DVD, Digital Release: Two From Sergei Eisenstein: October & Alexander Nevsky

Digital, DVD Release Date: Nov. 23, 2021
Price: DVD $25.90
Studio: Corinth Films

On November 23, Corinth Films will deliver a pair of Russian filmmaking great Sergei of Eisenstein’s landmark classics in one specially-priced DVD set: Two From Sergei Eisenstein: October & Alexander Nevsky.

Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Born in Riga, Latvia in 1898, Sergei Eisenstein brought Russian history to life and to the masses through a blend of avant-garde filmmaking and Communist propaganda. A director and film theorist, he was perhaps best known for being the father of the film montage and despite his relatively small output, he’s regarded as one of cinema’s chief architects whose influence transcended national and political boundaries.

Utilizing art to propel political ideas following the Russian Revolution of 1917, his first feature film and still one of his most seminal was Strike (1924), about a 1903 factory worker strike. He’d go on to direct Battleship Potemkin (1925), one of the greatest propaganda films ever made, along with a handful of other cinematic achievements including the well-regarded historical epics: October (1928) and Alexander Nevsky (1938).

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.