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    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:34 pm

    Russian filmmaker planning new movie starring US actor Steven Seagal
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    Post  sepheronx on Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:12 pm

    George1 wrote:Russian filmmaker planning new movie starring US actor Steven Seagal

    I hope there will be plenty of bones breaking in this new film. Didnt read link but is he a secret GRU posing as a chef onboard a missile cruiser?

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    Greetings to everyone!

    If you are interested in Russia, especially its language and history, there is a video series to watch. Many history series about Russia - war events, rulers, crafts, trade and so on.

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    Post  Viktor on Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:20 pm

    Great trailer abt. ikings - Russian movie

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny9Fmx-rUKQ
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    Post  George1 on Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:58 am

    Russian adaptation of ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired by Romanov dynasty — filmmakers

    A full-screen feature film will be released before the TV series in late 2017

    MOSCOW, February 8. /TASS/. The Russian analogue of ‘Game of Thrones’ fantasy TV series will feature the history of the House of Romanov which reigned in the country for more than 300 years, the head of the Russian Film Group said on Monday.

    "The Golden Age historical project may be called an analogue to ‘Game of Thrones," said Alexey Petrukhin. "We have studied this project’s business model, had many contacts with ‘Game of Thrones’ makers. We will also have several cameramen and directors responsible for different families and characters."

    The project will consist of 12 seasons with 12 episodes in each, starting from the Time of Troubles period between 1598 and 1613, when the Romanov dynasty came to power.

    A full-screen feature film will be released before the TV series in late 2017. The first season of the TV project will be launched in early 2018.


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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:04 am



    The Bridge: new version to span Russia and Estonia

    http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/apr/04/the-bridge-russia-estonia

    Cross-border show follows US and Anglo-French adaptations of the series A new version of Scandinavian crime drama the Bridge is to transplant the action to the border between Russia and Estonia.
    It will star Russian actor Mikhail Porechenkov as an investigator from the eastern side of the border and Lithuania’s Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė as his Estonian counterpart, playing the role made famous by Sofia Helin as Saga Norén..................


    Sounds fun but the version I am waiting for is North/South Korean one... lol1
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:18 pm




    They even got Sharlito Copley to play, awesome!!! thumbsup
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    Post  Werewolf on Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:22 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:


    They even got Sharlito Copley to play, awesome!!! thumbsup

    Russian production/direction?
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:43 pm


    Both.

    Some actors are foreign.
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    Post  sepheronx on Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:04 pm

    Yeah, movie was filmed in Moscow too.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:55 pm


    With subtitles, looks sweeet!!! thumbsup

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    Post  TheArmenian on Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:28 am

    I recently watched the new Russian movie Ekipazh 2016.

    Enjoyed it very much, good scenario, good acting, good story, good filming and good effects.
    As good or better than holywood.

    Strongly recommend.
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    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:27 am

    Russian Fantasy Film About Dragons Sets Chinese Box Office on Fire

    Russian film 'He's a Dragon," which was released in Russia in December 2015, was already an internet hit with viewers of Chinese pirate videos.


    "He's a Dragon" was the second most popular film in Chinese cinemas on Friday, making 18.35 million yuan ($2.77 million) in revenue on its first day, Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported.

    According to a bulletin of Chinese film distributors, cited by Chinese portal Cbooo.ru, on Friday the film was the most popular of the day's new releases. In a single day in China, the film made more money than its entire run at the box office in Russia and the CIS earlier this year, where it took a total of $1.87 million.

    "He's a Dragon" was a hit with Chinese internet users earlier this year, when several pirate versions of the film with Chinese subtitles appeared on the internet. One of them received 3.7 million views in just five days, Vedomosti reported.

    In February the Bazelevs studio, which produced the film, told RIA Novosti that the film's popularity came as a surprise to distributers. The dragon is an important symbol in Chinese culture, and is traditionally seen as a good omen that symbolizes success, power and good luck.

    "When we presented the film to Chinese distributors, they replied that local people are unlikely to be interested in the picture because of its plot. The dragon is portrayed as a negative character who brings evil, which fundamentally contradicts the national image," said Valeriya Dobrolyubova, head of Bazelevs sales department.

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    Nevertheless, the film is on course to become the highest-grossing Russian film released in China. That title is currently held by the 2013 war film Stalingrad, which took a total of $11.8 million at the Chinese box office, and $1.7 million on its first day.

    China's highest-grossing film of all time is the Chinese–Hong Kong production The Mermaid, a whacky comedy starring Stephen Chow (of Kung Fu Hustle fame) released in February 2016. The film, which took 3.391 billion yuan ($512 million) at the Chinese box office, tells the story of a group of mermaids fighting against a property tycoon who threatens the future of their habitat. Eventually, the businessman falls in love with one of the mermaids.

    http://sputniknews.com/asia/20160820/1044469669/russian-dragon-fantasy-film.html
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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:58 pm


    I like my superhero movies to be darker and more Batman\Spawn\Dredd variety and less Avengers like.

    But this thing has a Man-Bear with a frekin' Gatling-gun FFS!!!! affraid thumbsup

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    Post  kvs on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:58 am

    Nice to see Russian films catching up in all the CGI eye candy to Hollywood. Hollywood needs some competition and movies
    are a good "soft power" element. Hopefully Russian movies will have more intelligent plots.
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    Post  sepheronx on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:18 am

    kvs wrote:Nice to see Russian films catching up in all the CGI eye candy to Hollywood.  Hollywood needs some competition and movies
    are a good "soft power" element.  Hopefully Russian movies will have more intelligent plots.

    I dream of seeing a movie that is reference to the STALKER games. Hope the Russian film industry tries it someday.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:19 am

    kvs wrote:Nice to see Russian films catching up in all the CGI eye candy to Hollywood.  Hollywood needs some competition and movies
    are a good "soft power" element.  Hopefully Russian movies will have more intelligent plots.

    In my experience intelligent plots are opposite of soft power.

    Otherwise how do you explain Rambo 2 & 3, Rocky 4 or Top Gun? Very Happy

    Although in all fairness Top Gun is damn fun movie but I think reasons for that solely music and F-14. music
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:29 am

    sepheronx wrote:
    kvs wrote:Nice to see Russian films catching up in all the CGI eye candy to Hollywood.  Hollywood needs some competition and movies
    are a good "soft power" element.  Hopefully Russian movies will have more intelligent plots.

    I dream of seeing a movie that is reference to the STALKER games.  Hope the Russian film industry tries it someday.

    Not exactly STALKER but this might suit your fancy:




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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:13 am


    Tiger-M vs Aliens. My money is on the Tiger  Cool

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    Post  Militarov on Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:34 pm



    There are only two options, this will be either best or worst movie ever made Smile

    Notice MiG-29s in future, still rolling 9.13 Razz
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    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:41 pm

    Putin views Salyut-7 movie, meets with celebrated astronauts Dzhanibekov and Savinykh

    On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the launching of the 1st artificial Earth satellite, Putin watched a new film dedicated to one of the most difficult space missions in the history of cosmonautics

    MOSCOW, October 4. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the creators of the Salyut-7 movie and with astronauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Viktor Savinykh late Tuesday evening, who flew to the film’s eponymous orbital station back in 1985.

    Together with them, on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the launching of the first artificial Earth satellite by the Soviet Union, the head of state watched a new film dedicated to one of the most difficult space missions in the history of cosmonautics, the Kremlin reported on its website.

    The movie screening was attended by astronaut Oleg Skripochka, Roscosmos space agency CEO Igor Komarov, daughter of the world’s first man in space Yuri Gagarin, Yelena, along with film producers Anton Zlatopolsky, Sergey Selyanov and Bakur Bakuradze.

    The 3D motion picture, Salyut-7, directed by Klim Shipenko is based on the story of Dzhanibekov’s and Savinykh’s flight to the Salyut-7 space station. After contact with the station was lost, the cosmonauts were able to dock to the station manually, revitalize the power supply system and brought Salyut-7 back to normal operation.

    The movie’s premiere across Russia will take place on October 12.


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    Post  Firebird on Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:16 pm

    George1 wrote:Russian adaptation of ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired by Romanov dynasty — filmmakers

    A full-screen feature film will be released before the TV series in late 2017

    MOSCOW, February 8. /TASS/. The Russian analogue of ‘Game of Thrones’ fantasy TV series will feature the history of the House of Romanov which reigned in the country for more than 300 years, the head of the Russian Film Group said on Monday.

    "The Golden Age historical project may be called an analogue to ‘Game of Thrones," said Alexey Petrukhin. "We have studied this project’s business model, had many contacts with ‘Game of Thrones’ makers. We will also have several cameramen and directors responsible for different families and characters."

    The project will consist of 12 seasons with 12 episodes in each, starting from the Time of Troubles period between 1598 and 1613, when the Romanov dynasty came to power.

    A full-screen feature film will be released before the TV series in late 2017. The first season of the TV project will be launched in early 2018.


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    This could be potentially interesting.
    I'm a bit puzzled though.
    Game of Thrones is set in Medieval Europe.
    So things like witches, dragons, magic etc kind of work.
    I wonder if the Russian version is too late historically for that sort of stuff?

    I think it would be cool if they added in all sorts of Slavic legend. Magic, monsters etc etc and all the foreign forces like the Mongols, mystic Chinese, Arabs etc.

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    On an unrelated thing, has anyone watched Londongrad? Do they recommend it.
    (Its a series about Russians set in London).
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    russian movies

    Post  George1 on Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:20 pm



    The World Premiere Screening of Trotsky, presented by Channel One and Sreda Production, will be the flagship event of the Russian Content Revolution showcase, an unprecedented focus on Russian content, due to take place at MIPCOM 2017.
    "Our series is the first drama dedicated to Trotsky in the history of Russia, so we hope to rouse both Russian and international audiences’ interest in this project,” says Konstantin Ernst, CEO of Channel One Russia, and producer of the series.
    The World Premiere Screening takes place October 17, at 18.30, in Cannes' Palais des Festivals.
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    Post  George1 on Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:47 am

    Great historical movie about soviet space station salyut-7


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