Fiddler on the Roof (Blu-ray) G

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: January 7, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1971
  • Label: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Note: Fiddler on the Roof in high definition
    • Audio commentary by director/producer Norman Jewison and actor Topol
    • Norman Jewison, filmmaker
    • Norman Jewison looks back
    • John Williams: creating a musical tradition
    • Songs of Fiddler on the Roof
    • Deleted song: "Any Day Now"
    • Tevye's daughters
    • Set in reality: production design
    • Storyboard-to-film comparison
    • Tevye's Dream Sequence (in full color with side-by-side comparison and an introduction by Norman Jewison)
    • Trailers, teasers and TV spots
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • DTS - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring
Performer: , , , , , , &
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
The qualities that have kept the Broadway Fiddler running these seven years are in scant supply onscreen. Full Review
TIME Magazine
May 7, 2013
Just when the big-budget musical seemed to be lumbering into history, along came FIDDLER with its emotional resonance and killer craftsmanship.
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 2004
A joyous celebration, not only of roots and culture, but of life itself. Full Review
Film4
May 7, 2013
Rating: 2/5 -- The choreography is clumsy, the acting caricatured, and the songs themselves painfully overblown. Full Review
Total Film
May 7, 2013
Rating: 2.5/5 -- They want to show us everything, to give us our money's worth. In so doing, they've not just opened up the play, they've let most of the life out of it.
New York Times
May 9, 2005
5 stars out of 5 -- A magnificent realization which tugs at all the emotions with skill, artistry and great enthusiasm.
Ultimate DVD
Mar 1, 2007
It's a wonderful way to revisit -- or discover -- a stunner of a musical. -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly
Feb 2, 2007

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.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 25,254
  • UPC: 883904304876
  • Shipping Weight: 0.14/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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