on 28 January 2014
I am totally astonished to discover, that nobody to date,has reviewed this wonderful box set!?.They are, by far ,the best quality transfers,from fully restored original negatives, available on DVD in the UK!.All three films are ,for the first time in the UK,transferred from HD onto DVD!.The result is spectacular,particularly in the most visually brilliant of Masterpieces ,the truly awsome IVAN THE TERRIBLE PARTS 1 and 2!!.If any of you have got any other DVD versions of this film,in particular the horribly ,badly remastered EUREKA VIDEO version ,bin them all!!.Watch these beautifully restored versions and be amazed!.I am still in a state of shock!.IVAN THE TERRIBLE in particular,is one of the Worlds great masterpieces,visually and artistically brilliant,Eisenstein's greatest masterpiece!And if you have n't heard of Eisenstein,it is like you have n't heard of Kubrick?!.Have you heard of Prokofiev?!(PETER AND THE WOLF,ROMEO AND JULIETTE),this equally great artist,did the music scores for both films.ALEXANDER NEVSKY was adapted by Prokofiev to become a great concert favorite(like a better version of 1812 Overture).The film is a stirring medieval epic ,with still great battle scenes,in the filming of which scores of horses were actually killed!.Long before the days of CGI,with a fantastic final battle, where fleeing Knights crack the ice under their feet and sink into the icy depths of a frozen lake!.I could actually talk for hours about these great films,so I better shut up now and let you judge for yourselves.