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James Steffen <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 26 Jan 2007 14:56:55 -0500
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I'm not aware of *any* commercial DVD of POTEMKIN with the Meisel 
score. The Criterion Collection has been working on an Eisenstein 
silents box set, but there hasn't been any news on that in quite some 

The best-looking version of POTEMKIN on DVD at the moment is the French 
edition (with English subtitles) that also comes with a superior 
version of THE GENERAL LINE. It's released by Films Sans Frontieres and 
is available from

You'll need a Region 2 PAL player for this.

However, this is the 70s Soviet print that's also released in the U.S., 
and not the recent restoration that has been touring with the Meisel 

Incidentally, Films Sans Frontieres also sells an excellent DVD of 
Paradjanov's SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS, also with English 
subtitles. (Their DVD of THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES is overly 
contrast-boosted and not windowboxed, unlike the Kino DVD, which is 
still the best DVD edition of that particular film.)

James Steffen

Quoting "Larsson, Donald F" <[log in to unmask]>:

> I'm a bit embarrassed to be asking this, since I'm sure I'm overlooking
> something, but I'm having a hard time finding an "authoritative" DVD
> version (including the Meisel score) of POTEMKIN.  I  find several
> sources listed through the IMDB/Amazon but none seem to click and  the
> other usual suspects don't seem to have anything additional.
> Suggestions/explanations are welcome.
> Don Larsson
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