Viatcheslav Kalashnikov | marietta, Georgia United States | 06/10/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this film 30 years ago, and after reading review of of the man ,who got it insted of Disney version, I decided to see this film one more time. My opinion- If you order cheesburger and insted they send you bottle of vodka, it doesn't make vodka bad, inspite of your disappointment.I found this film better then british version(with Orson Wells as John Silver), it is more accurate to the book, and it is is very important to the "Tresure Island" buffs. And Boris Andreev as Silver much more believebel then Orson Wells (I didn't see Disney version of the book) It is a pretty seemly film. I didnt see the DVD But I know that RUSSICO company made perfect copys."
Great old movie
hihuy | Saint Paul, Minnesota United States | 06/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great movie dubbed in at least 10 languages (that I know of). Another person rated it as 1 only because it was not the version he was expecting and apparently didn't watch it at all. Saying that this is a bad movie would be equal to saying that all black and white movies are bad. Visit website Ruscico.com for classic russian movies and for the list of special features on this DVD."
Soviet Cinema Classic
Viatcheslav Kalashnikov | 06/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This film is a 1971 Rissian version of Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island." This classic was filmed in Soviet cinema three times (1931, 1971, and 1982) each one with a slightly different flavor. Keeping in mind the tight budget and limited resources that these filmmakers had, this movie is particulatly well done. The DVD is a masterpiece in itself as it offers 3 fully dubbed versions of the film in 5.1 Dolby Digital sound (Russian 5.1, English 5.1, French 5.1). It even offers the menus in these 3 languages. In addition, the subtitles are privided in 11 languages (including German, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, etc.) The dubbing for the film is done really well, which often makes one forget that this is a foreign film. Unlike the Disney versions, Russian and European versions of classics like this one tend to stay much more true to the book. This film is a nice example of Soviet cinema and is a must see for anyone interested in foreign films."
Good fun, but not a classic
Markus Egger | Spring, TX United States | 04/18/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is the russion version of the classic story, and one can tell. Things aren't quite as high budget but overall, it is pretty good. The main thing that I didn't like was that many of the transitions in the story were rather abrupt. Now the story isn't too complex, but it still takes away from the movie."