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War and Peace [DVD] [1956]

  • SKU: 32742813
  • Release Date: 04/25/2017
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Synopsis


    War and Peace
    War and Peace is a commendable attempt to boil down Tolstoy's long, difficult novel into 208 minutes' screen time. In recreating the the social and personal upheavals attending Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, $6 million was shelled out by coproducers Carlo Ponti, Dino de Laurentiis and Paramount Pictures. Some of the panoramic battle sequences are so expertly handled by second-unit director Mario Soldati that they appear to be Technicolor-and-Vistavision newsreel footage of the actual events. Still, the film falters dramatically, principally because of a lumpy script and King Vidor's surprisingly lustreless direction. In addition, the casting is wildly consistent: for example, while Audrey Hepburn is flawless as Natasha, Henry Fonda is far too "Yankeefied" as the introspective Pierre. Proving too long and unwieldy for most audiences, War and Peace died at the box office; far more successful was the epic, scrupulously faithful 1968 version, filmed in the Soviet Union. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Audrey Hepburn
      Audrey Hepburn - Natasha
    • Henry Fonda
      Henry Fonda - Pierre
    • Mel Ferrer
      Mel Ferrer - Prince Andrei Bolkonsky
    • Vittorio Gassman
      Vittorio Gassman - Anatole
    • Anita Ekberg
      Anita Ekberg - Helene



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Movie made from book

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      Cisco2326
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      Really good acting. Surprisingly very close to the book. Much better to watch movies and re-live book in your mind

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      drama

      Posted
      lettuce9
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      War and Peace with Audrey Hepburn and All star cast-Long 3 hours+ But entertaining

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      excellent

      Posted
      Jason
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      This is an excellently sweeping film with great actors.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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