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Assassin of the Tsar

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Genres: Drama, History
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Oleg Yankovskiy, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Plot Sypnosis:

From Karen Shakhnazarov, director of ZEROGRAD, ASSASSIN OF THE TSAR is a mysterious and labyrinthine psychological drama in which the tormented chambers of a patient’s mind come to warp everything around him, even the folds of history itself. In one of his finest latter-day performances, the great Malcolm McDowell (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, TIME AFTER TIME) stars as Timofeyev, a severe schizophrenic in a dreary Soviet mental hospital who is convinced that, impossibly, he’s the killer of two Tsars: Alexander II in 1881 and Nicholas II in 1918. The thoughtful new head of the hospital, Dr. Smirnov (Oleg Yankovskiy) is determined to cure Timofeyev of his madness – but instead finds himself literally pulled back through time, inhabiting the ghosts of the past as they march towards their tragic destiny.

directed by: Karen Shakhnazarov
starring: Malcolm McDowell, Oleg Yankovskiy, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
1991 / 104 min / 1.37:1 / English DTS-HD MA 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region A Blu-ray
  • New restoration from original 35mm elements by Mosfilm
  • New commentary track by film writer and historian Samm Deighan
  • New essay by film critic and historian Walter Chaw
  • New interview with star Malcolm McDowell
  • New interview with director Karen Shakhnazarov
  • Russian language version of film with different edit and score
  • Blu-ray mastering and authoring by David Mackenzie/Fidelity in Motion
  • English SDH subtitles

 

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Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1991
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 104
Specs: Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.37:1
Audio Formats: English: DTS-HD MA 2.0
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH