Russian Cinema Volume 8
Contents: Ukhad velikogo startsa [The Departure of a Great Old Man] (1912) and Pikovaya Dama [The Queen of Spades] (1916).
This volume focuses on the short dramatic films of Yakov Protazanov.
The Milestone Cinematheque
2009 DVD edition
Early Russian Cinema, Volume 8, Iakov Protazanov (1912-1916), black & white, 104 minutes total, not rated,
including Ukhad velikogo startsa [The Departure of a Great Old Man] (1912), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Pikovaya Dama [The Queen of Spades] (1916), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.
Milestone Film & Video, Mile017D, UPC 7-84148-00173-9.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, Russian language intertitles, permanent English language subtitles, chapter stops; slimline DVD keepcase, $24.95.
Release date: 1 February 2009
Country of origin: USA
Originally produced for home video by the British Film Institute in 1991 and released in the USA on VHS videotape by Milestone Film & Video, this ten-volume (nine-disc) collection of prerevolutionary Russian film productions is now available on NTSC DVD-R discs.
The film are accompanied with piano music scores by Neil Brand.