SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953): The Gambler - 1966 Soviet film.
Catalogue Number: 04I073
Reference: 93 510
Description: The sound is actually mono - a grainy, surface/tape-noise mono. But the film is flawless. This might appeal to film buffs as much as to opera collectors. A lot of time was spent on lip-syncing, the period costumes and cinematography (such as it was in the USSR when Super Panavision and Cinerama were abroad in the west). Definitely one for the archives! V. Makhov, Irina Poliakova, G. Troitsky, A. Matyushina, USSR Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra; Gennady Rozhdestvensky. NTSC/black & white/4:3 ratio. 84 min. English sub-titles. Sound: 2.0 Stereo Dolby Digital.