Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

DVD - 2011
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Tevye is a poor milkman in czarist Russia, where he provides for three unmarried daughters and a sharp-tongued wife. Faced with mounting financial strain and growing anti-Semitism, Tevye strives to maintain balance despite the precarious nature of his situation.
Published: Beverly Hills, CA :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
Branch Call Number: DVD MUSICAL FID
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (181 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
laser optical, NTSC
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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kpelish
May 02, 2019

A long but excellent adaptation of the famous play: both a heartwarming and realistic depiction of a poor, close-knit Jewish family in 1910 Russia. The tender-hearted father's bark is definitely worse than his bite as he responds to family challenges and changing traditions. Great musical scenes complement rather than distract from the actual acting.

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SAPL454
Mar 11, 2019

A beautiful classic!

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Feemaedchen
Jan 28, 2019

Outstanding film starring the incomparable Topol as a poor, Jewish milkman in a village in Czarist Russia and featuring Isaac Stern in the most jaw-dropping violin virtuosity I’ve ever heard. My ONLY complaint about this DVD is that the English subtitles are only included for the speaking lines but NOT the song lyrics. I’d borrowed this DVD to share with a family member who has hearing difficulties and wanted to become familiar with the musical prior to watching a stage production. It is often difficult for hearing impaired individuals to make out words within a song; Why on earth the DVD producers opted to omit the lyrics from the subtitles is beyond me. Otherwise, a great family film with a strong history lesson about intolerance and upheaval in pre-WW1 Russia.

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GreenNinjaGo
Oct 22, 2018

Watched this movie for schoolwork... WOW!! The world sure was different back then.

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harry10531
Jul 24, 2018

Rarely do I see a movie more than once but this is a movie I've seen several times before and will see again every so often. Truly a masterpiece.

harry m. reichenberg

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1KLIP1
Aug 14, 2017

Movie Masterpiece! Why not gold plate the cover?

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ThomasJWhiting
May 30, 2017

GREAT 1971 film musical set in Ukraine village in 1890's Russia.
Not sure why it's taken me so long to see this fabulous work of art - but now I have - and recommend you view it too!

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StarLord21
Mar 25, 2017

I can't believe I had never seen this movie until now. Very enjoyable and by far the best original soundtrack.

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readingfairy1
Feb 03, 2017

This is a really good musical and I love the MUSIC especially!!

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LynJoan
Jun 20, 2016

Really enjoyed watching this again. My 10 year old enjoyed it very much as well!

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kpelish
May 02, 2019

Other: Time-period sexism.

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kpelish
May 02, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Pogrom: a Jewish village is attacked and homes/businesses destroyed. Russian officers charge and hurt socialist protestors.

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kpelish
May 02, 2019

Violence: Gentiles bully a young Jewish woman.

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readingfairy1
Jan 12, 2017

readingfairy1 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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hur74Vety
Jul 19, 2010

hur74Vety thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Love_Legolas_111
Nov 07, 2013

A Jewish father struggles to cope with all the changes going on around him-his three daughters are all getting married "for love", the government is taking a despotic turn, and things aren't simple anymore. What happened to tradition? Will life ever be the same? 12+ for some violence (no blood), scary images, and when the main character is drunk (along with some other guys in a tavern).

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hur74Vety
Jun 09, 2010

A Jewish father struggles between maintaining the traditions of the family faith and allowing his three daughter's to be happy and marry whom they love.

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Laura_X Jan 21, 2015

They gave each other a pledge? Unheard of. Absurd.

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