One cannot possibly fathom why this has been released on DVD only now! Possibly one of the least understood films of all times. You love it or you hate it! I love it (always have, since chilhood), but most of you don't! But dispite everything, whatever one thinks, the score is just the best EVER on a movie!!! Camp? Yes! Barbra is everywhere? That too (and good for her)! A personal theme? No doubt! But I can relate to it, although I'm not a Jew myself. But that's only the underlining of the movie. It is about so much more than that! It's about loss, about the will to improve, fight against odds, the questioning of your preordained place in the "scheme of things"! All that with Vintage song writing, uniquely sung by Barbra, at her very best (the 23 second high note at the end of the movie will tell you all there is to know about singing)! For me, no doubt, on of the lauches of the year, long long overdue, and I can't wait to hear it in Dolby 5.1 (I hope)! If you enjoy it half of what I'm sure to, you're in for a wonderful time! And Barbra, by the way, welcome back...!!!