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Press Release WHV Press Release: A Star Is Born Encore (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Message #1 of 11 Apr 23, 2019
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    Ronald Epstein

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    A Star Is Born Encore


    ARRIVES ONTO

    BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DIGITAL FROM

    WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT



    EXTENDED CUT OF THE AWARD-WINNING FILM WILL FEATURE ALMOST 12 MINUTES OF ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE, INCLUDING NEW AND EXTENDED MUSICAL PERFORMANCES



    Own it on Blu-ray and Digital on June 4


    Burbank, CA, April 23 – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that the extended cut of Bradley Cooper’s global hit “A Star Is Born,” “A Star Is Born Encore” will be released on Blu-ray and Digital on June 4 with nearly 12 minutes of extended performances, intimate jam sessions with Jackson and Ally and all-new scenes.



    This special edition of the film contains extended performances of such songs as opener “Black Eyes,” “Alibi,” and Lady Gaga’s Ally in her impromptu a cappella performance of “Shallow,” which received the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 91st Annual Academy Awards, following Cooper and Gaga’s moving performance during the ceremony. Fans will also be treated to never-before-seen footage of Ally singing to Jack “Is That Alright?” in the wedding sequence, Jack in his studio singing “Too Far Gone,” Jack and Ally writing a new song together, entitled “Clover,” and much more, totaling nearly 12 additional minutes.


    “A Star Is Born Encore” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $29.98 and features a Blu-ray disc with both the theatrical version of the film and the Encore version of the film in hi-definition, along with a DVD of the theatrical version of the film and previously released special features. Fans can also own “A Star Is Born Encore” via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on June 4. Fans who have already purchased “A Star Is Born” on iTunes and Vudu will be able to watch “A Star Is Born Encore” under Extras of “A Star Is Born” starting June 4.


    The Blu-ray disc of “A Star Is Born Encore” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.


    “A Star Is Born Encore” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.



    DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS


    On June 4, “A Star Is Born Encore” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others.


    ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE


    Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.



    ABOUT DIGITAL


    *Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.



    BASICS

    PRODUCT SRP

    Blu-ray Combo Pack $29.98


    Street Date: June 4

    Encore BD Languages: English

    Encore BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese

    Encore Running Time: 147 minutes

    Rating: Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse

    Blu-ray: Dolby ATMOS

    DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]



    THE CREDITS



    About “A Star Is Born”

    In “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.


    In this new take on the iconic love story, seven-time Oscar nominee Cooper (“A Star Is Born,” “American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”), made his directorial debut. He stars alongside multiple award-winning music superstar Gaga, who took home the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Shallow,” and who was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent. The film also stars Andrew Dice Clay (“Blue Jasmine”), with Dave Chappelle (“Chi-Raq”) and Sam Elliott in his Oscar-nominated performance for Best Supporting Actor.


    In addition to playing Ally, Gaga—who also previously earned an Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from the film “The Hunting Ground”—performs original songs in the film with Cooper, which they wrote with a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell, and newly minted Oscar winners Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando (Best Original Song, “Shallow”). The music is original and all vocals for the movie were recorded live during filming.


    “A Star Is Born” was produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor. Ravi Mehta, Basil Iwanyk, Niija Kuykendall, Sue Kroll, Michael Rapino and Heather Parry served as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Oscar winner Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”), Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters.


    Cooper’s behind-the-scenes team included Oscar-nominated director of photography Matthew Libatique (“Black Swan”), production designer Karen Murphy (“The Light Between Oceans”), three-time Oscar-nominated editor Jay Cassidy (“American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Into the Wild”) and costume designer Erin Benach (“Loving”).


    Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in association with Live Nation Productions, in association with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, a Jon Peters/Bill Gerber/Joint Effort Production, “A Star Is Born.”The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is rated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse.


     

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    Good of WB to do this instead of making people purchase it again, but people who want to own the new cut on a physical disc don't have a similar option.

    I saw the Encore cut in theaters with a friend and could only pick out a handful of changes. They didn't do anything to help or hurt the film at all. It was just....more.

    I'm good with my existing Blu-ray copy and don't feel the need to double dip.
     
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    Huh?
     
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    You ok there Joe?
     
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    I loved this movie but it’s a gut punch to the emotions. Maybe by June I’ll be able to handle it to watch again.
     
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    *SIGH* They couldn't add any other bonus features like the Oscar win and performance, or interviews, trailers, etc? :/
     
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    I share your disappointment.


    Like me, I'm sure Joe saw this link and clicked on it in hopes this was an announcement regarding lost footage from the 1954 version.
     
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    The extended cut was released in theaters with the title "A Star is Born Encore" the week after the Oscars, so this has been seen before with this name and is not new for video. That's why I knew what it was referring to immediately upon seeing Ron's post in the thread list. If you weren't aware of that, it makes sense you could think it was referring to another version, but it wasn't entirely clear from what Joe posted.
     
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    I only knew what he meant because I made the exact same mistake, lol.

    (Though I loved this version, I was also hoping for a 1954 miracle! :) )
     
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