The Latest Version of “A Star Is Born” Gets a Special Encore Edition

Bradley Cooper co-wrote, directed, and stars in the acclaimed third updating of William Wellman’s 1937 drama A Star Is Born. Gifted aspiring singer/songwriter Ally (Lady Gaga) gets a much-deserved shot at stardom when she’s discovered by seasoned and successful musician Jackson Maine (Cooper). The two slowly fall in love, but their relationship is threatened by Ally’s success and Jackson’s struggles with alcohol. Sam Elliott, Rafi Gavron, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle also star.

Now available is a special edition of A Star Is Born that features both the theatrical version of the film and a new 147-min extended cut. Here’s the details:

This special edition of the film contains extended performances of such songs as opener “Black Eyes,” “Alibi,” and Lady Gaga’s Ally in her impromptu a cappella performance of “Shallow,” which received the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 91st Annual Academy Awards, following Cooper and Gaga’s moving performance during the ceremony. Fans will also be treated to never-before-seen footage of Ally singing to Jack “Is That Alright?” in the wedding sequence, Jack in his studio singing “Too Far Gone,” Jack and Ally writing a new song together, entitled “Clover,” and much more, totaling nearly 12 additional minutes.

Despite the title of its best known song, there’s nothing “Shallow” about the statements A Star Is Born makes about fame, love, and loss. To have an opportunity to immerse yourself in the film’s world for a bit longer is a welcome thing indeed.