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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #315 on: March 08, 2006, 11:25:23 AM »
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The execution scene is DEFINITELY heart-breaking - ESPECIALLY when the music comes on. I really feel like crying when I hear the theme song for N&A.


Agreed! No matter how many times I watch the film I always have tears in my eyes at the end. So very heartbreaking. It's terrible that Nicky and Alix had to die like that but my heart breaks even more  for the children as they had done NOTHING wrong. They were killed simple because they were born Romanovs.  And the music is sad too.
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« Reply #316 on: March 08, 2006, 12:45:43 PM »
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my heart breaks even more  for the children as they had done NOTHING wrong. They were killed simple because they were born Romanovs.  [/quote


I hear you on that one. And if anybody deserved to be canonized as saints, it is DEFINITELY those 5 beautiful, loving children. Maybe there'll be tons of chapels in their names as well. Oh well, we can only hope.

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #317 on: March 10, 2006, 11:42:13 PM »
   The dvd release is in wide screen which is better than the vhs format, eg the scenes when Nicholas and Alexandra leave and return to the palace are more magnificent, worth buying  :)

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #318 on: March 12, 2006, 03:36:05 PM »
Oh, also I think on the VHS version the "Naughty Tatiana" scene isn't included.

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #319 on: April 15, 2006, 06:58:04 PM »
I just wanted to say something I was just thinking about earlier. It's easter now at home...My little sister and my younger twin are coloring eggs for the celebration. I just thought of how in this movie, Nicholas and his family color the easter eggs, and how Alexandra's character was so intrigued by this.
I know it's a little odd for me to say this...I just thought it was a very cute moment, and it made me feel all warm inside.
Well, better go work with some pink and yellow dye!

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #321 on: May 04, 2006, 11:45:28 PM »
Here is another from Marie's birthday party ....

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #322 on: May 05, 2006, 01:30:23 AM »
Those are nice. You can catch plenty more on Laura's site http://www.frozentears.org/.
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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #323 on: May 19, 2006, 04:35:37 AM »
That photo is a recreation of a famous Romanov family portrait.
The still was used in publicity for the film and I remember seeing that photo with the real family in the World Book Encyclopaedia when I was a child.

PS - I've always thought that the actress playing Tatiana was more suited for Maria and visa versa.
Anyone else see that?
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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #324 on: May 19, 2006, 07:37:57 AM »
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That photo is a recreation of a famous Romanov family portrait.
The still was used in publicity for the film and I remember seeing that photo with the real family in the World Book Encyclopedia when I was a child.

PS - I've always thought that the actress playing Tatiana was more suited for Maria and visa versa.
Anyone else see that?
I thought so too. Even just looking at the eyes they look more like the other.

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #325 on: May 20, 2006, 11:54:04 AM »
Yes!
Tatiana had a thin face, Maria - round and what about "Marie's Saucers"?
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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #326 on: June 05, 2006, 08:29:06 PM »
I was in love with this movie and those actors when I was a child.
I saw it many, many times in the movie theatre, once even in Spanish with English subtitles.  (I grew up in Miami.)
I used to have the 33LP and a souvenir program from the film.
If only I had then now. :'(
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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #327 on: June 06, 2006, 09:27:38 AM »
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I used to have the 33LP and a souvenir program from the film.
If only I had then now. :'(
You can view the Souvenir Program, and listen to the soundtrack from Frozentears.org

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #328 on: June 06, 2006, 10:08:15 AM »
I'm sorry not to have visited this thread since October 2004.

When I have the chance--and once again I apologize, but I can't promise when that will be--I'll transcribe the Seventeen magazine interviews. (I'm not high tech and don't have a scanner!)

I'll add that I remember Janet Suzman being interviewed by David Frost on his television show during the time that N & A was released. At the time I had no idea that I was going to become so obsessed by the story of the last Romanovs. I do recall, however, that Frost asked Suzman what she thought about Raputin's supposed "powers," and she smiled enigmatically and said that perhaps it was hypnotism, but it was difficult to say.

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra VHS & DVD
« Reply #329 on: June 11, 2006, 06:30:12 PM »


Glebb,  even though I was a Romanov fan when the movie came out, I never even thought about getting the soundtrack or the program.

I recently got them both on EBay.

So if you want to hunt a little, you can probably get them again.