- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: October 31, 2006
- Originally Released: 1964
- Label: Facets
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- (unspecified) - Russian
- Subtitles - English - Optional
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 12/01/2011
"Jonas Gritsius's black-and-white Scope images and especially Dmitri Shostakovich's score illuminate the text as eloquently as do any of the actors."
Grigori Kozintsev's beautiful adaptation of the Bard classic is presented in Russian with English subtitles. Based on a translation by author Boris Pasternak, this version features simple yet effective imagery.