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Cinerama's Russian Adventure

Street Date:
November 22nd, 2016
Movie Release Year:
Flicker Alley
127 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Bing Crosby


Boris Dolin, Roman Karmen, Vasily Katanyan, Solomon Kogan, Leonid Kristi, Oleg Lebedev

Plot Synopsis:

Photographed over an eight-year period by Russia s top filmmakers, Cinerama's Russian Adventure brings together some of the most exquisite, jaw-dropping, and beautiful sequences from over six Soviet Kinopanorama productions (the Russian equivalent of three-panel Cinerama). The film s locations stretch from one end of Russia to the other, from the snow-covered countryside to the majestic subways of Moscow, from the deck of a whaling ship to the front seats of the Bolshoi Theater. Bing Crosby narrates the journey, offering both a grand and intimate view of a country and culture so often cited and yet so seldom seen.

In classic Cinerama style, your first glimpse of Russia is from behind the reigns of a troika, a traditional three-horse sled, speeding through the snow. Next, you ll land in Moscow for spectacular shots of the Kremlin, the Volga River, the bustling street life, and a spring carnival complete with singing, dancing, and clowns on stilts. From there, you ll marvel at the dazzling Moscow Circus, take a raft ride down the Tisza River, join in a wild antelope roundup on the Barsa-Kelmes, and witness a show-stopping performance of the famous Moiseyev Dancers. The most visceral sequences, though, take place not on land, but on water: the spare-no-details whale hunt aboard a factory ship in the Antarctic and the alien voyage of an octopus as it glides beneath the sea.

Flicker Alley, Cinerama Inc., and the family of Hal Dennis / Hal Dennis Productions are proud to present Cinerama's Russian Adventure in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation. The film has been digitally remastered, and beautifully so, allowing audiences to experience - in the words of Bing Crosby what I believe will be our most exciting journey...

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray/DVD

Video Resolution/Codec

  • TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 2.59:1

Audio Formats

  • TBA


  • Fortress of Peace (1964): A Swiss Army propaganda film shot in Cinerama and nominated for the 1965 Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Film
  • Concorde (1966): A 70mm Cinerama short about the then soon-to-be-unveiled supersonic airplane
  • Working With Our Father on Russian Adventure: An interview with film editors Craig and Hal Dennis Jr., sons of producer Hal Dennis
  • Reconstructing Russian Adventure : A restoration demonstration with Dave Strohmaier
  • Russian Adventure Trailer: Theatrical trailer
  • Slideshows: Ads and publicity materials, sample scripts pages, and Russian Adventure Study Guide
  • Program Booklet: A facsimile representation of the original program booklet

Exclusive HD Content

  • Trailer Gallery: Collection of trailers from other Cinerama shows (Blu-ray only)