Fiddler on the Roof (Decades Collection)

Starring: Topol Director: Norman Jewison  Rated: G: General Audiences
Fiddler on the Roof (Decades Collection)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1971
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Norman Jewison - Director; Topol - Star
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by &
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1971 - Best Cinematography: Oswald Morris
Academy Awards 1971 - Best Original Song Score and Adaptation: John Williams
Academy Awards 1971 - Best Sound

Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 12/01/2003
"...A real showstopper, with some first-class tunes and a fantastic central performance..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2004
"Just when the big-budget musical seemed to be lumbering into history, along came FIDDLER with its emotional resonance and killer craftsmanship."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/02/2007
"It's a wonderful way to revisit -- or discover -- a stunner of a musical." -- Grade: A
Ultimate DVD - 03/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "A magnificent realization which tugs at all the emotions with skill, artistry and great enthusiasm."

Product Description:

Ukrainian milkman Tevye clings desperately to the old Jewish traditions while all around him the world changes, day by day. His three daughters marry men he considers more and more unacceptable, and the ruling Russian government's anti-Semitism threatens to drive him from his home. Based on the enormously successful Broadway show with great performances and unforgettable songs. Academy Award Nominations: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Topol. Academy Awards: 3, including Best (Adapted) Song Score.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Family Interaction | Jewish Heritage | Love Story | Passover | Recommended | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Film adaptation of the successful Hal Prince-Jerome Robbins stage musical with the show's London star, Topol, in the starring role of Ukrainian milkman Tevye.
  • The choreography was set by Jerome Robbins' assistant Tom Abbott, assisted by Sammy Bayes, and followed Robbins' stage dances as closely as possible.
  • Shot on location in Lakenik, Yugoslavia.

    Produced by Mirisch-Cartier.
  • Additional cast: Paul Mann (Lazar Wolf); Rosalind Harris (Tzeitel); Michele Marsh (Hodel); Neva Small (Chava); Raymond Lovelock (Fyedka); Elaine Edwards (Shprintze); Candy Bonstein (Bielka); Shimen Ruskin (Mordcha); Alfie Scopp (Avram); Howard Goorney (Nachum); Barry Dennen (Mendel); Ruth Madoc (Fruma Sarah); Patience Collier (Grandma Tzeitel); Stella Courtney (Shandel); Jacob Kalich (Yankel); Brian Coburn (Berl); George Little (Hone); Stanley Fleet (Farcel); Arnold Diamond (Moishe); Marika Rivera (Rifka); and Mark Malicz (Ezekial).
  • DVD Special Features: New Dolby Digital Soundtrack, Feature Length Commentary by Norman Jewison, 8-Page Trivia Booklet, Theatrical Trailer.
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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 13,719
  • UPC: 027616089670
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