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Title Ivan Groznyĭ [videorecording] = Ivan the Terrible / written and directed by Sergei Eisenstein. Ivan Groznyĭ. 2 ia serii︠a︡, Boyarskii zagovor = Ivan the Terrible. Part two, The Boyars' plot / Mosfilm ; written and directed by Sergei Eisenstein.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Ru IVA    Available
Description 2 videodiscs (99, 85 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequence at end ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 88
Classic collection
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 88.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Note Credits from subtitles.
Ivan the Terrible was originally released in Russia as a motion picture in 1944; Ivan the Terrible. Part two was originally produced in 1946 and released in 1958.
Includes deleted scenes, drawings and production stills for Part one.
Includes a discussion of Part one by Joan Neuberger, and a discussion of Part two by Yuri Tsivian.
Credits Cinematography, Eduard Tiss, Andrie Moskvin ; music, Sergei Prokofieff.
Cast Part one: Nikolai Cherkasov, Serafima Birman, Pavel Kadochnikov, Amvrosi Buchma, Ludmila Tselikovskaya, Mikhail Zharov.
Part two: Nikolai Cherkasov, Serafima Birman, Pavel Kadochnikov, Amvrosi Buchma, Mikhail Zharov, Mikhail Kuznetsov, Andrei Abrikosov, Alexander Mgebrov, Vladimir Balashov.
Summary Part one is set in Moscow during the 16th century, Ivan Alexieff, Prince of Moscow, is crowned Tsar Ivan. This action puts him in direct opposition to all other royal families and Ivan finds himself isolated and alone in his attempt to centralize power under the crown. In Part two, Ivan returns to the throne after a self-imposed abdication to challenge the Boyars, Russia's corrupt aristocracy. Betrayed by his oldest friend and surrounded by murderous court intrigues, he resorts to summary executions to secure his throne.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Russian dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Ivan IV, Czar of Russia, 1530-1584 -- Drama
Genre/Form Biographical films
Historical films
Motion pictures, Russian.
Added Author Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948
Cherkasov, Nikolaĭ Konstantinovich, 1903-1966.
Birman, Serafima Germanovna
Kadochnikov, Pavel, 1915-1988
Buchma, Amvrosiĭ Maksymilianovych, 1891-1957.
Zharov, Mikhail, 1899-1981
Kunetsov, Mikhail.
Abrikosov, Andreĭ Lʹvovich, 1906-1973
Mgebrov, Alexander.
Balashov, V.
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953
Moskovskai︠a︡ kinostudii︠a︡ "Mosfilʹm"
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Janus Films
Home Vision (Firm)
Added Title Ivan Groznyĭ (Motion picture)
Ivan the Terrible.
Ivan Groznyĭ. 2 ia serii︠a︡, Boyarskii zagovor.
Ivan the Terrible. Part two, The Boyars' plot.
Boyar's plot.
ISBN 078002334X
Standard No. 037429150122
Music No. IVA090 Criterion Collection

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