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Battleship Potemkin is getting a 35mm re-release! Check out the trailer!

Nordling here with a bit of classic film news!

Alright, film geeks, it's one of those litmus test times.  Be honest, have you seen BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN?  It's alright if you haven't.

But you can remedy that coming this January, in the best way possible.  In select cities on January 14th, Sergei Eisenstein's undisputed classic returns to the screen, available for the first time in 35mm.  Missing shots will be restored, with all the title cards, and Edmund Meisel's score intact.
I don't have to tell you not to miss this if this is playing in your area.  Check your local listings in January!
Nordling out!
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  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST


    by maxwell's hammer

    I actually have seen it, and would loved to see a version a bit more cleaned up than the one I currently have on DVD. I hope Dallas is on that list of cities!

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST


    by LoopyDAVE76

    They ripped that part off from The Untouchables! WTF is this shit.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    xmas gift

    by Grendy

    About 3-4 years ago, my brother gave me the Kino re-release with this restored footage and score. For Xmas, in front my our decidedly non-cinema family. They just could not grok why I was so excited for a silent Russian film. Or, why, smartly, the same brother bought himself a copy when he picked up he didn't have to be jealous of my cool present. Now that's a good brother! I also hope that Atlanta's on that list, 'cause I'd go see that at The Plaza in a second!

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST


    by Philo

    I have always liked Battleship Potemkin I'd be more excited if it were Alexandr Nevsky they were rereleasing

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I'm not ashamed to have no interest in this.

    by ROBRAM89

    And I won't be made to be.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    this will be

    by Ben Harrison

    awesome. Would KILL to see this in a theatre. Eisenstein's writings on film are essential reading for all. Anybody know if this is out on Blu yet?

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    is this the same as the blu-ray print?

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Anyone know if this is the same as the Kino blu-ray that came out earlier this year? I had that on my Christmas wish list but now I'm wondering if this means a superior version is right around the corner.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Nothing glorious about quicktime

    by alienindisguise

    and this flick is like Citizen Kane in that people are told it's great and so many just accept that even if they think it sucks. Think for yourselves people.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Love it on bluray

    by Buckrogersbarker

    I have this on bluray and love it. Kino does a great job with it titles and extras. Is it the same thing that is on tour? Now we need the German film "Titanic" from 1943.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST


    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    No ones saying you have to like this or Kane, nor is anyone telling you what to think. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that. All anyone's saying is that the general consensus is that Kane and Potemkin are some of the greatest, most ifluential films in cinema, each helping to lay the blueprint for modern film, each ushering in techniques still used today, nearly 100 years later. There's no denying those facts regardless of wether you personally liked the films or not.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Thank you robram89

    by HansBubi

    I'm not sure if you intended for your post to be funny, yet it made me laugh. And not just one of those cheap one-second laughs (chuckles?) that some talkbacks settle for. Those fools don't aim high, and their writing suffers for it. Thank you again.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Had it on my "need to watch" list for some time

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Pretty incredible visuals for the early 20th century. Even if you think it sucks, you have to appreciate how revolutionary something like this was at the time.

  • Dec. 22, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    no brain to drain

    by DrMorbius

    There are many here that would love to give you...<p>'the boot'

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    is it the same as the recent release?


    No, this is the 35mm theatrical experience that Home Video will never quite capture the awe and majesty of.

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST

    We studied this in animation class. Rad news, indeed.

    by CodeName

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST


    by Laserbrain

    You know, now I really think about it, Eisenstein and Welles ARE shit. You've pulled the wool from my eyes. I promise to think for myself from now on. Any further orders?

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Someone get JJ Abrams a ticket.

    by Fortunesfool

    And anyone else who thinks flinging a camera about and sticking the footage together in a random order makes you a film-maker.

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    The best 'fuck you' to Michael Bay next year

    by PTSDPete

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Da da da...

    by dogu4

    Good news. I'd be most interested in what scenes have been restored more than the quality of the re-mastering itself, and hope that this means 'Alexander Nevsky' is getting the same treatment. Makes me wish that back then they had thought of making a couple of those "how we made the movie" features that seem so ubiquitous now-a-days.

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    I doubt that it will be on the list, but I hope we get it here in Jacksonville. To see the Odessa Steps sequence on the big screen would be awesome.

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Saw it in college...

    by JackSack

    ... for a film class... not ashamed to say I fell asleep.

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Er, Harry, is it the same cut though?

    by irishraidersfan

    C'mon, dude! Help an Irish brother out - it's Christmas (almost) after all! Got the Metropolis blu having seen it live with an orchestra at the National Concert Hall here in Dublin; wanna know if I need to hold out for a new blu of Battleship? If anyone can find out, Harry my main dudeslapper can! :)

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST


    by Manatee

    "Potemkin" is not my favorite Eisenstein film, but the Odessa Steps sequence is miraculous. Probably one of the top 5 cinematic achievements... ever!

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    "Potemkin City Limits"...

    by HB_Dad

    ... is a great album by a band called "Propagandhi" :-)

  • Kind of an inside joke if you live in the New York City area...

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 3:51 a.m. CST

    "You sank my Battleship Potemkin!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

    It's sometime after 4:30 AM in the morning and now I'm just being silly... :)

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by workshed