Yentl Director's Extended Edition Widesc DVD Description
Barbra Streisand cowrote, produced, and directed as well as starred in this popular motion picture, based on a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. The story follows the adventures of Yentl, a courageous young woman growing up in Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Inspired by her father's teaching to become a Talmudic scholar--despite the religious restrictions against her doing so--she manages to make her dreams come true by disguising herself as a boy and entering an orthodox Jewish school. But her masquerade causes big problems when she falls in love with her fellow scholar Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin)...and his fiancée (Amy Irving, in an Oscar-nominated performance) falls in love with her. In an interesting twist on the musical genre, Streisand performs each song as an interior soliloquy, as if she were speaking to herself. This lends the film an air of analysis and introspection, two notions not commonly found in a musical but which would later be employed to great effect in movies such as VELVET GOLDMINE. Streisand made her debut as a feature-film director with YENTL, which was nominated for five Academy Awards.
2-Disc Set Region 1 NTSC Keep Case Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66 Audio: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dubbed - English, French Mono - Spanish Stereo - French Subtitles - English, Spanish Disc 1: Theatrical Cut (Widescreen Feature)/Director's Extended Cut (Widescreen Feature) with Added Scenes from Barbra's Archives Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Introduction: Barbra Streisand Audio Commentary: Barbra Streisand and Rusty Lemorande Disc 2: The Director's Reel Additional Release Material: Introduction: Barbra Streisand Trailers: 1. Teaser Trailer 2. Theatrical Trailer Behind the Scenes: 1. The Rehearsal Process with Materials from Barbra's Archives 2. My Wonderful Cast and Crew 3. Barbra's 8mm Concept Film 4. WHERE IS IT WRITTEN? Original Rehearsal Concept Comparisons: 1. WHERE IS IT WRITTEN? Rehearsal/Feature Comparison 2. NO WONDER - Reprise Pre-Rehearsal/Feature Comparison 3. TOMORROW NIGHT Pre-Rehearsal/Feature Comparison 4. WILL SOMEONE EVER LOOK AT ME THAT WAY? Rehearsal/Feature Comparison Text/Photo Galleries: Stills/Photos: 1. Production Stills Gallery 2. Portraits Stills Gallery 3. Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery 4. The Recording Studio Stills Gallery Production Art: 1. THE MOON AND I Deleted Song Storyboard Sequence 2. SEVERAL SINS A DAY Deleted Song Storyboard Sequence
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