He embodied the conscience of our people, he was an expression of our best aspirations, hopes and deeds. But to top it off, dear Daddy took us home and cranked up the old SCOTT HI FI, put the 1956 Columbia recording of the #3 in B Minor by the Philaelphia Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy (see the review at AMAZON by Avrohom Leichtling of Botstein's version with the LSO) and we acted it out all over again! ", until he finds out she savaged his performance. I first saw this Russian/Soviet epic on WOR TV's "Million Dollar Theater" back in the 60s, on our old B&W set. It definitely belonged on MST3K. Most recently I saw it on MST3000 and was appalled that they were making fun of it. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The film itself is a bit jerky in spots because whoever did the dubbing didn't do too good a job, which is why I gave it only four stars. I give this movie a 10 on the basis that it provided me with countless hours enjoyment when I was a child. In his nervousness Frank says Babylon 5 was on last night. The action parts impressed me, tremendous battle scenes with thousands of extras. Ilya (played by Boris Andreyev) battles the dragon in Ilya Muromets (1956, aka The Sword and the Dragon) And the giant crossbow arrow that pierces the serpent’s wing. I first saw this in a theater when I was a kid and fell in love with the tale, so much so that it actually impacted my life in a major way. A fantastic-looking Russian fantasy epic which, despite a poor, washed-out print, still manages to convince in its portrayal of a LORD OF THE RINGS-type world packed with monsters, beautiful landscapes, and warring armies. For fans of:Soviet Cinema, Mosfilm, Adventure, Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, Monastic Saints, No Purchase Required, ActorsBoris Andreyev, Shukur Burkhanov, Andrei Abrikosov, Natalya Medvedeva, Ninel Myshkova, Sergey Martinson, CinematographersYuli Kun, Fyodor Provorov. The film is a bit lumbering, but not much more so than "The Ten Commandments," which is more highly regarded, and not entirely justifiably. SO....Get this movie and see it with a couple of six and seven year old boys and pretend right along with them! The characters might have been speaking in English but their behavior, their dress and the events that unfolded before my eyes were unlike anything I had ever seen before. Segment Two: The SOL crew perform “A Joke by Ingmar Bergman”. . Recommended! .you gotta love it, Great Soviet fantasy that borders on the ridiculous, It would be fun see this one one the Big Screen. When distributors Joseph Harris and Sig Shore bought the U.S. rights to Ilya Muromets, the movie was cut down from 95 to 83 minutes, given its new title, dubbed into English (with Ilya voiced by Marvin Miller and Kalin dubbed by Paul Frees) and the multi-channel soundtrack was lost. What's more, it IS enjoyable. 618 - High School Big Shot, Once upon a time, there was a happy and peaceful kingdom of golden lakes, rolling hills, and fertile soil. Yes, I've read the criticisms about this DVD being a very old print of the film, that the color was faded for the first half of its 82 minutes but my wanting to see it again outweighed anything critical that I'd read. I really enjoyed it. Change ). I remember this movie well as a kid going to see it in theater which is the only place it really should be seen. Toti actorii si actritele . Ilya Muromets;The Epic Hero and the Beast Plus unlike its dub it's actually coherent.