War and Peace

War and Peace

Director: King Vidor Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer

DVD (Color / Wide Screen / Mono)

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Overview

War and Peace is a commendable attempt to boil down Tolstoy's long, difficult novel into 208 minutes' screen time. In recreating the the social and personal upheavals attending Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, $6 million was shelled out by coproducers Carlo Ponti, Dino de Laurentiis and Paramount Pictures. Some of the panoramic battle sequences are so expertly handled by second-unit director Mario Soldati that they appear to be Technicolor-and-Vistavision newsreel footage of the actual events. Still, the film falters dramatically, principally because of a lumpy script and King Vidor's surprisingly lustreless direction. In addition, the casting is wildly consistent: for example, while Audrey Hepburn is flawless as Natasha, Henry Fonda is far too "Yankeefied" as the introspective Pierre. Proving too long and unwieldy for most audiences, War and Peace died at the box office; far more successful was the epic, scrupulously faithful 1968 version, filmed in the Soviet Union.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2013
UPC: 0883929304509
Original Release: 1956
Source: Paramount Catalog
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [monaural, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 3:28:00

Special Features

Closed-Caption; Theatrical Trailer-Behind The Scenes War And Peace; Re-Release Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Audrey Hepburn Natasha
Henry Fonda Pierre
Mel Ferrer Prince Andrei Bolkonsky
Vittorio Gassman Anatole
Anita Ekberg Helene
Oscar Homolka Gen. Mikhail Kutuzov
Herbert Lom Napoleon
John Mills Platon
Helmut Dantine Dolokhov
Milly Vitale Lise
Barry Jones Count Ilya Rostov
Wilfred Lawson Prince Nicholas Bolkonsky
Jeremy Brett Nicholas Rostov
Sean Barrett Petya Rostov
Anna Maria Ferrero Mary Bolkonskv
Tullio Carminatti Kuragin
Patrick Crean Denisov
Gertrude Flynn Peronskaya
Marisa Allasio Matriosa
Cesare Barbetti Young Boy
Vincent Barbi Balaga
Michael Billingsley Russian Soldier
Georges Brehat French Officer at Execution
Mai Britt Actor
Guido Celano Napoleon's Officer
Geoffrey Copleston Actor
David Crowley Actor
Bob Cunningham Pierre's Second at Duel
Carlo Dale Actor
Paul Davis Young French Officer
Mino Doro Russian General
John Douglas Actor
Andre Eszterhazy Dolokhov's Second
Andrea Fantasia Constand
Charles Fawcett Russian Artillery Captain
Angelo Galassi Actor
John Horne Old Gentleman Dancing with Natasha
Stephen Lang Tichon
Marianna Leibl Servant at Bolkonsky's
Alberto Carlo Lolli Rostov's Major-Domo
Clelia Matania Mlle. Georges
Richard McNamara De Beausset
Enrico Olivieri French Drummer
Piero Palermini Russian Artillery Lieutenant
Mimmo Palmara Actor
Teresa Pellati Masa
Jerry Riggio Actor
Alfredo Rizzo Soldiers During the Rostovs' Exile
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart Young Cossack
Umberto Sacripante Old Man
Lea Seidl Countess Rostov
John Stacey Actor
Robert Stephens Officers Talking with Natasha During Exile
Gilberto Tofano Young Dying Soldier
Michael Tor Pope
Gualtiero Tumiati Pierre's Father
Joop van Hulzen Russian Officer
Maria Zanoli Mayra

Technical Credits
King Vidor Director,Screenwriter
Franz Bachelin Art Director
Bridget Boland Screenwriter
Mario Camerini Screenwriter
Jack Cardiff Cinematographer
Leo Cattozzo Editor
Mario Chiari Art Director
Ennio de Concini Screenwriter
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
Maria de Matteis Costumes/Costume Designer
Franco Ferrara Musical Direction/Supervision
Piero Gherardi Set Decoration/Design
Stuart Gilmore Editor
Guidarino Guidi Asst. Director
Ivo Perilli Screenwriter
Gianni Polidori Art Director
Nino Rota Score Composer
Irwin Shaw Screenwriter
Leo Tolstoy Source Author
Aldo Tonti Cinematographer
Robert Westerby Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- War and Peace
1. Chapter 1 [:14]
2. Chapter 2 [2:13]
3. Chapter 3 [5:58]
4. Chapter 4 [1:14]
5. Chapter 5 [4:34]
6. Chapter 6 [:50]
7. Chapter 7 [8:28]
8. Chapter 8 [:15]
9. Chapter 9 [6:57]
10. Chapter 10 [:59]
11. Chapter 11 [4:21]
12. Chapter 12 [2:37]
13. Chapter 13 [3:17]
14. Chapter 14 [4:01]
15. Chapter 15 [3:17]
16. Chapter 16 [3:05]
17. Chapter 17 [1:39]
18. Chapter 18 [7:49]
19. Chapter 19 [:44]
20. Chapter 20 [6:43]
21. Chapter 21 [7:38]
22. Chapter 22 [:47]
23. Chapter 23 [7:02]
24. Chapter 24 [2:25]
25. Chapter 25 [4:30]
26. Chapter 26 [4:22]
27. Chapter 27 [4:49]
28. Chapter 28 [1:56]
29. Chapter 29 [1:47]
30. Chapter 30 [7:38]
31. Chapter 31 [2:44]
32. Chapter 32 [5:21]
33. Chapter 33 [3:31]
34. Chapter 34 [3:55]
35. Chapter 35 [6:02]
36. Chapter 36 [:34]
37. Chapter 37 [5:40]
38. Chapter 38 [1:52]
39. Chapter 39 [7:56]
40. Chapter 40 [:59]
41. Chapter 41 [6:44]
42. Chapter 42 [1:13]
43. Chapter 43 [5:47]
44. Chapter 44 [2:31]
45. Chapter 45 [5:29]
46. Chapter 46 [2:22]
47. Chapter 47 [5:56]
48. Chapter 48 [7:37]
49. Chapter 49 [4:04]
50. Chapter 50 [4:24]
51. Chapter 51 [5:51]
52. Chapter 52 [2:13]
53. Chapter 53 [2:42]

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