Lady sings the blues / Paramount Pictures and Berry Gordy present ; produced by Jay Weston and James S. White ; screenplay by Terence McCloy and Chris Clark and Suzanne de Passe ; directed by Sidney J. Furie.
Contributor(s): Gordy, Berry | Weston, Jay [pro] | White, James S [pro] | Furie, Sidney J [drt] | McCloy, Terence [aus] | Clark, Chris [aus] | De Passe, Suzanne [aus] | Ross, Diana [act] | Williams, Billy Dee [act] | Pryor, Richard [act] | Sanford, Isabel [act] | Glass, Ned [act] | Crothers, Scat Man [act] | Alonzo, John A [cng] | Legrand, Michel [cmp] | Paramount Pictures Corporation | Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 1972, Edition: Widescreen edition.Description: 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 0792180224; 9780792180227; 9786316850591; 631685059X.Uniform titles: Lady sings the blues (Motion picture) Subject(s): Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959 -- Drama | Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959 | Singers -- United States -- Biography -- Drama | Popular music -- United States -- Drama | Blues (Music) -- Drama | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Blues (Music) | Popular music | Singers | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | United StatesGenre/Form: Biographical films. | Drama. | Feature films. | Historical films. | Musical films. | Biographical films. | Historical films. | Musical films. | Feature films.DDC classification: 791.43/72
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
Special features: commentary by executive producer Berry Gordy, director Sidney Furie and artist manager Shelly Berger; behind the blues.
For private home use only.
Director of photography, John Alonzo ; editor, Argyle Nelson ; original music by Michel Legrand.
Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Isabel Sanford, Ned Glass, Scatman Crothers.
Diana Ross stars in this musical drama charting the life of Billie Holiday, a life tormented by racism and drug abuse.
MPAA rating: R.
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or mono.
In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.