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Fiddler On The Roof

In this classic movie musical, a poor dairy farmer named Tevye (played by Topol) tries to keep his balance by clinging to his Jewish traditions while providing for his five daughters. Moving from light-hearted to heart breaking as the family faces religious persecution in pre-revolutionary Russia, the story celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 181
Theater Release: 03 Nov 1971
Video Release: 07 Jan 2014
MPAA Rating: G
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Life is Beautiful also looks at Jewish persecution, but parents should be forewarned that some of the portrayals contained in the film may be disturbing for viewers. The documentary Paper Clips follows the experiences of a group of middle school students in a small town in Tennessee as they study the holocaust in order to understand prejudice and tolerance.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Fiddler on the Roof

Release Date: 7 January 2014

As part of its 90th Anniversary Celebration, MGM is releasing Fiddler on the Roof on Blu-ray.

 

Blu-ray Notes: Fiddler on the Roof

Release Date: April 5, 2011

Fiddler on the Roof releases to Blu-ray with the following special features:

- Audio commentary by Director Norman Jewison and star Topol

- Deleted Song

- Featurettes

- Historical background

 

DVD Notes: Fiddler on the Roof: 2-Disc Collectors Edition

Release Date: January 23, 2007

Get to know Anatevka even better than Yente the matchmaking gossip, with this 2-Disc Collector’s Edition of Fiddler on the Roof. Disc one presents the feature film plus an informative audio commentary by producer/director Norman Jewison and actor Topol (who plays Tevye). As they explain each scene fans will learn everything from why Topol’s Jewish Russian grandfather was responsible for landing him this part to the fate of Tevye’s lame horse. Disc two provides numerous bonus materials such as: deleted scenes and the deleted song Any Day Now, a documentary about the filmmaker Norman Jewison, the Easter Egg The Tale of the Beggar, an interview with John Williams called Creating a Musical Tradition, interviews with the cast members who played Tevye’s daughters, photo galleries, and the movie’s trailer. The following featurettes are also included: Historical Background with Photographs by Ann Weiss, Norman Jewison Looks Back, Set In Reality, Tevye’s Dream in Full Color, The Songs of Fiddler on the Roof, and The Songs of Sholam Aleichem. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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