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#1 Post by antnield » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:37 pm

18 November 2019
- Presented in High Definition
- Includes both the original theatrical version and the director’s cut
- 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 rehearsal 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 montage
- 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 new writing on the film and full film credits
- Other extras TBC

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Re: Yentl

#2 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:31 pm

Interesting! There was a recent piece on the BBC's Film Programme that did a look back on the filming with a couple of the cast members, so maybe that might turn up as an extra.

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Re: Yentl

#3 Post by MichaelB » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:39 am

Full specs announced:
Barbra Streisand

Blu-ray release (2-disc set) on 18 November 2019

Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's play, Yentl was directed, produced, co-written by, and stars, the legendary Barbra Streisand as a girl living in eastern Europe in 1904. Despite the customs of her community forbidding it, her father secretly instructs her in the Talmud and after his death, Yentl decides to masquerade as a boy in order to enter a Jewish religious school in her pursuit of knowledge.

As part of the UK-wide season BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, on 18 November the BFI will bring Yentl to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, presented in a 2-disc set (1 x Blu-ray & 1 x DVD) with a range of special features.

Also starring Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride) and Amy Irving (Traffic), with an Oscar®-winning* score, Yentl saw Barbra Streisand become the first female winner** for Best Director at the Golden Globes®. *1983 (56th) MUSIC (Original Song Score or Adaptation Score) – Song Score by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman **1984 Best Director – Motion Picture

BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen celebrates the joyful, emotional, shared experience of watching film musicals; with the biggest stars, the most iconic scenes and the best-loved song and dance numbers back on the big screen. Running 14 Oct 2019 – Jan 2020, it incorporates a season at BFI Southbank, BFI UK-wide re-releases of classic musicals, hundreds of screenings and events at venues across the UK, DVD/Blu-ray releases and films to watch on BFI Player.

Special features
• Includes both the Theatrical Version and Ms. Streisand’s Extended Cut of the film
• Audio commentary with Barbra Streisand and co-producer Rusty Lemorande
• Two introductions by Barbra Streisand (5 mins)
• Deleted Scenes (17 mins)
The Director’s Reel (7 mins): Barbra Streisand demonstrates her approach as both an actor and director
The Rehearsal Process (29 mins): during pre-production Streisand enlisted the help of family, friends and colleagues to act out key scenes. These clips were then used as valuable points of reference when it came to filming in Europe
Deleted Songs & Storyboard Sequences (7 mins): two songs that were cut from the final film, presented here with their storyboards
Barbra’s 8mm Concept Film (9 mins): footage assembled by Ms. Streisand to help crystalise her vision for Yentl and help find finance for its production
My Wonderful Cast and Crew (7 mins): a montage of behind-the-scenes footage of the production team
• Image gallery
• Trailers
• Illustrated booklet (***first pressing only***) containing essays by So Mayer, the BFI’s Heather Osborn, and Dr Nicholas Pillai, notes on the extras, cast and credits

NB. The extras are split across two discs; the second disc is DVD.

Product details
RRP: £24.99/ Cat. no. BFIB1354 / Cert PG
USA / 1983 / colour / 133 mins + 137 mins / English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 1.66:1 / Disc 1: BD50, 1080p, 24fps, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (48kHz/24-bit), PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit) // Disc 2: DVD5, NTSC, 30fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio (320kbps)

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Re: Yentl

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