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Netflix to Air Restored Version of ‘A Star Is Born’, Reveals Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand announced the new deal content at the closing ceremony of Netflix FYSee event at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.

Netflix has joined hands with Barbra Streisand to produce a number of new contents, the most exciting of which is the revamped version of 1976’s film ‘A Star Is Born’. The deal will also see a number of TV specials from Streisand’s career which began in the 1960s.

The star made this announcement while in a conversation with Jamie Foxx at the closing ceremony of Netflix FYSee event at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. She was appearing on behalf of her concert special ‘Barbra: The Music … The Mem’ries … The Magic!’

The licensing pact which Streisand has signed with Netflix will see both of them to produce six vintage music specials, though what will attract the attention of audiences the most will be a new and restored version of ‘A Star is Born’.

The 1976 film – which collected many accolades at the Box Office – revolves around the lives of two singers, one a talented rock star in John Norman Howard and the other an up and coming singer in Esther Hoffman, whose role was played by Barbra Streisand.

Both of them meet at a time when Norman’s career was taking its last breaths, while that of Barbra was taking off.

Still, that didn’t make Norman jealous, as he teaches Barbra the ins and outs of the entertainment business. As they fall deeply in love, the success of Barbra’s career only makes the decline of Howard’s more apparent.

In addition to covering ‘A Star Is Born’, the licensing pact will cover some other great TV specials including: “My Name Is Barbra” (1965), “Color Me Barbra” (1966), “Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park” (1968), “Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments” (1973), “Barbra Streisand: The Concert” (1994), and “Barbra Streisand: Timeless” (2001).

The Netflix press release which announced the restoration of the 1976 film only talks about a ‘’special edition’’ of the film. It further states that it would include a never-before-seen footage of Streisand performing ‘’Evergreen’’, the instrumental song for which she won an Oscar.

An additional footage will also be added to the mesmerizing ‘’With One More Look At You/Watch Closely Now’’ medley finale.

While Netflix hasn’t announced the release date of the footage, Barbra Streisand, in an interview to Variety, told that it would come out in a few days.

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