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Thought provoking, quality entertainment.
on 5 November 2014
If your looking for an impartial, historically accurate retelling of the October revolution, then I recommend you look elsewhere. If however you want both an excellent silent film and insight into the post-revolutionary Russian psyche, then this is the film for you. This motion picture is the perfect storm of powerful imagery, rousing music and masterful editing that, at nearly 90 years of age, still delivers a solid hour and forty minutes of gripping, but thought provoking, entertainment. Whilst I concede that this is not a film that the majority of people will enjoy, due to it's dated footage and heavy topic, I will say that, for anybody interested in history, films of the silent era or even social philosophy, this is an absolutely mandatory watch. The icing on the cake is the quality user interface and packaging for the DVD which adds (just that little bit!) to the amazing movie experience that is October 1917.