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Miss Mend

A home video premiere
over 4-1/2 hours of material in a 2-Disc DVD edition.

Flicker Alley, in collaboration with Blackhawk Films and Turner Classic Movies, is proud to present the astonishing Miss Mend, a 1926 three-part serial / adventure film from Soviet directors Boris Barnet and Fedor Ozep.

Widely regarded by the official Soviet press of the time as a prime example of shameless “Western-style” entertainment, the serial was nevertheless hugely popular, becoming one of the most successful Soviet films of the 1920s. Miss Mend is an energetic, fast-moving serial opens a window on the phenomenon of Soviet Americanism and reveals a little-known side of early Soviet cinema.

This new edition was mastered in high definition from superb original 35mm elements produced by David Shepard and Jeffery Masino, with digital restoration and editing being carried out by Eric Lange of Lobster Films, Paris. Featuring a “dream cast” of 1920s Soviet films stars and special bonus features by Harvard University Soviet specialists Ana Olenina and Maxim Pozdorovkin.

DVD Features

Brand new English title translations

Newly recorded orchestral score by renowned composer Robert Israel

Special Bonus Features:

Miss Mend: A Whirlwind Vision of an Imagined America - A brand new, 25-minute documentary exploring the creative forces and cultural influences behind Miss Mend

Creating The Music of Miss Mend: Go behind the scenes of Robert Israel’s brilliant new score in a new, 15-minute documentary featuring the actual Miss Mend recording sessions

Miss Mend and Soviet Americanism – A new booklet essay by historians Ana Olenina and Maxim Pozdorovkin




UPC: 6-17311-67459-4
ISBN: 1-893967-45-X

Dec. 15, 2009



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