Alexander Nevsky

(DVD - 2001 - Russian)
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Alexander Nevsky
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Biographical story of Prince Alexander Nevsky and his successful resistance against an attempt by the Teutonic Knights to invade Russia in 1242.
Title: Alexander Nevsky
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2001
Edition: Full screen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Mosfilm Studio
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
"Janus Films."
Special features include: new digital transfer, with extensive image and sound restoration ; audio essay by film scholar David Bordwell ; Russell Merritt's multimedia essay on the Eisenstein-Prokofiev collaboration ; reconstruction of Eisenstein's unfinished film Bezhin Meadow by the Eisenstein Museum's Naum Kleiman, plus scholar Jay Leyda's photos and documents from the set ; drawings and production stills ; restoration demonstration ; new English subtitle translation
Originally released as a motion picture in 1938
Summary: Biographical story of Prince Alexander Nevsky and his successful resistance against an attempt by the Teutonic Knights to invade Russia in 1242.
ISBN: 0780023242
Branch Call Number: DVD RUSSIAN Drama ALEXANDER
Credits: Director, Sergei Eisenstein, with the collaboration of Dmitri Vasiliev ; musical score, Sergei Prokofiev.
Performers: Nikolai Cherkassov, N.P. Okhlopkov, A.L. Abrikossov, D.N. Orlov, V.K. Novikov.
System Details: DVD; 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Other Language: Russian language soundtrack (mono) with optional English subtitles
Subject Headings: Russia History 1237-1480 Drama Lake Peipus, Battle of, 1242 Drama War films Alexander, Grand Duke of Vladimir, 1220-1263 Drama
Genre/Form: Foreign films
Feature films
Historical films
Topical Term: Lake Peipus, Battle of, 1242
War films
Russian language edition
Publisher No: ALE020 Criterion Collection
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«Александр Невский» — советский исторический фильм о древнерусском князе, одержавшем победу в битве с рыцарями Тевтонского ордена на Чудском озере 5 апреля 1242 года. Относится к плеяде классических советских исторических фильмов 30-х годов и считается одной из лучших работ Сергея Эйзенштейна. Му... Read More »

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Mar 30, 2013
  • brendancarlson rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

A rather dull and exhausting Russian (Soviet/Stalinist) nationalist propaganda piece.

I want the Criterion edition of this film, please.


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На западные рубежи Руси наступают войска Тевтонского Ордена. Они захватывают Псков, мучают и убивают местных жителей. Рыцари заранее делят ещё не завоеванные русские земли, присваивая себе титулы князей и надеясь на поддержку Папы Римского. Новгородский люд на вече решает собирать дружину и звать на командование ей опытного полководца князя Александра, прозванного Невским...


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