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

Release Date:02/03/2009

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 11)

    Special Features

    • 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


    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. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Barbra Streisand
      Barbra Streisand - Yentl/Anshel
    • Mandy Patinkin
      Mandy Patinkin - Avigdor
    • Amy Irving
      Amy Irving - Hadass
    • Nehemiah Persoff
      Nehemiah Persoff - Papa
    • Steven Hill
      Steven Hill - Reb Alter Vishkower

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