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Ivan The Terrible (DVD NTSC)

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Studio(s): MosFilm, TsOKS
DVD Region: ALL

Theatrical release: 1944
Language(s): Russian
Subtitles: No Subtitles
Format: Black & White
Genre(s): History

Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled 16th-century tsar who united Russia. Visually stunning and powerfully acted, Ivan the Terrible charts the rise to power and descent into terror of this veritable dictator. Though pleased with the first installment, Stalin detected the portrait in the second film with its summary executions and secret police and promptly banned it. Criterion is proud to present Ivan the Terrible, Parts I and II, in new digital transfers with extensive image and sound restoration.

Director:
Sergej Ejzenshtejn

Script:
Sergej Ejzenshtejn

Camera:
Eduard Tisse, Andrej Moskvin

Music:
Sergey Prokofiev

Cast:
Nikolaj Cherkasov, Georgij Vitsin, Grigorij Masal'skij, Vladimir Ural'skij, Pavel Kadochnikov, Serafima Birman, Amvrosij Buchma, Andrej Abrikosov, Mikhail Kuznetsov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Mikhail Zharov

Art Director:
Iosif Shpinel'

Costume Design:
Lidiya Naumova

Lyrics:
Vladimir Lugovskoj

Sound producer:
Vladimir Bogdankevich, Boris Vol'skij