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Fame: The Original Movie [Blu-ray] (2010)

Irene Cara , Alan Parker  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Irene Cara
  • Directors: Alan Parker
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Special Edition, Widescreen, Subtitled
  • Language: German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1), Italian (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Italian, Korean, Indonesian
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 26, 2010
  • Run Time: 134 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002SSUBK6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,619 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Fame: The Original Movie [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

Class reunion commentary with branching video highlights and featuring director Alan Parker and co-stars Lee Curreri, Laura Dean, Gene Anthony Ray, and Maureen Teefy
Vintage featurette: On Location with Fame
Fame Field Trip visits the school that inspired the movie
Theatrical trailer

Editorial Reviews

Seven classes a day and a hot lunch. That's what New York City's High School for the Performing Arts guarantees. Stardom? That's something the school's teenage musicians, actors, dancers and dreamers strive for. Fame sings the body electric, celebrating the growing-up process of honing talent, confronting realities, finding love, living life. Director Alan Parker (Evita, The Commitments) brings an energetic style to the crisscrossing stories of students (including future Academy Award winner Irene Cara, Paul McCrane (ER), Barry Miller (Saturday Night Fever) and two who returned in the later TV series, Gene Anthony Ray and Lee Curreri). Nominated for six Academy Awards, Fame won Oscars for its dynamic score and title tune – and inspired a shoot-for-the-stars 2009 remake.

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122 of 124 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A couple of comments about previous reviews June 19, 2005
Format:DVD
Hello,

I have not had the opportunity to view the DVD version of Fame yet but I plan to order it, so someday soon! However, I thought it was worth my time to interject on a couple of the reviews that have been posted.

First: one lady commented that this movie was not suitable for her child because of the language and nudity, so it deserved 1 star. Please note that this movie was rated R in the theatre, and is listed as Rated R here on Amazon. How much clearer does one need to be. Rated R MEANS not suitable for children. Do not blame the movie for your poor judgement. Do not use this review in deciding to purchase the DVD.

Second: A gentleman commented that this movie did not contain all of the music from the original stage production. Well,unless I am mistaken, that would be because the movie came first. The musical expanded upon the movie, as did the television show. So please know this when using his review.

Just my two cents on the matter. :)
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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby Remember My Name June 6, 2003
Format:DVD
This Alan Parker film came out in 1980, after the director had horrified everyone with visions of Turkish Prison in MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. But here we have a loving valentine to the kids of New York who dream of being performers at the high school for performing and visual arts. It's a musical, but one where the songs and dancing come out of the kids naturally as they goof off or perform for themselves or each other. You get to see four years of high school, and about 8 kids who reach varying levels of realizations about how hard the world really is when you want to be famous.
Finally FAME gets the DVD treatment! A widescreen transfer, featurettes, and a wonderful video commentary that shows 4 of the leads TODAY talking about their 15 minutes of notoriety as a star of FAME. It's a fun experience to see how they have aged, and what they remember of the filming. Alan Parker is the real star of the commentary though! He gets to talk over the entire movie, but thankfully he's witty and informative. My favorite tidbit was the original name of FAME was HOT LUNCH! Okay... that would have been ... disaster.
Best reason to own this? The music! You can watch the movie once, but I dare you to ever forget the title song "FAME". My personal fave is "Out Here On My Own" for sentimental reasons. You'll want to sign up for dance, voice, and acting lessons after this one.
See where all the hoopla started! Before the television shows, before the musical hit the stage ... there was this gritty movie showing foul-mouthed kids trying to make it in The Big Apple. Or at least through high school!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby remember my name! June 18, 2003
Format:DVD
This Alan Parker film came out in 1980, after the director had horrified everyone with visions of Turkish Prison in MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. But here we have a loving valentine to the kids of New York who dream of being performers at the high school for performing and visual arts. It's a musical, but one where the songs and dancing come out of the kids naturally as they goof off or perform for themselves or each other. You get to see four years of high school, and about 8 kids who reach varying levels of realizations about how hard the world really is when you want to be famous.
Finally FAME gets the DVD treatment! A widescreen transfer, featurettes, and a wonderful video commentary that shows 4 of the leads TODAY talking about their 15 minutes of notoriety as a star of FAME. It's a fun experience to see how they have aged, and what they remember of the filming. Alan Parker is the real star of the commentary though! He gets to talk over the entire movie, but thankfully he's witty and informative. My favorite tidbit was the original name of FAME was HOT LUNCH! Okay... that would have been ... disaster.
Best reason to own this? The music! You can watch the movie once, but I dare you to ever forget the title song "FAME". My personal fave is "Out Here On My Own" for sentimental reasons. You'll want to sign up for dance, voice, and acting lessons after this one.
See where all the hoopla started! Before the television shows, before the musical hit the stage ... there was this gritty movie showing foul-mouthed kids trying to make it in The Big Apple. Or at least through high school!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic March 15, 2001
By Emily C
Format:VHS Tape
A classic, not a Schindler's List or Silence of the Lambs type classic mind you, but an inspiring movie nonetheless that I will always remember. Im a student at a performing arts school in NYC-so much like the "Fame" school, and the movie captured the reality and pressure and desire and troubles so wonderfully. The characters were quite realistic...my absolute favorites were Leroy and Ralph, played brilliantly by Barry Miller. I get a kick out of seeing Paul McCrane play soft-spoken actor Montgomery...a far cry from Romano on ER! Fame deals with the rejection as well as the triumph in a school where its all about making it. The acting is top-notch. From Leroy, the troubled dancer who really grabbed my heart, to Doris, who thrives in the end, the characters arent one-dimensional like in so many movies you see. They didnt sugar-coat anything. They dealt with the problems of youth-learning disabilities, abuse, perfectionism, pregnancy without coming off as lecture-like. Not to mention the incredible score. I love this movie I had to buy a copy. I hope you like it as much as me!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu-Ray disc of the original fame
Even though it's not as razor sharp.
And doesn't have the same sound as the new films do.
I still found this BD to be excellent quality. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Paula J. Bettencourt
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I love the movie Fame and now am happy to say I have a copy of it for myself.
I received the item very soon after ordering it and it was in excellent shape, very good... Read more
Published 1 month ago by stitcher4664
3.0 out of 5 stars Fame
I could have done without the trashy sex and talk... it would have been better if it was a family movie instead of hollywood trying to convince me and my kids that sex, foul... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cary Solomon
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome movie
This movie was great. I love dancing movies and this one was no different! Amazing to say the least, worth watching!
Published 1 month ago by Eric Daris
5.0 out of 5 stars Iconic classic that characterized an era
I hadn't seen this film in years, thinking it was dated. A recent viewing reminded me why I loved this movie so much when it came out in the early 1980s. Read more
Published 1 month ago by B. Frei
5.0 out of 5 stars Best high school movie!
Exceptionally talented students and actors from one of the best high schools in the country. I went there too and my friends from the actual school were in the original movie... Read more
Published 1 month ago by April C Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars For my Girlfriend
The movie wasn't that wonderful for myself, as I was expecting something completely different. I had never seen the movie before, I believe I was expecting something more like... Read more
Published 2 months ago by wiccedgoddess
3.0 out of 5 stars Fame
This movie is different than I remembered it. It's OK, but I would not recommend it or buy it again.
Published 2 months ago by Judith M. Hartman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
Bought for my daughter, as she is in the play in her local Middle school! Great movie and she loved it too
Published 2 months ago by Shawn Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars A New York shool for the talented...
...and those that think they are. Fame is a collection of short stories centered around a real New York City school.
Published 2 months ago by Jamie
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