The release also comes with a DVD version of the movie and a number of special features, including a storyboard to film comparison; a deleted song; two different pieces on the music itself (one about Williams work and one about the original music from the play); and a look at the how Harris, Marsh, and Small got their roles and their work on set. All of those pieces are relatively interesting, but better are two different pieces on Jewison, an audio commentary by Topol and Jewison (recorded sepearately), and a discussion on the filming of Tevye's dream. You can watch this last sequence with the original full-color filming side by side with the desaturated final version or watch the full color version with an introduction by Jewison. All in all, there is a lot to watch and learn about what went into making this classic movie and while not of it is anything that simply has to be watched, it is all worth a look. It must also be said that MGM has, almost inexplicably, opted to not produce a main menu for the film. All the special features are accessed from a pop-up menu which can only be seen from the main movie. It is an odd and disappointing omission for an otherwise strong release.
Fiddler on the Roof is a great movie, a great musical, and a great rumination on life. It really is so much more than a simple look at a Jewish family and community in Russia, offering to anyone who wants to see it a full view of how we are all affected by the ever-changing world and how we all must learn to deal with the changes, no matter how hard that may be.