The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema (Blu-ray)
Directed by Joseph Seiden and Aleksander Ford and Edgar G. Ulmer and Maurice Schwartz and Max Nosseck and Michal Wasczyński
Pre-orders are generally sent several days in advance of street date.
Too often segregated within an academic and cultural niche, Yiddish cinema is in fact a varied and vibrant genre ripe for reappraisal. Whether shot in the fields of Poland or makeshift studios in Manhattan, Yidishe Kino endure not only as precious documents of a vanishing culture, but a fascinating genre unto itself, with its unique blend of schmaltz and shtick, a dash of operetta, often overlaid with brooding atmosphere. Restored by Lobster Films, Paris, presented by Kino Lorber, this series showcases careful new translations by Yiddish cultural historian Allen Lewis Rickman, which preserve the clever wordplay and conveys the fluidity of the multi-lingual dialogue.
Motel, the Operator
Blu-ray Extras Include:
THE DYBBUK: Audio commentary by J. Hoberman. Alternate 99-minute version
AMERICAN MATCHMAKER: Audio commentary by Eve Sicular. Alternate version with 1940 subtitles
OVERTURE TO GLORY: Audio commentary by Allen Lewis Rickman
TEVYA: Audio commentary by Allen Lewis Rickman
HER SECOND MOTHER: Audio commentary by Allen Lewis Rickman. Alternate version with 1940 subtitles
ELI ELI: Alternate version with 1940 subtitles
Printed booklet including essays by journalist and historian Samuel Blumenfeld, film preservationist Serge Bromberg and Yiddish cultural historian Allen Lewis Rickman
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