In 19th century Russia, a Tartar rebellion led by Feofar Khan separates Russia from Siberia where the Tsar's brother and his troops are making a last stand. The Tsar entrusts Captain Michel Strogoff to deliver a vital message to them.
Ever since the death of his wife, the famous and once highly-respected general Michael Strogoff has fallen steadily into a state of decrepitude. The Tartars have again overrun the empire's ... See full summary »
I can remember those days when this magnificent series was on German television quite regular. I always watched it since it was really a wonderful piece of work. Unfortunately, I can't figure out the movie company that made this series, or that has the rights on it, or I would mail them to request a DVD-release...
It is a series based upon Jules Vernes' famous novel "Mikhail Strogoff - courier of the Tsar". I've read this book as well and I find the TV series really close to that piece of work, which is -IMHO- one of the best works of Vernes. As far as I can remember it after all these years, the entire series is well made. Good acting, good atmosphere, wonderful costumes and locations.
The series take quite some hours, but never become boring at all.
I can only recommend this work to everybody who enjoys good adventure and travel films.
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