Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair

Overview

Aleksandur Rou's fairy tale adaptation Barbara Fair With the Silken Hair comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Russian and English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Portuguese subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a documentary on the director, songs from the film, biographies, filmographies, and a sampling of the film's publicity. This is a solid release that ...
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Overview

Aleksandur Rou's fairy tale adaptation Barbara Fair With the Silken Hair comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Russian and English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Portuguese subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a documentary on the director, songs from the film, biographies, filmographies, and a sampling of the film's publicity. This is a solid release that will please genre enthusiasts.
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Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; The Making of the Film; Three songs from the film; Filmography; Fragments from a documentary about Alexander Row, photos, interactive menu; Materials from the Ruscico museum
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Bruce Eder
There's no doubt watching Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair that the production designers had taken more than one look at MGM's The Wizard of Oz. There are sequences that look so close to the scenes in Munchkinland, in their design as well as the camera setups and angles, that for a second one is almost fooled; the fact that the inspiration for at least some of the costumes seems also have come from the MGM film only adds to the feeling of déjà vu on seeing Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair. Of course, in every other respect, this is an extremely Russian film, in subject matter, mood sardonic, and approach, with some knowing cynicism and a mixing of modernistic and folk elements that also makes one think of Jay Ward's Fractured Fairy Tales. There is even a song-and-dance number that seems to burlesque Hollywood. All of that, plus music and an unassuming naïvety make this into a totally beguiling movie for modern viewers though perhaps not for kids, or at least most American kids, who may not have the patience for the antics we see on the screen. The production values are beautiful, and may well entrance younger viewers and adults -- the fantasy landscapes and settings are stunning -- and Aleksandr Rou keeps the action moving forward at a decent pace, although this movie is not quite as enjoyable as his Father Frost.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2001
  • UPC: 014381024920
  • Original Release: 1969
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Russian
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mikhail Pugovkin Tsar Berendey
Georgiy Millyar Chudo Yudo
Anatoliy Kubatsky
Tatyana Klyueva Varvara
Alexei Katyshev Andrei, the fisherman's son
Sergei Nikolaev Andrei, the tsar's son
Lidiya Koroleva
Varvara Popova
Alexandr Khvylya
Boris Sichkin
Valentina Ananina
Vera Petrova
Anastasiya Zueva Storyteller
Technical Credits
Aleksandr Rou Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Teller Of Fairy Tales [:58]
2. Two Tsars [6:39]
3. Son Of The Tsar [3:34]
4. Story Of The Heir [2:03]
5. Royal Palace [6:56]
6. 18 Years Later [2:50]
7. Little Debt [3:52]
8. Prince Andrei [2:03]
9. Another Fake [2:07]
10. Tsar'S Confession\ [2:33]
11. Praskovya'S Confession [5:46]
12. Barbara And Andrei [1:22]
13. Monster [:58]
14. Barbara [:38]
15. Baby-Sitter'S Tale [3:00]
16. Competition Of Suitors [3:42]
17. Barbara'S Dream [2:57]
18. Happy Old Fairy [:36]
19. Crossing The River [7:33]
20. Encounter With The Brigands [1:10]
21. Two Princes [2:03]
22. First Try [5:20]
23. Plot [7:07]
24. Pursuit [3:16]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Subtitles
   Play
   Bonus Materials
      Music Box
         The Four Seasons
         The Pirates' Song
         In The Fairyland Forest
      Childrens'S Room
      Chronicles
      Ruscico
         Ruscico Trailer
         Ruscico Archive
            Ruscico Filmography
               Ruscico Director
               Ruscico Cameraman
               Ruscico Actor
               Ruscico Actor
               Ruscico Actor
            Ruscico Photo Album
            Ruscico Video Data
         Ruscico Museum
            Ruscico Museum
            Ruscico Museum
            Ruscico Museum
            Ruscico Museum
            Ruscico Museum
      Original Trailer
      Coming Soon
   Sound Options
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the best fairytales

    i loved this movie from my childhood,it is very magical and kind.This movie will love and your children and you.Every hero is special-and Varvara,and her father and two little bearcubs and others A must to have

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