. Kudos to Fox, which could have taken the easy route and released a movie-only edition. Retail price is a bargain $14.98.