You know, Barbra Streisand is smart, smart, smart. So is her manager of 200 years, Marty Erlichman. They smell success with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s new version of “A Star is Born.”
So Barbra has made a deal with Netflix to show a revamped, extended version of her 1976 “A Star is Born” with Kris Kristofferson. The revamped “Star” will have an instrumental version of her hit “Evergreen,” and added footage to the song “With One More Look At You/Watch Closely Now” medley finale.
Sounds good– and all this should launch in time to upstage a little of the Cooper movie this fall. Smart idea. But La Barbra needn’t worry. Even if the Cooper movie is “Citizen Kane,” her canon is intact. There is only one Streisand.
Also, Barbra has made an overall content deal with Netflix to show a lot of her old TV specials, no longer available.
What’s next? I’m surprised Barbra hasn’t launched a Sirius channel. Seems so obvious.