Fiddler on the Roof G

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: April 7, 2009
  • 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:

Starring
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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:

Certified Fresh83%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 40

Upright92%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 52,507
Rating: 3.5/4 -- What could have been a brilliant film experience, expanding on the stage version as only film can, ends up instead as a series of wonderful bits and pieces. Full Review
TV Guide
May 7, 2013
It's a wonderful way to revisit -- or discover -- a stunner of a musical. -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly
Feb 2, 2007
There are some contrived and artificial moments in Fiddler, but it becomes more convincing, naturalistic, and involving as it goes on, and finally builds to a powerful climax. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Dec 20, 2015
Rating: 4.5/5 -- There's a vibrant nature to the acting in this film that warms the heart and makes it feel comfortable, even when things aren't going so great for the characters. Full Review
7M Pictures
Oct 14, 2013
The qualities that have kept the Broadway Fiddler running these seven years are in scant supply onscreen. Full Review
TIME Magazine
May 7, 2013
Sentimental in a theatrical way, romantic in the oldfashioned way, nostalgic of immigration days, affirmative of human decency, loyalty, bravery and folk humor. Full Review
Variety
Jul 8, 2010
Earthbound but not bad. Full Review
Chicago Reader
May 7, 2013

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.

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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.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 3,083
  • UPC: 027616085375
  • Shipping Weight: 0.13/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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