Nicholas and Alexandra PG the story of the love that changed the world forever!
Nicholas and Alexandra
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 27, 1999
  • Originally Released: 1971
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • "Making of" Featurette From the Original Theatrical Release
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Scene Selections
  • Talent and Filmographies

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Directed by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Trotsky, you've been avoiding me!"
  - Lenin (Michael Bryant)

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1971 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration
Academy Awards 1971 - Best Costume Design

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 14


User Ratings: 1,664
Old-fashioned, overlong costume epic.
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- Opulent and well-acted, although fidelity to history is occasionally frayed. Full Review
Jul 1, 2016
Rating: 7/10 -- [Features] eye-pleasing production design and costumes. Full Review
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: C+ -- This lavish but a bit stale and overlong epic about the tragic fate of Ruusia's last czar and his wife (well acted by Janet Suzman) was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Full Review
Feb 28, 2008
Sam Spiegel comes up with a rarity: the intimate epic, in telling the fascinating story of the downfall of the Romanovs. Full Review
Jul 8, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- A lengthy, visually impressive period piece with little in the way of new material or fresh spins on history to distinguish it. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Jan 30, 2012
Rating: 2.5/4 -- The problem with Nicholas and Alexandra is that it considers the Russian Revolution from, in some ways, the least interesting perspective. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004

Product Description:

The story of the final years of Tsar Nicholas and Empress Alexandra of Russia, and the revolution which turned their lives upside down, and changed the world. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture. Academy Awards: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design.

Plot Synopsis:

This costume drama chronicles the decline and fall of the last Russian royal family, Czar Nicholas II and Czarina Alexandra -- from the birth of their hemophiliac son Alexis to the Bolshevik Revolution.
Empress Alexandra becomes involved with the occultist Rasputin, who exerts great influence over her when she rules the country during her husband's absence in World War I. Convinced that her son will die without Rasputin's continued magical presence, she becomes increasingly beholden unto him. Then, events take a bloody dramatic turn, as popular unrest and the political maneuvering of Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky lead to the Russian uprising, and the end of the Romanov reign.


Production Notes:

  • A Sam Spiegel-Franklin J. Schaffner production.
  • Shot in Panavision; color by Eastmancolor.
  • Michael Redgrave's last screen appearance.
  • Janet Suzman was nominated for an Academy Award as "Best Actress" in her second major screen role; her film debut was "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" in 1970.
  • The original choices for the lead roles were Rex Harrison and Vanessa Redgrave.
  • Additional cast: Roderic Noble (Alexis), Ania Marson (Olga), Candace Glendenning (Marie), James Hazeldine (Josef Stalin), Gordon Kostelow (Guchkov), David Giles (Goloshchekin), Ralph Neville (British Ambassador Buchanan), John Forbes Robertson (Colonel Volkov), Alan Dalton (Flautist), David Baxter (Young Bolshevik).

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 41,959
  • UPC: 043396032958
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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