Bette Midler exploded onto the screen with her take-no-prisoners performance in this quintessential film about fame and addiction from director Mark Rydell. Midler is the rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster (known as the Rose to her legions of fans), whose romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperiled by the demands of life on the road. Incisively scripted and beautifully shotby Vilmos Zsigmond, with assistance on the dazzling concert scenes by a host of other world-class cinematographers, including Conrad L. Hall, László Kovács, Owen Roizman, and Haskell Wexlerthis is a sensitively drawn and emotionally overwhelming melodrama that made the popular singer into a movie star as well.
- New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD master audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Audio commentary featuring director Mark Rydell
- New interview with actor Bette Midler
- New conversation between Rydell and film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis
- New conversation between Zsigmond and cinematographer John Bailey
- Archival interviews with Midler and Rydell, with on-set footage
- PLUS: An essay by critic Paula Mejia