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Fedor Bondarchuk directs this Russian action movie set during the Battle of Stalingrad in World War II. The tussle between German and Russian forces for control of Stalingrad was one of the longest and bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. In the midst of the chaos a group of Soviet scouts under the command of Gromov (Pyotr Fyodorov) take residence in a civilian building while attempting to pave the way for a major Russian offensive. They quickly find themselves fighting to defend the building from German troops led by Peter Kahn (Thomas Kretschmann). To complicate matters, Kahn is in love with Masha (Yanina Studilina), one of the civilians sheltering in the building. Who will gain the upper hand, in love and in warfare, as the battle intensifies?

Starring:
Philippe Reinhardt, Yanina Studilina
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Stalingrad

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 11 minutes
Starring Philippe Reinhardt, Yanina Studilina, Thomas Kretschmann, Heiner Lauterbach, Dmitriy Lysenkov, Aleksei Barabash, Mariya Smolnikova, Pyotr Fyodorov, Andrei Smolyakov, Georges Devdariani
Director Fedor Bondarchuk
Genres Drama
Studio Sony Pictures
Rental release 21 July 2014
Main languages English
Dubbing Spanish, Italian, Russian
Subtitles Spanish, Hindi, English, Polish
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 11 minutes
Starring Philippe Reinhardt, Yanina Studilina, Thomas Kretschmann, Heiner Lauterbach, Dmitriy Lysenkov, Aleksei Barabash, Mariya Smolnikova, Pyotr Fyodorov, Andrei Smolyakov, Georges Devdariani
Director Fedor Bondarchuk
Genres Drama
Studio Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Rental release 21 July 2014
Main languages Russian
Dubbing Portuguese, Czech, English, Hungarian
Subtitles Icelandic, Arabic, Croatian, Greek, latvian, Romanian, Hebrew, Czech, Slovak, Turkish, Hungarian, Portuguese, Estonian, lithuanian, Serbian, Bulgarian, English, Hindi, Polish
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 11 minutes
Starring Philippe Reinhardt, Yanina Studilina, Thomas Kretschmann, Heiner Lauterbach, Dmitriy Lysenkov, Aleksei Barabash, Mariya Smolnikova, Pyotr Fyodorov, Andrei Smolyakov, Georges Devdariani
Director Fedor Bondarchuk
Genres Drama
Studio Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Rental release 21 July 2014
Main languages Russian
Dubbing Portuguese, Czech, English, Hungarian
Subtitles Icelandic, Arabic, Croatian, Greek, latvian, Romanian, Hebrew, Czech, Slovak, Turkish, Hungarian, Portuguese, Estonian, lithuanian, Serbian, Bulgarian, English, Hindi, Polish
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

2.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. P. Turbett on 13 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
I don't know much about the background to the making of this film but think that other reviewers have missed the point. It clearly owes a great deal to the classic soviet novel 'LIfe and Fate' by Vasili Grossman - written in the 1950s but banned (known copies were destroyed) in Russia during the soviet era and only available now due to copies smuggled out at the time. Grossman was in Stalingrad during the battle and saw things at first hand. The film is based loosely on the chapters in the book that deal with events in House 6/1 where a group of Red Army soldiers with very much the same names as those in the film share a cut-off front line position with a female radio operator called Katya (as with the female character in the film). Bondarcuk was I believe involved in this one and he has made other films that try and explore the perspective of the ordinary soldier in the great patriotic war rather than the regime and the Stalinist leadership; this I think comes through in the film too. (The German officer character is very loosely based on one in 'Life and Fate' too, but not as closely and humanely.) These all need explored if Stalingrad the film is to be properly appreciated. OK its heroic but then so was the real thing if you take the trouble to find out about it. I would recommend 'Life and Fate' if you can be bothered with an 860 page book , but you should if you want to criticise this film and understand the real history from a Russian perspective.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ken on 29 July 2014
Format: DVD
No problem with the film quality itself only the content. This latest epic on 'Stalingrad' did no justice to the actual struggle that went on there, obviously the director has no concept of the time or the place. Typical Russian propoganda even to this day and whilst some scenes of battle were good the actual plot was rubbish and bears nothing to what the 6th Army suffered at what was supposedly set in November 1942. By that time the winter was setting in and food and ammunition were a severe problem. If any person reads this before watching this version, please try and get the 1993 version of 'Stalingrad' as this film does pay tribute to both sides in their will to survive.
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Format: DVD
Possibly the most dreadful War/Love film ever made ! Muddled plot to say the least, it just jumped from random scene to random scene with no apparent story line. From the outset there was one depiction of a raging battle which was shot in slow motion, and then all of the subsequent battle scenes, which were very few and far between, were also in slow motion and it just didn't work! The Russians speech were dubbed into English, with American Accents, which was super authentic (bravo for that decision btw). I'm fairly certain that most people would prefer Russian speech with English written subtitles rather than a gruff looking Russian soldier speaking with an annoying dubbed yank accent. Also the actual script was seemingly for an audience of 8 year olds, such basic writing it beggars belief. I would give this film half a star, although I can't remember why it would deserve even that - an utterly appalling recital of the bloodiest battle in human history. Any Russian/ German veterans who had the misfortune of watching this tripe will feel really let down. The director should hang up his boots on adult action films and try making films for kindergarteners !! Only saw it through to the end for the sake of my Russian wife
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Peter I. Robbins on 16 May 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I wish I had read the reviews before purchasing this film. It is rubbish compared to the Excellent 'Enemy at the gates'. The worst thing about it are the subtitles, obviously written by a third-form student of English.
Somehow Kretschmann manages to keep a straight face when Kahn tells Masha, “I came here as a soldier. You made me a beast.” In this instance it sounds just as bad in German, though the English subtitles are full of incomprehensible lines or howlers, trying for period flavor with words like “Fritz” and “Heinie,” but then having an apologetic soldier say, “My bad.” Apparently, considerably improved English-language subtitles have already been prepared for the film’s future festival and awards screenings. Amazon should not have offered this version for sale.
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Format: Blu-ray
A shocker. Hopelessly muddled plot with truly laughable dubbing into English (American). If you want to get the feel of what the battle of Stalingrad was really like, I would suggest watch/read one of the numerous decent documentaries/books available because you will gain nothing from this !
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By GwydionM on 29 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
This shows one small battle over a particular building in the much bigger war. You see things from both sides and see the human side of war. Very realistic.
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Format: Blu-ray
We gave up on this after 25 minutes or so, it is dire. Poorly subtitled, even worse dubbing, dull beyond belief.
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