Special features include commentary by executive producer Berry Gordy, director Sidney Turie, and artist manager Shelly Berger; a 23-minute "Behind The Blues: Lady Sings The Blues" featurette; and seven deleted scenes.
Diana Ross stars in a memorable performance as the gifted and talented Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings The Blues." While laying on the floor of a prison cell in a strait jacket, the blues singing sensation reflects on her life. Nominated for five Academy Awards
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD picture looks dated, with soft, sometimes hazy visuals. Colors can be nicely balanced, with accurate fleshtones and generally deep blacks. The source element is revealing of some dirt and minor film grain. Pixelization is minimal. (Suzanne Hodges)
Although hiss and hum has been cleaned up nicely, the Dolby
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