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Books and Films about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Films and TV shows about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Topic started by: Abby on November 27, 2004, 12:02:37 AM

Title: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: Abby on November 27, 2004, 12:02:37 AM
Hey everybody, I was wondering if any of you have ever seen the VHS/DVD of "The Revenge of the Romanovs?" (title is kind of ironic, huh! How did they get revenge?!)
I was cruising Amazon.com and looking for things to add to my Christmas list and someone made a list of Romanov films and this one was on it, along with:

A&E: "Secrets of the Romanovs"
National Geographic "Russia's Last Tsar"
Biography A&E: "Anastasia"
"The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty"
NOVA: "Anastasia: Dead or Alive"


If anyone has any information about these, re: whether or not they are worth spending money on, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks everybody! have a good night
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: Robert_Hall on November 27, 2004, 12:06:49 AM
I have all of them. They are ok, the Anasatsia ones are not all that great though. [to me]
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: Laura Mabee on November 29, 2004, 10:19:44 AM
I saw it a few years ago. It was interesting, it would definatly be something I would have in my Romanov collection. Then again, I'm the kinda person who would have anything Romanov in my collection. It kinda leaves you at square one eh? Sorry.

Overall, I think it was good  :)
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: moonlight_tsarina on January 22, 2005, 09:20:10 PM
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Hey everybody, I was wondering if any of you have ever seen the VHS/DVD of "The Revenge of the Romanovs?" (title is kind of ironic, huh! How did they get revenge?!)
I was cruising Amazon.com and looking for things to add to my Christmas list and someone made a list of Romanov films and this one was on it, along with:

A&E: "Secrets of the Romanovs"
National Geographic "Russia's Last Tsar"
Biography A&E: "Anastasia"
"The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty"
NOVA: "Anastasia: Dead or Alive"


If anyone has any information about these, re: whether or not they are worth spending money on, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks everybody! have a good night


Yeah, i thouht the titel was kind of lame, lol, but it is an excellant movie. I have all those movies as well, except for the fall of the romanov dynasty, and Nova: Anastasia was very good as well. The ae bio irks me however, it's almost like a bio of anna anserson, not ansatsia nicholaievna. :(
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: Abby on January 23, 2005, 09:44:02 AM
I agree about the A&E bio. I got it for Christmas. I liked it ; it was very good, however I wished it put a little more emphasis on the REAL Anastasia!
I just ordered "Revenge of the Romanovs" and it should come to me soon.
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: moonlight_tsarina on January 23, 2005, 09:12:45 PM
I think you'll be pretty satisfied with Revenge of the Romanovs, and it's the most recent, and it's about two hours long.  :o
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: Abby on January 28, 2005, 01:34:42 PM
It was pretty good. It was 54 minutes long though (according to the package). It was kind of boring at the end when they were showing clips of Yeltsin over and over.
But the part when they were exhuming the skeletons for the first time was riveting! I wish they had shown more of that part; and I can see how people protested the mishandling of the skeletons. They were just ripping them out of the ground and laying them down on this sheet covered surface. It is easy to imagine that some bones might have even been displaced during the first exhumation.
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: Ortino on January 28, 2005, 06:13:06 PM
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A&E: "Secrets of the Romanovs"
National Geographic "Russia's Last Tsar"
Biography A&E: "Anastasia"
"The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty"
NOVA: "Anastasia: Dead or Alive"



I have the A&E version of "Anastasia" and all I can say about it was that it alright. Not wonderful, but not terrible. They exaggerated and made some mistakes,  like her living in a palace with a "thousand rooms" and being "waited on hand and foot". Everyone here knows that both of those statements are false. I think they focused too much on Anna Anderson also. They should have talked about the real Anastasia more rather than giving a quick, brief summary of her life.
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: londo954 on January 28, 2005, 08:15:41 PM
If you purchase the MGM version of ANASTASIA with Ingrid Bergman the DVD includes the A& E Documentary and some interesting film of the real royal family
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: moonlight_tsarina on January 28, 2005, 08:39:16 PM
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I have the A&E version of "Anastasia" and all I can say about it was that it alright. Not wonderful, but not terrible. They exaggerated and made some mistakes,  like her living in a palace with a "thousand rooms" and being "waited on hand and foot". Everyone here knows that both of those statements are false. I think they focused too much on Anna Anderson also. They should have talked about the real Anastasia more rather than giving a quick, brief summary of her life.


quite so! i thought the same, and i think i put it too under the ae bio page. if anyone who "knew" about the girls and alexei, they would find this 100% unaccurate, and they didnt live in a "1000" room palace, and they were quite capable of doing most things for them selves in the papalce. and they never gave orders, only, "if it wouldnt be too hard" and so on.
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: julia.montague on February 22, 2006, 08:48:51 AM
4th March 2006
20.15-21.00 Phoenix


Die Rache der Romanows
Ein Film von Alain de Sodouy und Tania Rakhmanowa
Zar Nikolaus II. fiel zusammen mit seiner Familie 1918 einem Attentat der Bolschewiken im Chaos des russischen Bürgerkriegs zum Opfer. Bis heute ranken sich zahlreichen Mythen um das Massaker. Obwohl die sterblichen Überreste der Romanows mittlerweile gefunden worden sind, fehlen nach neuesten DNS-Untersuchungen die Leichen der Kinder Alexej und Maria.

Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: Caleb on February 23, 2006, 07:57:15 PM
Could we have an English translation? I only know a couple words in German.
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: julia.montague on February 24, 2006, 08:54:16 AM
The documentary is called "The revenge of the Romanovs", the description just says that they were murdered and these things :P
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: julia.montague on March 04, 2006, 10:05:33 AM
TODAY!!!
Title: Re: "The Revenge of the Romanovs" and other Documentaries
Post by: Laura Mabee on October 13, 2007, 09:43:22 PM
Hi Rodney_G.
I know of a place you can see it. PM me for details! ^_^