- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 19, 2003
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- 4.1 Dolby Surround - English
- Dolby Surround - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Mark Rydell - Director
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Welcome to rock & roll."
- Rudge (Alan Bates) to Dyer (Frederic Forrest) when Rose (Bette Midler) has a breakdown
New York Times - 11/07/1979
"...So many finely drawn episodes, so much brittle, raunchy humor and such an unexpectedly alluring performance from Bette Midler in the title role..."
Rolling Stone - 11/27/2003
"...Bette Midler nearly jumps off the screen..."
In director Mark Rydell's THE ROSE, loosely based on the life of Janis Joplin, Bette Midler plays a talented but troubled rock star who is caught up in the heady world of professional success and heartbreaking love affairs.
Character Study |
Rock And Roll |
Tear Jerker |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release: November 7, 1979.
- THE ROSE was originally titled THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY.
- Director Mark Rydell originally envisioned Bette Midler, whom he had seen performing in New York, for the role of Rose, but the studio turned him down. Years later, the project fell under his control again, and he got the go ahead to use Midler.
- For the concert sequences, Rydell staged an actual live concert with an audience of extras in period garb. Midler performed all of the numbers several times over, wowing the audience, who had no idea who she was.
- All of the music in the film was recorded live, with no prerecorded music used.