Battleship Potemkin (Blu-ray)

Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Year: 1925
Running Time: 69
UPC: 7 38329 06812 7
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: Russia
Language: English intertitles [audio]
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Battleship Potemkin (Blu-ray)

Cast
Ivan Bobrov
Vladimir Barsky
Aleksandr Antonov
Grigori Aleksandrov

Crew
Composed by Edmund Meisel
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

ALL NEW RESTORATION
SERGEI EISENSTEIN'S BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN
With THE Original Meisel Orchestral Score

Odessa - 1905. Enraged with the deplorable conditions on board the armored cruiser Potemkin, the ship's loyal crew contemplates the unthinkable - mutiny. Seizing control of the Potemkin and raising the red flag of revolution, the sailors' revolt becomes the rallying point for a Russian populace ground under the boot heels of the Czar's Cossacks. When ruthless White Russian cavalry arrives to crush the rebellion on the sandstone Odessa Steps, the most famous and most quoted film sequence in cinema history is born.

For eight decades, Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 masterpiece has remained the most influential silent film of all time. Yet each successive generation has seen BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN subjected to censorship and recutting, its unforgettable power diluted in unauthorized public domain editions from dubious sources. Until now. Kino is proud to join the Deutsche Kinematek in association with Russia's Goskinofilm, the British Film Institute, Bundesfilm Archive Berlin, and the Munich Film Museum in presenting this all new restoration of BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN. Dozens of missing shots have been replaced, and all 146 title cards restored to Eisenstein's specifications. Edmund Meisel's definitive 1926 score, magnificently rendered by the 55-piece Deutches Filmorchestra in 5.1 Stereo Surround, returns Eisenstein's masterwork to a form as close to its creator's bold vision as has been seen since the film's triumphant 1925 Moscow premiere.

BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN
From the Series "The Year 1905"
Russia 1925 B&W/Color 69 Min. Full-frame (1.33:1)
Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein
Screenplay by N.F. Agadzhanova-Shutko
Head Cinematographer: Eduard Tisse
Music by Edmund Meisel (1926)
Courtesy of Ries & Erler, Berlin
Adaptation and Instrumentation by Helmut Imig
Performed by the Deutsches Filmorchestra (2005)
Restored under the direction of Enno Patalas in collaboration with Anna Bohn
Presented in association with Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum fur Film und Fernsehen
supported by Bundesarchiv, Berlin; British Film Institute, London; Gosfilmofond, Moscow; Film Museum, Munich
Licensed by Transit Film
Copyright 2007 Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek


Blu-ray Extras Include:

  • "Tracing Battleship Potemkin," a 42-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film
  • The restored film with newly-translated English intertitles
  • The restored film with original Russian intertitles (and optional English subtitles)
  • The original 1926 Edmund Meisel score, performed by the Deutsches Filmorchestra, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Photo galleries

To see "Potemkin" in its restored glory, complete with Edmund Meisel's pulse-pounding score recorded by a 55-piece orchestra, is to be astonished anew at what a dazzling piece of virtuoso filmmaking this is. Packed with movement, incident and beauty, this is no fusty museum piece but a thrilling jolt of pure cinematic adrenaline. - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"For visual and aural quality, the Kino [restoration] is now the one to beat." - Dave Kehr, The New York Times

  • Official Selection Berlinale

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