Yentl

Yentl (1983)

What editions are available?

  • Theatrical Cut (133 min.)
  • Director’s Extended Cut (136 min.)

The 1983 Barbra Streisand musical Yentl was released in a director’s extended cut on DVD in the US in 2009. The DVD included both the theatrical and the new cut. Twilight Time released the movie on Blu-ray where it also included both cuts. In a introduction by Streisand she states:

“… And for all of you people who have asked me, “where’s the DVD?” Here it is, finally. And we’ve included many scenes that I took out of the picture, because at that time, you know, it was hard to be over two hours. It was two hours and 14 minutes, I believe. And so I had to take out some of my favorite moments. So, the’re here for you to see.”

Source: Introduction by Barbra Streisand on the Director’s Extended Cut of Yentl on DVD

The director’s preferred edition: Director’s Extended Cut