1972 film Lady Sings the Blues on Blu-ray in February
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The 1972 film “Lady Sings the Blues” starring Diana Ross is finally making its debut to the Blu-ray Disc format on February 23rd, 2021, via Paramount. The film, a biopic about the life of late jazz singer Billie Holiday, was directed by Sidney J. Furie, plus it co-starred Billy Dee Williams, Isabel Sanford, Sid Melton, Virginia Capers, and Richard Pryor. The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but stay tuned for a possible update on that. You can now find the Blu-ray listed to preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials, previously released in SD (standard definition) video quality, set to be included with this release are listed below.
- Audio Commentary by executive producer and Motown founder Berry Gordy, director Sidney Furie and artist manager Shelly Berger
- A Making-of Featurette entitled “Behind the Blues: Lady Sings the Blues”
- Seven Deleted Scenes
Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding the home video release of this film.
ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED* BIOPIC OF THE LEGENDARY
BILLIE HOLIDAY ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
Diana Ross Stars in the Original Drama, Arriving February 23, 2021
See It on Blu-ray Before the Debut of the Highly Anticipated New Film
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Diana Ross gives a tour-de-force debut performance as legendary singer Billie Holiday in the classic drama LADY SINGS THE BLUES, arriving on Blu-ray for the first time ever February 23, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Nominated for five* Academy Awards®, including Best Actress in a Leading Role for Ross, LADY SINGS THE BLUES brilliantly captures the essence of Billie Holiday, one of America’s most loved and memorable blues singers. Filled with the greatest songs of the incomparable “Lady Day,” the film won Image Awards for Best Motion Picture, Best Actress (Ross) and Best Actor (Billy Dee Williams), as well as a Golden Globe® for Ross as the year’s Most Promising Newcomer – Female. Richard Pryor also stars as the unforgettable “Piano Man.”
The LADY SINGS THE BLUES Blu-ray includes the following previously released bonus content in standard definition: commentary by executive producer and Motown founder Berry Gordy, director Sidney Furie and artist manager Shelly Berger, a making-of featurette entitled “Behind the Blues: Lady Sings the Blues,” and seven deleted scenes.
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LADY SINGS THE BLUES
Street Date: February 23, 2021
U.S. Rating: R
*1973, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Writing, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Music
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