Ivan the Terrible

Edition no. 88

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Ivan the Terrible, Part IIvan the Terrible, Part II
Licensor
Mosfilm
Directed by: Sergei Eisenstein
Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled sixteenth-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 detested 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.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Russian 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1/2/3/4/5/6
Discs: 2 Discs |  DVD-9

Details by Film

Supplements

  • Multimedia essay on the history of Ivan the Terrible by Joan Neuberger, director of the Center for Soviet Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Deleted scenes for Part I
  • Drawings and production stills for Part I
  • Multimedia essay on Eisenstein's visual vocabulary by Yuri Tsivian, art history professor at the University of Chicago
  • Insert featuring an essay by J. Hoberman

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Ivan the Terrible, Part I
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Ivan the Terrible, Part II
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Supplements
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Artwork
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Release Credits

Producer: Issa Clubb

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