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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

0 Comments 30 March 2011

Fiddler on the Roof (1971) 40th Anniversary Blu-ray coverFiddler on the Roof (1971)
United Artists
Theatrical Release: November 3, 1971
Home Blu-ray Release: April 5, 2011
Director: Norman Jewison

Rated G

The Award Winning Musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Debuting for the First Time on Blu-ray April 5

A grand tradition of song, dance, and musical splendor returns to the screen when FIDDLER ON THE ROOF debuts on Blu-ray April 5th from MGM Home Entertainment in honor of the 40th anniversary of the classic film. Nominated for six Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Actor, Fiddler on the Roof is a universal story of hope and acceptance.  Fans will also be able to experience a new 7.1 audio track on the Blu-ray version, bringing the Oscar-winning music to life like never before.

This lavishly produced and critically-acclaimed screen adaptation of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Academy Award®-nominee Topol, For Your Eyes Only), a poor but soulful milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the-century Czarist Russia. Tevye and his wife Golde (Norma Crane, “1984”) attempt to arrange suitable marriages for their five strong-willed daughters in poignant—and often amusing—moments that celebrate life and love.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Blu-ray debut recaptures the performances of such timeless songs as “To Life (L’Chaim),” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” The film also stars Academy Award®-nominee Leonard Frey (Where The Buffalo Roam), Rosalind Harris (Mrs. Santa Claus), and Michael Glaser (“Starsky & Hutch”) in hi-def 7.1 audio.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Special Features:

  • Audio commentary by Director Norman Jewison and star Topol
  • Deleted Song
  • Featurettes
  • Historical background

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