Blu-ray Release: Love Story

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 7, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

Love StoryA pre-Valentine’s Day release, classic 1970 romance film Love Story finally has its day in high-definition Blu-ray.

The movie that pretty much made Ryan O’Neal (Barry Lyndon) and Ali MacGraw (TV’s Dynasty) stars overnight, Love Story is a kind of modern Romeo & Juliet. Instead of coming from fueding families, the young couple must overcome societal barriers for their love. He’s a Harvard Law student and she’s studying music, and when they get married, they get resistance from his weathly family, especially his father (John Marley, The Godfather).

The PG-rated film won an Academy Award for Francis Lai’s famous music score.

Love Story also was nominated for Best Actor (O’Neal and Marley), Best Actress (MacGraw), Best Director (Arthur Hiller, See No Evil, Hear No Evil), Best Original Screenplay (Erich Segal, author of the book that inspired Only Love) and Best Picture.

Other than offering the film’s high-definition debut, the Blu-ray doesn’t come with anything new. The special features list contains these extras:

  • commentary by director Arthur Hiller
  • documentary Love Story: A Classic Remembered
  • and the movie’s theatrical trailer.

All have been on earlier DVD versions.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.