Barbra Streisand

The Prince of Tides

The Prince of Tides

For her acclaimed second feature as a director, Barbra Streisand crafted a sumptuous, emotionally wrenching adaptation of Pat Conroy’s best-selling novel—which she also produced and starred in. Summoned to New York after his sister attempts suicide, Tom Wingo (Nick Nolte) must serve as her memory, reckoning with the traumas of their southern childhood so that her psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Lowenstein (Streisand), can help her recover. But Tom’s sessions with Lowenstein will plunge him into the depths of his own long-repressed pain—and reawaken the possibility of love within him. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor for Nolte’s soulful performance, The Prince of Tides is a life-affirming tale of healing and renewal from a triple-threat filmmaker with a keen and humane insight into her characters’ sorrows, joys, and yearnings.

Film Info

  • Barbra Streisand
  • United States
  • 1991
  • 132 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #1022

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by actor, producer, and director Barbra Streisand, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Streisand, recorded in 1991 and updated in 2019
  • Making-of featurette
  • Excerpt from a 2018 interview with Streisand, conducted by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on El Rey Network’s The Director’s Chair
  • Audition and rehearsal footage
  • Deleted scenes and alternate takes
  • Costume and makeup tests
  • Alternate end credits with a vocal performance by Streisand
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Gag reel
  • Production-stills gallery and other archival materials
  • Interview with author Pat Conroy from a 1992 episode of Cinema Showcase with Jim Whaley
  • Interview with Streisand from a 1992 episode of the British television show Aspel & Company with Michael Aspel
  • Notes from Conroy to Streisand   
  • Trailers  
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film historian Bruce Eder

Cover based on an original theatrical poster

Purchase Options

Released Mar 31, 2020

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by actor, producer, and director Barbra Streisand, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Streisand, recorded in 1991 and updated in 2019
  • Making-of featurette
  • Excerpt from a 2018 interview with Streisand, conducted by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on El Rey Network’s The Director’s Chair
  • Audition and rehearsal footage
  • Deleted scenes and alternate takes
  • Costume and makeup tests
  • Alternate end credits with a vocal performance by Streisand
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Gag reel
  • Production-stills gallery and other archival materials
  • Interview with author Pat Conroy from a 1992 episode of Cinema Showcase with Jim Whaley
  • Interview with Streisand from a 1992 episode of the British television show Aspel & Company with Michael Aspel
  • Notes from Conroy to Streisand   
  • Trailers  
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film historian Bruce Eder

Cover based on an original theatrical poster

The Prince of Tides
Cast
Nick Nolte
Tom Wingo
Barbra Streisand
Susan Lowenstein
Blythe Danner
Sally Wingo
Kate Nelligan
Lila Wingo Newbury
Jeroen Krabbé
Herbert Woodruff
Melinda Dillon
Savannah Wingo
George Carlin
Eddie Detreville
Jason Gould
Bernard Woodruff
Brad Sullivan
Henry Wingo
Credits
Director
Barbra Streisand
Screenplay
Pat Conroy
Screenplay
Becky Johnston
Based on the novel by
Pat Conroy
Produced by
Barbra Streisand
Produced by
Andrew Karsch
Executive producer
Cis Corman
Executive producer
James Roe
Director of photography
Stephen Goldblatt
Production designer
Paul Sylbert
Film editor
Don Zimmerman
Music by
James Newton
Casting
Bonnie Finnegan
Coproducer
Sheldon Schrager
Costumes
Ruth Morley

From The Current

The Prince of Tides: The Artist’s Mirror
The Prince of Tides: The Artist’s Mirror

The result of a three-and-a-half-year quest, this Oscar-nominated drama is a high-water mark in the career of one of Hollywood’s most distinguished artists.

By Bruce Eder