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Janis: Little Girl Blue

I reviewed Janis: Little Girl Blue a few months ago when it was in theaters, and was blown away by Amy J. Berg’s intimate documentary about the rock and roll powerhouse who, for many of us, defined our adolescence.

Janis Joplin had already had a huge impact on the music world when she died in 1970 at the age of 27, and this movie lets audiences get to know her in a more personal way.

Janis Little Girl Blue DVDJanis: Little Girl Blue is now out on DVD and it’s got some great never-before-seen special features, including deleted and extended scenes, Big Brother singing acapella, Avalon vs. the Fillmore influences and the Walk of Fame ceremony.

Thanks to FilmRise, I’m giving away copies of the DVD to two Midlife at the Oasis readers. Read my review of Janis: Little Girl Blue, then enter to win.

For a chance to win, you must be a subscriber to my weekly newsletter. If you’re not a subscriber, first sign up in the right sidebar of this page. Then, simply leave a comment below. For a second chance, Tweet this:

Contest ends on May 22 at midnight Pacific time. Winner will be notified by return email. Prize can only be sent to a U.S. mailing address.

Top photo credit: Jan Persson/Redfern

Comments

  1. I loved Janis Joplin and would love to see this movie. She died so terribly young and I’m sure her life was constant turmoil even with all of her success.

  2. This would be a great gift for my husband. He’d be moved to see this movie. We’re both huge fans of her work.

  3. I remember hoping this movie would come our way after reading your review but it never did.
    I’m looking forward to seeing it.

  4. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    She was such a tragic figure and I would love to learn more about her life. I know my husband would be interested in seeing this, too.

  5. I would love to learn more about her. Reading your review I am really interested in seeing this movie.

  6. Thanks for the review. JJ was a little before my time so I never appreciated her music. It is such a shame that talented people die so young. I remember seeing The Rose with Bette Midler which was loosely based on Janis’ life. I’ll watch for the movie thanks.

  7. I love movies based on real events and people. My kids were Janis Joplin fans and the made me aware of both her music and her tragic death.

  8. I loved Janis Joplin (my spouse can’t stand her) and, she was one of so many talented musicians to die young. I would love to win this movie. I would just wait until hubs wasn’t home.

  9. I love when they turn people’s lives into movies like this since you usually end up finding out so much about them that you otherwise would have never known.

  10. Would love to see this. My husband was watching something about her the other day and I was half listening – fascinating person.

  11. My mom is a Janis Joplin fan. I will have to share this with her she would probably really like it.

  12. Thanks for the review. This should be a good film to learn more about her life.

  13. Adding this to our must watch. Looks like a great date night in movie for my husband and I.

  14. Jason F says:

    Fantastic review. Going to put this on my list for my children and I to watch. They need to learn more than Taylor Sweift

  15. Debbie Terry says:

    Janis Joplin was a huge part of my teens. I saw her in concert in San Diego when I was 15 years old. What a memory – somehow I ended up backstage. Suffice to say that I never drank Southern Comfort again. I was just devastated when she died…like Jimi and Jim Morrison.

  16. LOVE Janis Joplin…so looking forward to this epic film. Thank you.

  17. Such a good documentary film. I am now a friend/fan of hers having watched it.
    I love what you bring to your readers Lois!!

  18. Robyn Talbott says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing this film whether I win it here or not. People always remarked at my love of her even though I was a young girl. I was devastated when she died. Can’t wait.

    I love your contests…so much fun to try to win something fantastic!!

  19. Kay slater says:

    Thanks so very much! Your awesome sharing has really opened my eyes to the wonder of being this age in this time! Blessingsgs and gentle hugs to you and your friends here!

  20. After Janis died I had a birthday sleepover. One of my friends fancied herself as somewhat of a mystic (at 57 I think she still does!) so we had a seance to bring Janis back. When the girl said Janis was in the room (the lights were out) all of a sudden my brother, six years older, was standing in the back of the room with a black stocking hat over his face and screamed out to scare us. It worked. Every time I hear about Janis I think of that and I still tremble!!!! What a tragic figure she was. Too young to die.

  21. Maryann D. says:

    I am an email subscriber. My daughter and I would like see this DVD. I did like Janis Joplin’s songs.

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  23. Laurie Emerson says:

    She was such a talented blues singer and died far too soon. I love her music.

  24. Sure would love to learn more about the woman behind the legend!

  25. Kay Moser says:

    I idolized her. Such a tragic loss.

  26. Margot C says:

    I subscribe via email to this box: annazed10 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  27. Margot C says:

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