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Through Fire, Water and…Brass Pipes (1968)

By 1968, Russian director Aleksandr Rou (Vassilisa the Beautiful) had permanently associated his name with cinematic fairy tales aimed at children. To Western audiences he is best known for his film Jack Frost (Father Frost, 1964) because of its inclusion … Continue reading

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Father Frost (1964)

To mark the upcoming premiere of the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix, I’ve been covering each of the Russian films featured on the classic run of the series, including The Day the Earth Froze (Sampo, 1959), … Continue reading

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