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Russia House (1991)

Director: Fred Schepisi     Starring: Sean Connery Michelle Pfeiffer
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40162686
UPC: 027616871503
UPC 14: 00027616871503
Sales Rank: 6334
Rating: Game Rating Code
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An expatriate british publisher unexpectedly finds himselfworking for british intelligence to investigate people inrussia.
Editor's Note
Sean Connery and Michelle Pfieffer ignite the screen in this enchanting adaptation of John Le Carre's suspenseful espionage drama. Connery portrays Barley Blair -- a lonely, middle aged, hard-drinking, London publisher -- who has a love for all things Russian. While in Russia, Barley captures the attention of a daring Russian scientist (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who attempts to send him a top secret manuscript disclosing the secrets of Russian military defense, which, if published in the West could alter the global balance of power. However, the manuscript falls into the hands of the British C.I.A., and they coerce Blair into traveling to the Soviet Union to find out the identity of the manuscript's author and the validity behind the secret military codes. Reluctantly, Blair arrives in the cold landscape, hoping to complete his mission and leave as soon as possible. But his contact turns out to be Katya (Michelle Pfieffer), a sensitive and beautiful Russian editor, and Blair soon falls deeply in love with her. Realizing she is an unwitting pawn in a deadly game, he does everything he can to protect her, and his empty life is once again filled with meaning. Set against the vivid backdrop of Russia's most beautiful cities, this thriller explores the tension filled years during and after Glasnost as Russia struggled to gain power and shed their previous political reputation. Featuring a fine ensemble cast including: director Ken Russell, Roy Scheider, and James Fox.

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MGM
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/15/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 123 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1991
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1002963
Video UPC UPC: 00027616871503
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Michael Kitchen
Video Cast Info Sean Connery
Video Cast Info Michelle Pfeiffer
Video Cast Info David Threlfall
Video Cast Info John Mahoney
Video Cast Info Klaus Maria Brandauer
Video Cast Info Blu Mankuma
Video Cast Info J.T. Walsh
Video Cast Info Roy Scheider
Video Cast Info James Fox
Video Cast Info Tom Stoppard - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Richard MacDonald - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Jerry Goldsmith - Composer
Video Cast Info Paul Maslansky - Producer
Video Cast Info Peter Honess - Editor
Video Cast Info John Le Carré - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Ruth Myers - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Fred Schepisi - Producer
Video Cast Info Fred Schepisi - Director

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...A rare and enthralling spectacle..." 01/10/1991 p.58

Los Angeles Times
"...It's entrancing....Schepisi may have made the first truly and intelligently uplifting spy movie. His style here is magisterial yet playful..." 12/19/1990 p.F1

USA Today
"[An] eye-boggling travelogue that's easy to take..." 09/13/2005 p.4D

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