A group of escaped prisoners, traveling in a hot air balloon, have to land on a remote islands and must try to survive there. They encounter a castaway, pirates, and captain Nemo with his ... See full summary »
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A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a ... See full summary »
A little girl Assol met a wizard and it has been foretold: "... it will be a fine sunny day when a beautiful ship under scarlet sail comes and the noble prince will take you away from here.... See full summary »
Set in Russia during the Battle of Stalingrad in the Second World War. The war is shown through the eyes of simple soldiers, who are dreaming about love and being loved in a peaceful life, which most of them will never have.
A very well done, three part Russian television film that takes 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and works in elements from its sequel Mysterious Island. While not as good as the 1954 Disney Film, it is superior to the two television films of 1997. The plot adheres fairly closely to the novel, with numerous flashbacks to Nemo's former life as Prince Dakkar in India. Special effects are rather weak with the diving suits recycled from a Space film (and with scuba diver inserts that do not really fit) nothing comparable to the squid fight and a Nautilus that is not up to Harper Goff's design for the 1954 film. The usual problem with films based on Verne, no female characters, is solved by giving "Aronaks" a wife, (he leaves on their wedding day) and the Nemo flashbacks. Vladislav Dvorzhetsky is an excellent Nemo, comparing very favorably to James Mason.
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