HUT TWO, WENT THE SOLDIERS:
Also known as, "One-Two, Soldiers Were Going" and by its Russian title, "Aty-Baty, Shli Soldaty", this richly colored war film talks about how the fathers who went off to war stay forever young and, some 30 years later, how their children end up returning to the place where some of their fathers fought their last heroic battles against the fascists. Surprisingly low-key in the propaganda department, but "Soviet" nonetheless.
Approximately 82 minutes long and in very good quality.
BEZHIN LUG (1937):
For those familiar with the works of Sergei Eisenstein, this is a film you will want to add to your collection. Very close indeed to the story of the child murdered by his grandfather in Stalin's Russia for turning in his father to the authorities for anti-Soviet speech, the plot of this film concerns the murder of a Kolkhoz worker by his father, who objects to his son working for Soviet power.
Only 31 minutes in length, but still very impressive. Silent film with English intertitles.
DVD-R IS IN RUSSIAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES (except for the silent film listed above). APPROXIMATELY 112 MINUTES. IN VERY GOOD QUALITY.
REGION FREE (will play in any dvd player).
PLEASE NOTE THAT SWITCHABLE (SOFT) SUBTITLES WILL NOT SHOW UP WHEN VIEWING THE SAMPLE BELOW. IF YOU SEE SUBTITLES, THEN THEY ARE HARD-ENCODED (meaning, they cannot be turned off when viewing the film):