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Funny Girl (Bilingual)

Barbra Streisand , Omar Sharif , William Wyler    Unrated   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
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Ah, Barbra. Of all her onscreen personas, she sparkles in none as she does in her role as 1930s comedian Fanny Brice in the musical Funny Girl. Portraying the life of this star of stage and radio, Brice preens and prances and sings, captivating her audience both onscreen and off. Fanny Brice started life on the Lower East Side of New York, the daughter of a Jewish saloon owner. Not the prettiest girl around, Brice still managed to quickly rise to stardom as a performer in the Ziegfield Follies. A shrewd, obstinate woman, Brice dictated her own success story on stage; things were a different matter in romance. Falling hard for the stunning Nick Arnstein (suavely played by Omar Sharif), Brice must navigate a difficult marriage. While kids may love the tunes (which include the now-infamous "People," as in "People who need people are the luckiest people in the world"), the plot is definitely adult-oriented. Enjoy this one, but don't go too far out of your way for the sequel, Funny Lady. --Jenny Brown

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5.0 out of 5 stars "He's got polish on his nails." April 5 2004
The ultimate showcase for an actress, Barbra Streisand's highly publicized film debut in FUNNY GIRL met every single expectation and then some. The film was the highest-grossing film of 1968, and it's very easy to see why. The film has many great qualities: It's expertly directed by three-time Academy Award winner William Wyler (the finale of the "Don't Rain On My Parade" number is just as astonishing as the chariot race in Wyler's BEN HUR), the storyline is extremely compelling, Omar Sharif is an incredibly suave and charismatic leading man, the supporting players are perfectly cast (particularly Kay Medford, Lee Allen, and Walter Pidgeon), and the song score (primarily by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill) is first-rate.
However, virtually everything that FUNNY GIRL has working for it would be worthless without Barbra Streisand's absolutely phenomenal performance. I honestly cannot think of enough good descriptive adjectives to do justice to her amazing performance in this film. She handles drama, comedy, music numbers, and tearjerking sentiment with equal aplomb, and she does it all better than any actress before or since. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had no choice but to honor her with the Oscar for Best Actress (in an extremely rare tie with academy favorite Katherine Hepburn; only the second tie in Oscar history to date), it is a performance that is nothing less than perfect.
About the DVD: Columbia-Tristar has done an excellent job in bringing FUNNY GIRL to DVD. The restoration of the original source elements may have taken nearly three years to complete, but it was time well spent - the picture quality is gorgeous! Sure, there are a few nicks on the print, but the color, sharpness, and virtually everything else is nearly flawless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Own! July 22 2014
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If you are a Streisand fan, or a musical fan, I can't imagine you don't already own this. If you don't, then GET IT! The picture quality is excellent. The colours "pop" off the screen and songs, like the Bridal number, really sparkle. The sound is also a big improvement from the DVD. The overture sounds great, but then, when the actual movie starts, the opening credits music hits you with a "pow". Of course, it is not the quality of sound you get today. It was made 46 years ago after all, but no complaints here. A few more extras would have been nice, but when all is said and done it is the movie that you are paying for and this is well worth the price.
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3.0 out of 5 stars one of BARBRA.. great movies.. June 23 2014
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have watched this movie a few times... at the beginning.. .. there is a few minutes.. where the movie.. is no picture... not sure what is up with this.....
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4.0 out of 5 stars Story of Fanny Brice and old time vaudvellian. May 20 2014
By E. F. Muir TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Barbara shines in this one of her first roles. And of course, Omar Sherriff is excellent. The older generation will remember Ziegfeld Follies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars FUNNY GIRL May 16 2014
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FUNNY GIRL; Wonderful restoration and HD quality. Sound is clear and dynamic, befitting the famous 'voice'. Streisand's film debut, her best!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blu Ray makes this Musical POP with new life Aug. 17 2013
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Tired of seeing this film on tv with bad colour and bad cuts for commercials?? This Blu Ray makes the film POP with GLORIOUS colour. The musical numbers are fresh and sentimental, with Barbra is amazing in every scene. Her beauty and acting ability are mesmerizing !! <3
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny Girl Aug. 5 2013
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I have been trying to get a copy of this movie for years.Everytime I thought I had access to one it was no longer available or they sent it to me and it was damaged. Finally; thanks to you I have It and will watch it at least once more befor I send it off to my son and his wife so they can see what real acting and talent is like.
Thank You!
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5.0 out of 5 stars BETTER IN BLUERAY July 11 2013
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We all know what a wonderful musical this is and how Barbra shines in it. It is made even better in Blue-ray, seeing everything even more explicitly than ever before. What a treat!
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