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Uniform Title Bronenosets "Potemkin" (Motion picture)
Title Battleship Potemkin [videorecording] : From the series "The year 1905" / Kino International ; Deutsche Kinemathek Museum fur Film und Fernsehen ; produced by the 1st Studio of Goskino ; supervised by J.M. Bliokh ; script by N.F. Agadzhanova-Shutko ; director, S.M. Eisenstein.

Imprint New York, NY : Kino International, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 B322 2007  Disc 1    ---  Available
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 B322 2007  Disc 2    ---  Available
Edition All new restoration with the original Meisel orchestral score [ed.]
Description 2 videodiscs (69 min.) : sd. & si., b&w and col. tinted ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([7] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
System Details DVD; 5.1 stereo surround, 2.0 stereo ; full-frame presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Language Silent film with English intertitles (disc 1) or Russian intertitles with optional English subtitles (disc 2).
Cast Alexander Antonov, Grigori Alexandrov, Vladimir Barski, Mikhail Gomorov, Aleksandr Levshin.
Performer Disc 1: Members of the Proletkult Theaters, sailors of the Black Sea Fleet, the Sebastopol Fisherman's Union, and the inhabitants of Odessa.
Credits Head cinematographer, Eduard Tisse ; reconstruction under the direction of Enno Patalas in collaboration with Anna Bohn ; film editing, Sala Deinema ; colorization, Gerhard Ullmann ; English title editing, Ron Heidt ; music (1926), Edmund Meisel ; adaptation and instrumentation (2005), Helmet Imig.
Note Originally produced as a Russian silent motion picture in 1925.
Summary Sergei Eisenstein was commissioned by the Soviet government to make a movie commemorating the failed uprising of 1905, a mere 20 years after the actual incident. Eisenstein duly hails as heroes the people whose actions were regarded as traitorous in 1905. It began when sailors on the Potemkin protested that the meat they were being fed was maggot infested. In response, the commander ordered that ten random sailors to be executed by firing squad, at which the crew turned on the officers and killed them all. The oppressed people of Odessa joined the revolt to show their rejection of the czarist regime--which sent Cossack troops--who then mowed down both rioters and innocent citizens without mercy. The film was banned at various times in the US and France, and for a longer time than any other film in British history; even Stalin banned it, at a time when mutiny was against the party line. It remains remarkable for the way it builds tension over a brisk 69 minutes, and in the right setting with the right audience, can still reveal its inflammatory power.
Audience MPAA: Not rated.
Contents Disc 2: Restored film with Russian intertitles (1925, 2007) (69 min.).
Disc 1: Restored film with English intertitles Opening titles -- Sleep of the off-duty -- Meat -- Daily bread -- Commander Golikov -- Firing squad -- Rising up -- Vakulinchuk -- Final rest -- In remembrance -- Down with tyranny -- Delegate from the shore -- Harmony -- Shattered calm -- Mother's plea -- Baby carriage -- Turbulent meetings -- Squadron approaches -- Full speed -- Join us! (1925, 2007) (69 min.). Special features: Dem Panzerkreuzer Potemkin auf der spur = Tracing the Battleship Potemkin / Transit Film prasentiert ; ein film von Artem Demenok ; mit Enno Patalas, Naum Kleeman, Helmut Imig ; sprecher, Hanns Zischler ; produzent, Loy W. Arnold ; buch und regie, Artem Demenok (2007) (43 min.); Photo galleries: Behind the scenes, Photographs of deleted scenes, Promotional materials [slide shows].
Note Special features: booklet includes the essay "A Revolution on Screen" by Bruce Bennett.
Subject Bronenosets "Potemkin" -- Drama.
Mutiny -- Drama.
Sailors -- Drama.
Historic ships -- Drama.
Navies -- Officers -- Drama.
Odesa (Ukraine) -- Drama.
Russia -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Russia -- History -- Revolution, 1905-1907 -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Silent films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Russian.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical -- Feature.
Historical films.
Added Author Bliokh, IAkov, 1895-1957.
Agadzhanova, Nina Ferdinandovna, 1889-1974.
Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948.
Meisel, Edmund, 1894-1930.
Antonov, Aleksandr Pavlovich, 1898-1962.
Aleksandrov, Grigorii Vasilevich, 1903-1984.
Barsky, Vladimir, 1889-1936.
Gomorov, Mikhail.
Levshin, Aleksandr, 1899-1982.
Demenok, Artem, 1962-
Arnold, Loy.
Patalas, Enno.
Kleiman, N. I. (Naum I.)
Imig, Helmut, 1941-
Zischler, Hanns, 1947-
Bennett, Bruce, 1970-
Goskino Rossii.
Filmmuseum Berlin--Deutsche Kinemathek.
Transit Film.
Kino International Corporation.
Note Title on container label: Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin
Added Title From the series "The year 1905"
Standard No. 738329055820
Music No. K558 Kino International (set)
K558A Kino International (Disc 1)
K558B Kino International (Disc 2)

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