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Yentl [Director's Extended Cut] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1983]

Release Date:02/03/2009
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Barbra Streisand's directorial debut, Yentl, is a musical adaptation of a story by the beloved Jewish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer. Yentl (Streisand) is a young woman who wants nothing more than to study religious scripture. She is denied that possibility because she is a woman. She moves, passes herself off as a male named Anshel, and then begins her studies. She becomes close to fellow student Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), eventually falling in love with him, although she can not reveal her true self as she would then be expelled. Avigdor is in love with Hadass (Amy Irving), but religious law forbids him from marrying her. Avigdor attempts to fix Anshel up with Hadass, leading to Hadass falling in love with Anshel. Yentl received four Academy Award nominations, including two Best Song nods.


Disco One: An introduction by Barbara Streisand

Audio commentary by Barbara Streisand and co-producer Rusty Lemorande

Deleted scenes

Disc Two: An introduction to disc two by Barbara Streisand

The director's reel featurette

The rehearsal process with materials from Barbara's archives

My wonderful cast and crew featurette

Deleted song storyboard sequences

Barbra's 8mm concept film with option narration

Still galleries