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YENTL
YENTL
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts
PG

Barbra Streisand made her directorial debut with this 1983 adaptation of the Isaac Bashevis Singer story about a young Eastern European woman (Streisand) who disguises herself as a male at the turn of the century in order ...  more »

     

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Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Musicals
Format: DVD - Color
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 35
Edition: Director's Cut
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

Yentl Is A Classic!!!! Release On DVD Please!!!!
Bradly Briggs | TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA | 08/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are moments in your life you never forget and this is definitely one of them!! Why no release on DVD????? This is crazy when so much crap is out on DVD but not a classic once in a lifetime motion picture like Yentl!!!! Please wake up!!!!!"
Why isn't this on DVD!
Shelley Gammon | Kaufman, Texas USA | 07/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just adore this movie. Great acting, sweet story, lots of culture and absolutely fabulous music... I listen to the soundtrack all the time. Barbara Streisand is perfect at playing an intelligent, yet vulnerable woman in a time and place in which women were supposed to be illiterate and considered to be silly. Her father was a more forward-thinking man in a culture that considered teaching a woman to read something perverse and criminal. When her father dies,she loses everything... women can't read, own property or make decisions concerning the course of her life.She decides that her persuit of knowledge of the holy scriptures is too important to let the opportunity slip through her fingers, so she cuts her hair and lives life as a male Rabbinical student. Life takes a twist she doesn't expect when she falls for her classmate and subsequently is forced to marry a young girl.There are a lot of laughing-out-loud moments, but this is mostly just an extremely sweet story of love, sacrifice, tradition and freedom. It's definitely a feel-good movie that will put a lump in your throat. I highly recommend this film."
Yentl FINALLY On DVD on TWO DISC!!!
Tommywood | NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Ca USA | 01/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is actually one of The Few Times that I am Happy To Pay A HIGHER PRICE for an Item! I had pre ordered the One Disc DVD when it was announced on Amazon at a price of $8.99. I ordered it but was Disappointed that it seemed to be skimpy on the extras But I will take this DVD any way I can. I was Pleasantly Surprised when I was informed by Amazon that the one disc was being discontinued and that I would have too order the Two Disc Directors Cut, Didnt have to twist my arm on that one! I am more than Happy to shell out a few more dollars for an extra disc that will be loaded with Extras! This Movie Deserves the Full Treatment! Yentl is The GREATEST of ALL Barbra Streisand Films and is by far her Most Personal Film! I respect Barbra's Professionalism and Integrity in Making Sure that This Movie Received the Proper Treatment for a DVD Release and I know it will have been worth the wait! To Me, The Ending of The Film when Yentl is on that Ship and Singing "A Piece of Sky" is one of the greatest scenes in Cinema History, Gives me Goose Bumps everytime I see it. HERE IS A RUNDOWN OF THE DVD FEATURES: Yentl Director's Extended Edition.


Bonus Features:
Disc 1:
**Theatrical Cut (Widescreen Feature)
**Director's Extended Cut (Widescreen Feature) with added scenes from Barbra's Archives

**In 1983, I was told the film had to be no more than two hours long. I was grateful when the studio allowed me to have another fourteen minutes. But it would have been nice tohave these additional scenes included. So here they are. Barbra

**An Introduction by Barbra Streisand
**Commetary with Barbra Streisand and Rusty Lemorande
**Deleted Scenes

Disc 2:

**Special Features with Materials from Barbra's Archives
**An Introduction by Barbra Streisand
**The Director's Reel
**The Rehearsal Process with Materials from Barbra's Archives
*An Introduction by Barbra Streisand
*Where is it Written? Original Rehearsal Concept
*Where is it Written? Rehearsal/Feature Comparison
*No Wonder - Reprise Pre-Rehearsal/Feature Comparison
*Tomorrow Night Pre-Rehearsal Concept
*Tomorrow Night Pre-Rehearsal/Feature Comparison
*Will Someone Ever Look at MeThat Way? Rehearsal/Feature Comparison

**The Moon and I Deleted Song Storyboard Sequence
**Several Sins a Day Deleted Song Storyboard Sequence
**Barbra's 8mm Concept Film (Play with Narration / Play without Narration)
**My Wonderful Cast and Crew
**Production Stills Gallery
**Portraits Stills Gallery
**Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery
**The Recording Studio Stills Gallery
**Teaser Trailer
**Theatrical Trail

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I'm ALL FERKLEMPT!
IAN STAHLHUT | Queensland, Australia. | 10/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As an impressionable young guy from Sydney, who was into his "Streisand" phase, I won two tickets to see the premier of Barbra's film "Yentl". My brother picked myself and my date up in a limousine and drove us right to the red velvet carpet of the Sydney Cinema where we witnessed this cinematic miracle.
Yentl on the big screen was a joy to behold, and quite touching in it's controversial story. For years, I have patiently waited to see this classic once again in widescreen and stereo, but alas, we have never seen this on DVD. Barbra's film is a tour de force of song and story and cinematic excellence, the true ultimate movie going experience.
Set in the turn of the century Europe when the world of study belonged only to men, a young Jewish woman disguises herself as a man in order to learn more of the world around her, and finds the most powerful of lessons, love.
Please, whoever is releasing titles in DVD, PLEASE put Yentl into production, and find the marvelous documentary of it's making, and include it on the end, I still have this on Video
and treaure it. Barbra wandering around with a small movie camera finding just the right locations is priceless, her interview on Australian 60 minutes about editing the film is also worthy of inclusion."