YENTL DVD Cover Art Revealed, Available 2/3

Barbra Streisand's Yentl, is finally being released on DVD, the film has been a much requested title for DVD release for many years, and the movie's fans are rejoicing that it will soon be available for sale from MGM Home Video.

The cover art has been released and features the motion picture's classic image of Streisand as the title character. Barbra Streisand information website, BarbraNews.com has unveiled the image, for more information visit the site by clicking here.

Yentl: 25th Anniversary Edition will feature 11 cut scenes, Commentary with Barbra Streisand and Executive Producer Rusty Lemorande, an introduction by Barbra and more many more extras.

Barbra Streisand made her directing debut with this musical film about a young Jewish woman who longs to become a Talmudic scholar.

Barbra Streisand cowrote, produced, and directed as well as starred in this popular motion picture, based on a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. The story follows the adventures of Yentl, a courageous young woman growing up in Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Inspired by her father's teaching to become a Talmudic scholar--despite the religious restrictions against her doing so--she manages to make her dreams come true by disguising herself as a boy and entering an orthodox Jewish school. But her masquerade causes big problems when she falls in love with her fellow scholar Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin)...and his fiancée (Amy Irving, in an Oscar-nominated performance) falls in love with her.

Yentl is loosely based on the award-winning play that starred Tovah Feldshuh.

Yentl featured favorite songs like "The Way He Makes Me Feel" and "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" "This is One of Those Moments" and "Tomorrow Night." The film later won an Academy Award for Best Original Score and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Director.

Yentl will be released on DVD on February 3rd, 2009.

A star for over four decades, Streisand received Tony nominations for her Broadway debut I Can Get It For You Wholesale and for her star-making turn as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (she would receive a Star of the Decade, Hall of Fame Tony in 1970). Streisand would go on to recreate the role on film for a 1969 Oscar. She was also nominated for her performance in The Way We Were. She received another Oscar for co-writing "Evergreen" for A Star is Born and was similarly nominated for "I Finally Found Someone" from The Mirror Has Two Faces. Other film credits include Hello, Dolly!, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, What's Up, Doc?, Funny Lady, Nuts and Yentl. She has also produced several of her movies.

Barbra Streisand is the US music industry's #1 best-selling female recording artist. She is second in the all-time charts, ahead of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, exceeded only by Elvis.  Streisand remains the only artist to receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, and Peabody Awards, and the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.

The winner of multiple Grammy Awards, Streisand has sold many millions of records, with 50 of them gold and 30 platinum. She is also the only artist to have Billboard #1 albums spanning four decades--the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s. Her many albums include"Guilty," "Duets," "Higher Ground," "Memories," "Lazy Afternoon," "The Broadway Album" and "The Movie Album." In addition to her Tony, Oscars and Grammys, Streisand has won five Emmys, eight Golden Globes, two ASCAP Film and Television Awards, as well as the American Film Institute Award. 

 

 



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