Ivan the Terrible


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Northampton Forbes Library - A&M Video ForeignYF Ivan 1945/1958 DVDAvailable
Orange Wheeler Memorial Library - GeneralDVD Iva Foreign FilmAvailable

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[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2001], ©2001.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (184 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequence at end ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
1.33 aspect ratio.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1944 (Part I) and 1946 (Part II).
General Note
Special features include: Multimedia essay on the history of Ivan the Terrible by Joan Neuberger ; multimedia essay on Eisenstein's visual vocabulary by Yuri Tsivian ; deleted scenes ; drawings and production stills ; new english subtitle translation.
Creation/Production Credits
Director and script, Sergei Eisenstein ; camera, Andrei Moskvin, Edward Tisse ; music, Sergei Prokofiev.
Nikolai Cherkasov, Ludmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman, Piotr Kadochnikov.
Part I starts with the coronation of Ivan the Terrible and concludes with his return to power after the death of his wife. Part II covers the attempt to assassinate him in 1564. The third part of the saga was never made due to the death of Eisenstein.
System Details
Russian language sountrack (mono) with optional English subtitles.

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