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Dersu Uzala

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For decades, Kurosawa had longed to film Vladimir Arsenyev's novel and was only able to do so at the invitation of Mosfilm Studios in Russia, who financed an arduous, two-year filmmaking expedition into the far reaches of Siberia. The Academy Award-winning (Best Foreign Language Film) Dorsum Uzala is the enthralling tale of an eccentric Mongolian frontiersman (Maxim Munzuk) who is taken on as a guide by a Soviet surveying crew. While the soldiers at first perceive Dersu as a naive and comical relic of an uncivilized age, he quickly proves himself otherwise with displays of ingenuity and bravery unmatched by any member of the inexperienced mapping team, on more than one occasion becoming their unlikely savior.

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  • Actors: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev, V. Lastochkin
  • Directors: Akira Kurosawa
  • Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Vladimir Arsenev, Yuriy Nagibin
  • Producers: Nikolay Sizov, Yoichi Matsue
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Letterboxed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Russian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    G
    General Audience
  • Studio: Kino Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 17, 2000
  • Run Time: 144 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004Y7HL
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,535 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dersu Uzala" on IMDb

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Format: DVD
Wonderful film, one of my top ten, but this is a terrible DVD. My videotape is MUCH better. Kino must have searched for the worst possible print to transfer; every flaw is preserved and magnified. A ridiculous, cheap, cynical, hack-job on a beautiful film. How did this happen, and why won't someone with a conscience do this film DVD justice?
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Let's make it clear from start : the movie is a pure masterpiece and will top rank in anyone vidéo collection. The point here is the DVD transfer which is a catastrophy. I am not a techno nut & am very tollerant when there is some quality problems here & there. But this DVD has to be a case on what can go wrong : the sound is scratchy at best, the colors are mostly saturated or are totally faded, the picture goes constantly out of focus, ... Things where so bad I checked my hardware with another DVD ! For the price this is a rip-off.
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The movie is a classic..one of Kurosawa's best films. Even better than some of his older works but something definately stinks here. How is this DvD actually worth [money]? I mean, make no mistake; this is a Kurosawa, but the quality sometimes looks worst than a bootlegged VHS. Kurosawa's older movies like Hidden Fortress and Seven Samurai look much better than this and those movies are 44 and 48 years old respectively, COST LESS and are black and white.
Sadly this isn't the first Kurosawa movie I've seen been massacred by a poor DvD transfer. Remember Ran? That DvD was a utter disgrace. So was Madadayo and Sanjuro. I'm so sick of these companies seeking a quick profit so they take works of art and destroy them with half assed ports and then charge over inflated prices on top of all that. It makes me sick. And then there are movies like Kagemusha, Ikiru and Throne of Blood (some of the greatest movies ever made) that have yet to be released on DvD and that I find completely unacceptable.
I'm sorry this is beginning sound like a rant but no way is this half assed transfer worth that much money. The movie gets 10 stars but the DvD gets NONE.
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Format: DVD
Dersu is one of my favorite films of one of my favorite directors. What a shame it did not get an adaquate treatment on DVD. The pictorial quality is inferior awful and disgusting. If You love this film don't buy this product.
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Format: VHS Tape
Dersu Uzala is one of my favorite films, a film to be cherished for its subtlties and how they eventually lead to larger truths. Very few films are made on the themes of compassion and subtle bravery. Yuri Solomin, the Russian captain who leads a small squad of soldiers into the Siberian wilds to survey the land, is one of the most memorable portraits of compassion ever put on film. His relationship to Dersu (Maksum Muzuk)is almost totally intuitive and wordless. The captain knows almost from the onset that this Goldi wilderness hunter is special and step by step the captain and his men learn gentle and harsh lessons from this marvelous woodsmen, how to survive in almost impossible weather conditions, how to act like a man, with dignity and compassion. This was one of Kurosawa's last films. It was a difficult time in his life when it was reported he attempted suicide and that George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola help him get this movie made, knowing that this lengendary director should not be neglected. The cinematography goes much farther than nature specials and some scenes, like the distant icy landscapes lit by firelight, create a beautiful, unforgettable vision of that wild place. I guess you could call this an action picture, but Kurosawa gives us more, dives deeper to show us the day to day wonders, the harsh existence, and sadness when one is taken out one's element and put in an alien one. Dersu Uzala is a brilliant, lasting vision of man humbled by nature but respecting nature, and then bringing it back in a poem of reflection. The understated ending, so subtle, almost mute, is one of the most moving I've ever watched. All viewers should cherish this film for so many strengths and be glad that we had such a master film maker as Kurosawa among us. He will be greatly missed by all. Highly recommended for all ages, a masterpiece that will test and reward the audience like the harshness of the Siberian landscapes it so boldly portrays.
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The movie, while more conventional that Kurosawa's greatest films, is still excellent. The plot, Russian Captain meets a wise old nomad and they become friends, is simple, but beautifully told.
However, this is a review of the DVD which is TERRIBLE! Scratches, lines, pops, hairs, dust, etc mars almost every scene. I wouldn't expect a perfect transfer from an older movie, but this is so bad that it distracts from the movie as a whole. This is a film begging for a new transfer. Would we treat other Academy Award-winning movies so badly?
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By A Customer on April 7, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Being a Foreign Film lover for over twenty years, I would put this movie in my top ten list without hesitation. It is masterfully made with most of the story lines told visually. The first half of the movie is filled with majestic beauty of Siberia, adventure, friendship, and vitality, in stark contrast with the almost unbearable second half, in which the hunter lost his ability to cope with the wild due to advancing age. Forces of nature finally caught on with him and turned into a menacing beast ready to swallow him. Dersu the hunter, the main role of this movie, is such a lovable character that you can't help but fascinated by him. He is simple but full of wisdom, learned through years of surviving in the harshest environment. He would be considered naive and gullible according our civilized standard. But in his own unspoiled wild, he is larger than life, courageous, resourceful, and imbued with moral impecability. He is definitely one of the all-time most memorable figures in films. The image of him in the glow of fleeting camp fire by the river, singing a strangely beautiful song paying respect to his lost family, haunted me for days.
A near perfect movie!
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