- New Making-Of Documentary: A Look Back (60 min.), featuring new interviews with Barbra Streisand and Sydney Pollack
- Bonus Trailers
The Way We Were
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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.
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
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There have always been mean, cruel, & vicious women. Katy was so full of life & purpose; the
others just wanted their make up & hair to be perfect. She was about causes to help fellow Americans.
She was about ending the war & saving our American men's lives. It seems as though this was before
women were eligible for the military.
It definitely makes a statement about our government, mean women, good woman in love with Hubbell (Redford)
that in the end just wanted to have fun & enjoy life. He had done his stint as a soldier & wanted to put it behind
him. Katy wouldn't allow that.
I love how they still loved each other after he left her with a child to raise alone & catting around to fulfill his vain
and superficial needs. Their friendship throughout is only something that could happen in a movie!!!!
A simple story, beautifully photographed and lovingly acted, The Way We Were captures your heart. You can't help but feel that Streisand and Redford are close friends of yours. Every line, gesture and action on their parts rings true.
No technical wizardry or special effects (save for a beautifully remastered tape) are used or really needed. Barbra never looked lovlier. The 40's style made people finally forget about Barbra's unique look and realize that she is as beautiful as her voice . . . And What A Voice!
The title song is captured and you understand why it won the Academy Award and became one of her biggest hits.
In total, this is a timeless movie that any serious collector should own.