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Blu-ray Rose (Blu-ray)

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In this authentic, entertaining, and tragic film, Bette Midler plays Rose, a talented but exhausted, alcoholic rock star whose entire life is controlled by her cutthroat manager, Rudge (Alan Bates). Taking a bleak look at the downside of the music industry, THE ROSE chronicles the precipitous fall of this fictional rock & roll diva (modeled after Janis Joplin) as she nears a concert date in her home town that she hasn't been to in years. Pulled down by raging alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as her own insecurities, Rose's life begins to deteriorate to the point of complete self-destruction, all the while begging Rudge for a break in her grueling tour schedule. This raw, uncompromising, witty, and ultimately heartbreaking film includes several incredible musical performances by Midler in actual concert settings. THE ROSE is Midler's first role as an actress, and she embodies the alternately frenetic, worn-out, enraged, and sweetly insecure star with an almost inconceivable power, especially when interacting with her love, the faithfully adoring Dyer (Frederic Forrest).
Movie Category: Feature, Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: R
Movie Studio: Criterion Collection
Movie Genre: Drama
Movie Type: Rock Musical, Musical Drama, Rock Musical, Film a Clef, Showbiz Drama, Film a Clef, Showbiz Drama, Musical Drama
Movie Theme: Musician's Life, Drug Addiction, Drug Addiction, Rise and Fall Stories, Rise and Fall Stories, Musician's Life
MPAA Warnings: Adult Situations, Not For Children, Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Nudity
Run Time: 134 (minutes)
Software Format: Blu-ray
Language: English
Subtitle Language: English
Street Date: May 19, 2015
TCIN: 17192300
UPC: 715515146418
Item Number (DPCI): 246-00-2058
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