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Battleship Potemkin Battleship Potemkin

a film by Sergei Eisenstein a film by Sergei Eisenstein
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Sergei M. Eisenstein directs this historical, silent Russian drama centred on the naval mutiny and street riots at the seaport of Odessa that sparked the 1905 Russian Revolution. When the crew of the Battleship Potemkin protests after being given rotten meat as rations, the captain responds by ordering the execution of the dissidents. Outrage at this injustice quickly ignites and the townspeople soon surround the harbour in a mass demonstration - but the scene gives way to tragedy and brutality as the authorities move in to quell the uprising. Sergei M. Eisenstein directs this historical, silent Russian drama centred on the naval mutiny and street riots at the seaport of Odessa that sparked the 1905 Russian Revolution. When the crew of the Battleship Potemkin protests after being given rotten meat as rations, the captain responds by ordering the execution of the dissidents. Outrage at this injustice quickly ignites and the townspeople soon surround the harbour in a mass demonstration - but the scene gives way to tragedy and brutality as the authorities move in to quell the uprising.

Extras

  • Drifters (John Grierson, 1929, 39 mins): Grierson's acclaimed film that follows a herring drifter, from departure in Scotland to market in East Anglia
  • Granton Trawler (John Grierson, 1934, 11 mins): Grierson's follow up to Drifters, one of the GPO Film Unit's first experiments with sound
  • Trade Tattoo (Len Lye, 1937, 6 mins): celebratory animation made from off-cuts of EMB and GPO films, including Drifters and Night Mail
  • North Sea (Harry Watt, 1938, 32 mins): dramatic reconstruction of sea farers battle with the elements, produced by the GPO Film Unit
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    SKU 5035673021002
    Catalogue Number BFIV2100
    Year 1925
    Director Eisenstein, Sergei M.
    Format DVD
    Publisher(s) BFI
    Countries Russia
    Aspect ratio 1:1.33 (4:3) Standard
    Colour Black & white
    Sound Dolby Digital 2.0
    Subtitles English
    Language(s) silent, with Russian intertitles
    Running time 66 minutes
    DVD region 2
    Certificate PG

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