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The Cranes Are Flying (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

The Cranes Are Flying (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)
 
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The Cranes Are Flying Blu-ray
Летят журавли / Letyat zhuravli
Criterion | 1957 | 96 min | Not rated | Mar 24, 2020

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
Russian: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515243018


The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Veronica and Boris are blissfully in love, until the eruption of World War II tears them apart.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Writer: Viktor Rozov
Starring: Tatyana Samojlova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin, Svetlana Kharitonova, Valentin Zubkov


Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 2K RESTORATION, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- New interview with scholar Ian Christie on why the film is a landmark of Soviet cinema
- Audio interview from 1961 with director Mikhail Kalatozov
- Hurricane Kalatozov, a documentary from 2009 on the Georgian director's complex relationship with the Soviet government
- Segment from a 2008 program about the film's cinematography, featuring original storyboards and an interview with actor Alexei Batalov
- Interview from 2001 with filmmaker Claude Lelouch on the film's French premiere at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by critic Chris Fujiwara

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