Ivan the Terrible, Part 1
Ivan the Terrible, Part 1 ★★★★ Ivan Groznyi 1944
Contemplative epic of Russia's first czar is a classic, innovative film from cinema genius Eisenstein. Visually stunning, with a fine performance by Cherkassov. Ivan's struggles to preserve his country is the main concern of the first half of Eisenstein's masterwork (which he originally planned as a trilogy). In Russian with English subtitles. 100m/B VHS, DVD . RU Nikolai Cherkassov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafina Birman, Piotr Kadochnikev; D: Sergei Eisenstein; W: Sergei Eisenstein; C: Eduard Tisse; M: Sergei Prokofiev.