The chosen [videorecording] / M. Riklis and Edie and Ely Landau present ; a Jeremy Paul Kagan film ; produced by Edie and Ely Landau ; screenplay by Edwin Gordon ; directed by Jeremy Paul Kagan ; Chosen Film Company.

High definition widescreen transfer.
[Bellingham, WA] : distributed by Hen's Tooth Video, [2010].
1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Potok, Chaim -- Film adaptations.
Jewish teenagers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Male friendship -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Hasidism -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Teenagers -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Coming-of-age films.
Film adaptations.
Religious films.
Feature films.
In English or dubbed Spanish; optional sbutitles in English.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; Dolby Digital.
The story of two teenage boys who become best friends despite huge differences in their upbringing. Danny is the son of an orthodox Hasidic Rabbi. Reuven comes from a progressive Jewish family whose father stands at the forefront of the battle for Israeli statehood. Danny's every moment is devoted to religious study, while Reuven plays jazz piano and is intensely interested in the changing world around him. Their family differences soon force both to make difficult choices.
Maximilian Schell, Rod Steiger, Robby Benson, Barry Miller, Hildy Brooks, Kaethe Fine.
Director of photography, Arthur Ornitz; editor, David Garfield; music, Elmer Bernstein.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1981.
Based on The chosen / by Chaim Potok.
Special features: commentary by director Jeremy Paul Kagan; original theatrical trailer; missing scene; interviews with director Jeremy Paul Kagan; interview with Rod Steiger; behind the scenes footage; director's storyboards; director's sketches; production stills; screenplay selections; posters, openings & awards.
Aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
Local notes:
Freedman Archive Collection. Disc V0240.
Landau, Edie. , Producer
Landau, Ely. , Producer
Gordon, Edwin, 1925- , Screenwriter
Kagan, Jeremy Paul. , Director
Schell, Maximilian. , Actor
Steiger, Rod, 1925-2002. , Actor
Benson, Robby. , Actor
Miller, Barry, 1958- , Actor
Bernstein, Elmer. , Composer
Potok, Chaim. , Author
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. , Producer
Chosen Film (Firm) , Producer
Hen's Tooth Video (Firm) , Distributor
Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive.
Publisher Number:
4121 Hen's Tooth Video
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