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Title Yentl [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Barwood Films ; Ladbroke Investments ; produced by Rusty Lemorande, Barbra Streisand ; screenplay by Jack Rosenthal and Barbra Streisand ; directed by Barbra Streisand.

Imprint Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2009]


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 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    L YENT YEN S66DVD    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library DVD.
Edition Director's extended ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (English), stereo. surround (English), stereo. (French) and mono. (Spanish).
Language English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff.
Credits Director of photography, David Watkin ; editor, Terry Rawlings ; music, Michel Legrand.
Note Based on the story "Yentl, the Yeshiva boy" by Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1983.
Disc one contains both the extended cut and the theatrical version of the film.
Audience MPAA rating: PG; some material may not be suitable for children.
Summary Yentl Mendel is the boyish daughter and only child of long widowed Rebbe Mendel. He teaches Talmud to local boys and secretly to Yentl since girls are not allowed to learn the law. When her father dies, Yentl is left all alone. She makes the momentous decision to leave the village and, disguised as a boy and calling herself Anshel, she seeks and gets admitted to a Yeshiva to study. She befriends Avigdor who is engaged to Haddas. Her family calls off the wedding when they discover Avigdor's brother committed suicide. Anshel then finds 'him'-self in the awkward position of being called into service as substitute bridegroom. But Haddas still wants Avigdor. After numerous complications, including Avidor and Yentl falling in love with each other and she telling him her secret, everyone gets what they want in life. Anshel, now Yentl once again, goes off to America to pursue her dream of serious study in Yeshiva, where she will be able to study without needing to hide her identity as a woman.
Note Special features: Disc one: audio commentary by Barbra Streisand and Rusty Lemorande ; deleted scenes -- Disc two: introduction by Barbra Streisand ; "The director's reel" featurette ; the rehearsal process with materials from Barbra's archives ; "My wonderful cast and crew" featurette ; deleted song storyboard sequences ; Barbra's 8mm concept film with optional naration ; still galleries.
Subject Jewish girls -- Poland -- Drama.
Talmud Torah (Judaism) -- Drama.
Disguise -- Poland -- Drama.
Yeshivas -- Poland -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Poland -- Drama.
Genre/Form Romance films.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Streisand, Barbra.
Lemorande, Rusty.
Rosenthal, Jack, 1931-2004.
Patinkin, Mandy.
Irving, Amy, 1953-
Persoff, Nehemiah, 1919-
Legrand, Michel, 1932-
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991. Yentl, the Yeshiva boy.
Barwood Films, Ltd.
Ladbroke Investments (Firm).
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Added Title Yentl (Motion picture)
ISBN 9786312750598 : DVD 19.98
6312750590 : DVD 19.98
Standard No. 883904117766
Music No. 111776 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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