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The Ascent (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)(Pre-order / Jan 26)

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The Ascent Blu-ray
Восхождение / Voskhozhdenie
Criterion | 1977 | 109 min | Not rated | Jan 26, 2021

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Audio
Russian Mono

Subtitles
English

Discs
Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515254618


The Ascent (1977)

Two Soviet partisans depart their starving band on a short march to a nearby farm to get supplies. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.

Director: Larisa Shepitko
Starring: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Sergey Yakovlev, Lyudmila Polyakova


Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 4K RESTORATION, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- New selected-scene commentary featuring film scholar Daniel Bird
- New video introduction by Anton Klimov, son of director Larisa Shepitko and filmmaker Elem Klimov
- New interview with actor Lyudmila Polyakova
- The Homeland of Electricity, a 1967 short film by Shepitko
- Larisa, a 1980 short film tribute to his late wife by Klimov
- Two documentaries from 2012 about Shepitko's life, work, and relationship with Klimov
- Program from 1999 featuring an interview with Shepitko
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by poet Fanny Howe