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Bed And Sofa With Chess Fever AKA Tretya meschanskaya

DVD (UPC: 889290090973)
  • Drama (Aspect: 1.33:1)
  • DVD-R Product: This Product is manufactured on demand.
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Starring:
Nikolai Batalov, Liudmilla Semyonova, Vladimir Fogel, Leonid Lurenev, Maria Larotskaia (Bed and Sofa) / Vladimir Fogel, Anna Zemtsova, José, Raú, l Capablanca, Anatoli Ktorov, Ivan Koval-Samborsky, Yakov Protazanov, Yuri Raizman, Mikhail Zharov (Ch

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Synopsis

Daring for its time - or any time - Bed And Sofa is the story of a love triangle between a woman and two men living together in a one-room basement apartment in 1927 Moscow. When Liuda becomes pregnant and no one knows which man is the father, she must determine her own future. With an involving plot, comic invention, pathos, naturalistic performances, and highly-charged use of space and objects, director Abram Room illuminates the lives of the characters but without offering a simplistic resolution. Instead he successfully uses their personal stories to probe complex issues of lingering patriarchy and female self-sufficiency in the new society. A sparkling print and excellent new music contribute fresh life and added meaning to an amazingly modern Russian film classic.

The delightful comedy Chess Fever by Vsevolod Pudovkin and Nikolai Shpikovsky is included as a half-hour film bonus. It's a witty and ingenious satire on the chess craze which swept Moscow at the time of the International Tournament there.

This edition of Bed And Sofa is digitally mastered at the visually correct speed from an excellent original print brought to the USA in the 1930s by film historian Jay Leyda. For the first time the film is presented with correct and full English intertitles.

Bed And Sofa
Year: 1927
Length: 87 minutes
Director: Abram Room
Starring: Nikolai Batalov, Liudmilla Semyonova, Vladimir Fogel, Leonid Lurenev, Maria Larotskaia
Music: Compiled by Rodney Sauer and Susan hall and performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Format: NTSC

Chess Fever
Year: 1925
Length: 28 minutes
Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin and Nikolai Shpikovsky
Starring: Vladimir Fogel, Anna Zemtsova, José Raúl Capablanca, Anatoli Ktorov, Ivan Koval-Samborsky, Yakov Protazanov, Yuri Raizman, Mikhail Zharov
Music: Compiled and performed by Rodney Sauer
Format: NTSC

Produced for DVD by David Shepard
From the Blackhawk Films® Collection
Presented by Flicker Alley

Specifications

  • UPC: 889290090973
  • Release Date: 1927 / 192
  • Content Provider: Flicker Alley, LLC
  • Runtime: 115:00
  • Genre: Drama
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD-NTSC
  • Screen: 0.16875
  • Aspect: 1.33:1
  • Rating: NR
  • Audio: Stereo
  • Color/BW: BW
  • Special Features: None
  • Copyright: Special Contents of This Edition ©2004 by Film Preservation Associates, Inc. / Blu-ray Publication and Design ©2016 Flicker Alley, LLC
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: DVD-9

Cast and Crew

Starring:
Nikolai Batalov
Liudmilla Semyonova
Vladimir Fogel
Leonid Lurenev
Maria Larotskaia (Bed and Sofa) / Vladimir Fogel
Anna Zemtsova
José
Raú
l Capablanca
Anatoli Ktorov
Ivan Koval-Samborsky
Yakov Protazanov
Yuri Raizman
Mikhail Zharov (Ch

Written by:
Scenario by Viktor Shklovskii and Abram Room (Bed and Sofa) / Scenario by Nikolai Shpikovsky (Chess Fever)

Directed by:
Abram Room (Bed and Sofa) / Vsevelod I. Pudovkin and Nikolai Shpikovsky (Chess Fever)

Produced by:
SovkinoProduction (Bed and Sofa) / Mezhrabpom-Russ (Chess Fever)