(aka "Moscow does Not Believe in Tears" or "Moscow Distrusts Tears" or "Moscou ne croit pas aux larmes")

 

directed by Vladimir Menshov
Soviet Union 1979

 

This is the touching story of three young girls who venture to Moscow in search of their destiny. They 'play the game' with men, learn, mature and find out what they really want. 20 years later we see what has befallen them and their initial ideals. Quite a fascinating look at an interesting slice of Russian life, perhaps slanted at times although it is not preachy at all. A wonderful cultural investment. We recommend. out of     

Gary W. Tooze

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Theatrical Release: February 1980 - Berlin Film Festival

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DVD Comparison:

RusCiCo - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Boying - Region 0 - NTSC

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RusCiCo

Region 0 - NTSC

Boying
Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:03:52+ 1:17:51= 2:21:43 2:21:43
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.52 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.63 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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RusCiCo (Disc 1)

 

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Boying (Disc1)

 

Audio Russian Dolby Digital 5.1, DUBs: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1

Russian Dolby Digital 5.1, Chinese Dub DD5.1

Subtitles Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, Swedish, Arabic, Chinese, (NOTE: One subtitle MUST be chosen with original Russian audio) English, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese or none.
Features Release Information:
Studio: RusCiCo

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:

3 Interviews with principals of the film

• Feature short on Russian Olympics

• Filmography

Photo Album

DVD Release Date: 2000
Keep Case

Chapters: 16 + 16 = 32

Release Information:
Studio: Boying

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• None!

 

DVD Release Date: 2003
Keep Case

Chapters 18

 

 

 

 

Comments Looks liker a direct port, most likely licensed from RusCiCo. The Chinese version has simply removed a few subtitle, the English and French DUB audio options and the extras, but the image is exact and also over 2 discs. Unfortunately, like all NTSC RusCiCo discs this is taken from a PAL source and has prevalent 'ghosting' and 'combing' in motion sequences (see last capture). The RusCiCo extra are fairly extensive and any interested in this film might enjoy them, although they can tend to be unrelated at times to the actual film. W e suspect that the PAL RusCiCo edition is the superior, as is the Kino edition HERE.

 - Gary Tooze

 

 



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