I've watched all the Sleeping Beauty ballets that have been recorded and released for DVD over the years and this is one of the worst in every conceivable department. The recording was made in 1989 during the Soviet era.
The sets and costumes are incredibly dull and simple, further amplified by the production being very badly lit. Very dark and dreary. There is no life or energy and very little musicality in the dancers interpretation with the orchestra also of poor quality. The sound quality of the recorded music is poor too.
The TV production/direction is also abysmal with too many wide shots of the action and not enough close up work so that we might see what is going on, let alone observe any emotion conveyed by the dancers.
The Rose Adagio has to be the worst I've seen recorded with Larissa Lezhnina completely incapable of holding her balance for more than the tiniest fraction of a second before grabbing onto a suitor far too quickly for support each time in the two very difficult balance parts of this piece, her arm visibly shaking considerably. She also does not end the two balance pieces with a raised arms flourish (very difficult to confidently finish on) unlike Viviana Durante (1994 Anthony Dowell production, Royal Ballet), Alina Cojocaru and Darcey Bussell in their performances.
The whole performance is incredibly boring and unengaging and more akin to an amateur production by a local ballet club. Anyone new to Sleeping Beauty or ballet generally should avoid this performance like the plague as they might never wish to watch ballet ever again after being bored to death with this uninspiring and frankly worthless offering. The Kirov's 1982 production (listed as 2005 release on Amazon) is slightly better in most areas, but still poor compared to the best performances by others around the world.
The performances that really stand out and are worth watching instead in my opinion are:
Anthony Dowell's 1994 production, Royal Ballet, Covent Garden (Viviana Durante as Princess Aurora). Very difficult to find on Region 2 DVD, but if you have a multi-region player, there are plenty of R1 DVDs available on Amazon and elsewhere. This is possibly the best production ever filmed. The Sleeping Beauty  (REGION 2) (PAL)
and The Sleeping Beauty  (REGION 1) (NTSC)
The Royal Ballet's 2006 production (Alina Cojocaru as Princess Aurora). Excellent production, but not quite up to the 1994 overall. Tchaikovsky - the Sleeping Beauty (Ovsyanikov) [2006
Paris Opera Ballet 2000 (Nureyev 1989 choreographed version) with some considerable reservations though. Sleeping Beauty