MGM Home Entertainment has just released detailed title information about their planned re-release of the 1971 Oscar-winner, Fiddler On The Roof as a Special Edition to celebrate the film’s 30th Anniversary.
“Fiddler On The roof” is the lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of turn-of-the century Czarist Russia.
The DVD will contain a new introduction by director Norman Jewison as well as a new anamorphic widescreen transfer of the film itself with a 5.1 channel Dolby Digital language track. The disc also contains the Documentary “Norman Jewison, Filmmaker” as well as a running length audio commentary by Norman Jewison and the film’s star, Topol. The song “Any Day Now,” which was deleted from the film, will also be part of the DVD for the first time ever. Also, “Tevye’s Dream” will be on the DVD with a commentary by director Jewison. Further, the disc will contain Stories of Sholom Aleichem, read by Norman Jewison as well as a historical background with a commentary by the director. Storyboard-to-film comparisons will also be included, as well as trailers.
Despite the fact that it is so incredibly feature-rich, this Special Edition of “Fiddler On The Roof” will be priced at an ultra-low $19.98 when it will be released on October 2, so make sure not to miss this movie landmark!