Strike (Blu-ray)

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1924
  • Label: Kino Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Glumov's Diary - For Years considered lost, Eisenstein's first film is a playful experimental short made for his stage production of Alexander Ostrovsky's Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man
    • Eisenstein and the Revolutionary Spirit - Film Historian Natacha Laurent places Eisenstein's work in the context of the Communist Revolution and contemporary Soviet filmmaking
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Sergei Eisenstein's first film is, without doubt, one of the most astonishing debuts in film history. His introduction of dialectical montage--which included then-innovative shock cuts to such violent images as a raised club, a bloody face, and a bull's throat being cut--both disturbed and galvanized contemporary audiences. Combined with the expressionistic compositional style Eisenstein had absorbed from French and German films, it established its director as a new force in world cinema. Commissioned by the government to commemorate the first, failed Bolshevik revolution, the film covers a 1912 strike at a metalworks factory whose workers have been bullied and humiliated by the plant management. When a fired worker commits suicide, the workers organize a peaceful strike. But the plant bosses make use of agents provocateurs and eventually bring in the czar's troops, who crack down on the strikers with maximum brutality. Aside from his editing innovations, Eisenstein pioneered the concept of the collective group as a character, influenced by the example of the newly formed Soviet Union, as well as the Constructivist art of the period.

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Classic | Politics | Silent | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • This silent film features an orchestral score.
  • The film marked the feature-film directing debut of Sergei Eisenstein.
  • Eisenstein borrowed many of the actors from his Proletkult theater troupe.
  • Among the many directors to pay homage directly to Eisenstein's shock-cut technique was Francis Ford Coppola near the end of APOCALYPSE NOW.

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