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The Sword and the Dragon: The Dell Comic Book

When Aleksandr Ptushko’s epic fantasy film Ilya Muromets (1956) was distributed in the United States in 1960 as The Sword and the Dragon, the Vitalite Film Corporation licensed the title out to Dell Comics to produce the official comic book … Continue reading

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Ilya Muromets (1956)

Russian director Aleksandr Ptushko’s Ilya Muromets (1956) is another of his fantasy epics, and rates highly among his considerable body of work for its inventive, nonstop special effects and the grand scope of its production. But, of course, it also … Continue reading

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