I was very pleased to get this but I rather doubt if it is the original version (as described in the review) which I seem to remember ran for 13 hours or so. This may no longer exist. This is a Russian version which is closer to the slimmed down film which was released in the West which ran for around seven hours and was usually shown in two parts in cinemas. Colour is showing its age but the unforgettable set pieces are there the hunt, Natasha's first ball, the Battle of Borodino ..... and so on.
Interesting stories told using old production values (I doubt if there was a single Chinaman in a story featuring Chinese). Acting not that brilliant and stories unevenly told. Clould have been much better.