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Cinerama's Russian Adventure

Cinerama's Russian Adventure

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Photographed over an eight-year period by Russia’s top filmmakers, Cinerama’s Russian Adventure brings together some of the most exquisite, jaw-dropping, and beautiful sequences from over six Soviet Kinopanorama productions (the Russian equivalent of three-panel Cinerama). The film’s locations stretch from one end of Russia to the other, from the snow-covered countryside to the majestic subways of Moscow, from the deck of a whaling ship to the front seats of the Bolshoi Theater. Bing Crosby narrates the journey, offering both a grand and intimate view of a country and culture so often cited and yet so seldom seen.

In classic Cinerama style, your first glimpse of Russia is from behind the reigns of a troika, a traditional three-horse sled, speeding through the snow. Next, you’ll land in Moscow for spectacular shots of the Kremlin, the Volga River, the bustling street life, and a spring carnival complete with singing, dancing, and clowns on stilts. From there, you’ll marvel at the dazzling Moscow Circus, take a raft ride down the Tisza River, join in a wild antelope roundup on the Barsa-Kelmes, and witness a show-stopping performance of the famous Moiseyev Dancers. The most visceral sequences, though, take place not on land, but on water: the spare-no-details whale hunt aboard a factory ship in the Antarctic and the alien voyage of an octopus as it glides beneath the sea.

Flicker Alley, Cinerama Inc. and the family of Hal Dennis / Hal Dennis Productions are proud to present Cinerama’s Russian Adventure in the Smilebox® Curved Screen Simulation. The film has been digitally remastered, and beautifully so, allowing audiences to experience – in the words of Bing Crosby – “what I believe will be our most exciting journey…”


  • Fortress of Peace (1964) - A Swiss Army propaganda film shot in Cinerama and nominated for the 1965 Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Film.
  • Concorde (1966) - A 70mm Cinerama short about the then soon-to-be-unveiled supersonic airplane.
  • Working With Our Father on Russian Adventure - An interview with film editors Craig and Hal Dennis Jr., sons of producer Hal Dennis.
  • Reconstructing Russian Adventure - A restoration demonstration with Dave Strohmaier.
  • Russian Adventure Trailer - A recreation of the original theatrical trailer.
  • Trailer Gallery - Collection of trailers from other Cinerama films. (Blu-ray only)
  • Slideshows - Ads and publicity materials, sample scripts pages, and “Russian Adventure Study Guide”.
  • Program Booklet - A facsimile representation of the original program booklet.
Release Date: November 22, 2016
Format: Blu-ray / DVD
Director: Leonid Kristy, Roman Karmen, Boris Dolin, Oleg Lebedev, Solomon Kogan, Vassily Katanian
Year: 1966
Language: English
Length: 127 mins.
UPC: 6-17311-67999-5
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