- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: September 21, 2004
- Originally Released: 1939
- Label: Image Entertainment
Packaging: Keep Case
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Additional Release Material:
- Interview - Kirill Stolyarov - Director
- Featurette - Russian Tales
Performers, Cast and Crew:
A retelling of the fairy tale of the Frog Princess, this elaborate production tells of a father with three sons, the eldest of whom have recently chosen their brides. The youngest, however, has brought home a frog he has met in the forest, much to his family's chagrin. Soon, however, they learn that the frog is really the lovely and noble Vassilisa, who has been put under a curse by the evil Gornych the Serpent when she angered his by refusing his marriage proposal. This is a charming tale about the power of love told through stunning visuals and costumes, chock full of monsters, witches, and even a three-headed dragon.
Description by Image Entertainment:
There once lived a father who had three sons; the two eldest, Anton and Agafon, had chosen themselves regular brides, but the youngest, Ivanushka, brought home a frog from the marshes! However, the frog was actually the beautiful Vassilisa, over whom Gorynych the Serpent had cast a magical spell when she refused to marry him. Filled with spectacular monsters (including a three-headed dragon) and breathtaking visuals, this restored masterwork of Russian fantasy will delight viewers of all ages.