“Fiddler on the Roof” for the First Time on Blu-ray!

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
May 2, 2011

I love the movie Fiddler on the Roof and am so happy to have added the Blu-ray edition to our family movie collection!  The classic musical that should be a “tradition” in every family debuted for the first time on Blu-ray on April 5th.  Fiddler on the Roof is a grand tradition of song, dance, and musical splendor that returns to the screen 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 tels 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.


– Audio commentary by Director Norman Jewison and star Topol
– Deleted Song
– Featurettes
– Historical Background


Street Date:  April 5, 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
SRP: $29.99


Street Date:  April 5, 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


I love the movie, Fiddler on the Roof, and truly believe that if you haven’t seen it yet, you are really missing out on one of the best classic musicals of all time!  I love the songs, “Matchmaker Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “To Life (L’Chaim).”  I love that Fiddler on the Roof can be viewed in even better picture and sound, with more special features, on Blu-ray.  A big thanks to MGM Home Entertainment for this Blu-ray + DVD review opportunity on The Mommy-Files!

I received a copy of “Fiddler on the Roof” Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack from MGM Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to ““Fiddler on the Roof” for the First Time on Blu-ray!”

  1. Kayla says:

    I haven’t seen this movie, but I have heard of the musical and heard a few songs which I did enjoy 🙂
    I may have to find a copy so I can watch it!

  2. Elena says:

    I haven’t heard of this movie before. It sounds interesting. I will for it on amazon

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