PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.
For the movie's 30th anniversary, the Turner Entertainment Company created a new print to be used for a theatrical re-issue, and new home videos. Over the years, heavy demand for prints around the world had left the original negative worn and scratched, forcing MGM to use duplicate negatives for some sequences. Fortunately, the original negative had not suffered from color degeneration, so technicians created new printing masters that eliminated the scratches. They also returned to the original sound elements to create a new soundtrack that was then recorded in DTS Digital Stereo. When the new version premiered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, some viewers thought the movie looked even better than it had at its premiere.
I'm a FREE man.
Kostoyed Amourski: . I am the only free man on this train! The rest of you are CATTLE!
In the teaching lab, Yuri's view through the microscope is time-lapse footage of what appear to be live cancer cells from culture. In real time, the cells move so slowly that it's barely noticeable, even through a microscope.
In the original 1965 version, the film has a prolonged end title with just "Presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer" superimposed over a shot of water rushing out of the dam. For the 1999 re-release, the MGM line was removed and replaced with "Presented by Turner Entertainment Co." followed by restoration and sound remixing credits, also superimposed over the shot.
English, Russian, French