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Funny Girl / Funny Lady [Widescreen] - 2 Disc Box Set [DVD] [2002]


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  • Actors: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, James Caan, Kay Medford, Anne Francis
  • Directors: Herbert Ross, William Wyler
  • Writers: Arnold Schulman, Isobel Lennart, Jay Presson Allen
  • Producers: Ray Stark
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Proper
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Mar 2002
  • Run Time: 273 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005UWV1
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,286 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Barbra Streisand plays Fanny Brice, a role that earned her the 1968 Oscar for Best Actress
DVD Special Features:

Funny Girl
Barbra in Movie Land Featurette
This is Streisand Featurette
Song Highlights (Jump to a Scene)
Filmographies
Languagesin Dolby Digital 5.0: English, French
Languages in Mono: German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
2.35:1, Enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVS

Funny Lady
Song Highlights
Filmographies
Languages in Dolby Digital LCR: English
Languages in Mono: French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
2.35:1, Enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVS

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Like giant monuments to good old-fashioned star quality, Funny Girl (1968) and Funny Lady (1975) hark back to the golden days of American vaudeville, while essentially celebrating one of the great, egotistical show-business talents of all time. Viewed end to end, these two films, which tell the story of Ziegfeld comedienne Fanny Brice, run for almost five hours. That's a lot of biopic. But with the greatest of respect to Brice, undoubtedly a formidable star of her time, the talent really in the spotlight here belongs to Barbra Streisand. Streisand created the role of Fanny Brice in the 1964 Broadway stage musical and her performance for the big screen is a tour de force, fully deserving the Best Actress Oscar which she received.

As a biopic, Funny Girl is superior fare, full of sumptuous production numbers. Brice's glory days are explored against the background of her turbulent private life with her flawed playboy husband Nicky Arnstein (a sympathetic performance from Omar Sharif) with considerable attention to the details of her inner turmoil. More rambling and less cohesive, Funny Lady finds Fanny divorced but still in love with Arnstein (Sharif also revisiting his role), drifting into marriage number two with uncouth songwriter and impresario Billy Rose (the excellent James Caan), her successful career again juxtaposed with a less than happy personal life.

Combined, both films measure Streisand's rise to greatness. In Funny Girl, the bravura of the performance as a whole masks occasional gaucheness, while if Funny Lady is the less impressive picture overall, it still marks how far she has developed as a screen actress. The rough edges are gone, replaced by a sophisticated poise and the sense of a talent that has come to terms with itself. And of course throughout she is superb in the musical numbers, which include her theme song "People" and the classic belter "Don't Rain on my Parade", as well as Brice's classic torch song, "My Man".

On the DVD: this package of tremendous, old-fashioned entertainment takes the viewer back to pre-multiplex days when going to the cinema was an event you might dress up for. Funny Lady's soundtrack includes a pre-picture "Overture" to give you time to unwrap the chocolates. You really need some plush velvet curtains to swing back across the television screen. Then, guaranteeing a twinge of nostalgia, there's an intermission break. Both films are presented in their original widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Dolby Digital 5.0 (Funny Girl) and LCR (Funny Lady) soundtracks do justice to Streisand's lung power. The first disc offers the most interesting extras, including a couple of featurettes about Streisand. Both discs provide standard filmographies and song highlights so Streisand addicts can skip between numbers to their hearts' content.--Piers Ford


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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. Webber on 26 May 2004
Format: DVD
loosely based on Fanny Brice, these two films can show me something new every time I watch them.Fanny as a young girl is as gawky as they come but Miss Brice was a very determined lady, she wanted it all,and boy, does she achieve it. The appearance of Cairo Fred (Omar) adds to the thrills, the seduction scene in his hotel (Funny Girl) still holds the magic. Great songs, good story, magnificant cast.........
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By PICKY H on 5 Mar 2010
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Voice of pure gold and personality to match.Funny Girl/Funny Lady are everything you expect them to be. Great productions. A legacy to Barbra's talents. Watching her in these productions, it was obvious she would go on to be regarded as one of the true greats. If you love her work, i don't need to say any more!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Honarary Auvaergnat on 12 Aug 2011
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Funny Girl was the first film of Barbra Streisland that I've watched; I was absolutely besotted by her face and feisty character. I enjoyed the Hollywood glitz too and the dancing girls; as well Omar Shirif was an excellent male lead. The face was still great in Funny Lady but I found the feisty character a bit wearing and the male lead was rather weak. So whereas I would give Girl 5 stars to my mind the two together merit only 4. I suppose this is partly because I found Lady a bit of a repeat of Girl.
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One of my favourite films, I could watch it over and over again. Any cold wet afternoons I have spare I will be on the sofa watching Funny Girl again.
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An entertaining, but average pair of films telling the life of Fanny Brice, with ech one starring Barbra Streisand..Reasonable Value for money
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By Bristolgirl 11 on 30 Dec 2013
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Enjoyed this film even after all these years. Barbara's voice has stood the test of time. The story is still a great love story.
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By Geesnan14 on 25 July 2013
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Found the Widescreen version difficult to watch on our old TV, as it kept "jumping" and missing scenes. In fact, one of the flims even started about one third of the way through!! We now have a new set, but have yet to try these again.
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love the films will watch them loads so will my daughter.Barbra Streisand has such a powerful voice love watching her.
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