The Battleship Potemkin (DVD)
Sergei Eisenstein’s masterpiece is one of the most influential silent films of all time.
A masterpiece from Russian silent film pioneer Sergei Eisenstein, The Battleship Potemkin is a dramatised account of the naval mutiny and street riots at the sea port of Odessa that sparked off the 1905 Russian Revolution. Widely regarded as one of the most important films in the history of cinema, it features pioneering and hugely influential rapid-cutting camera work and includes the memorable and acclaimed scene of the bloodshed on the Odessa Steps – as powerful today as it was in 1925.
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