- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 8, 2001
- Originally Released: 1934
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer - RSDL
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Documentary: THE WORLD OF JOSEF VON STERNBERG (1966)
- Shorts: VON STERNBERG TRIBUTE, Jack Smith - Filmmaker
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Production Stills
- Liner Notes: Robin Wood - Film Historian
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 01/26/1994
"...[A] fascinating account of the rise of Russia's Catherine the Great. You could learn the whole story just from the dazzling Byzantine sets filled with gnarled gargoyles..."
When the innocent Princess Sophia of Prussia marries the grandson of Peter the Great she is forced to change her name, and her religion. She descends into a world of sexual decadence as Katherine emerging as one of the most powerful rulers in Russian history. Intensely erotic, the film was very controversial.
True Story |
- Musical arrangements adapted from original music by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn.
- Copyright 1934 Paramount Productions, Inc. Renewed 1961 by EMKA, LTD.