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The Secret of Nikola Tesla
The Secret of Nikola Tesla
Actors: Petar Bozovic, Strother Martin, Orson Welles, Dennis Patrick, Oja Kodar
Director: Krsto Papic
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2003     1hr 55min

EBE Award Winner! Best Feature Film - International UFO Congress Film Festival. Long shrouded in secrecy, the life of Nikola Tesla is artfully illuminated in this fascinating film. His achievements led to the discovery of ...  more »


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Actors: Petar Bozovic, Strother Martin, Orson Welles, Dennis Patrick, Oja Kodar
Director: Krsto Papic
Creators: Ivica Rajkovic, Krsto Papic, Boris Erdelji, Ivan Kusan, Ivo Bresan
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: UFO TV
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/04/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Don't buy this DVD
(1 out of 5 stars)

"It's beyond doubt that Nikola Tesla was a genius. Equally it's beyond doubt that this entertaining movie is without question the most appalling transfer onto the DVD medium ever! It's not just the diabolical colour saturation or the abhorrent audio that should give this movie transfer 0 out of 1000 but on one scene the movie turns to B&W, pauses, rewinds (exactly like a VHS movie) before continuing again!!I wish it were possible to give this DVD a negative rating as its transfer is beyond a joke. Charging $USD26.96 makes this a horrendous criminal nightmare!"
A Butchered Edition
Matt Ventimiglia | Simi Valley, CA United States | 12/17/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This version of the 1980 Zagreb film production is altered from its original form. A "new-age" introduction featuring a rotund Priestess presiding over a wedding and some interview excerpts with a few psuedo-science quacks spoils the openning. The original Serb language introduction and other Serb language scenes do not have subtitles as in the earlier US release prints. There has also been some reorganization of footage which doesn't improve any aspect of the film. "UFO Films" who now control the distribution rights should be condemned for this travesty. The original was a modest but successful first attempt at a biographical film about Tesla. It certainly won't be too long before some hopefully capable filmmaker revisits the subject."
Very Poor Video Quality
A. Cantrell | Billings, MT | 07/25/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The movie story itself is great. But the poor video quality made it difficult to watch. The sound was off most the time and the video had a reddish/orange tint the second half. The DVD stops at a certain point about 3/4 the way into the movie and just freezes. VERY BAD COPY!!! No English subtitles for the scenes in another language."
A great primer for thoes who don't know about this genius
A. Cantrell | 06/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is an overview of the great and hidden life of a man who has probably contributed more to humanity than any other being in "recorded" history. It cronicles the period of Tesla's life and associations with Edison, Morgan, Westinghouse, Twain and other notable contemporaries. It doesn't go into any great detail about this complex character, but is quite informative about who the man was, and what we as humanity and our "Spaceship Earth" have been cheated out of. It stars Orson Wells as J.P. Morgan and Struther (sp?) Martin as George Westinghouse, other than that mostly unknowns. I hesitate to give it 5 stars mainly because of the film quality, but it is absolutely a must-see for all, ESPECIALLY children of all ages! Oh, this is a foreign film, and there are subtitles in the first 5 min. or so, but not to worry, the rest is in english."