Bye Bye Birdie

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6.61 h 52 min1963X-RayG
Janet Leigh and Dick Van Dyke star in this irresistible account of Elvis-mania in the 1950s. Based on the Broadway smash.
Directors
George Sidney
Starring
Janet LeighDick Van DykeAnn-Margret
Genres
ComedyArts, Entertainment, and Culture
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Maureen StapletonBobby RydellJesse PearsonEd SullivanPaul LyndeAnn-Margret
Producers
Fred Kohlmar
Studio
Columbia Pictures
Rating
G (General Audience)
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

2250 global ratings

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  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
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Phillip B. TurskyReviewed in the United States on July 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Print Yet of Bye Bye Birdie
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My 4k disc player recognized this disc as a 4k SDR disc. The color was vivid, and the lighting in several scenes revealed details I hadn't ever seen. I have watched this film around 200 times...
This pressing improves over the Twilight Time BD which was spectacular, albeit short lived.
Sony took some trouble with this disc, and I was impressed that I actually got rear effects during Honestly Sincere number, and Lotta Livin' number. I am pleased that everything is improved with this disc.
The Teaser Trailer, and Theatrical Trailer have both been remastered, and are impressively clean. Highly recommended if you are a collector into physical media.
7 people found this helpful
E. KakosReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Bye Bye Birdie finally back on Blu-ray.
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It’s nice to see this title available again on Blu-ray after a limited run about ten years ago from Twilight Time. Sony’s new release is very nice, but is a bare bones release with only a couple of trailers as extras. No scene selections are on the menu, but major chapters are marked. The video image is very good for a film from 1963, but maybe a bit less saturated compared to the Twilight Time release, but a spotless presentation overall. Different audio options on the new release, no music only track, but an excellent 5.1 surround track is in DTS-HD Master Audio, identical to the earlier release. If you own the Twilight Time release, there’s no reason to double dip, unless you just need everything available. Missing from the new package is the multi page color insert, but to get the original Blu-Ray, you’ll need to lay down over a hundred dollars on eBay. Highly recommended re-release.
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mrsammyReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
... one of those movies that you can’t get enough of—a timeless classic.
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It’s really true, this is one of those movies that you can’t get enough of—a timeless classic. The music is great, the dance scenes were extremely well done, the actors were very funny, so talented. Jesse Pearson, Paul Lynde, Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Bobby Rydell, and of course Ann Margaret all give masterful performances. A movie chock full of A+ performers who could act, do comedy, sing, and dance as if it were their primary art! I recommend it for the entire family (any age group), and even your pets!
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Pontiac GuyReviewed in the United States on November 24, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun, Wholesome Entertainment
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My daughter helped with her high school production of Bye Bye Birdie and she really wanted to see the movie so we rented it. Based on the title, I thought it would be lame, but it turned out to be quite fun, funny, and entertaining. The music was great too! Now I wish we had bought it instead.
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Mitch - Palm Springs, CAReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Movie is Great - AMAZON PRIME IS HORRIBLE
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Get this movie. Just don't RENT OR BUY it through Amazon Prime. Amazon prime streaming quality - for this movie is very poor. I purchased the HD version and the quality is so poor. I can see much better quality versions on Youtube for rent or for sale. It's impossible to talk with anybody from Amazon Prime Video for help or to cancel
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BrianReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
An Entertaining Delight Based On the Tony Winning Broadway Musical
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The film that marked Dick Van Dyke's film debut, reprising his Tony Winning Role and Ann-Margret a star.
The film about a town which is in a frenzy over Conrad Birdie who was drafted to enlist in the Army played by Jesse Pearson who could have become a star with that role and sadly, died from cancer early on in 1979, who's part as an Elvis Presley type idol of the female teenagers and the envy of the male teenagers. The film features such memorable songs as the title song, Put on A Happy Face and I Love You, Conrad. This film version received two Oscar nominations. Also with Janet Leigh, Paul Lynde (like Van Dyke reprised his stage role, Maureen Stapleton and Bobby Rydell.
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ScotlandfogReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ann Margaret and Dick Van Dyke star in this fun movie
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I saw this movie for the first time when I was about 12 and I loved it so much I stayed at the movie theater and watched it again the same day! It's a fun movie about young love and not so young love. Of course I didn't realize that back then! I just saw the sexy guy in the gold jumpsuit! LOL! I still watch it to this day and still enjoy it!
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Retired Soldier/Sailor.Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining comedy of its day.
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A few songs you've heard sung by familiar faces. Light-hearted musical-comedy hits on 7 of the eight cylinders.
Of interest, mostly, because of the stars.
I always enjoy watching Paul Lynde play a married-man. THAT, alone, makes me giggle!
And, God bless Dick Van Dyke; he must be nearing 100, now. I'd guess 97. Hope he lives to be 100 like
George Burns; Bob Hope; and Hal Roach [who out-lived MOST of his Little Rascals].
Worth a look 'n' a laugh!
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