Blu-ray Release: Yentl

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 9, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Starring, directed, and co-written (with Jack Rosenthal) by the legendary Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl), the 1983 romantic musical drama Yentl is adapted from an Isaac Bashevis Singer story.

yentl1The tale is about a Jewish girl (Streisand) who, after her beloved scholar-father’s death, disguises herself as a young man so she can continue her education in Talmudic Law. Her deception involves her in a triangle with an attractive fellow student (Mandy Patinkin, TV’s Homeland) and his subservient fiancée (Amy Irving, Crossing Delancy).

Making its Blu-ray debut with this Twilight Time release, the movie features an Oscar-winning score by Michel Legrand, with lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman.

The Blu-rayu contains the following:

-Director’s extended cut of the film and the theatrical version
-Introduction to the film by Barbra Streisand
-Audio commentary by Barbra Streisand and co-producer Rusty Lemorande
-Deleted scenes
-Introduction to special features by Barbra Streisand
– The Director’s Reel featurette
-The rehearsal process with materials from Barbra’s archives
-My Wonderful Cast and Crew featurette
-Deleted song storyboard sequences
-Barbra’s 8mm concept film with optional narration
-Still galleries
-Theatrical trailers

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to order your Blu-ray discs directly from distributor Screen Archives is NOW!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.