Re-Unencumber Trailer for 50s Medieval Epic ‘The Sword and the Dragon’
via Alex Billington
Would possibly 3, 2022
Battle on! Deaf Crocodile Movies has published a wonderful re-release trailer for a antique medieval epic referred to as The Sword and the Dragon, in the beginning referred to as Ilya Muromets (Илья Муромец) from the Soviet Union within the Fifties. This primary premiered in 1956 and not were given a correct top quality US launch till now. They give an explanation for “Mythical delusion filmmaker Aleksandr Ptushko’s sweeping, visible FX-filled epic is one in every of his maximum mesmerizing achievements: a shocking Cinemascope ballad of heroic medieval knights, ruthless Tugar invaders, wind demons and three-headed fire-breathing dragons.” This used to be filmed round Kyiv, Ukraine, in spite of being a Soviet manufacturing. The Sword and the Dragon used to be the primary Cinemascope movie produced within the Soviet Union, and used to be re-edited right into a truncated, dubbed model for the U.S. on the peak of the Chilly Battle, downplaying the epic poetry and lyricism of the unique. The movie has been restored in 4K for its first-ever U.S. debut on Blu-ray in its unique shape. Starring Boris Andreyev, Shukur Burkhanov, Andrei Abrikosov, Natalya Medvedeva, Nelli Myshkova, Sergei Martinson. Seems badass! Want to watch.
This is the brand new re-release trailer (+ posters) for Ptushko’s The Sword and the Dragon, from YouTube:
The movie stars Boris Andreyev because the bogatyr (warrior) Ilya, a mythic determine within the Kyivan Rus’ tradition that pre-dated each trendy Ukraine and Russia (a lot of the movie’s motion is ready in Kyiv, and Ilya’s relics are held nowadays within the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra monastery). In keeping with a chain of well-known byliny (oral epics), the movie follows Ilya as he wages a decades-long fight towards the Tugars who threaten his fatherland, kidnap his spouse, or even lift his personal son to combat towards him. Ilya Muromets – The Sword and the Dragon is directed via Russian / Ukrainian filmmaker Aleksandr Ptushko, from a screenplay via Mikhail Kochnev. Ptushko started his profession within the Nineteen Thirties and went directly to transform a mixture of Walt Disney, Ray Harryhausen, and Mario Bava for his dazzling, bejeweled fantasies together with The Stone Flower, Sadko, Sampo, and Ruslan & Ludmila. The movie has been restored in 4K for its first-ever legit U.S. launch in its unique shape via Deaf Crocodile, in affiliation with Seagull Movies. Grasshopper Movies will debut this quickly for streaming; Vinegar Syndrome will launch it on Blu-ray beginning Would possibly thirty first, 2022. For more information, discuss with the movie’s legit website online.