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Classic Russian Movie - Prisoner of the Caucausus 

Prisoner of the Caucasus, or Shurik's New Adventures (DVD NTSC)

Customer rating: 4.47 of a possible 5, with 17 votes cast

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  • Studio(s): Ruscico, MosFilm DVD
  • Region: ALL
  • Theatrical release: 1971
  • DVD release: 2002
  • Sound format(s): Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Language(s): Russian, English, French
  • Subtitles: Russian, English, French, German, Spanish
  • Format: 4:3
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Bonus material:
Documentary on making of the film; Interviews with Natalya Varlei and Vladimir Etush, composer Aleksandr Zatsepin; Short documentaries about Leonid Gaidai and Yuri Nikulin; Filmographies; Soon on DVD.
In this comic but dated story, nerdy Shurik travels to Caucasus in search of native legends and folklore. But what he finds is a beautiful girl whom, due to intoxication and deceit of the local "gang", he ends up literally stealing for the local deceitful governor. All the time Shurik thinks that it is all just a one old Caucasian custom. When he, finally, realizes what he did he goes out in search for the girl of his dreams.
  • Director: Leonid Gajdaj
  • Script: Leonid Gajdaj, Moris Slobodskoj, Yakov Kostyukovskij
  • Camera: Konstantin Brovin
  • Music: Aleksandr Zatsepin
  • Cast: Yurij Nikulin, Georgij Vitsin, Nina Grebeshkova, Natal'ya Varlej, Mikhail Gluzskij, Aleksandr Dem'yanenko, Vladimir Etush, Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Ruslan Akhmetov, Evgenij Morgunov, Emmanuil Geller, Georgy Svetlani
  • Art Director: Vladimir Kaplunovskij
  • Lyrics: Leonid Derbenev
  • Sound producer: Vladimir Krachkovskij
Here are some tips on using the menu on the DVDs:
First, you must wait for the required messages to play before you
can access the menu. In the main menu, there could be four topics:
  • простотр = Play
  • Эпизоды = Select episodes
  • Субтитры = Subtitles
  • Дополнительно = Extra material
Under subtitles:
  • Ангийский = English
  • Русский = Russian
  • без субтитров = without subtitles

My Review:
This movie is equivalent to a “G” rated American picture. It’s another classic of Russian comedy Notice that you can see either English or Russian subtitles. So, it is a fun way to improve your Russian. (You may need to experiment a little with the menu in order to display the subtitles, because the menu is in Russian.) The movie has been restored, so the image is crystal clear, and the company ships promptly.

Dan Bauer

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