War and Peace (Russian, 1966)

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3 videodiscs (422 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out leaflet (47 x 37cm, folded to 19 x 12 cm).
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Title and credits from screen.
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Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 1966.
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Wide screen (2.35:1).
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"At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a titanic, awe-inspiring adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic tome ... As a statement of Soviet cinema's might, War and Peace succeeded wildly, garnering the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and setting a new standard for epic moviemaking"--Container.
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Features: New 2K digital restoration; 2019 program with historian Denise J. Youngblood (Bondarchuk's "War and Peace": Literary Classic to Soviet Cinematic Epic) detailing the cultural and historical contexts for the film; New interviews with cinematographer Anatoly Petritsky and filmmaker Fedor Bondarchuk, son of director Sergei Bondarchuk; Two documentaries, from 1966 and 1969, about the making of the film; Television program from 1967 on actor Ludmila Savelyeva, featuring Sergei Bondarchuk; Janus Films rerelease trailer; New English subtitle translation; An essay by critic Ella Taylor.
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Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Anatoliĭ Petrit︠s︡kiĭ ; editor, Tatʹi︠a︡na Likhacheva ; music, Vi︠a︡cheslav Ovchinnikov.
Li︠u︡dmila Savelʹeva, Sergeĭ Bondarchuk, Vi︠a︡cheslav Tikhonov, V. Stanit͡syn, K. Golovko, O. Tabakov, N. Kodin, S. Ermilov, I. Gubanova, A. Ktorov, A. Shuranova, A. Vertinskai︠a︡, B. Smirnov, I Skobt︠s︡eva, V. Lanovoĭ, O. Efremov, B. Zakhava.
The fates of three souls-- the blundering, good-hearted Pierre; the heroically tragic Prince Andrei; and the radiant, tempestuous Natasha-- collide amid the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars in Russia. The film conjures a sweeping vision of grand balls that glitter with rococo beauty and epic breathtaking battles.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Russian dialogue with optional English subtitles.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bondarchuk, S., Solovʹev, V. 1., Petrit︠s︡kiĭ, A., Ovchinnikov, V., Likhacheva, T., Savelʹeva, L., Tikhonov, V., Stanit︠s︡yn, V., Golovko, K., Tabakov, O., Gubanova, I., Ktorov, A. P., Vertinskai︠a︡, A., Skobt︠s︡eva, I., Zakhava, B., & Tolstoy, L. (2019). War and Peace (Russian, 1966) (Three-DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sergeĭ Bondarchuk et al.. 2019. War and Peace (Russian, 1966). [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sergeĭ Bondarchuk et al.. War and Peace (Russian, 1966) [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bondarchuk, Sergeĭ, et al. War and Peace (Russian, 1966) Three-DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2019.

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