25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars streisand. director, producer, actress, singer.
Barbra Streisand describes herself as the actress who sings, however in this film she also producers and directs. Yentl is Streisand's directorial debut and can be described only as a triumph. It is based on 'The Yeshevis Boy' by Isaac Beshivis Singer and is set in eastern Europe at the turn of the last century. The film uses Barbra Streisand's talents to the full, her...
Published on 11 Nov 2000
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stop complaining. Amazon UK info is correct !
This film is in 1.66:1 WIDESCREEN (not full frame!). The problem, as in many MGM 1.66-format releases, is that it is NOT ANAMORPHIC. Image is very good, though.
The audio is a clear 2.0 MONO. Quite rare for a 80's film. Even more for a musical! Even more for a Streisand-singing musical! The CD is in stereo but the film isnt! Oh, well...
And for what I know (in...
Published on 14 Mar 2006 by f_elliott
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Hauntingly Beautiful Movie,
This review is from: Yentl [DVD]  (DVD)Ah, the memories! I was probably the youngest movie goer at the cinema when I watched Yentl back in the day. The plot has been eloquently summarised by previous reviewers, so I won't repeat what they wrote.
Yentl is an engaging, moving film. I'm not Jewish, but I was enthralled by the story. The music is hauntingly beautiful - especially Yentl's lament via "Papa Can You Hear Me". I had this song stuck in my head for the longest time.
Yentl received a mixed reception from the critics when it was released. I guess it's not everyone's cup of tea.
The only thing I'm not happy about is the fact that this DVD is in mono. It should have been remastered in 5.1 surround for today's discerning home movie fans. I feel shortchanged in this regard.
However, this is worth getting this DVD for Ms Streisand's stunning performance. The supporting performances were superb, too. Bravo!
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing,
This review is from: Yentl [DVD]  (DVD)I love the fact that it arrived so soon. I have not seen this DVD in shops for years and have not seen it since I was very young
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this film,
This review is from: Yentl [DVD]  (DVD)I have always loved Barbara Streisand and this film is very special.
it tells of 2 people in love and religion blocking this!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic,
This review is from: Yentl [DVD]  (DVD)Love this film - such beautiful music and some great acting!! One my fave musical films and the sound quality and picture quality are amazing!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Good memories,
This review is from: Yentl [DVD]  (DVD)Love this film have music score and love to sing along with Barbra!! Am word perfect I hasten to add.
5.0 out of 5 stars Yentl (DVD),
This review is from: Yentl [DVD]  (DVD)This typifies a Jewish girl who is forced to subsist in American after her father dies.
A Brilliant film for all Barbra Streisand fans.
5.0 out of 5 stars good,
This review is from: Yentl [DVD]  (DVD)had to spend time in hospital over xmas so lots of dvds etc to wile away the bordem.classic film good supplier arrived promptly packed well
5.0 out of 5 stars great,
This review is from: Yentl [DVD]  (DVD)have watched these films regularly for a number of years on VHS wanted to update to dvd for future viewing
4.0 out of 5 stars Audio not great - good film though.,
This review is from: Yentl [DVD]  (DVD)Audio was not great quality - but it is a great film and Streisand has an incredible voice - try and hold a note as long as she does at the end!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic film,
This review is from: Yentl [DVD]  (DVD)Originally recorded this film from the tv, was devastated when I could no longer use. Now I have it on DVD so can watch again and again. Streisand at her best. Love it!!!!
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