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Eureka Entertainment to re-issue VIY, the ground-breaking gothic folktale made in Russia during the Soviet era, on Blu-ray as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 24 May 2021.

Bursting with startling imagery and stunning practical effects courtesy of directors Konstantin Yershov, Georgi Kropachyov, and perhaps most notably, artistic director Aleksandr Ptushko (the legendary special effects artist whose spectacular stop-motion effects and innovative colour cinematography has seen him referred to as the Soviet equivalent of Willis O’Brien, Ray Harryhausen, and even Mario Bava), VIY has influenced generations of directors for more than half a century.

In 19th century Russia, a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch. But when she rises from the dead to seduce him, it will summon a nightmare of fear, desire, and the ultimate demonic mayhem.

The Masters of Cinema series is proud to present VIY on Blu-ray from a HD restoration of the original film elements.

Special Features

  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
  • Original Russian mono audio
  • Optional English mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles and English SDH
  • Brand new audio commentary with film historian and eastern European cinema expert Michael Brooke
  • Brand new video essay on Russian novelist and VIY author Nikolai Gogol
  • Archival documentary on VIY
  • Three Russian silent film fragments, The Portrait [1915, 8 mins], The Queen of Spades [1916, 16 mins], and Satan Exultant [1917, 20 mins]
  • A Collector’s Booklet featuring a new essay on Aleksandr Ptushko by Tim Lucas, and a new essay by Serbian writer and film critic Dejan Ognjanovi
studio:
Masters of Cinema
Run Time:
77 mins approx
Director:
Konstantin Yershov

Georgi Kropachyov
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Leonid Kuravlyov

Natalya Varley

Aleksey Glazyrin
Subtitle Languages:

English, English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1967
Main Language:
Russian
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
Eureka!

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Eureka Entertainment to re-issue VIY, the ground-breaking gothic folktale made in Russia during the Soviet era, on Blu-ray as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 24 May 2021.

Bursting with startling imagery and stunning practical effects courtesy of directors Konstantin Yershov, Georgi Kropachyov, and perhaps most notably, artistic director Aleksandr Ptushko (the legendary special effects artist whose spectacular stop-motion effects and innovative colour cinematography has seen him referred to as the Soviet equivalent of Willis O’Brien, Ray Harryhausen, and even Mario Bava), VIY has influenced generations of directors for more than half a century.

In 19th century Russia, a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch. But when she rises from the dead to seduce him, it will summon a nightmare of fear, desire, and the ultimate demonic mayhem.

The Masters of Cinema series is proud to present VIY on Blu-ray from a HD restoration of the original film elements.

Special Features

  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray
  • Original Russian mono audio
  • Optional English mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles and English SDH
  • Brand new audio commentary with film historian and eastern European cinema expert Michael Brooke
  • Brand new video essay on Russian novelist and VIY author Nikolai Gogol
  • Archival documentary on VIY
  • Three Russian silent film fragments, The Portrait [1915, 8 mins], The Queen of Spades [1916, 16 mins], and Satan Exultant [1917, 20 mins]
  • A Collector’s Booklet featuring a new essay on Aleksandr Ptushko by Tim Lucas, and a new essay by Serbian writer and film critic Dejan Ognjanovi
studio:
Masters of Cinema
Run Time:
77 mins approx
Director:
Konstantin Yershov

Georgi Kropachyov
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Leonid Kuravlyov

Natalya Varley

Aleksey Glazyrin
Subtitle Languages:

English, English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1967
Main Language:
Russian
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
Eureka!
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