Bye bye Birdie [videorecording] /
by Sidney, George; Adams, Lee; Kohlmar, Fred; Brecher, Irving; Leigh, Janet; Van Dyke, Dick; Ann-Margret; Strouse, Charles; Columbia Pictures; Kohlmar-Sidney Company; Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [distributor], Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0767827651 :; 9780767827652.Language note: English soundtrack with optional English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean or Thai subtitles ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.Title notes: $19.99(g) 2/21/2014 (cw)Uniform titles: Bye bye Birdie (Motion picture : 1963).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Rock musicians -- United States -- Drama | Contests -- United States -- Drama | Draft -- United States -- Drama | United States | Feature films | Fiction films | Film adaptations | Musical films | DramaCast: Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Ed Sullivan.Summary: When rock star Conrad Birdie gets drafted, his manager organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss on The Ed Sullivan show.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
George Sidney's adaptation of the satiric Broadway musical smash by Michael Stewart, Charles Strouse, and Lee Adams -- about an Elvis Presley-inspired rock star, who is drafted into the army and who creates a near-riot in a small Midwestern town when he stops there for one last publicity junket -- takes good-natured swipes at popular culture, rock n' roll, and American family life. Dick van Dyke re-creates his Broadway role of Albert Peterson, a down-on-his-luck songwriter for the rock-n'-roll idol Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson). When Birdie is drafted into the army, Peterson is worried about his future as a songwriter. His secretary, Rosie (Janet Leigh in a brunette wig), with whom Albert has long been romantically attached, convinces Albert to write a farewell song for Birdie that he will sing on The Ed Sullivan Show to a specially selected fan. The lucky fan turns out to be Kim McAfee (Ann-Margaret) of Sweet Apple, Ohio. When Birdie arrives in this hick town, the population goes crazy and in the ensuing madness, Albert must deal with the celebrity-fawning population, Kim's manic father (Paul Lynde, also re-creating his Broadway role), and his own domineering mother (Maureen Stapleton), while he loses Rosie to the Shriners. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi
$19.99(g) 2/21/2014 (cw)
DVD; region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) aspect ratio, Dolby digital 5.0, surround, 3.0.
English soundtrack with optional English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean or Thai subtitles ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Ed Sullivan.
Music by Charles Strouse ; lyrics by Lee Adams ; music supervised and conducted by Johnny Green.
Originally released in 1963 as a motion picture by Columbia Pictures.
Based on the musical play of the same title with music by Charles Strouse.
MPAA rating: G.
When rock star Conrad Birdie gets drafted, his manager organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss on The Ed Sullivan show.
Special features: theatrical trailer, production notes.
Mastered in high definition.