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MGM Press Release: Fiddler on the Roof 40th Anniversary (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 5 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 28 2011 - 04:15 AM


 
The Award Winning Musical
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Celebrates its 40th Anniversary
Debuting for the First Time on Blu-ray April 5
 
 
 
Los Angeles, CA (February 28, 2011) – 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 
 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles.  Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., Ventanazul, MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Domestic Networks LLC, MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Worldwide Digital Media, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive.  In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 120 countries.  MGM ownership is as follows:  Providence Equity Partners (29%), TPG (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%).  For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
 
 
About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.
 
 
 
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF BD+DVD Combo
Street Date: April 5, 2011
Pre-book Date: February 23, 2011
Screen Format: Widescreen
Audio: English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
U.S. Rating: G
Total Run Time: 181 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF DVD
Street Date: April 5, 2011
Pre-book Date: February 23, 2011
Screen Format: Widescreen
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
U.S. Rating: G
Total Run Time: 181 minutes
 

 

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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted February 28 2011 - 07:14 AM

I wonder if the Easter Egg from the first DVD release will be included (Jewison reading from Sholom Aleichem's stories, upon which the musical was based)?


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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Felipe Noronha

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Posted March 01 2011 - 02:19 PM

I'll be definately picking that.



#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Mark-P

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Posted March 01 2011 - 02:27 PM

Just how do they think they are going to encode DTS-HD Master Audio onto the DVD??? Press releases always make me laugh.



#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted March 01 2011 - 03:16 PM

Originally Posted by Mark-P 

Just how do they think they are going to encode DTS-HD Master Audio onto the DVD???

Verrrrrrry carefully.


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