“Beaches” Is Now Available on Blu-ray

By Shannon Gosney
In Blu-ray Review
November 16, 2012

I remember the first time I watched the movie, Beaches.  I cried A LOT!!!  For the first time on Blu-ray and digitally restored, you can own this classic comedic drama starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey!  The Blu-ray is available for purchase online and in stores, retailing for $20.00.


A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.


Bette Midler (The First Wives Club, Divine Madness) as CC Bloom

Barbara Hershey (Black Swan, Hannah and Her Sisters) as Hillary Whitney Essex


Gary Marshall (The Princess Diaries, Pretty Woman)


Mary Agnes Donoghue (Veronica Guerin, White Oleander)


–       “Wind Beneath My Wings” Music Video

–       Segment from “AFI’s 1,000 Years…100 Songs” with Bette Midler

–       Barbara Hershey Screen Test

–       Blooper Reel

–       “Mayim Blalik Remembers”

Release Date:  November 6, 2012

Suggested Retail Price:  1-Disc Blu-ray $20.00 US

Ratings:  PG-13

Feature Run Time:  123 minutes

Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1

Audio:  Dolby Digital Surround Sound

Languages:  English

Subtitles:  English, Spanish


Beaches is definitely one of those “classic” chick flicks that you must watch with tissue and know that you WILL cry at some point in the movie.  I remember watching it on television and on VHS, but the experience of watching it on a Blu-ray far surpasses any other way.  Not to mention the extras you can enjoy on the Blu-ray copy.  I could replay “Wind Beneath My Wings” a bunch of times and not be sick of it.  I love that song and it especially made me get teary-eyed.  Plus, the Blooper Reel was pretty funny!  A big thanks to Touchstone Pictures for this review opportunity on The Mommy-Files!!!

I received a copy of “Beaches” on Blu-ray from Touchstone Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to ““Beaches” Is Now Available on Blu-ray”

  1. Lisa Davis says:

    As overplayed as that song was on the radio, I love it too! The soundtrack is one of my favorites. Love me some Bette Midler!

  2. Karyn says:

    I wonder if I watch it again if I’d cry as much as I did when I was younger! One of those movies that will be fun to show my daughter on a chick flick day.

  3. Shannon says:

    @Lisa Davis … Even listening to the song makes me cry sometimes. All depends on the time of year and the time of month! LOL @Karyn….definitely a good chick flick! I totally agree with ya!

  4. Christian Alejandro N says:

    I also have to say that watching movies in blu ray really is experiencing them in a new way. Very cool to enjoy an older flick in hd.

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