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Ninotchka (DVD)

Greta Garbo stars as the earnest commissar who proves to be almost immune to champagne, humor--and love--Ninotchka. 1939. When the Soviet government sends three dour diplomats to Paris to sell former Imperial jewels, the gems' former owner, Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire), asks her dapper boyfriend, Count Leon (Melvyn Douglas), to retrieve her property. With Leon's help, the three Soviets quickly succumb to the temptations of Capitalist decadence. To rescue the mission, the Soviets send their most incorruptible operative, Nina Ivanovna Yakushova (Greta Garbo). Now as Count Leon strives to soften the beautiful but seemingly cold-hearted commissar, he's the first to lose his heart--by falling in love with Ninotchka--in this classic romantic comedy.

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  • Actors: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi, Sigfried Rumann
  • Directors: Ernst Lubitsch
  • Writers: Melchior Lengyel
  • Producers: Ernst Lubitsch
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Closed-captioned, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009S4IJW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,701 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Ninotchka" on IMDb

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Format: VHS Tape
An expertly-played and presented comedy that continues to be dogged by detractors for the oddest reasons. Some feel NINOTCHKA suffers compared to Lubitsch's earlier work, finding it formulaic alongside 1933's TROUBLE IN PARADISE. (I hadn't known Lubitsch had been given 'do-what-thou-wilt' privileges from the Hays Office - I'd labored under the delusion he faced the same restrictions in content and tone every other moviemaker did in 1939.) Other nay-sayers decry the film's jabs at Soviet collectivism as 'dated' if not 'unenlightened'. (Huh? You mean show trials and forced starvation of kulaks were GOOD things that a truly witty screenplay would celebrate?) Still other kibitzers squawk over the casting, of all things! (While it IS fun to picture William Powell or Robert Montgomery in the role of Leon, the boulevardier, Melvyn Douglas was never better than he is here. If he has his spotty moments, it's in those scenes where he must swoon with ardor, reciting dialogue that rings a tad purple to the ear; it's quite possible Powell or Montgomery would have fared even worse reading those lines.) Okay, enough defensive posturing - now let's go to NINOTCHKA's numerous strengths. Garbo is magnificent; she has a real knack for comedy (her deadpan entrance is hilarious) yet, as always, is able to break your heart with a look, a word, a gesture. Her three 'stooges' (Sig Rumann, Alexander Granach & Felix Bressart) are broadly funny and genuinely endearing. Ina Claire is everything her legend always claimed she was - though her character is icily calculating, you can't hate any woman who can make dialogue bristle like this. Lubitsch is in complete command throughout; his staging and pacing of the proceedings masterful in its seeming effortlessness.Read more ›
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I saw this movie one rainy night at the Clatsop Community College campus in Astoria, Oregon. I've been in love with this movie ever since. Every successful romantic comedy made since this film was released in 1939 owes part of their success to it. Greta Garbo takes a break from her serious filmmaking career and plays a strong, yet reasonable Russian woman. Melvyn Douglas is perfect in his role as well. The consumate playboy, he sees Garbo on the streets of Paris and must have her. It's not that easy though. Ninotchka isn't in Paris for romance.
Combining these two characters with the surrounding cast, it's easily one of the best comedies ever made. The writing is intelligent, and everything about this film has stood the test of time.
I have this film on laserdisc, and am wondering what's the hold up on the DVD. I'm guessing it must be Garbo's estate. Hopefully there'll be some exciting extras on the title when it's finally released. (Like the great extras on the "Rebecca" laserdisc box set & dvd set from Criterion.)
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Yet another yummy Ernst Lubitsch comedy, this time starring the often-dour Greta Garbo as a humorless Soviet agent who is seduced by Western materialism (and a dashing, jovial Melvyn Douglas) while on a mission in Paris. Some may find the film's political aspects to be dated -- but hey, that's totally the point! Lubitsch manages to lampoon both Stalin-era communism and the American stereotypes of the French (as libertine sensualists) all at one time... And while the Soviet state is roundly mocked, the plight of its people is not, so that Garbo's character is given her dignity and honor... as well as some swell close-ups and nice clothes! The best part of this film is her transformation from a robotic, literal-minded Party functionary into a fully-rounded human being... The scene in which Douglas tries to crack Ninotchka's icy facade, telling jokes and acting up in order to provoke a laugh or a smile, while she rebuffs his every overture in a clipped, chilly monotone, is one of Garbo's best performances, and a brilliant comedic stroke for Lubitsch. In effect, the manic, wisecracking Douglas is turned into a straight man for Garbo, whose minimalistic delivery controls the scene, in an almost Steven Wright-like manner. And, of course, the rest of the film is a delight as well. A fascinating, frivolous look at prewar European politics, and a real humdinger of a screwball comedy, with a clever, snappy script co-written by Billy Wilder. What's not to enjoy, comrade?
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When the marketing department for MGM started the publicity campaign for "Ninotchka"(1939), they took a cue from the past and just used two words: "Garbo Laughs". When the iconic film star made her first talkie, MGM used the tagline "Garbo Talks". Although she didn't make very many films during her career(only 28) before she retired in 1942, she became such a legend that her name is instantly recognizable nearly twenty-five years after her death. In the two decades(20's & 30"s) that she appeared in both silent and talkies her performances were so legendary that she became one of the biggest box office stars in the history of film. All that is on display in "Ninotchka" which many consider one of her greatest performances. Warner's has now brought this superb MGM film to Blu-ray for the first time and the results are very impressive. Although the original camera negative was lost in a fire years ago, Warner's has used a fine grain positive print of the film for it's Blu-ray presentation and the results are a vast improvement of the standard DVD despite it's low Bitrate(21.95). The cinematography by Garbo's favorite cameraman, William H. Daniels, is really highlighted now on Blu-ray. There are no vertical lines, dirt, torn or damaged frames and details are very sharp. This is very apparent in the Paris hotel room(The Royal Suite) where a lot of the film takes place. The MGM set designers were some of the best in Hollywood and they certainly outdid themselves with "Ninotchka". The interiors of the Royal Suite are just stunning with columns, furniture, props, wall paintings brought to new life on Blu-ray. Costumes are also very detailed with both formal and everyday wear looking extremely sharp(check out the double breasted suit worn by Melvyn Douglas).Read more ›
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