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
- Uniform Title:
- Chosen (Motion picture). Spanish & English
- [United States] : Distributed by Hen's Tooth Video, 
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Landau, Edie
Gordon, Edwin, 1925-
Kagan, Jeremy Paul
Steiger, Rod, 1925-2002
Miller, Barry, 1958-
Ornitz, Arthur J. (Arthur Jacob), 1916-1985
Chosen Film (Firm)
Hen's Tooth Video (Firm)
- Language Note:
- English or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English subtitles.
- 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.
- Based on the novel by Chaim Potok.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
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.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Music, Elmer Bernstein ; director of photography, Arthur Ornitz ; editor, David Garfield.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Maximilian Schell, Rod Steiger, Robby Benson, Barry Miller, Hildy Brooks, Kaethe Fine.
- Technical Details:
- DVD, NTSC, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
- No public performance rights. Classroom instruction and home use permitted.
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