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The Way We Were (Special Edition) (1973)

Barbra Streisand , Robert Redford , Sydney Pollack  |  PG |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (292 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles, Patrick O'Neal
  • Directors: Sydney Pollack
  • Writers: Arthur Laurents, Dalton Trumbo, David Rayfiel, Francis Ford Coppola
  • Producers: Ray Stark, Richard A. Roth
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Thai, English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 2, 2004
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (292 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00001W9G0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,078 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Way We Were (Special Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • New Making-Of Documentary: A Look Back (60 min.), featuring new interviews with Barbra Streisand and Sydney Pollack
  • Bonus Trailers

Editorial Reviews

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The Way We Were: A Look Back is a terrific retrospective documentary, running just over an hour. Although Robert Redford's absence (due to scheduling conflicts) is conspicuous, fans of The Way We Were will celebrate the rare appearance of Barbra Streisand in a lengthy interview. The notoriously reticent star appears relaxed, cordial, and eager to share stories about the film she considers "a highlight of my career," and her comments about the film are eloquent, heartfelt, and astute. Most important among her observations is her disappointment in the loss of crucial scenes that would have better explained the final separation of her character and Redford's, not due to infidelity but due to the harsh political climate of the blacklist era in Hollywood that made their relationship so volatile. Director Sydney Pollack explains why the cuts were made after the film was publicly previewed, and both his viewpoint and Streisand's are equally justified. The edited scenes are included here, and the documentary also features wonderful interviews and anecdotes from screenwriter Arthur Laurents, songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and composer Marvin Hamlisch. --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

Screen legends Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford make movie magic as the captivating star-crossed lovers, Hubbell Gardiner and Katie Morosky. Theirs is a classic love story sparked by the attraction of opposites, played out against the backdrop of American life during times of foreign war, domestic prosperity and McCarthy-era paranoia in Hollywood. Winner of two 1974 Academy Awards(r) (Best Song "The Way We Were" and Best Score), this special 25th Anniversary Edition of the The Way We Were has been digitally remastered so you can enjoy this romantic epic the way it was meant to be seen and heard.

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122 of 128 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Katie, it was never uncomplicated" May 23, 2005
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As stated many times before, THE WAY WE WERE is one of only a handful of romantic blockbusters to actually feature an intelligent script and complex characters. Writer Arthur Luarents' based his screenplay (and subsequent novel) on girl he knew in college, who fought for liberal (and sometimes communist) causes. Three decades after it's release, THE WAY WE WERE remains one of the few cinematic depictions of the Red Scare that swept America in the forties and fifties; the backdrop of which lends the surrounding love story greater potency and depth. The film was a surprise box office smash when originally released, and became the fifth-highest grossing film of 1973 and was instantly embraced as a classic.

Katie Morosky is a character that Barbra Streisand born play, and she delivers on all accounts. Fierce and determined, yet vulnerable and self-conscious, Katie is a tricky character and Streisand inhabits her so deeply that she seems nothing less than completely believable. Justifiably nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, she inexplicably lost to Glenda Jackson's shrill performance in the barely remembered A TOUCH OF CLASS. This was clearly a major blunder on the side of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Robert Redford, who had actually turned down the role twice before director and friend Sydney Pollack talked him into taking the part, displays some of the best reflective acting ever seen on the big screen and effectively brings forth the dark side of being stereotyped as the All-American golden boy (although Redford did not receive an Oscar nod for playing Hubbell in this film, he was nominated for Best Actor that same year for his light comedic performance in THE STING).
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62 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "See ya, Katie" October 22, 2005
Format:DVD
I want to strangle Hubbell when he says this final line at the end! But my rage is just an indication of how much I adore this movie!

I think people who giving a low rating to the film because of the incorrect portrayal of the communist movement, and whatever, are missing the mark of this movie entirely. The Way We Were is a love story, first and foremost. Communism is just a circumstance that complicates the love story. It is NOT in my opinion, the central theme of the movie.

That being said, TWWW is a classic story of "love isn't enough." I think Katie and Hubbell love each other deeply, but they are such different people. She wants him to be everything that she believes he is. (Whether he is or isn't those things is debatable.) But he is content living a safe, yuppy life. He needs a girl who can just roll with that lifestyle, hence, he ends up with the nameless girl at the end of the film. She represents the safe type of girl that is pretty enough to keep Hubbell interested and safe enough to allow him to live his yuppy life.

It's clear in the scene at the end that the love between them is still strong. You can feel the heat of that final embrace through the screen! I could go on and on about why this movie is one of the greatest, but I can't. See this film.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 4.9 DVD on a scale of 1 to 5-Still Makes Me Cry May 21, 2003
Format:DVD
The Way We Were still makes me cry nearly 30 years after seeing it for the first time. The movie basically explores the cliche "opposites attract" as Golden Boy Hubble (Redford) and Communist Sympathizer Katie (Streisand) fall deeply in love and marry. But can their passion survive their differences? Ah, that's the story... The movie takes place in the 40's and 50's with beautiful sets and wonderful costumes.
If you have never seen The Way We Were and you enjoy romance, melodrama, and/or historical drama, then you should buy or rent it. (The weepiness may make this a tough sell for some men and women who dislike this genre.) If you have seen The Way We Were, then you should still rent or buy the DVD. The extra features are outstanding. Sydney Pollack's (the director) commentary is insightful and informative. He talks about everything from camera angles to Redford's hesitance about doing the part. The documentary is also beautiful and a "must see" for The Way We Were groupies.
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56 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD is Well Done - Looks & Sounds Better Than Ever December 29, 1999
Format:DVD
Finally! THE WAY WE WERE in widescreen! I think it really makes a difference. I've only seen pan and scan versions on video. It is especially noticeable in the opening credits where names/credits appear on one side of the screen and action takes place on the other side. For the first time we get to see Katie at her typewriter and Katie talking to her teacher.
The rest of the dvd is done just as well. The picture and sound are pristine. The menu screens are classy and easy to use. The bonus trailers from FOR PETE'S SAKE and Streisand's later films are fun to see.
The hour-long documentary featuring interviews with Sydney Pollack and Streisand is very revealing. Pollack seems humble and grateful about the film. Streisand is relaxed and beautiful - again, reflective and humble about the experience as Pollack is. There is even a segment with Marvin Hamlisch on piano playing the different versions of THE WAY WE WERE theme. And Alan & Marilyn Bergman are a hilarious couple!
Sydney Pollack's comments on the extra audio channel are interesting as well. I haven't gotten through the whole movie yet, but so far so good!
The dvd is definitely a must-have for Streisand fans. But even fans of this classic romance will find much to like about the dvd as well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST
THIS REMINDED ME A WHOLE LOT OF THAT 1977 BLOCKBUSTER WITH THE PEOPLE.
YOU KNOW THE ONE: A MORE ELEGANT WEAPON FOR A MORE ELEGANT AGE.
THAT'S IT!
Published 1 day ago by Gregory J. Belcastro
4.0 out of 5 stars Bring tissues
Relationships can be difficult and the political activist Katie and the easy going Hubbell surely prove that over a long period.
Published 18 days ago by Gary Potts
3.0 out of 5 stars Video is in letterbox that means minimum black bars on top and bottom...
Letterbox allows you to see the movie the way it appeared in a theatre basically every thing the director saw in the camera viewfinder you see. Read more
Published 22 days ago by James Patrick Kane
5.0 out of 5 stars I JUST LOVE THE MOVIE
I have WANTED THIS MOVIE FOREVER.NEVER WOULD TAKE THE EFFORT TO PURSUE MY DESIRE.THEN I DECIDED TO PURCHASE.IT COULD HAVE NEVER BEEN EASIER.THE DVD CAME QUICK.I WAS OVERWHELMED. Read more
Published 29 days ago by larry
5.0 out of 5 stars Watching this brought back good memories
I saw this movie years ago and never forgot some of the scenes. This is one I will watch many times. The song says it all--memories light the corners of my mind.
Published 1 month ago by Sandra Terp
5.0 out of 5 stars its a classic!!!
This is my favorite movie from the 70's other than good bye girl ..it came in the mail fast and you can't beat the price!! Read more
Published 1 month ago by joy vian
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are an admirer of Barbra Streisand you cannot go wrong with...
For those who are impressed with performances by Barbra Streisand, this DVD will not disappoint. I would highly recommend you give it a try.
Published 1 month ago by JohnRobert
5.0 out of 5 stars NOTHING COULD BE FINER THAN TO ORDER A USED DVD AND IT BE AS GOOD AS...
ORDERING DVD'S AND ACTUALLY ANYTHING ELSE I HAVE ORDERED COULD NOT BE BETTER. I ORDER USED DVD'S ALL THE TIME AND THEY ARE JUST LIKE NEW. Read more
Published 1 month ago by B.Kaye Parker(huNybuNy)
5.0 out of 5 stars A Bittersweet Triumph
I admit to being choked up at the ending every time I watch this movie. And Martin Hamlisch's song carries me off to romantic dreams. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joseph L. Burke
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy Great Film
My wife love's this film, it's the supreme chick flick. I bought for a Valentines gift. It's a gift that makes her happy.
Published 1 month ago by Michael Justin
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