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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #75 on: December 27, 2012, 10:29:53 AM »
What are you asking exactly?

To the best of my knowledge it was an HBO made for TV movie that came out in 1996. It was good overall in my opinion. Rickman was excellent, McKellen did a nice job portraying Nicholas other than the fact that he was a little old to pull off the younger Tsar at the beginning of the film.

Factual errors as always but if memory serves me correctly the end of the film is something of a cliff hanger. Typical for its time and before we had solid indisputable (though some will try still) proof of the fate of the Imperial Family.
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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #76 on: December 27, 2012, 12:34:36 PM »
i watched that movie early this year and i loved it.  I liked it very much Greta Scacchi as Alexandra !

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« Reply #77 on: December 27, 2012, 12:49:31 PM »
 Hard to believe its not a movie.... its so choc full of  movie star names...Greta Scachi  etc
 but then I remember a  lavish TV production with Lysette Anthony and Sarah Miles
....   about Monte Carlo ....  hard to believe that was  not a  movie either.

Think I'll watch it again and maybe tape some of the music .

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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #78 on: December 27, 2012, 02:28:00 PM »
David Warner as Dr. Botkin?

I have that movie and have never had the time to sit down with it.

I think I must!

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« Reply #79 on: December 27, 2012, 02:38:09 PM »
Here a list of movies on/with Rasputin as a personage:

1917   RASPUTIN, THE BLACK MONK (Peerless/World Film Co) BW. Silent. US.
Dir. Arthur Ashley.
Rasputin – Montague Love.

1917      RASPUTIN (Saturn Film) BW. Silent. Germany.
Dir. Arno.
Rasputin – Fritz Hofbauer.

1917   RASPUTIN (Worldart Films). BW. Silent. Germany.
Dir. Max Neufeld.
Rasputin – Max Neufeld.

1925   RASPUTIN, DAS LIEBESLEBEN DES SONDERBAREN HEILIGEN
Dir. R. Gersik.                              BW. Silent. Austria.
Rasputin – Paul Askonas.
                                        
1928   RASPUTINS LIEBESABENTEUER (Martin-Berger Film). BW. Silent. Germany
AKA: RASPUTIN’S LOVE ADVENTURE; RASPUTIN, THE HOLY DEVIL.
Dir. Martin Berger.
Rasputin – Erwin Kaiser.

1929   RASPUTIN, THE PRINCE OF SINNERS (Momento/Brill) BW. Silent. Germany.
Dir. Nikolai Larin.
Rasputin – Gregori Chmara.

1930   RASPUTIN DAMON DER FRAUEN (Gottschalk Tonfilm). BW Germany.
Dir. Adolph Trotz.
Rasputin – Conrad Veidt.

1932   RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS (MGM). BW. US.
Dir. Richard Boleslawsky.
From a story by Charles MacArthur.
Rasputin – Lionel Barrymore.

1938      RASPOUTINE (Flora/Concord). BW. France.
Dir. Marcel L’Herbier.
Based on the novel ”Tragedie Imperiale” by Alfred Neumann.
Rasputin – Harry Baur.

1953      RASPUTIN. France/Italia
Dir. Georges Combret.
Rasputin – Pierre Brasseur.

1960   THE NIGHT THEY KILLED RASPUTIN
(L’ ultimo Zar; Les nuits de Raspoutine). BW. France/Italy.
Dir. Pierre Chenal.
Rasputin – Edmund Purdom.

1965   RAPUTIN – THE MAD MONK. (WS, Hammar)
Dir. Don Sharp.
Rasputin – Christopher Lee.

1967   J’AI TUÉ RASPOUTINE. I KILLED RASPUTIN.
Dir. Robert Hossein.
Rasputin – Gert Frobe.

1975   RASPUTIN (orig. AGONIA). USSR.
Dir. Elem Klimov.
Rasputin – Alexei Petrenko.

1984   RASPUTIN ORGIEN AM ZARENHOF
Dir. Ernst Hofbauer
Rasputin – Alexander Conte

1989   THE LAST NIGHT OF RASPUTIN.
Dir. Eleanor Antin.

1996   RASPUTIN.
Dir. Ulrich Edel.
Rasputin – Alan Rickman.

1997   ANASTASIA. (animation). US.
Dir. Don Bluth.
Rasputin (voice) – Christopher Lloyd.

2010   Rasputin
Dir. Louis Nero
Rasputin – Francesco Cabras

2011   Raspoutine
Dir. Josée Dayan
Rasputin – Gerard Depardieu

????   Raspoutine
Dir. Rose Bosch
Rasputin – Jean Reno

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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #80 on: December 27, 2012, 02:56:41 PM »
Ill watch it again  soon,
 Ill try and remember to post some  captures to this thread.

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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #81 on: January 04, 2013, 12:13:14 PM »
I really like this movie, even it's not accurate in every detail. Good actors and beautiful settings.

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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #82 on: January 04, 2013, 05:17:59 PM »
I watched the Alan Rickman Rasputin 42 times in high school and college. And then I stopped counting. Now it's harder for me to ignore the factual errors, but it's still my favorite English-language Romanov film. I think they did an especially good job of capturing the relationships between the tsar, the empress, and Aleksei.
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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #83 on: January 04, 2013, 06:19:39 PM »
Must be  50 times by now.... you must have the complete dialogue committed to memory !

(cant really think of any  Rasputin  type figure in the  Marie Antoinette saga )
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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #84 on: January 05, 2013, 07:08:04 AM »
you must have the complete dialogue committed to memory !

Come closer... Do you know what you have found? This skull was once my mother's. These bones were once my family. The blood our family spilled marked the beginning of the most violent century the world has ever known. Mama, why did they hate us so much? And why did they hate our friend, Father Grigorii Rasputin? He was my savior, my Merlin, my wizard. Father Grigorii was magic...


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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #85 on: January 05, 2013, 10:09:01 AM »
Haha, good stuff Sarushka!

I find Alan Rickman, in particular, irresistibly quotable. Although it's usually 'Die Hard' lines for me :-)

It never came out on DVD to the best of my knowledge and it looks like Amazon wants to sell it to us for $200. Fortunately it looks like you can watch it on YouTube in its entirety. Starting here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLmpPtche_Y
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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #86 on: January 05, 2013, 07:23:02 PM »
It must have come out on DVD at some point because I have it.  HBO Pictures.

The back cover information is written in Dutch, but the movie is in English.

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« Reply #87 on: January 05, 2013, 08:17:10 PM »
Interesting. I don't see it available on DVD anywhere...standard issue at least and even one of the threads on IMDB is dedicated to the topic. People complaining that they can't get the movie on DVD. I guess it's just special order at this point.
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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #88 on: January 06, 2013, 01:57:35 AM »
I don't remember how long ago I got it or where.

I also have Agony which is another Rasputin movie that I haven't watched yet.

Did anyone try the HBO website?  Sometimes they sell their own stuff. I know that there are times when it is almost impossible to get a Warner Brothers movie, but they often have them on their website. It is always catch as catch can.

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Re: Rasputin - The Movie Alan Rickman
« Reply #89 on: January 06, 2013, 08:12:36 PM »
 Bit disappointed in the soundtrack, you d think with all that fab  Russian music to pick from
we could have had something better.... all we get is mood music.





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