Blu-ray Release: Lady Sings the Blues

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 23, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $14.99
Studio: Paramount

Diana Ross gives a tour-de-force debut performance as legendary singer Billie Holiday in the music-filled 1972 drama Lady Sings the Blues, which is making its Blu-ray courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment.

Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Ross, Lady Sings the Blues offers a portrait of the late legendary blues singer Billie Holiday and her troubled life and career.

Directed by Sidney J. Furie (The Boys in Company C), the movie co-stars Richard Pryor (Wild in the Streets), Billy Dee Williams (Nighthawks) and the brilliant Ned Glass (North by Northwest).

Paramount’s Blu-ray includes the following previously released bonus content in  standard definition: commentary by executive producer and Motown founder Berry Gordy, director Furie and artist manager Shelly Berger, a making-of featurette entitled “Behind the Blues: Lady Sings the Blues,” and seven deleted scenes.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.