Bye Bye Birdie (Blu-ray)

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  • Released: July 20, 2021
  • Originally Released: 1963
  • Label: Sony MOD
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh89%

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Total Count: 28

Upright66%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 10,163
Credit George Sidney with directing one of the better fun and frolic tune packages. Full Review
Variety
Mar 26, 2009
Though it is spotty in both pace and execution, it is often both skillfully done and funny. Full Review
America Magazine
Jul 29, 2015
Unfortunately, Mr. Sidney and his scriptwriter, Irving Brecher, have allowed the essence of this spirited musical comedy of Michael Stewart to get away from them. Full Review
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 3/4 -- Anyone allergic to high-fructose corn syrup might do well to stay away, but the winking humor and musical gusto of this pop-artful camp standard-bearer still carry the day. [Blu-ray] Full Review
Groucho Reviews
Aug 16, 2012
Rating: 2/4 -- Ann-Margret makes one thing clear every second she's on screen in Bye Bye Birdie: no matter how hokey, forcibly madcap, or just plain dumb the material gets, she's coming out of this thing a star. Full Review
LarsenOnFilm
Feb 16, 2019
This enjoyable timepiece is notable today for its peppy score, energetic dancing, and for having made a star of the extremely nubile Ann-Margret, 22 passing for 16. Her fresh, wholesome eroticism fairly bursts off the screen. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
George Sidney's tacky 1963 musical fantasy-satire about the Elvis craze, based on the Broadway show of the same title, isn't exactly good, but if you like what he does with Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, and pink decor, it's sort of magnificent. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000

Product Description:

This entertaining musical, based on the Broadway hit inspired by the hysteria surrounding Elvis Presley's induction into the army, traces the shock waves a drafted rock & roll star, Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson), creates when he comes to a small town to kiss adoring fan Kim McAfee (Ann-Margret) good-bye on national TV. A fiesty secretary, Rosie DeLeon (Janet Leigh), has put the whole plan in motion, hoping that Birdie will sing a song composed by her beau, Albert Peterson (Dick Van Dyke), enabling Rosie's boyfriend to finally break free of his domineering mother (Maureen Stapleton) and marry her. Meanwhile, Kim's new steady, Hugo (Bobby Rydell), is less than pleased about the spotlighted embrace, as are her parents (Paul Lynde and Mary LaRoche)--at least until they get in on the action too. Ed Sullivan appears as himself, Ann-Margret is her usual perky, gyrating self, Van Dyke amply displays his wealth of talents, and Lynde and Stapleton nearly steal the whole production with their hilarious supporting roles. Director George Sidney, who would soon collaborate with the real King in the Presley tour de force VIVA LAS VEGAS, tightens the Broadway original without losing any of its verve and charm to create a rollicking uptempo joyride through a candy-colored early 1960s pop-culture landscape.

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  • Shot in Panavision.
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  • Sales Rank: 15,805
  • UPC: 043396575226
  • Shipping Weight: 0.17/lbs (approx)
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