Barbra Streisand’s Re-Cut Version Of “A Star Is Born” Is Coming To Netflix!

A New Version of Streisand’s Musical Is On The Way!

Fans of Barbra Streisand’s 1976 version of “A Star Is Born” were given a gift today, when the star announced that a re-cut version of the film, with new musical numbers never before seen, are coming to Netflix!

Streisand revealed the news at a Netflix event, where she was discussing her recent concert special.

In an exclusive interview with Pete Hammond on Deadline.com, Streisand revealed the big news, as he has just reported:

“The Netflix press release only says there will be a “special edition” of the film coming to the service including never-before-seen footage of Streisand performing an instrumental version of her Oscar winner “Evergreen” for the first time, and added footage to the iconic “With One More Look At You/Watch Closely Now” medley finale. No date has been given for the debut of this new footage but in an interview late Friday afternoon Streisand told me it would be in a few days. It hasn’t been set yet.”

This is huge news for fans of the film, which won the Academy Award for best song of 1976, “Evergreen”, written by Streisand and the incredible Writer/Performer Paul Williams.

Streisand went on to tell Hammond:

“It’s better, and then I put in the scene where I played him my song Evergreen for the first time, and I had no lyric to it, and it’s a scene that establishes her as a singer/songwriter, which is very good, and it kind of is much more…it gives more depth to their relationship, and I can’t believe that I, as the person who had final cut of that movie (the late Frank Pierson is credited as director), cut myself out of that scene because I was just looking at the pace, but I didn’t realize what I was cutting out until much later. Now, Netflix has given me the opportunity to do that and put these scenes in, so it’s a never before kind of scene, two scenes, with these songs that I think will also enrich the film, when I do sing the song with a lyric and it’s with (co-star) Kris (Kristofferson), and it’s about him, so now, the scene is no lyric, just me playing guitar, and I really learned it. I had to learn to play the guitar for this. I cut it out. I can’t believe I did that,” she told me adding that she had one hand with long nails to strum the strings, and the other practically with no nails at all.

Bravo to Pete Hammond at Deadline.com for the exclusive news…you can read even more details at their website here:

https://deadline.com/2018/06/barbra-streisand-reveals-new-version-1976-a-star-is-born-netflix-1202407562/

Of course, this will just prime the pump for the new version of the film, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga:

The new trailer just dropped for this version, which comes out in October. You can see it here:


https://johnrieber.com/2018/06/06/new-a-star-is-born-trailer-lady-gaga-wows-bradley-cooper-sings/

Can’t wait for this new cut of a great film!



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6 replies

  1. I love Barbara Steisand, John. A super post and good to know about this.

  2. Janet Gaynor and Judy Garland next? Double-DVD ‘special edition’ perhaps?
    Followed by all four films on an eight-disc set, Christmas release with a large-format book telling the history of the film 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Whenever it is , I’ll be there. It’s certainly a vintage year for fans of this fabulous story!

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