This classic movie debuted this week for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Get out the tissues and find a comfy spot on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and enjoy this fabulous flick this weekend.
BEACHES on Blu-Ray
Starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, this comedy/drama has been restored and is beautiful. The film is about school-age chums who come from very different worlds – Hershey’s family is wealthy and privileged. Bette’s family is lower working class. But they both share a turbulent childhood and as adults, a huge secret.
Midler plays CC Bloom to Hershey’s Hillary Whitney Essex beautifully. The film is funny, sad, thoughtful touching, and schmaltzy (but in a really good way). I don’t recommend the movie if you’re already blue. It’s so well acted and such a great story, it will bring you to tears.
Bette will be guest-starring on GLEE according to the producer’s tweets. I’m looking forward to seeing what she contributes to a show I love.
The BEACHES Blu-ray bonus features include Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” Music Video as well as segments from “AFI’s 1000 Years…100 Songs” with Bette Midler. They’ve also thrown in Barbara Hershey’s screen test, a Blooper Reel, and a fun retrospective “Mayim Blalik Remembers” (she played young CC Bloom).
Rated: PG-13 (for some language and content)
Beaches Movie Film Clips
Clip Name: Glory of Love
Clip Name: Wind Beneath My Wings
Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment
Blu-Ray Release Date: November 6, 2012
Based On The Novel By Iris Rainer Dart and directed by Garry Marshall.
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