Yentl [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 18 November 2019 | Certificate: Parental Guidance
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Yentl **LIMITED EDITION** 2-disc Blu-ray
Directed by Barbra Streisand

Based on Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer's play of the same name Yentl was directed, co-produced, co-written and stars the legendary Barbra Streisand as Yentl Mendal, a girl living in an Ashkenazi shtetl in Poland in 1904. Her father, Rebbe Mendel (Nehemiah Persoff), secretly instructs her in the Talmud despite the proscription of such study by women according to the customs of her community.

After the death of her father, Yentl decides to cut her hair short, dress like a man, take her late brother's name, Anshel, and enter a Jewish religious school where she befriends fellow student, Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), and meets his fiancée, Hadass (Amy Irving). Romantic complications soon arise though. Features a score and songs composed by the late great Michel Legrand, who won an Oscar® for his work on the film, whilst Barbra Streisand became the first female winner for Best Director at the Golden Globes.

Special features

  • Presented in High Definition
  • Includes both the original theatrical version and the director's extended version
  • Audio commentary by Barbra Streisand and co-producer Rusty Lemorande
  • Introduction by Barbra Streisand (3 mins)
  • Deleted scenes with introduction by Barbra Streisand (17 mins)
  • The Director's Reel (7 mins): featurette showing Barbra Streisand's approach as an actor and director
  • The Rehearsal Process (2 mins): Barbra Streisand explains her rehearsal process, includes original footage
  • Where Is It Written? (6 mins): rehearsal footage to the song from Barbra Streisand's personal archive;
  • No Wonder Reprise (4 mins): pre-rehearsal/feature comparison footage
  • Tomorrow Night (5 mins): pre-rehearsal concept (featuring Yentl lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman)
  • Will Someone Ever Look At Me That Way? (3 mins): rehearsal/feature comparison montage
  • The Moon and I (4 mins): Storyboard montage for a deleted song
  • Several Sins A Day (4 mins): original VHS storyboard montage for a deleted song
  • 8mm concept film with narration by Barbra Streisand (9 mins)
  • My Wonderful Cast and Crew (7 mins): a montage of footage featuring the cast and crew at work
  • Trailers
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with writing on the film and full film credits
  • Other extras TBC

Features

Special features

  • Presented in High Definition
  • Includes both the original theatrical version and the director's extended version
  • Audio commentary by Barbra Streisand and co-producer Rusty Lemorande
  • Introduction by Barbra Streisand (3 mins)
  • Deleted scenes with introduction by Barbra Streisand (17 mins)
  • The Director's Reel (7 mins): featurette showing Barbra Streisand's approach as an actor and director
  • The Rehearsal Process (2 mins): Barbra Streisand explains her rehearsal process, includes original footage
  • Where Is It Written? (6 mins): rehearsal footage to the song from Barbra Streisand's personal archive;
  • No Wonder Reprise (4 mins): pre-rehearsal/feature comparison footage
  • Tomorrow Night (5 mins): pre-rehearsal concept (featuring Yentl lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman)
  • Will Someone Ever Look At Me That Way? (3 mins): rehearsal/feature comparison montage
  • The Moon and I (4 mins): Storyboard montage for a deleted song
  • Several Sins A Day (4 mins): original VHS storyboard montage for a deleted song
  • 8mm concept film with narration by Barbra Streisand (9 mins)
  • My Wonderful Cast and Crew (7 mins): a montage of footage featuring the cast and crew at work
  • Trailers
Release Date: 18 November 2019
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
SKU: BFIB1354